Over the past two decades, the list of the 10 richest people on the planet has undergone a serious shift. This video plots the rise and rise of some of today’s household names.
Forbes’ latest list reveals that America’s 400 richest people are worth a combined $3,2 trillion, up $240 billion from a year ago.
Forbes has been keeping track of the richest people in the world, releasing their annual list yesterday. Turns out it hasn’t been a great year for the billionaires.
Gisele Bündchen is currently enjoying pole position on the anual earning’s list for models for the seventh year in a row. Bündchen earned $42 million this year, seven times as much as second-place Miranda Kerr. That’s a hefty sum, but it’s also $3 million less than last year for the Brazilian, which is exactly the same figure by which Kerr’s earnings improved from last year.
As of now, there are 1,426 billionaires in the world, but only 29 of them are under 40 years old. The people on that elite list have a total net worth of $199 billion (R1 trillion) between them. Here’s a peak at the top five on that list of 29
What’s a few billion dollars between friends? A lot, according to Saudi Arabia’s Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, who is challenging Forbes’ ranking of his wealth. Forbes reported the prince’s wealth to be a staggering $20 billion (R181 billion), ranking him at 26 on the Forbes Richest List. But Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal said he has a […]