These 30 Entrepreneurs Are BILLIONAIRES

These 30 Entrepreneurs Are BILLIONAIRES

It shouldn't come to you as a surprise that those in the BILLIONAIRE class are just on a whole different level. These entrepreneurs run some of the biggest companies around the world, names that you will surely recognize. Get ready to be impressed as we share with you 30 billionaires around the world who have seriously made it big time.

1. Jeff Bezos - Amazon 

Surprise, surprise! Guess who made it on our list - Jeff Bezos founded Amazon in 1994, originally as an online bookstore. It expanded into a giant e-commerce platform, making Bezos one of the richest people in the world.

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2. Elon Musk - Tesla and SpaceX 

Elon Musk made significant wealth from his ventures like Tesla, the electric car company, and SpaceX, an aerospace manufacturer. He's also involved in numerous other ventures like Neuralink and The Boring Company.

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3. Bernard Arnault & family - LVMH 

Bernard Arnault heads LVMH, a conglomerate that owns luxury brands such as Louis Vuitton, Dior, and Moët Hennessy. His involvement in the luxury goods industry has made him one of the wealthiest people globally.

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4. Bill Gates - Microsoft 

Bill Gates co-founded Microsoft in 1975, which became the world's largest personal-computer software company. His wealth surged as Microsoft's software became ubiquitous worldwide.

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5. Warren Buffett - Berkshire Hathaway 

Warren Buffett, the "Oracle of Omaha," made his fortune by investing in various companies through his firm, Berkshire Hathaway. His value-based investment strategy has yielded significant returns over decades.

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6. Larry Ellison - Oracle 

Larry Ellison co-founded the software company Oracle in 1977. Oracle became a dominant player in database management systems, leading to Ellison's vast wealth.

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7. Larry Page - Google 

Larry Page co-founded Google with Sergey Brin in 1998. Through its search engine and other ventures like Android, Google has become a tech behemoth, contributing immensely to Page's net worth.

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8. Sergey Brin - Google 

Alongside Larry Page, Sergey Brin was instrumental in the founding and success of Google. Brin has since reaped vast wealth from the company's diverse ventures and technological advancements.

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9. Mukesh Ambani - Reliance Industries 

Mukesh Ambani heads Reliance Industries, a conglomerate with interests in petrochemicals, refining, oil, and telecommunications. The success of Jio, a telecom venture, further boosted his wealth in recent years.

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10. Francoise Bettencourt Meyers & family - L'Oréal 

Francoise Bettencourt Meyers is the granddaughter of the founder of L'Oréal, the world's largest cosmetics and beauty company. She inherited and has since managed the family's stake in the company, making her the world's wealthiest woman.

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11. Mark Zuckerberg - Facebook (now Meta) 

Mark Zuckerberg co-founded Facebook in 2004, which has become the world's leading social networking platform. The company's expansion into other areas like VR and acquisitions of platforms like Instagram and WhatsApp have further augmented his wealth.

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12. Carlos Slim Helu & family - Telecom 

Carlos Slim made a significant portion of his wealth from his control over America Movil, Latin America's largest mobile telecom firm. His diverse business interests span industries like construction, real estate, and media.

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13. Ma Huateng - Tencent 

Ma Huateng, also known as "Pony Ma," founded Tencent, a Chinese tech conglomerate. The company's ventures, including WeChat and online gaming, have made him one of China's richest individuals.

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14. Alice Walton - Walmart 

Alice Walton is the daughter of Sam Walton, the founder of Walmart, the world's largest retailer. While she has never had an active role in the company, her inheritance has secured her a spot among the top billionaires.

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15. Zhang Yiming - ByteDance 

Zhang Yiming founded ByteDance, the company behind the popular social media app TikTok. ByteDance's various apps and its global reach have turned Zhang into one of the world's leading tech billionaires.

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16. Phil Knight - Nike 

Phil Knight co-founded Nike, the world-renowned athletic footwear and apparel company. Starting with a small shoe operation, Nike grew into a global brand, making Knight a multi-billionaire.

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17. Richard Branson - Virgin Group 

Richard Branson founded Virgin as a record store in the 1970s. The brand expanded into multiple industries including music, airlines, telecommunications, and space travel, leading to Branson's substantial wealth.

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18. Michael Bloomberg - Bloomberg LP 

Michael Bloomberg founded Bloomberg LP in 1981, a global financial data and media company. Serving also as New York City's mayor, his consistent business success has made him one of the world's richest individuals.

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19. Jack Ma - Alibaba 

Jack Ma co-founded Alibaba, China's leading e-commerce platform. Alibaba's immense success in online commerce and its ventures like Ant Financial have made Ma one of Asia's top billionaires.

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20. Len Blavatnik - Diverse Investments 

Sir Len Blavatnik accumulated his wealth through diverse investments in natural resources, media, and digital technology. His company Access Industries holds significant stakes in industries ranging from oil to entertainment.

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21. Giorgio Armani - Fashion 

Giorgio Armani founded his eponymous fashion house in 1975. Known for its tailored elegance, the Armani brand became a luxury fashion powerhouse, solidifying Armani's billionaire status.

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22. Reinhold Würth - Würth Group 

Reinhold Würth took over his father's modest wholesale screw business at a young age. Under his leadership, the Würth Group transformed into a globally active trading group, dealing in assembly and fastening materials, making Würth one of the top billionaires in Europe.

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23. Lee Shau Kee - Real Estate

Lee Shau Kee is the founder of Henderson Land Development, a real estate conglomerate in Hong Kong. Through savvy real estate investments and developments, he has amassed a significant fortune.

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24. Sheldon Adelson - Casinos

Sheldon Adelson, who passed away in 2021, was the chairman and CEO of the Las Vegas Sands Corporation. His vast wealth stemmed from the casino and hotel industry, with properties in Las Vegas, Macau, and Singapore.

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25. Stefan Persson - H&M

Stefan Persson is the main shareholder of H&M (Hennes & Mauritz), a global fashion retailer founded by his father. Under his leadership, the brand expanded internationally, securing his billionaire status.

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26. François Pinault - Kering

François Pinault is the founder of Kering, a luxury goods group that owns brands like Gucci, Saint Laurent, and Alexander McQueen. His endeavors in the luxury fashion industry have earned him a top spot among global billionaires.

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27. Jorge Paulo Lemann - Beer and Investments

Jorge Paulo Lemann is a Swiss-Brazilian businessman known for his co-founding of 3G Capital. This investment firm holds significant stakes in companies like Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's largest beer company.

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28. Vagit Alekperov - Oil

Vagit Alekperov is the president of Lukoil, Russia's largest independent oil company. His leadership and stakes in the energy sector have solidified his position as a top billionaire.

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29. Tadashi Yanai - Fast Retailing

Tadashi Yanai is the founder of Fast Retailing, the parent company of Uniqlo, a global casual wear chain. His vision for affordable, quality clothing has made him the richest individual in Japan.

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30. Susanne Klatten - BMW and Pharmaceuticals

Susanne Klatten inherited a significant stake in BMW from her father and is also known for her investments in the pharmaceutical sector. Her diverse assets and business decision-making have ranked her among the wealthiest women globally.

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