Famous Billionaires - List of 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.

List of famous billionaires with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

The Most Famous Billionaires

Fabiana Flosi1976BritishFabiana Flosi is the third wife of Formula One CEO Bernie Ecclestone
Dodi FayedApril 15, 1955EgyptianDodi Fayed was an Egyptian heir and a film producer
Jorge Paulo LemannAugust 26, 1939BrazilianJorge Paulo Lemann is a renowned Brazilian entrepreneur and one of the richest in the country
Jack MaSeptember 10, 1964ChineseJack Ma is a Business tycoon belonging to China known for his e-commerce business venture ‘Alibaba’
Andrey MelnichenkoMarch 8, 1972RussianAndrey Melnichenko is a Russian industrialist and philanthropist
Hassan JameelOctober 22, 1988Saudi ArabianHassan Jameel is a Saudi Arabian billionaire and the ex-boyfriend of famous Barbadian singer Rihanna
Kirsty BertarelliJune 30, 1971BritishKirsty Bertarelli is a British singer, songwriter and philanthropist who is best known as the wife of Swiss billionaire Ernesto Bertarelli
Slavica EcclestoneJune 2, 1958CroatianSlavica Ecclestone is a former model and ex-wife of the Formula One tycoon Bernie Ecclestone
Priscilla ChanFebruary 24, 1985AmericanPriscilla Chan is an American pediatrician and philanthropist
Brian CheskyAugust 29, 1981AmericanBrian Chesky is an American entrepreneur who started Airbnb, an online service
Dodi Fayed

Dodi Fayed

Dodi Fayed was an Egyptian heir and a film producer

EgyptianApril 15, 1955894 views

Charles Koch

Charles Koch is an American businessman and philanthropist who is the co-owner of Koch Industries

Jorge Paulo Lemann

Jorge Paulo Lemann is a renowned Brazilian entrepreneur and one of the richest in the country

BrazilianAugust 26, 1939787 views

Gordon Moore

Gordon Moore is one of the most renowned entrepreneurs of recent times better known as the co-founder of Intel

AmericanJanuary 3, 1929131 views

Sam Wyly

Sam Wyly is an American entrepreneur who has converted several small business ventures into billion dollar companies

AmericanOctober 4, 1934126 views

Steve Case

Steve Case is one of the most successful entrepreneurs of recent times, and is credited with the innovation of social media

AmericanAugust 21, 1958125 views

Pierre Omidyar

Pierre Omidyar is a famous entrepreneur known for his flourishing business establishment, ‘eBay’

AmericanJune 21, 1967197 views

Jack Ma

Jack Ma is a Business tycoon belonging to China known for his e-commerce business venture ‘Alibaba’

ChineseSeptember 10, 1964724 views

James Dyson

Sir James Dyson is a British inventor who invented the Dual Cyclone bagless vacuum cleaner

BritishMay 2, 1947330 views

Clive Palmer

Clive Palmer is an Australian mining giant who owns the mining company Mineralogy and is also a member of Australian Parliament

AustralianMarch 26, 1954256 views