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The Top 8 Billionaires in the World

Here are the top 8 living billionaires and successful man in the world that will inspired and motivate you because of their personality and how did they reach their lives now.

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1 . Jeffrey Preston Bezos

1 . Jeffrey Preston Bezos

Jeff Bezos is an American technology entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist. He is best known as the founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Amazon.
He graduated from Princeton University in 1986 with degrees in electrical engineering and computer science. He worked on Wall Street in a variety of related fields from 1986 to early 1994. He founded Amazon in late 1994 on a cross-country road trip from New York City to Seattle. The company began as an online bookstore and has expanded to a variety of products and services, including video and audio streaming. It is currently the world's largest online sales company, as well as the world's largest provider of cloud infrastructure services via its Amazon Web Services arm.On July 27, 2017, he became the world's wealthiest person when his estimated net worth increased to just over $90 billion. His wealth surpassed $100 billion for the first time on November 24, he was formally designated the wealthiest person in the world by Forbes on March 6, 2018 with a net worth of $112 billion. He was the first centi-billionaire on the Forbes wealth index.

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2 . William Henry Gates III

2 . William Henry Gates III

He was born on October 28, 1955 . He is American business magnate, investor, author, philanthropist, humanitarian, and principal founder of Microsoft Corporation.During his career at Microsoft, Gates held the positions of chairman, CEO and chief software architect, while also being the largest individual shareholder until May 2014.Gates is one of the best-known entrepreneurs of the personal computer revolution. He has been criticized for his business tactics, which have been considered anti-competitive. This opinion has been upheld by numerous court rulings. Since 1987, Gates has been included in the Forbes list of the world's wealthiest people, an index of the wealthiest documented individuals, excluding and ranking against those with wealth that is not able to be completely ascertained.From 1995 to 2017, he held the Forbes title of the richest person in the world all but four of those years, and held it consistently from March 2014 – July 2017, with an estimated net worth of US$89.9 billion as of October 2017.Later in his career and since leaving Microsoft, Gates pursued a number of philanthropic endeavors. He donated large amounts of money to various charitable organizations and scientific research programs through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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3 . Warren Edward Buffett

3 . Warren Edward Buffett

He is an American business magnate, investor, speaker and philanthropist who serves as the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. He is considered one of the most successful investors in the world and has a net worth of US$90.2 billion as of September 26, 2018, making him the third-wealthiest person in the world.

Buffett was born in Omaha, Nebraska. He developed an interest in business and investing in his youth, eventually entering the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1947 before transferring and graduating from University of Nebraska at the age of 19. He went on to graduate from Columbia Business School, where he molded his investment philosophy around the concept of value investing that was pioneered by Benjamin Graham. He attended New York Institute of Finance to focus his economics background and soon after began various business partnerships, including one with Graham. He created the Buffett Partnership after meeting Charlie Munger, and his firm eventually acquired a textile manufacturing firm called Berkshire Hathaway and assumed its name to create a diversified holding company. Buffett is a notable philanthropist, having pledged to give away 99 percent of his fortune to philanthropic causes, primarily via the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He founded The Giving Pledge in 2009 with Bill Gates, whereby billionaires pledge to give away at least half of their fortunes.

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4.Bernard Jean Etienne Arnault

4.Bernard Jean Etienne Arnault

He is a French business magnate, an investor, and art collector.Arnault is the chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of LVMH, the world's largest luxury-goods company. He is the richest person in Europe and the fourth richest person in the world according to Forbes magazine, with a net worth of $84.6 billion, as of September 2018.In April 2018, he also became the richest person in fashion, toppling Zara's Amancio Ortega.

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5. Mark Elliot Zuckerberg

5. Mark Elliot Zuckerberg

Mark is an American technology entrepreneur and philanthropist. He is known for co-founding and leading Facebook as its chairman and chief executive officer.Born in White Plains, New York, Zuckerberg attended Harvard University, where he launched Facebook from his dormitory room on February 4, 2004, with college roommates Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes.
Originally launched to select college campuses, the site expanded rapidly and eventually beyond colleges, reaching one billion users by 2012. Zuckerberg took the company public in May 2012 with majority shares. His net worth is estimated to be US$67.1 billion as of July 26, 2018, a $15.4 billion decrease from the previous day after Facebook stock plunged 19 percent. Since 2010, Time magazine has named Zuckerberg among the 100 wealthiest and most influential people in the world as a part of its Person of the Year award.In December 2016, Zuckerberg was ranked 10th on Forbes list of The World's Most Powerful People.

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6. Amancio Ortega Gaona

6. Amancio Ortega Gaona

Ortega is a Spanish billionaire businessman. He is the founder and former chairman of Inditex fashion group, best known for its chain of Zara clothing and accessories shops. As of late September 2018, Ortega had a net worth of $68.2 billion, making him the second-wealthiest person in Europe .

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7. Carlos Slim Helu

7. Carlos Slim Helu

Billionaire Carlos Slim cashes in on 'failing' New York Times
In our latest round-up on the world's wealthy, Slim's fortunes soar despite Trump's swipe at his newspaper and a painting belonging to a former casino mogul's painting takes a hit
Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim bailed out out the newspaper in the wake of the financial crisis when it was in danger of failing.
Carlos Slim is cashing in on his New York Times investment this year as the newspaper publisher’s stock surged despite President Donald Trump’s claims that it’s "failing." Shares of the company more than doubled since Mr Trump’s November 2016 election, which has been a boon for the Mexican billionaire. Mr Slim bailed out the Times with a $250 million loan in the wake of the financial crisis, when it actually was in danger of failing.

Mr Slim, 78, began mapping out plans to unwind some of his holding in December and his Inversora Carso kicked off share sales worth about $150m in February, filings show. An analysis of Mr Slim’s stock holdings, past transactions, earnings from the high-interest loan and dividends show his investment returned at least 75 per cent, or a pretax gain of more than $300m.
Mr Slim, the world’s seventh-richest man, initially invested $127m for a 6 pe cent stake in the Times in 2008 and then loaned it $250m as the shares approached a 26-year low in early 2009. That deal gave him warrants that he exercised in 2015, buying 7.95 million shares for a deeply discounted $6.36 apiece. The businessman is known for his savvy in buying assets at depressed prices. Arturo Elias Ayub, his son-in-law and spokesman, said the time was right to lock in gains. Is it failing?

"Lol," he said in an email. "Not at all. We still think it’s a great company."

The Times’ subscription revenue surpassed $1 billion in 2017. Both the publisher and Mr Slim have said he’s never tried to influence the paper’s editorial content, which has been tough in its Trump-focused coverage.
"We are grateful for Mr Slim’s confidence and support of the company," a Times spokeswoman said in an email.
After the election, Slim dined with Trump at the president’s Mar-a-Lago resort. Neither disclosed what they discussed, but Trump, whose fortune is about 1/20th the size of Slim’s, said at the time that he had “a lovely dinner with a wonderful man.” Mr Slim is worth $57.8 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, a ranking of the world’s 500 richest people.

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8. Lawrence Joseph Ellison

8. Lawrence Joseph Ellison

He is an American businessman, entrepreneur, and philanthropist who is co-founder, executive chairman and chief technology officer of Oracle Corporation.As of June 2018, he was listed by Forbes magazine as the fifth-wealthiest person in the United States and as the eighth-wealthiest in the world, with a fortune of $54.5 billion. Ellison was born in New York City and grew up in Chicago. He studied at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign and the University of Chicago without graduating before moving to California in 1966. While working at Ampex in the early 1970s, he became influenced by Edgar F. Codd's research on relational database design, which led in 1977 to the formation of what became Oracle. Oracle became a successful database vendor to mid- and low-range systems, competing with Sybase and Microsoft SQL Server, which led to Ellison being listed by Forbes as one of the richest men in the world.Ellison has donated up to 1% of his wealth to charity and has signed The Giving Pledge. In addition to his work at Oracle, Ellison has had success in yachting, through Oracle Team USA. He is a licensed aircraft pilot who owns two military jets.