Of the 2,153 billionaires on Forbes’ 2019 list of the world’s richest, a record 71 members make up an even more select group—the under-40 set.
Forbes pinned down 195 new billionaires over the past year, 71% of whom are self-made. They made their fortunes in at least 16 industries including real estate, technology, retail and fashion.
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Francoise Bettencourt Meyers, the L'Oréal heiress, who is also the chairwoman of her family’s holding company, is the world’s richest woman, with a fortune of $49.3 billion.
Safra Catz, the media-averse and once reluctant co-CEO of software behemoth Oracle, debuts on Forbes’ definitive ranking of the wealthiest people on earth with a net worth of $1 billion.
Jenner is the youngest-ever self-made billionaire, reaching a ten-figure fortune at a younger age than even Mark Zuckerberg (who was 23 when he hit that mark).
It was a positive year for Amazon’s stock. That kept its founder and CEO atop Forbes’ 2019 list of the World’s Billionaires for the second year in a row, with a $131 billion fortune - that’s $19
Rales' firm Danaher said that it will acquire GE’s biopharma business for $21.4 billion in cash, a deal which in turn pushed his personal fortune to $10.5 billion.