There are a number of richest people in the world, and they are mainly the founders of technology firms.
They have accumulated their wealth by investing in these companies as publicly traded stocks.
However, there are some people who have accumulated their wealth through inheritance or other ways. Here are some of them.
One of the richest Indians, Mukesh Ambani has a net worth of $82 billion. He is the chairman of Reliance Industries, which is India’s largest conglomerate. It is involved in petrochemicals, oil and gas exploration, retail and telecommunications.
He began working for his father Dhirubhai Ambani when he was a teenager and helped expand his family’s business. Their first purchase was a polyester mill, which the Ambani family eventually built into a diversified empire.
The business grew rapidly. Dhirubhai’s death in 2002 left the company divided between his two sons. Fortunately, their mother Kokilaben intervened and each brother gained control of a portion of the empire.
Today, Mukesh is the chairman and largest shareholder of RIL. He is also the founder of Reliance Jio, India’s largest mobile network that has a user base of over 400 million.
Jeff Bezos is the founder and CEO of Amazon, which sells a range of consumer products over the internet. He is also a major investor in a variety of companies.
When Bezos was young, he developed an obsession with science and engineering. He drew inspiration from his father, who had worked as an engineer for Exxon.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and computer science from Princeton University. After college, Bezos went to work on Wall Street.
As a senior vice president at Shaw, Bezos saw the potential of the internet and decided to start his own business. In 1994, Bezos founded the online retail giant Amazon.
He has since become one of the richest people in the world. He also has a stake in several other companies, including The Washington Post. He and his wife, MacKenzie Bezos, have committed a portion of their wealth to philanthropy. Their philanthropic endeavors include the Bezos Earth Fund and the Day One Fund, which aids homeless children.
He is a renowned investor who has accumulated a fortune of over $100 billion. He is the chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, an investment group that has delivered a 19.8% compounded annual gain in market value since 1965.
Buffett is a legend of value investing, and he prefers to own companies that have an enduring competitive advantage and that can continue to generate profits for years to come. He also takes a risk-averse approach to investing, and likes to invest in companies that have large economies of scale.
Aside from his booming investments, Buffett is also a philanthropist. He has pledged to give away most of his wealth by the time he dies, and he is already giving a massive chunk to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Larry Page is a computer entrepreneur who co-founded Google with Sergey Brin. He is a member of the Alphabet family, which owns many companies including YouTube, Google Play, Android, Fitbit and Mandiant.
He was born in Lansing, Michigan and grew up with a fascination for computers that stemmed from his parents’ expertise in the field. He studied computer engineering at Stanford University and launched the search engine Google with his friend and colleague Sergey Brin.
As co-founder and CEO of Google, he built the company into one of the world’s most valuable technology firms. He stepped down from that role in December 2019, leaving it to Sundar Pichai.
He has been a philanthropist for many years, donating millions to various causes. He has also received several awards for his contributions to the tech industry, including the Marconi Prize from Columbia University.