20 people who are richer than countries

20 people who are richer than countries

Most countries in the poorer half of the world like Cameroon, Paraguay and Libya usually have an average GDP of $30 billion dollars; which is lower than the net-worth of some individuals. Below are 20 billionaires (according to Forbes list) who are apparently richer than whole countries and worth over $30 billion.

Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos is the founder and CEO of giant international retailer – Amazon and is currently worth $34.8 billion.


Li Ka-Shing

The richest man in Hong Kong; Li Ka-Shing is a real estate and telecommunications investor worth $33.3 billion. His individual net-worth currently surpasses the GDP of some poorer countries.li-ka-shing

Igvrad Kampar

Igvrad Kampar is a Swedish business magnate and the founder of IKEA. He is currently worth $44 billion


Sheldon Andelson

The CEO of Las Vegas stands reportedly has an individual net-worth of $31.4 billion.


Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg is just 31 years old and is already worth $33.4 billion; a very impressive individual net-worth.


Michael Bloomberg

Businessman and former Mayor of New York City is personally worth over $35 billion. That is over Paraguay’s GDP of $29.1 billion.


Liliane Bettencourt

Liliane Bettencourt is a French L’Oreal heiress and is worth a massive $40.1 billion making her personally richer than some countries.liliane-bettencourt-22

The Koch Brothers

Charles and David Koch both earned their massive fortune from their family business. Individually they are worth $42.9 billion, and combined; a staggering $85.8 billion.


Larry Ellison

Founder of giant tech company – Oracle, Larry Ellison has an individual worth of $54.3 billion.


Larry Page

Larry Page is the CEO of Internet giant; Google and is currently worth $29.7 billion


Amancio Ortega

Amancio Ortega is the founder of international retail giant – Zara. The Spaniard is reportedly worth $64.5 billion.


Sergey Brin

Co-founder of Google and president of Alphabet, Sergey Brin is currently among the 20 richest people in the world with a net-worth of $29.2 billion.


S. Robson Walton

Robson Walton is the eldest son of Walmart founders; Helen and Sam Walton. Robson has a net worth of $39.1 billion. robson-walton

Alice Walton

Even though she does not play an active role in the family business, Most of Alice Watson’s $39.4 billion is attributed to the family wealth.


Jim Walton

Member of the Walmart board and CEO of Arvest bank, Jim Watson is the youngest of the Walton siblings and is reportedly worth $40.6 billion.


Christy Walton

Christy Walton is the widow of late John Walton; another Walton sibling. However, Christy inherited most of her husband’s fortune and now has a massive $41.7 billion.


Bernard Arnault

Bernard is the CEO of LVMH; which owns luxury brands like Louis Vuitton, Dom Perignon and Fendi. Bernard Arnault is currently worth $37.2 billion.bernard-arnault-photo

Bill Gates

Founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates is currently the richest man in the world with an astounding $79.2 billion.


Carlos Slim Helu

Carlos Slim Helu is a Mexican businessman and philanthropist. Carlos is currently worth over $77 billion.


Warren Buffett

Waren Buffett is the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway and has a net-worth of $72.7 billion.



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