Famous People Around The World Who Are Millionaires

The world has no dearth of Millionaires who are able to afford most luxuries that this materialistic world has to offer. The famous saying ‘Nobody became rich by doing a 9-to-5 job’ is so true in the cases of these eminent personalities who are hailed as millionaires today. Many of these individuals are entrepreneurs who were brave enough to get out of their comfort zones and test unchartered waters. While some of these big guns have interesting ‘rags-to-riches’ life stories, a few others were even lucky enough to inherit wealth worth millions. American businessmen John Rockefeller and Henry Ford were two famous millionaires who not only brought about a revolution in the United States, but also contributed immensely towards the welfare of the underprivileged. Many young entrepreneurs of today have garnered wealth worth millions, thanks to the overnight successes of their enterprises. If a popular website is to be believed, Andrew Mason, Mathew Mullenwag and Blake Ross are a few of these young millionaires. Some other noteworthy millionaires who are popular globally are ‘Facebook’ founder Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates – The Founder of the multi-billion dollar ‘Microsoft’ corporation and Warren Buffet. The renowned magazine ‘Forbes’ has often listed Bill Gates as the richest man on the planet. According to a popular internet source, the Microsoft founder’s net worth is now estimated to be a whopping $85 Billion. This list consists of several other millionaires who have proved that hard work, passion and dedication always leads to success.
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Shah Rukh Khan
(Film actor)
Shah Rukh Khan
118
Birthdate: November 2, 1965
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New Delhi, India

Referred to as King of Bollywood and King Khan in the media, Indian actor Shah Rukh Khan is considered one of the most successful film stars of the Hindi film indusrty. Beginning his career as a TV actor, he struggled for many years before making it big as a Hindi film star. 

 2 
Zaha Hadid
(Architect)
Zaha Hadid
28
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: October 31, 1950
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Baghdad
Died: March 31, 2016
Baghdad-born British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid is best remembered for her revolutionary and modern architectural designs, that involved abstraction and relied on curves. She won the Stirling Prize and was the first woman to receive the Pritzker Prize. She designed the Guangzhou Opera House and Rome's MAXXI Museum, among other marvels.
 3 
James Spader
42
Birthdate: February 7, 1960
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

From playing a sexual voyeur to a sadomasochistic boss, James Spader has portrayed a variety of roles, establishing himself as a versatile actor. Despite suffering from strong obsessive-compulsive issues, James Spader has managed to succeed as an actor and hence serves as an inspiration to many who suffer from obsessive-compulsive disorder.

 4 
Harry Connick Jr.
(American singer)
Harry Connick Jr.
17
Birthdate: September 11, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Grammy-winning singer-actor Harry Connick Jr. was born to a lawyer mother and an attorney father, who also owned a record store. He mastered the piano as a child and formed his first jazz band at 10. He later soared to fame with the multi-platinum soundtrack of When Harry Met Sally...

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 5 
Peter Jones
(Entrepreneur)
Peter Jones
15
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: March 18, 1966
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Maidenhead
Entrepreneur and reality star Peter Jones is best known for his stints on the shows Dragons' Den, American Investor, and Tycoon. He owns several businesses, including Wines4Business.com and Phones International Group. He received a CBE honor in 2009 and is also a luxury sports car enthusiast.
 6 
Adam Clayton
(Bassist of the rock band U2)
Adam Clayton
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 13, 1960
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chinnor, England
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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David Cameron
(Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom)
David Cameron
25
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 9, 1966
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Marylebone, London, England

British politician David Cameron served as the prime minister of the UK from 2010 to 2016. During his prime ministership, Cameron's government introduced large-scale changes to education, healthcare, immigration policy, and welfare. His administration also legalized same-sex marriage in Wales and England and privatized the Royal Mail

 8 
Nolan Bushnell
(Entrepreneur)
Nolan Bushnell
8
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: February 5, 1943
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Clearfield
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 9 
Raila Odinga
(Former Prime Minister of Kenya)
Raila Odinga
11
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 7, 1945
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Maseno

Raila Odinga is a Kenyan politician who has been the Leader of Opposition since 2013. From 2008 to 2013, Odinga served as the prime minister of Kenya. Before becoming the prime minister, Raila Odinga served as the Minister for Roads, Public Works, and Housing. At the African Union Commission in 2018, he was appointed High Representative for Infrastructure Development.

 10 
Alek Wek
(Model)
Alek Wek
41
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: April 16, 1977
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Wau

Alek Wek is a South Sudanese-British designer and model. Since making her fashion debut at the age of 18, Alek has been an influential figure in the world of fashion; she has been praised for redefining beauty and altering the perception of beauty within the fashion industry. In 2015, she was included in the BBC's 100 Women list.

 11 
Erno Rubik
(Inventor)
Erno Rubik
9
Birthdate: July 13, 1944
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Budapest

A professor of design and architecture, Erno Rubik is the man behind the Rubik’s Cube. The Hungarian inventor himself took a month to solve his Rubik’s Cube puzzle, before marketing it worldwide as a popular game. He later also invented Rubik’s Magic and now promotes problem solving and mathematics. 

 12 
Simon Fuller
(Entrepreneur)
Simon Fuller
3
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: May 17, 1960
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cyprus
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 13 
Elie Saab
(Fashion Designer)
Elie Saab
6
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: July 4, 1964
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Beirut

Lebanese designer Elie Saab had started dressing up his sisters in scraps at age 10. Known for his ornate bridal couture, combining Western silhouettes and Middle-Eastern embellishments, he was the first non-Italian in the governing body of the Milan Fashion Week. He also ventured into interior design in Dubai.

 14 
Jean-Claude Duvalier
(Former President of Haiti)
Jean-Claude Duvalier
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 3, 1951
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Port-au-Prince
Died: October 4, 2014

Jean-Claude Duvalier was a Haitian politician. From 1971 to 1986, Duvalier served as the president of Haiti before he was removed from office by a popular uprising. During his presidency, thousands of Haitians were tortured or killed. His presidency was also marked by his notoriously lavish lifestyle, while many Haitians were left to battle poverty.

 15 
Mercy Johnson
(Film actress)
Mercy Johnson
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Birthdate: August 28, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lagos
Nigerian actor Mercy Johnson became the most-searched Nigerian celebrity on Google in 2011. The mother of three is best known for her award-winning roles in films such as Seven & A Half Dates and Live to Remember. She assists the Kogi state governor on culture, entertainment, and arts.
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Ghanshyam Das Birla
(Indian businessman)
Ghanshyam Das Birla
11
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: April 10, 1894
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Pilani, Rajasthan
Died: June 11, 1983
 17 
Hideo Kojima
(Video Game Designer)
Hideo Kojima
10
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 24, 1963
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Setagaya
Japanese video-game designer Hideo Kojima is best known for designing Metal Gear for Konami, which led to the Metal Gear series. He also produced the Zone of the Enders series, and wrote and designed Snatcher and Policenauts. He has also won two Guinness records for being the most-followed video-game director.
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Richard Warren Sears
(Businessman)
Richard Warren Sears
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 7, 1863
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Stewartville, Minnesota, United States
Died: September 28, 1914
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Adam Rickitt
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 29, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Crewe
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Thein Sein
(President of Myanmar)
Thein Sein
12
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 20, 1945
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kyonku

Thein Sein is a Burmese politician who served as the prime minister of Myanmar from 2007 to 2011. From 2011 to 2016, Sein served as Myanmar's president. Widely regarded as a reformist leader, Sein's government took up a series of political reforms, such as halting the construction of the Myitsone Dam and releasing many political prisoners.

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Allan Dwan
(Director)
Allan Dwan
0
Birthdate: April 3, 1885
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Toronto
Died: December 28, 1981
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Manuel Noriega
(Former Panamanian Dictator)
Manuel Noriega
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 11, 1934
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Panama City
Died: May 29, 2017

Panamanian politician and military officer, Manuel Noriega, was the de facto ruler of Panama from 1983 to 1989. As an army man, he overthrew President Arnulfo Arias in a coup in 1968 and became the de facto ruler of Panama a few years later. He was a controversial leader and his rule has been described as a dictatorship.

 23 
François Coty
(French Businessman, Perfumer, Politician, Newspaper Publisher, and Patron of the Arts)
François Coty
0
Birthdate: May 3, 1874
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ajaccio, France
Died: July 25, 1934
 24 
Robert Sangster
(Businessman)
Robert Sangster
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: May 23, 1936
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Liverpool, England
Died: April 7, 2004
 25 
Arnoldo Alemán
(President of Nicaragua)
Arnoldo Alemán
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 23, 1946
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Managua

Arnoldo Alemán is a Nicaraguan politician who became the 81st President of Nicaragua on 10 January 1997. A qualified lawyer, he practiced law for several years before entering politics. As the president, he was successful in promoting economic growth in the country. After his term ended in 2002, he was convicted of corruption. These convictions were later overturned. 

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Reginald Claypoole Vanderbilt
(Millionaire, Equestrian)
Reginald Claypoole Vanderbilt
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 14, 1880
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Staten Island, New York City, New York, United States
Died: September 4, 1925
 27 
Charles Bedaux
(American Millionaire Who Made His Fortune Developing and Implementing the Work Measurement Aspect of Scientific Management)
Charles Bedaux
1
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: October 26, 1886
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: February 18, 1944

Charles Bedaux was a French-American millionaire and production engineer. He is credited with developing the Bedaux System, which decides the amount of money to be paid for a given amount of time. A reliable management consultant, Charles Bedaux worked closely with Nazis and British royalty alike.

 28 
George Fisher Baker
(Financier)
George Fisher Baker
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: March 27, 1840
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Troy, New York, United States
Died: May 2, 1931
 29 
Jorge Serrano Elías
(29th President of Guatemala)
Jorge Serrano Elías
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 26, 1945
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Guatemala City
 30 
Fernando Espuelas
(Entrepreneur)
Fernando Espuelas
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: August 6, 1966
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Montevideo
 31 
Casimir Pierre Périer
(Former Prime Minister of France (1931 - 1932) and Banker)
Casimir Pierre Périer
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 11, 1777
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Grenoble, France
Died: May 16, 1832

Casimir Pierre Périer was a prominent French banker, mine owner, and politician. As a highly successful businessman, he made major contributions to the economic development of France in the initial phases of industrialization. In politics, he led the liberal-conservative Resistance Party in support of the monarchy. He became the minister of interior in 1831. Sadly, he died the following year.   

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Yotam Solomon
(Fashion designer)
Yotam Solomon
0
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: March 28, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Israel
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 33 
Andreas Deja
(Animator)
Andreas Deja
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 1, 1957
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Gdańsk