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 Flosi||1976||British||Fabiana Flosi is the third wife of Formula One CEO Bernie Ecclestone|
|Dodi Fayed||April 15, 1955||Egyptian||Dodi Fayed was an Egyptian heir and a film producer|
|Jorge Paulo Lemann||August 26, 1939||Brazilian||Jorge Paulo Lemann is a renowned Brazilian entrepreneur and one of the richest in the country|
|Jack Ma||September 10, 1964||Chinese||Jack Ma is a Business tycoon belonging to China known for his e-commerce business venture ‘Alibaba’|
|Andrey Melnichenko||March 8, 1972||Russian||Andrey Melnichenko is a Russian industrialist and philanthropist|
|Hassan Jameel||October 22, 1988||Saudi Arabian||Hassan Jameel is a Saudi Arabian billionaire and the ex-boyfriend of famous Barbadian singer Rihanna|
|Kirsty Bertarelli||June 30, 1971||British||Kirsty Bertarelli is a British singer, songwriter and philanthropist who is best known as the wife of Swiss billionaire Ernesto Bertarelli|
|Slavica Ecclestone||June 2, 1958||Croatian||Slavica Ecclestone is a former model and ex-wife of the Formula One tycoon Bernie Ecclestone|
|Priscilla Chan||February 24, 1985||American||Priscilla Chan is an American pediatrician and philanthropist|
|Brian Chesky||August 29, 1981||American||Brian Chesky is an American entrepreneur who started Airbnb, an online service|