Famous Billionaires

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Billionaires are the individuals who possess a net worth of at least one billion units of a given currency like United States dollar, the euro, or the pound sterling. Currently there are over 2,000 billionaires in the world and there are at least 67 countries which are home to at least one person valued at more than a billion dollars. American business magnate and co-founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates, is currently the richest man in the world and was the wealthiest overall from 1995 to 2014. With a net worth of $85 billion, Gates is slightly ahead of his closest competitor, Mexican Carlos Slim who boasts of a net worth of $83 billion. Slim was ranked as the richest person in the world from 2010 to 2013. Another American, Warren Buffett, with wealth valued at $76 billion is also consistently ranked among the world's wealthiest people. Buffet is considered to be the most successful investor of the 20th century and is noted for his commitment to philanthropic causes. Even though most of the world’s top billionaires are men, women are not much far behind. American philanthropist Christy Walton, widow of John T. Walton, is the world’s richest woman and the highest female philanthropist. This section provides you information about the life and works of famous billionaires from all over the world.
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Jeff Bezos
(The Founder & Executive Chairman of Amazon)
Jeff Bezos
239
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: January 12, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 2 
Mark Zuckerberg
(Co-founder of Facebook)
Mark Zuckerberg
280
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: May 14, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: White Plains, New York, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Warren Buffett
(Chairman & CEO of Berkshire Hathaway)
Warren Buffett
57
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 30, 1930
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 4 
Larry Page
(Co-founder of Google)
Larry Page
42
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 26, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lansing, Michigan, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Jack Ma
(Co-founder and Former Executive Chairman of 'Alibaba Group')
Jack Ma
64
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: September 10, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hangzhou, China
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 6 
Andrew Carnegie
(Industrialist, Businessman, Entrepreneur and a major Philanthropist.)
Andrew Carnegie
23
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: November 25, 1835
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dunfermline
Died: August 11, 1919
 7 
Ralph Lauren
(Fashion Designer, Executive Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of the ‘Ralph Lauren Corporation’)
Ralph Lauren
10
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: October 14, 1939
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 8 
Ross Perot
(American Billionare Businessman, Founder and CEO of ‘Electronic Data Systems’ and ‘Perot Systems’)
Ross Perot
16
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: June 27, 1930
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Texarkana, Texas, United States
Died: July 9, 2019
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 9 
Mukesh Ambani
(Indian businessman)
Mukesh Ambani
48
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: April 19, 1957
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Aden, Yemen
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 10 
Tyler Perry
(Creator and Performer of 'Madea' Character & Developer of the Sitcom 'Tyler Perry's House of Payne')
Tyler Perry
36
Birthdate: September 13, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 11 
Mark Cuban
(Owner of the 'Dallas Mavericks' Team of NBA)
Mark Cuban
39
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: July 31, 1958
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 12 
Steve Ballmer
(Former CEO of Microsoft (2000 - 2014))
Steve Ballmer
14
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: March 24, 1956
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 13 
Roman Abramovich
(Russian Billionaire Businessman and Former Owner of English Premier League Club 'Chelsea' )
Roman Abramovich
22
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 24, 1966
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Saratov, Russia
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 14 
Amancio Ortega Gaona
(Spanish Businessman and Co-Founder of Inditex Fashion Group)
Amancio Ortega Gaona
5
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: March 28, 1936
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Busdongo de Arbás, Spain
 15 
MacKenzie Scott
(Novelist, Ex-Wife of Jeff Bezos)
MacKenzie Scott
15
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 7, 1970
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Robert Kraft
(Businessman, Chairman and CEO of the 'Kraft Group')
Robert Kraft
11
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: June 5, 1941
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Jack Dorsey
(The Co-Founder & Former CEO of 'Twitter')
Jack Dorsey
51
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: November 19, 1976
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Li Ka-shing
(Hong Kong Business Magnate and One of the Most Influential Entrepreneurs in Asia)
Li Ka-shing
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: July 29, 1928
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chaozhou, Guangdong, China
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 19 
Jerry Jones
(Owner of NFL's Dallas Cowboys Team)
Jerry Jones
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 13, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Dhirubhai Ambani
32
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 28, 1932
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Junagadh
Died: July 6, 2002
 21 
Aristotle Onassis
(Businessman)
Aristotle Onassis
6
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: January 20, 1906
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Karataş, İzmir, Turkey
Died: March 15, 1975
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 22 
Laurene Powell Jobs
(Businesswoman, Widow of Steve Jobs)
Laurene Powell Jobs
3
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: November 6, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: West Milford, New Jersey, United States
 23 
John Paul DeJoria
(Businessperson)
John Paul DeJoria
4
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: April 13, 1944
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
 24 
Toto Wolff
(Austrian Former Racing Driver, Investor and CEO of ‘Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team’)
Toto Wolff
19
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 12, 1972
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 25 
Hassan Jameel
(Billionaire Businessman, Ex-Boyfriend of Rihanna)
Hassan Jameel
13
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 22, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saudi Arabia
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Charles Koch
(American Billionaire Businessman, Chairman, and CEO of ‘Koch Industries’)
Charles Koch
6
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: November 1, 1935
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas, United States
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Ray Dalio
(Co-Chief Investment Officer of the Hedge Fund ‘Bridgewater Associates’)
Ray Dalio
2
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: August 8, 1949
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Jackson Heights, New York, United States
 28 
Chamath Palihapitiya
(Founder and CEO of Venture Capital Firm 'Social Capital')
Chamath Palihapitiya
13
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: September 3, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sri Lanka
 29 
Jan Koum
(Co-Founder and Former CEO of ‘WhatsApp’)
Jan Koum
33
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: February 24, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kyiv, Ukraine
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 30 
Charlie Munger
(Investor, Businessman and Vice Chairman of ‘Berkshire Hathaway’)
Charlie Munger
8
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: January 1, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States
 31 
Jerry Yang
(Co-Founder and Former CEO of ‘Yahoo! Inc.’)
Jerry Yang
3
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: November 6, 1968
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Taipei City, Taipei, Taiwan
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 32 
James Dyson
(Founder of ‘Dyson Ltd’ and Inventor of the Dual Cyclone Bagless Vacuum Cleaner)
James Dyson
7
Birthdate: May 2, 1947
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cromer, England
 33 
Michael S. Dell
(Founder of Dell Inc.)
Michael S. Dell
11
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: February 23, 1965
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
 34 
Rupert Murdoch
(American Media Tycoon and Chairman & CEO of 'News Corp')
Rupert Murdoch
21
Birthdate: March 11, 1931
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 35 
Aldo Gucci
(Businessman, Fashion designer)
Aldo Gucci
3
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: May 26, 1905
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Died: January 19, 1990
 36 
Pallonji Mistry
(Businessman known for 17.3% stake in Tata Sons)
Pallonji Mistry
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: 1929 AD
Birthplace: India
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Gautam Adani
(Founder of Adani Group)
Gautam Adani
17
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: June 24, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
 38 
J. B. Pritzker
(43rd Governor of Illinois)
J. B. Pritzker
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: January 19, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Atherton, California, United States
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Barron Hilton
(Former Chairman, President and CEO of 'Hilton Hotels')
Barron Hilton
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: October 23, 1927
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States
Died: September 19, 2019
 40 
Tilman Fertitta
(Chairman and CEO of ‘Landry's, Inc’ and Onwer of NBA Team 'Houston Rockets')
Tilman Fertitta
6
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: June 25, 1957
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Galveston, Texas, United States
 41 
David H. Koch
(Co-owner of Koch Industries)
David H. Koch
4
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: May 3, 1940
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas, United States
Died: August 23, 2019
 42 
Pierre Omidyar
(Chairperson of eBay)
Pierre Omidyar
4
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: June 21, 1967
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France
 43 
Alisher Usmanov
(Business Magnate)
Alisher Usmanov
5
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: September 9, 1953
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chust, Uzbekistan
 44 
George Soros
(American Billionare Businessman, Investor and Founder of 'Soros Fund Management')
George Soros
44
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: August 12, 1930
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 45 
Masayoshi Son
(Founder, Chairman and CEO of Japanese Holding Company 'SoftBank')
Masayoshi Son
5
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: August 11, 1957
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tosu, Saga, Japan
 46 
Peter Thiel
(Co-founder of 'PayPal', First outside Investor in 'Facebook')
Peter Thiel
28
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: October 11, 1967
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Frankfurt, Germany
 47 
Nita Ambani
(Indian philanthropist)
Nita Ambani
37
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 1, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 48 
Stephen M. Ross
(Businessman)
Stephen M. Ross
3
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: May 10, 1940
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
 49 
Mikhail Khodorkovsky
(Russian Exiled Businessman and Founder of 'Open Russia' Political Organization)
Mikhail Khodorkovsky
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: June 26, 1963
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 50 
Gérard Louis-Dreyfus
(Chairman of Louis Dreyfus Energy Services)
Gérard Louis-Dreyfus
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: June 21, 1932
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: September 16, 2016