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20. Sara Blakely- $1 Billion
Fun Fact! Sara Blakely is the youngest self-made female billionaire and sole owner of her company “Spanx”.
19. J.K Rowling – $1 Billion
Fun Fact! Twelve publishing houses denied J.K. Rowling’s original “Harry Potter” manuscripts.
18. Oprah Winfrey –$2.7 Billion
Fun Fact! Oprah has a perfect attendance record! Over her 25-year span on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Winfrey never missed a day.
17. Stephen Saad- $2.7 Billion
Fun Fact! Saad has had a profound influence on the promotion of generic medicine as an affordable option in developing countries.
16. Donald Trump- $3.5 Billion
Fun Fact! While on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Donald Trump claimed that he has never used an ATM.
15. Isabel dos Santos- $4 Billion
Fun Fact! Santos is Africa’s only female billionaire, as well as the youngest.
14. Richard Branson- $5 Billion
Fun Fact! Branson’s “Virgin” empire consists of over 200 businesses ranging from music and clothing to health clubs and train services.
13. Steve Jobs- $11 Billion
Fun Fact! Jobs kept his salary at a mere $1 since he became Apple’s lead executive in 1997.
12. Lakshmi Mittal- $16.7 Billion
Fun Fact! Mittal was the first person allowed to hold a private function in the Palace of Versailles. It was for his daughter, Vanisha’s wedding reception.
11. Mukesh Ambani- $21.5 Billion
Fun Fact! Ambani is known as India’s “Richest Man”, and lives in the most expensive $1 billion) home in the world.
10. Michael Bloomberg - $31 Billion
Fun Fact! Bloomberg stated that he spent $90 million of his own money in his 2009 campaign, which made it the most expensive self-financed campaign in U.S. history.
9. Mark Zuckerberg - $31.6 Billion
Fun Fact! Facebook is blue because Zuckerberg is red-green color blind.
8. Jeff Bezos- $35.6 Billion
Fun Fact! Bezos came up with the idea of “Amazon” as he was riding on a trip from New York to Seattle.
7. Sheldon Adelson - $36.5 Billion
Fun Fact! This casino billionaire states he’s not too great at gambling and only plays for fun.
6. Larry Ellison- $42.9 Billion
Fun Fact! Ellison purchased 98% of Hawaii’s sixth largest island, known as Lanai.
5. Charles Koch- $49.9 Billion
Fun Fact! Charles Koch rarely allows interviews.
4. Warren Buffett – $63 Billion
Fun Fact! Although Warren Buffett owns the world’s largest private jet company, he never travels anywhere by private jet. In fact, he often drives his own car everywhere and does not have a driver or security.
3. Carlos Slim Helu- $64.8 Billion
Fun Fact! Carlos Slim Helu does not have a computer in his office as he prefers to keep his records in a notebook.
2. Amancio Ortega- $64.9 Billion
Fun Fact! Ortega has luxury apartments in Lisbon, London, Miami, Paris and Madrid to name a few.
1. Bill Gates- $77.1 Billion
Fun Fact! Bill Gates told his University teachers he would be a millionaire by age 30. He became a billionaire at age 31.