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Richest 250 People In The World

Who is the richest man in the world? Different people define riches differently. However, when it comes to cold hard cash, the world’s richest people come from all different backgrounds. From business tycoons, heirs to family fortunes, tech gurus, actors, rappers, and online celebrities, the rich and famous enjoy lavish lives: 5th Avenue spending sprees, private jets, oceanside mansions, and extravagant jewelry. But who are these people and where did they get their fortunes? These days many of the world’s richest people made their money by starting or investing in technology companies that would go on to reshape our lives along with the world economy. Founders and CEOs of Microsoft, Amazon, Apple, and other tech brands have racked up billions over the years (and even given a lot of it back to charity or startup investing). Similarly, as entertainment industry expands from music, movies and TV into video games, apps, and other high-tech industries, the men and women making money off pop culture have seen similar successes. Cable companies, film studios, and video game developers have all grown exponentially in the past decade - especially as the Internet has made engaging with entertainment easier than ever before. However, some things never change: real estate is still one of the best ways to turn any aspiring millionaire into a full-on billionaire - just as finance, banking, and investing still produce many of the world’s biggest money makers. After all, the more money and assets you have available, the easier it becomes to purchase more, expanding your influence and overall wealth. Of course, these are only a few ways that the world’s most wealthy people earned their fortunes. Would you believe that a former toy maker is now a billionaire? If he can make it happen, you’re only one good idea away from being on this list!

Rank Name Net Worth Age Country
Lee Kun-Hee Net Worth
Lee Kun-Hee
$21.3 B 76
Stefan Quandt Net Worth
Stefan Quandt
$21.2 B 51
Tadashi Yanai Net Worth
Tadashi Yanai
$21.2 B 69 Japan
Len Blavatnik Net Worth
Len Blavatnik
$21 B 60 United States
Lakshmi Mittal Net Worth
Lakshmi Mittal
$20.4 B 67 India
Alexey Mordashov Net Worth
Alexey Mordashov
$20.4 B 52
William Ding Net Worth
William Ding
$20.3 B 46 China
Elon Musk Net Worth
Elon Musk
$20.2 B 46
Robert Kuok Net Worth
Robert Kuok
$20.1 B 94 China
Sir Evelyn de Rothschild Net Worth
Sir Evelyn de Rothschild
$20 B 86 United Kingdom
Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Net Worth
Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah
$20 B 71
Vladimir Potanin Net Worth
Vladimir Potanin
$19.8 B 57 Russia
Thomas Peterffy Net Worth
Thomas Peterffy
$19.4 B United States
Laurene Powell Jobs Net Worth
Laurene Powell Jobs
$19.1 B 54 United States
Carl Icahn Net Worth
Carl Icahn
$19 B 82 United States
Stefan Persson Net Worth
Stefan Persson
$19 B 70
Joseph Safra Net Worth
Joseph Safra
$18.6 B Brazil
Ronald Perelman Net Worth
Ronald Perelman
$18.6 B 75 United States
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum Net Worth
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum
$18 B 68
Wang Wei Net Worth
Wang Wei
$17.9 B 48 China
Robin Li Net Worth
Robin Li
$17.6 B 49 China
Pallonji Mistry Net Worth
Pallonji Mistry
$17.6 B Ireland
Vladimir Lisin Net Worth
Vladimir Lisin
$17.5 B 61 Russia
Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal Net Worth
Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal
$17.5 B 62
Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi Net Worth
Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi
$17.4 B 73
Dhanin Chearavanont Net Worth
Dhanin Chearavanont
$17.3 B
Iris Fontbona Net Worth
Iris Fontbona
$17.3 B
Donald Bren Net Worth
Donald Bren
$17.2 B 85 United States
Leonid Mikhelson Net Worth
Leonid Mikhelson
$17.1 B 62 Russia
Takemitsu Takizaki Net Worth
Takemitsu Takizaki
$17.1 B Japan
He Xiangjian Net Worth
He Xiangjian
$17.1 B China
Dustin Moskovitz Net Worth
Dustin Moskovitz
$17.1 B 33 United States
Anne Cox Chambers Net Worth
Anne Cox Chambers
$17 B 98 United States
Gina Rinehart Net Worth
Gina Rinehart
$16.8 B 64 Australia
Zhang Zhidong Net Worth
Zhang Zhidong
$16.8 B China
Elaine Tettemer Marshall Net Worth
Elaine Tettemer Marshall
$16.7 B 79 United States
Viktor Vekselberg Net Worth
Viktor Vekselberg
$16.7 B 61 Russia
Azim Premji Net Worth
Azim Premji
$16.6 B 72
Cheng Yu-Tung Net Worth
Cheng Yu-Tung
$16.5 B 92
Ernesto and Kirsty Bertarelli Net Worth
Ernesto and Kirsty Bertarelli
$16.3 B 48
Ernesto Bertarelli Net Worth
Ernesto Bertarelli
$16.3 B 52 Switzerland
Alejandro Santo Domingo Davila Net Worth
Alejandro Santo Domingo Davila
$16.2 B 41 United States
Charles Ergen Net Worth
Charles Ergen
$16.2 B 64 United States
Harold Hamm Net Worth
Harold Hamm
$16.1 B 72 United States
Lui Che Woo Net Worth
Lui Che Woo
$16 B 88 China
Klaus-Michael Kuehne Net Worth
Klaus-Michael Kuehne
$15.9 B 81 Germany
Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken Net Worth
Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken
$15.9 B 63
James Simons Net Worth
James Simons
$15.7 B United States
Leonard Lauder Net Worth
Leonard Lauder
$15.2 B 84 United States
Rupert Murdoch Net Worth
Rupert Murdoch
$15 B 86 United States
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