Let us look into the list of top 10 entrepreneurs of the world in this current year and their paths to success:
His way in becoming the richest billionaire in the world so far, started when he co-founded and became the CEO of Amazon. Since 1998, after which Amazon began to expand publicly as an online bookseller to the current date where Amazon has become the most famous online retailer store for shopping of all kinds, Jeff Bezos stands today with a net worth of $177 billion.
His journey in becoming a multimillionaire started in his late 20s when he sold his startup company, Zip2 to a division of Compaq Computers. Since then, he began to work harder and gradually came up as an innovative entrepreneur grabbing the ownership of world-class electronic firms of SpaceX, Tesla and so on. He stands today with a net worth of $151 billion.
Arnault raised his fortune when he started venturing his life as a fashion tycoon and started investing in Luxury Goods. Soon he became a very famous French fashion tycoon. From his father’s business, he invested $15 million and bought Christian Dior in 1985. Since then, he has been representing the remarkable brands of both European and French luxury and fashion houses with a current net worth of $150 billion.
Known to the world as the co-founder and pillar behind The Microsoft Corporation, Gates took Microsoft public with an initial public offering of $21 per share whose stock hit in the subsequent year rising to $90.75, made him an instant rich person on Earth. He formed the world’s largest personal computer software company and turned it into a consumer software solution for the Internet, developing the Windows CE OS. His current net worth is $124 billion.
The founder and CEO of Facebook, the largest social media online site for people to connect across the world’s stands currently with a net worth of $97 billion. Being a go-to computer programmer inside the campus of Harvard, Mark designed the platform of Facebook in 2004, which went live in July of the same year and by the year-end the website reached 1 million users. Since 2005, Facebook has become popular worldwide.
With a present net worth of $96 billion, the path to success for Buffet has been through becoming the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, a textile company that started in 1962, becoming major shareholder by 1965. Today, it is a trillion-dollar company having shares and top investors like Apple, IBM, etc. Between 2006 to 2020, he purchased Dairy Queen, Duracell, GEICO and Kraft Heinz.
His path to success hasn’t been the typical type. He did not become a billionaire until 49 when he founded the Oracle. The turning point in his life came when he started to work for the electronics company Ampex having a contract to build a database for the CIA code-named ‘Oracle’ which in 1982 renamed itself as Oracle Systems Corp, making an initial public offering with a revenue of $55 million. Today, his net worth is $93 billion.
The co-founder and board member of Google and its holding parent foundation- Alphabet, Larry Page stands with a net worth of $91.5 billion. He invented Google’s PageRank algorithm that powers the search engine and then from 2011 to 2015, he became the CEO of Google’s new parent company Alphabet. His success also accounts for his California-based startup, The Mountain View with $182.5 billion in revenue in 2020.
He too made his fortune by co-founding Google and Alphabet along with Page in 1998. By 2006, Sergey had made Google the most popular search engine for user-submitted streaming videos, YouTube, for $1.65 billion in stock. By 2015, Sergey was both Alphabet’s CEO and President, making him rank within the top 10 list of billionaires. He currently stands at a net worth of $89 billion.
An Indian by origin, Mukesh is the richest Indian billionaire with a net worth of $84.5 billion. His entire life has taken a surge from a very common, middle-class background to becoming a billionaire. He is the Chairman and M.D of The Reliance Industries, founded by his father in late 1966. Today, Reliance has become multiple petrochemical plants and refineries and has subsequently emerged further with Reliance Retail and telecommunications company, Jio.