Something that a lot of people like, money. It’s how you buy stuff! Another thing people like is reading about the people that have a lot of money and how they came about accumulated all that cash. There are a few extraordinarily wealthy people in the world, and they made their fortune in different ways.
A few of these richest people in the world are true entrepreneurs that have changed the way we think about certain things and have made our lives, as consumers, so much easier. A lot of the richest people in the world have things in common they are hard working, passionate and never give up, among other things.
While it does take more then a good idea to create a successful business, it is nice to have a look and see how the richest people in the world gained all their wealth. So, have a read on below to find out more information about who are some of the richest people in the world:
It should come as no surprise to you that Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft, is on this list. His net worth is an eye watering $99.9 billion. Like many other high profile entrepreneurs, Bill Gates is a college drop out, he left Harvard before finishing his degree. He was on the board of Microsoft until recently, stepping down in early 2020.
Warren Buffett is a well known investor and has had many successful investments over the years, which has help him to gain a net worth of around $70.5 billion. One of his first investments was in a company called Berkshire Hathaway all the way back in 1962. This same company is now expected to be worth significantly more, with just one single share trading for $300,000 on the stock exchange.
A very high profile individual with a lot of money in the bank, Mark Zuckerberg is the founder of social media platform giant, Facebook. At just 35 years of age, he is said to be worth around $54 billion. Mark Zuckerberg’s skills as an entrepreneur and a leader have helped the company grow and remain successful over the years.
The founder of Amazon is said to be the richest people in the world at the moment, with a net worth of almost $117 billion. He left a job on Wall Street, at D.E. Shaw to create Amazon. While Amazon started out with just selling books, it has grown into a massive company operating in a lot of different markets, all thanks to the great work of Jeff Bezos.
He is one of the co-founders of Oracle, which is a database software company. Larry Ellison remained CEO of Oracle from when it was founded in 1977 up until 2014, he still however remains the chief technology officer and is the chairman of the board. It is believed that Larry Ellison’s net worth is around $62 billion. On top of his work with Oracle, he is also on the board of Tesla.
You may have heard of Elon Musk before, he is the CEO of SpaceX and is the CEO of Tesla, who is a major funder of his mission of SpaceX. Elon Musk is driven by passion to get more people into space and his rocket company is said to be valued at around $36 billion. He is quite an unusual entrepreneur, but that hasn’t stopped him from being one of the most successful with a net worth of around $71 billion.