Richest person in 50 countries around the world
While there is no specific equation to becoming a billionaire, the richest people in the world share a few common characteristics: They are dreamers who take big risks, aren’t afraid to fail, and will stop at nothing to be successful.
To learn more about billionaires around the world, Stacker compiled a list of the wealthiest person in 50 different countries using net worth estimates from Forbes as of July 13, 2020. Forbes’ list is updated daily. The richest person in every country was found, and the 50 richest of that group were included in this list.
Many of the billionaires on the list were born into families with companies that have had an extensive impact on the world’s economy. A few include the diamond company De Beers, the fast-fashion retailer H&M, and the Dutch brewing company Heineken. Some have spent their whole lives preparing to one day take over the family business, while others took over unexpectedly following the sudden death of a family member.
There are also a few self-made billionaires on the list. These entrepreneurs followed their visions to fruition. It is their persistence, drive, and passion that earned them a spot on Stacker’s list as the richest person in a country.
Curious to find out how many women billionaires made the list? Did any celebrities make the cut? Who made the list as the richest person on the planet? Hint: His business started out as an online book retailer in the 1990s. Click through to find out and see if you guessed correctly.
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