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Sunday, 23 September 2012


The richest man that ever lived, Mansa Musa, had a fortune of $400,000,000,000 at the time of his death in 1331.

John D. Rockefeller Sr. (July 8, 1839 – May 23, 1937) was an American oil industry business magnate and philanthropist. He was America's first-ever billionaire (not even including inflation) and is widely considered the wealthiest American of all time and the richest person in modern history.

Despite dying worth more than $2 billion, billionaire oil tycoon Jean Paul Getty (1892-1976) was a miser, installing a payphone in his Surrey mansion and ‘dial-locking devices’ on other phones.

Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden (1957-2011) was a son of Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden, a billionaire construction magnate. The bin Laden family made $5 billion in the construction industry, of which Osama later inherited around $25–30 million.

Bill Gates became a billionaire (US dollars) at the age of 31. He has endowed a foundation that has given several billion dollars to various charitable and educational projects.

Bill Gates

BET founder Robert L. Johnson became the first black billionaire in 2000.

In 2004, Forbes named J.K. Rowling as the first person to become a U.S.-dollar billionaire by writing books.

In 2015, Forbes named entrepreneur/CEO Elizabeth Holmes the youngest self-made female billionaire in the world. Then in 2016, allegations of fraud collapsed her company's valuation, rendering her stock worthless and reducing her net worth to zero.

There are over 1,200 billionaires in the world.

The University of Pennsylvania has produced 25 billionaires, the most of any college in the world.

More billionaires born in New York City than anywhere else in the world.

London has the most billionaires of any city in the world.

One in three billionaires don't have college degrees.

As of 2017, of the richest 200 billionaires, only 18 are women, and only 1 of those women are self-made.

At the age of 24, Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel’s net worth was $1.5 billion, making him the world’s youngest billionaire.

.K. Rowling was the youngest self-made female billionaire. She is also the first person who lost her billionaire status because of giving huge sum of money in donations.

Rowling at the White House Easter Egg Roll, 2010

China's richest man with a worth of US $21.8 billion, Zong Qinghou, eats the same meals as his workers and lives on only $20 a day.

Due to an error with PayPal, a man was credited with 92 trillion dollars making him briefly the richest man ever.

For every three million people on Earth, there is one billionaire.

2014 saw an extra 341 billionaires, bringing the global total to 2,089.

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