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10 richest people in the world after Jeff Bezos briefly overtook Bill Gates

  1. Mark Zuckerberg – $70.9 billion

Industry: Technology

Mark Zuckerberg
Mark Zuckerberg in Lagos. Credit – Techpoint

At 33, Zuckerberg is the youngest of the world’s top billionaires. He is the Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of Facebook Inc – owners of Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp, Oculus, etc. He was a second year student at Harvard University when he created the first version of Facebook in 2004 with fellow students and roommates, Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes. The social media powerhouse now has more than 2 billion active monthly users and dozens of offices located around the world. The company is also worth about $400 billion.

  1. Warren Buffet – $74.4 billion

Industry: Finance and investments

warren buffett

Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett is an iconic figure and investment genius who bought his first stock when he was just 11 years old and filed his first taxes at age 13. Nicknamed the Oracle of Omaha, Buffett owns more than 60 companies.

One of the world’s best investors, Warren is also known for his cheap spending habits. In the recently released HBO documentary Becoming Warren Buffett, the 86-year-old billionaire said he typically pays under $4 for breakfast from McDonald’s each morning.

  1. Amancio Ortega – $82.8 billion

Industry: Retail

Amancio Ortega

Amancio Ortega is a Spanish self-made billionaire best known for founding Inditex fashion group, which includes Zara clothing stores. The richest man in Europe, Ortega co-founded Inditex in 1975 with his ex-wife Rosalia Mera, who passed away in 2013.

Ortega, 81, is also the wealthiest retailer in the world and owns 59% of Inditex, which operates 7,000 stores worldwide. He stepped down as chairman of the company in 2011.

Written by Chidi Okereke

Content creator, Digital Communications guy, Social Media Analyst, Jack of many trades, and master of some.

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