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March 4, 2016

Just one sixth of women on Forbes’ annual billionaires list are self made compared to the two thirds of individuals who are self made across the entire list – which this year totals 1,810 individuals with a combined net worth of $6.48 trillion.

Just one sixth of women on Forbes’ annual billionaires list are self made compared to the two thirds of individuals who are self made across the entire list – which this year totals 1,810 individuals with a combined net worth of $6.48 trillion.

Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Inditex co-founder Amancio Ortega, and investor Warren Buffett make up the top three with net worths of $75 billion, $67 billion, and $60.8 billion respectively.

March 5, 2014

A reclusive second-gen to Chinese real estate agent Logan Properties has been declared the youngest billionaire on the planet by Forbes World’s Billionaires List, which includes a number of family business members.

A reclusive second-gen to Chinese real estate agent Logan Properties has been declared the youngest billionaire on the planet by Forbes World’s Billionaires List, which includes a number of family business members.

At age 24, Hong Kong native Perenna Kei is an 85% shareholder in the family business and a non-executive director. Her father, Ji Haipeng, is chairman and chief executive of the company.

September 22, 2011

Many of the US’s richest people have family businesses to thank for their huge fortunes, but the number of people who inherited their wealth on Forbes’s 2011 list of the wealthiest Americans has fallen.

Many of the US’s richest people have family businesses to thank for their huge fortunes, but the number of people who inherited their wealth on Forbes’s 2011 list of the wealthiest Americans has fallen.

January 13, 2011

Media and data company Bloomberg is to launch a rich list that will pitch it against the well-established Forbes billionaire list.

Media and data company Bloomberg is to launch a rich list that will pitch it against the well-established Forbes billionaire list.

In a statement, the New York-based company said it would hire Matthew Miller, former editor of Forbes' billionaire list, in February. Bloomberg plans to launch the rich list sometime in the next two years, but gave no exact date for the launch.

May 17, 2010

Lee Kun Hee, the second-generation chairman of Samsung Electronics, became South Korea’s richest man in terms of stock ownership after the listing of Samsung Life Insurance Co last week.

Lee Kun Hee, the second-generation chairman of Samsung Electronics, became South Korea's richest man in terms of stock ownership after the listing of Samsung Life Insurance Co last week.

Based on the closing price after the IPO, stocks owned by Lee were valued at $10.71 billion making him the country's richest man, according the Chaebul.com, a specialist website that collates information on the country's family-owned conglomerates.
 

March 11, 2010

Mexican telecommunications baron Carlos Slim has overtaken Microsoft owner Bill Gates and legendary investor Warren Buffet to take the top spot in a list of the world’s richest people.

Mexican telecommunications baron Carlos Slim (pictured) has overtaken Microsoft owner Bill Gates and legendary investor Warren Buffet to take the top spot in a list of the world's richest people.
 
Slim, who runs the empire with his family, has an estimated fortune of $53.5 billion, which he increased by $18.5 billion last year. He is the first non-American to top the list in 16 years. Gates and Buffet come in second and third with an estimated $53 billion and $47 billion respectively.
 

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