Bill Gates – Net Worth: $96.7 billion
Gates’ high school let him write the school’s computer program for scheduling students in classes. Gates slyly altered the code so that he was placed in classes with a “disproportionate number of interesting girls.”
Jack Ma – Net Worth: $34.4 billion
The Chinese business magnate is the co-founder and executive chairman of Alibaba, which is basically the Amazon of China.
Things weren’t always flourishing for Ma. When KFC launched in Jack’s town in China, 24 people applied, 23 got the job, Jack was rejected. But look at him now.
Jeff Bezos – Net Worth: $137.6 billion
The Amazon founder, Bezos orignally named the company “Cadabra” in July 1994 but it was misheard as “cadaver” during a telephone conversation with an attorney. He even considered naming it “Relentless,” but his friends warned it sounded too sinister, so it went online as Amazon a year later. Bezos still owns the domain name “Relentless.com” and it redirects to the Amazon homepage.
Mark Zuckerberg – Net Worth: $74.2 billion
Zuckerberg suffers from red-green colorblindness and sees the color blue best, which is why blue dominates Facebook’s color scheme.
Warren Buffett – Net Worth: $86 billion
In 2013, Buffett made on average $37 million per DAY. That’s more than what Jennifer Lawrence made the entire year and she was in three blockbuster movies in 2013 including American Hustle and The Hunger Games.
Carlos Slim – Net Worth: $67.1 billion
The Mexican billionaire has companies that control 80% of the land lines and 70% of the cell phones in Mexico. Slim is a huge baseball fan and has written several articles about the sport and is said to have an encyclopedic knowledge of the game. He’s also been known to attend Major League Baseball games to roots for the New York Yankees.
Amancio Ortega – Net Worth: $66 billion
The founder of clothing brand Zara, Ortega has never given an interview and does not attend award ceremonies or parties. It is also said that he does not wear anything from his own brand.
Larry Page and Sergey Brin – Net Worth: $53 billion each
Since the founders were not looking to start their own business, they tried to sell Google. Yahoo originally said no to buying Google but then they offered $3 billion to buy Google. Luckily, Page and Brin said no and now Google is valued at $550 billion.
Elon Musk – Net Worth: $22.5 billion
The Tesla founder and overall awesome dude might be worth north of $20 billion but his official annual salary for Tesla Motors is just $1.
Mukesh Ambani – Net Worth: $47.3 billion
The Indian billionaire is the chairman and managing director of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), a Fortune Global 500 company and India’s most valuable company by its market value.
He also owns the most expensive house in the world which is worth around $1.5 billion dollars. It has 27 floors. Each floor boasts of different designs and materials used for construction. Three helipads, Air Traffic control, a family residence, a maintenance floor, guest apartments for 200 people, a swimming pool with spa and gym, an outdoor garden, a 50 seat cinema hall, a 6 floor car parking. and a snow room.