You may have heard of the top 10 richest people in the world, but did you know that Paul Allen and Bill Gates are also among the list? Microsoft founder Paul Allen died in 2018, leaving a large amount of money in his wake. He gave up his position at Microsoft in 2000, but remained a major shareholder for many years. His philanthropic efforts made him one of the top 10 richest people in the world.
Elon Musk is the new richest person in the world, topping Jeff Bezos, who has been at the top of the list for four years. The South African-born entrepreneur is responsible for the creation of SpaceX and The Boring Company, and has also recently bought Twitter. Forbes estimates Musk’s net worth at $219 billion, surpassing Bezos, who was number two at the time.
The tech entrepreneur owns a 23% stake in Tesla, which he uses to fund his private space travel venture. He also owns a minority stake in privately-held SpaceX, which he founded in 2002. In a recent funding round, SpaceX was valued at $74 billion. Musk’s fortune is largely fueled by his success in a number of other industries.
Another successful businessman is Larry Page. He co-founded Google with Larry Page, and their company is worth more than $130 billion. He also has an active role on the board of Google and is one of the richest men in Asia. Meanwhile, Musk’s business empire includes PayPal and Adani Group, a multinational conglomerate based in India. The two men are one of the 10 richest people in the world, and both are in their fifties.
Another billionaire is Bernard Arnault, CEO of LVMH, which owns luxury brands such as Louis Vuitton and Dior. Arnault was briefly the world’s richest man. With the growth of America’s tech industry, the reign of the tech billionaires is likely to continue for the foreseeable future. With companies investing billions of dollars in R&D, the future looks bright for American tech entrepreneurs.
The billionaire Microsoft co-founder has been a billionaire for decades, and has risen to the top of the world’s richest list three times. Gates reigned as the richest person on earth from 1995 to 2010 and again from 2013 to 2017, when he lost the title to Jeff Bezos. But even with his huge wealth, Gates and Bezos are still among the top contenders for the World’s Most Expensive Divorce.
Aside from his eminent position on the Forbes list, Bill Gates has a huge collection of expensive artwork. His collection includes a $36 million painting, Lost on the Grand Banks by Winslow Homer; a $28 million painting by George Bellows; a $10 million painting by William Merritt Chase; and a $20-million room of flowers by Frederick Childe Hassam.
Aside from his personal wealth, Bill Gates has built a massive business empire. His contributions to consumer electronics, entertainment, and computing have helped him gain enormous fortunes. His net worth has risen tremendously over the last couple of years, and in July 2019 it hit $104.7 billion, second only to Jeff Bezos. While they still advocate for the same public health causes, it remains unclear whether Gates will be able to maintain his top spot.
Gates and his wife also own several palatial properties. In Rancho Sante Fe, California, they bought a 228-acre property from Jenny Craig. The property also has a racetrack, orchard, five barns, and a suite for a full-time veterinarian. And in Del Mar, California, Gates’ family spent $43 million on an oceanfront mansion that was owned by late oil billionaire T. Boone Pickens.
The son of a Ford manager, Steve Ballmer went on to study economics and math at Harvard University. He also managed the school’s football team. In college, he met Bill Gates, whom he later married. After graduation, he worked at Procter & Gamble as a product manager. He also tried his hand at writing screenplays. Eventually, he became one of the richest people in the world and began to buy up property.
The billionaire businessman is the former CEO of Microsoft. His net worth is estimated to reach $70.1 billion by 2022. Steve Ballmer has recently spoken about how he made his fortune and how he has kept it so far. After all, his wealth is derived mostly from Microsoft shares. In fact, Ballmer’s net worth has doubled since 2008! He plans to increase this figure even further in the future.
Among the top 10 richest people in the world are Larry Page, the co-founder of Google. He stepped down from his role as CEO in December 2015. Larry Page is the CEO of Alphabet, which is projected to surpass Apple as the most valuable company in the world by 2022. Another billionaire is former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. He reportedly plans to sell his stake in the Los Angeles Clippers to build a new office building.
Google co-founder Larry Page has amassed a fortune that surpasses $100 billion. He began his career in a college dorm room, where he invented the Backrub search engine technology. Then he joined Google and eventually became CEO. The company’s wealth reached over $200 billion and Larry Page is one of the richest people in the world. In addition to his Google empire, Larry Page is also a part owner of a 7.2 million dollar house in Old Palo Alto, California. The Page family has entertained many prominent people, including Elon Musk.
Google co-founder Larry Page has an estimated net worth of $120 billion. Page owns a 6% stake in the company and has $14.6 billion in cash. He was a co-founder of Google and served as the company’s CEO until 2019. However, he is still the controlling shareholder and has amassed a huge fortune from his role at Alphabet. In fact, Larry Page is one of the richest people in the world, and is set to be among the richest people in the world in the next few years.
After years of hard work, Larry Page became a billionaire after the company’s first public offering in 2004. In 2015, the company’s stock price climbed to $23 billion, a massive increase for a young man. In addition to being a multi-billionaire, Larry Page also became an investor in Tesla, which surpassed Apple in value in December 2015.
Sergey Brin is the co-founder of Google and the president of Alphabet. In addition to running Google, he owns stakes in Tesla and 23andMe. Sergey and his brother Larry led a $40 million investment round for Tesla in 2006. Sergey Brin was the fourth person to receive a Tesla Model X Crossover SUV. The Brins met at Stanford University where Sergey had taken a graduate fellowship to study computer science. While at Stanford, they met Anne Wojcicki, who is the co-founder of the 23andMe DNA website.
Google is a billion-dollar business. Sergey Brin and Larry Page met in 1995 when Sergey Brin was attending Stanford University. The two men later met and became classmates. During their time at Stanford, they worked on Backrub, which is what Google is now called. They started Google in 1998 in a garage. Sergey Brin’s net worth is $81.8 billion.
Another billionaire is Mukesh Ambani, the Indian billionaire who founded Reliance Industries. Reliance Industries is an Indian company that has interests in telecom, oil, and retail. In April 2015, Ambani raised $20 billion by selling shares in Jio to investors. Sergey Brin is another billionaire who is ranked number 10 on the Forbes list. Brin is stepping down from his position at Alphabet to focus on a high-tech airship project.
In January 2020, Bernard Arnault became the richest person in the world for the first time, surpassing Amazon’s founder Jeff Bezos. His fortune increased by about $40 billion over the past year, fueled by a surge in LVMH stock after the company’s first-quarter earnings report. During the previous year, the two business moguls were tied for the top spot, but in February, the COVID-19 pandemic hit China and LVMH shares dropped. Since the pandemic began, the two business moguls have gained another $40 billion.
While he may not be a household name in many parts of the world, Arnault’s empire spans more than seventy luxury brands. He controls the companies Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Dior, Moet Hennessy, and Chanel, as well as Sephora. Arnault has five children, four of whom are working in the luxury goods company.
The LVMH chairman is the owner of several luxury brands, including Fendi, Christian Dior, and Loewe. His holdings in the company increased by $600 million during the first hours of trading and made him one of the world’s richest people. In November, he was just behind Jeff Bezos, and his fortune was estimated to reach $320 billion. Arnault and Bezos were both listed in Forbes’ real-time billionaire tracker.