Famous Billionaires

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.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Elon Musk

Elon Musk.
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Famous As: Entrepreneur, Engineer, Inventor
Birthdate: June 28, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Pretoria, South Africa
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 2 Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Business Magnate, Investor, Philanthropist
Birthdate: August 30, 1930
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 3 Jack Ma

Jack Ma.
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Chinese business magnate
Birthdate: September 10, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hangzhou, China
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 4 Larry Page

Larry Page.
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Co-founder of Google
Birthdate: March 26, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lansing, Michigan, U.S.
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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 5 Mukesh Ambani

Mukesh Ambani.
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Indian businessman
Birthdate: April 19, 1957
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Aden, Yemen
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 6 Andrew Carnegie

Andrew Carnegie.
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Industrialist, Businessman, Entrepreneur and a major Philanthropist.
Birthdate: November 25, 1835
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dunfermline
Died: August 11, 1919
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 7 Carlos Slim

Carlos Slim.
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: January 28, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mexico City
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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 8 MacKenzie Scott

MacKenzie Scott.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist, Ex-Wife of Jeff Bezos
Birthdate: April 7, 1970
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: San Francisco, California
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 9 Ross Perot

Ross Perot.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Independent U.S. Presidential Candidate
Birthdate: June 27, 1930
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Texarkana, Texas
Died: July 9, 2019
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 10 Dhirubhai Ambani

Dhirubhai Ambani.
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 28, 1932
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Junagadh
Died: July 6, 2002

 11 Larry Ellison

Larry Ellison.
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Founder of Oracle
Birthdate: August 17, 1944
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 12 Nita Ambani

Nita Ambani.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Indian philanthropist
Birthdate: November 1, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 13 Hassan Jameel

Hassan Jameel.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Billionaire Businessman, Ex-Boyfriend of Rihanna
Birthdate: October 22, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saudi Arabia
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 14 Aristotle Onassis

Aristotle Onassis.
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Business magnate
Birthdate: January 15, 1906
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Smyrna, Ottoman Empire
Died: March 15, 1975

 15 John Paul DeJoria

John Paul DeJoria.
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: April 13, 1944
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Los Angeles, United States

 16 Jerry Jones

Jerry Jones.
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Owner of NFL's Dallas Cowboys Team
Birthdate: October 13, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California

 17 James Dyson

James Dyson.
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Famous As: Inventor
Birthdate: May 2, 1947
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cromer

 18 Charles Koch

Charles Koch.
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Co-Owner of Koch Industries
Birthdate: November 1, 1935
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Wichita
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 19 Clive Palmer

Clive Palmer.
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Australian Politician
Birthdate: March 26, 1954
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Melbourne
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 20 Alisher Usmanov

Alisher Usmanov.
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Business Magnate
Birthdate: September 9, 1953
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chust, Uzbekistan

 21 Pierre Omidyar

Pierre Omidyar.
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: June 21, 1967
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris

 22 Priscilla Chan

Priscilla Chan.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Wife of Mark Zuckerberg
Birthdate: February 24, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Braintree, Massachusetts, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 23 Brian Chesky

Brian Chesky.
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Co-founder of Airbnb
Birthdate: August 29, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Niskayuna, New York, United States

 24 Dodi Fayed

Dodi Fayed.
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Ex-Lover of Princess Diana
Birthdate: April 15, 1955
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt
Died: August 31, 1997

 25 Steve Case

Steve Case.
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: August 21, 1958
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Honolulu

 26 Dietrich Mateschitz

Dietrich Mateschitz.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: May 20, 1944
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sankt Marein im Mürztal, Austria

 27 Gordon Moore

Gordon Moore.
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: January 3, 1929
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Francisco

 28 Kirk Kerkorian

Kirk Kerkorian.
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: June 6, 1917
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Fresno, California, United States
Died: June 15, 2015
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 29 Mikhail Prokhorov

Mikhail Prokhorov.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Business Tycoon
Birthdate: May 3, 1965
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Moscow, USSR
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)

 30 John W. Henry

John W. Henry
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: September 13, 1949
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Quincy, Illinois, United States

 31 Dmitry Rybolovlev

Dmitry Rybolovlev.
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: November 22, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Perm, Russia

 32 Lynsi Snyder

Lynsi Snyder.
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Heiress of the In-N-Out Burger company.
Birthdate: May 5, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Glendora, California, U.S.

 33 Slavica Ecclestone

Slavica Ecclestone.
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Model, Ex-Wife of Bernie Ecclestone
Birthdate: June 2, 1958
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rijeka, PR Croatia, FPR Yugoslavia
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 34 Les Wexner

Les Wexner
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: September 8, 1937
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, United States

 35 Daniel Ek

Daniel Ek
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: February 21, 1983
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

 36 Stavros Niarchos

Stavros Niarchos
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: July 3, 1909
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Athens, Greece
Died: April 16, 1996

 37 Stephen M. Ross

Stephen M. Ross
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: May 10, 1940
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States

 38 Bob McNair

Bob McNair.
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: January 1, 1937
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tampa, Florida, United States
Died: November 23, 2018
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 39 Andrey Melnichenko

Andrey Melnichenko.
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Industrialist
Birthdate: March 8, 1972
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Gomel, Belarus

 40 Jorge Paulo Lemann

Jorge Paulo Lemann.
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Banker
Birthdate: August 26, 1939
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro

 41 Margarita Louis-Dreyfus

Margarita Louis-Dreyfus
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Businesswoman
Birthdate: July 1, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia

 42 Ernesto Bertarelli

Ernesto Bertarelli.
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: September 22, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rome, Italy

 43 Tom Gores

Tom Gores
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: July 31, 1964
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nazareth, Israel

 44 Alexandra Andresen

Alexandra Andresen
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Youngest Billionaire
Birthdate: July 23, 1996
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway

 45 Sam Wyly

Sam Wyly.
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: October 4, 1934
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Louisiana, USA

 46 Sandra Ortega Mera

Sandra Ortega Mera
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Billionaire
Birthdate: July 19, 1968
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: A Coruña, Spain

 47 Ken Xie

Ken Xie
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Businessperson
Birthdate: January 26, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Beijing, China

 48 Katharina Andresen

Katharina Andresen
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Billionaire heiress
Birthdate: May 21, 1995
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway

 49 Daniel K. Ludwig

Daniel K. Ludwig
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Magnate
Birthdate: June 24, 1897
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: South Haven, Michigan, United States
Died: August 27, 1992

 50 Kirsty Bertarelli

Kirsty Bertarelli.
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Former Miss UK, Wife of Ernesto Bertarelli
Birthdate: June 30, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Staffordshire, England