In this article, I have listed down the people who became billionaires with and without running a business. Yes, not all billionaires are a businessman or businesswoman.
Be honest and tell me if you ever dream of being rich? Ever thought what you would do with the money? I guess most of us have listed out things we should do once we have a lot of money.
There are people in this world who became billionaires by their work of founding a company or business and are called self-made billionaires. Others are billionaires by inheriting a company, running it over the years and few billionaires by inheritance of wealth or a stake of the company without running a business.
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I have listed a few people who became billionaires with and without running a business. Have a look.
People who became Billionaires with and without running a business
People who became self made billionaires
The richest man of the world with a net worth of $113 Billion we all know as the Founder and CEO of Amazon. He owns 11.1% stake of the company.
World’s youngest self-made billionaire Kylie Jenner, 21, owns a cosmetic company – Kylie Cosmetics. Last year, she sold 51% stake to Coty Inc. for $600 Million. Kylie’s current net world is $1 billion.
Robert Kuok is the oldest billionaire aged 96. He founded Shangri-La Hotels in 1971 making him the richest man in Malaysia. His current valuation is $10.3 Billion.
We all know him as the co-founder and CEO of Facebook. His valuation was $54.7 Billion as on 7th April this year but it rose to $86.5 Billion as of 23rd May in the time of crisis making him the 3rd richest man of the world.
People who became billionaire with running a business
Francoise Bettencourt Meyers
She is the granddaughter of L’Oreal founder Eugène Schueller inherited 33% stake at the company. She was a part of a board member till 1977 and is the chairwoman of the company. Her net worth is $54.2 Billion.
Jim & Rob Walton
Jim & Rob Walton are the sons of Walmart founder Sam Walton who inherited the company. Jim was a part of the Board Member, and Rob took over as the Chairman of the Company. Their net worth is $54.6 & $54.1 billion respectively.
The only daughter of Walmart founder Sam Walton has inherited the wealth but didn’t work at the company as her brother and focused on her passion towards art. Her net worth is $54.4 Billion making her the richest woman in the world.
The richest person in India with a valuation of $36.8 Billion is the Chairman of Reliance Industries. His father Dhirubhai Ambani was the founder of Reliance which was a textile manufacturer and later has developed it into multiple industries.
People who became without running a business
Alexandra and Katharina Andresen
Andresen Sisters each inherited 42% of the family-owned investment company ‘Ferd’ with a valuation of $1.2 billion each. They also are the youngest billionaires of 2020 aged at 23 and 24 respectively.
Wife of Amazon Founder Jeff Bozos net worth is $36 Billion. Last year the couple had a divorce and as a part of the settlement, she owns 4% of the company.
Gustav Magnar Witzoe
Gustav Witzoe gifted his son Gustav Magnar Witzoe half of the stake in his company which is the world’s largest salmon producer. Gustav Magnar Witzoe current valuation is about $2.8 Billion.
Daughter of Hubert Burda and Maria Furtwaengler owns 25% of Burda Media Group. At the age of 28 she is worth $1.8 Billion.
The best example for a person becoming a Billionaire without running a business is Sundar Pichai. He is the CEO of Google and it’s parent company Apple. An employee becoming a Billionaire without any inheritance and just hard work is a true inspiration for many. His net worth is $1 Billion as of April 2020.
Net Worth Source – Forbes.
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