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Top 11 Richest Entrepreneurs in 2020 & Success Lists
Successful Entrepreneurs Think Differently and Learning Life lessons from failure to success journey. The Top 11 Greatest Entrepreneurs in the world lists are given below:
From old companies such as Ford Motor Company, Standard Oil and Carnegie Steel Company, to present or currently successful companies such as Facebook and Google, American entrepreneurs have reshaped how the world operates.
The following are the top 11 most successful Entrepreneurs in 2020 lists.
Jeff Bezos - CEO of Amazon
Description: Jeffrey Preston Bezos is an American internet and aerospace entrepreneur, media proprietor, and investor. He is best known as the founder, CEO, and president of Amazon.com, Inc. Bezos was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and raised in Houston, Texas.
Net worth: 108.6 billion USD (2019) Trending
Born: January 12, 1964 (age 55 years), Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Height: 1.71 m
Spouse: MacKenzie Bezos (m. 1993; div. 2019)
- Princeton University (1986),
- River Oaks Elementary School,
- Miami Palmetto Senior High School,
- University of Florida
9. LARRY ELISON
The life and rise of billionaire Oracle founder and international playboy Larry Ellison, who dropped out of college twice and has a $68 billion fortune.
Lawrence Joseph Ellison (born August 17, 1944) is an American businessman, entrepreneur, and philanthropist who is a co-founder and the executive chairman and chief technology officer (CTO) of Oracle Corporation. As of October 2019, he was listed by Forbes magazine as the fourth-wealthiest person in the United States and as the sixth-wealthiest in the world, with a fortune of $69.1 billion, increased from $54.5 billion in 2018.
8. Mark Zuckerberg
Mark Zuckerberg - Chief Executive Officer of Facebook
Description: Mark Elliot Zuckerberg is an American internet entrepreneur and philanthropist. Zuckerberg is known for co-founding and leading Facebook as its chairman and chief executive officer. He also co-founded and is a board member of the solar sail spacecraft development project Breakthrough Starshot. Wikipedia
Born: May 14, 1984 (age 35 years), White Plains, New York, United States
Net worth: 72.3 billion USD (2019)
Spouse: Priscilla Chan (m. 2012)
Salary: One-dollar salary
Education: Harvard University (2002–2004), MORE
Children: Maxima Chan Zuckerberg, August Chan Zuckerberg
7. Michael Bloomberg
WATCH: Mike Bloomberg says he's "getting closer" to making a decision whether to run for president pic.twitter.com/bzTGvFwANQ— Bloomberg TicToc (@tictoc) November 12, 2019
MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG
Founder of Bloomberg LP & Bloomberg Philanthropies, and 108th Mayor of New York City
Michael R. Bloomberg is an entrepreneur and three-term Mayor of New York City whose innovations in government and philanthropy have made him a global leader on climate change, public health, education, and other critical issues facing America and the world.
Born in Boston on February 14, 1942 and raised in a middle class home in Medford, Massachusetts, Michael Bloomberg attended Johns Hopkins University, where he paid his tuition by taking out loans and working as a parking lot attendant. After college, he attended Harvard Business School and in 1966 was hired by a Wall Street firm, Salomon Brothers, for an entry-level job.
Bloomberg quickly rose through the ranks at Salomon, overseeing equity trading and sales before heading up the firm’s information systems. When Salomon was acquired in 1981, he was let go from the firm. With a vision of an information technology company that would bring transparency and efficiency to the buying and selling of financial securities, he launched a small startup in a one room office. Today, Bloomberg LP is a global company that employs nearly 20,000 people in 176 locations in 120 countries.
6. Larry Page
Lawrence Edward Page is an American computer scientist and Internet entrepreneur. He is best known for being one of the co-founders of Google along with Sergey Brin. Page is the chief executive officer of Alphabet Inc.
Born: March 26, 1973 (age 46 years), East Lansing, Michigan, United States
Net worth: 60.5 billion USD (2019)
Spouse: Lucinda Southworth (m. 2007)
Salary: One-dollar salary
Education: East Lansing High School (1987–1991), MORE
- If you're changing the world, you're working on important things. You're excited to get up in the morning.
- You never lose a dream. It just incubates as a hobby.
5. Warren Buffet
Warren Buffett - CEO of Berkshire Hathaway
Description: Warren Edward Buffett is an American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist, who is the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. He is considered one of the most successful investors in the world and has a net worth of US$82 billion as of July 18, 2019, making him the third-wealthiest person in the world.
Born: August 30, 1930 (age 89 years),
Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Net worth: 86.6 billion USD (2019)
- Astrid Menks (m. 2006),
- Susan Buffett (m. 1952–2004)
Education: Columbia Business School (1950–1951), MORE
- We simply attempt to be fearful when others are greedy and to be greedy only when others are fearful.
- Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.
4. Bill Gates
Bill Gates - American business magnate
Description: William Henry Gates III is an American business magnate, software developer, investor, and philanthropist. He is best known as the co-founder of Microsoft Corporation. Wikipedia
Born: October 28, 1955 (age 64 years), Seattle, Washington, United States
Net worth: 107.4 billion USD (2019)
Spouse: Melinda Gates (m. 1994)
Children: Phoebe Adele Gates, Rory John Gates, Jennifer Katharine Gates
Education: Harvard College (1973–1975), Lakeside School (1967–1973)
3. Elon Musk
Elon Musk - CEO of SpaceX
Description: Elon Reeve Musk FRS is a technology entrepreneur, investor, and engineer. He holds South African, Canadian, and U.S. citizenship and is the founder, CEO, and chief engineer/designer of SpaceX; co-founder of Neuralink; founder of The Boring Company; co-founder and initial co-chairman of OpenAI; and co-founder of PayPal. In December 2016, he was ranked 21st on the Forbes list of The World's Most Powerful People, and was ranked (co-)first on the Forbes list of the Most Innovative Leaders of 2019. He has a net worth of $22.8 billion and is listed by Forbes as the 40th-richest person in the world.
Born: June 28, 1971 (age 48 years),
Pretoria, South Africa
Net worth: 24.2 billion USD (2019)
- Talulah Riley (m. 2013–2016),
- Talulah Riley (m. 2010–2012),
- Justine Musk (m. 2000–2008)
Education: University of Pennsylvania (1997)
- Nevada Alexander Musk,
- Kai Musk, Griffin Musk,
- Xavier Musk, Saxon Musk,
- Damian Musk
Did you know: Elon Reeve Musk is the most wealthiest South African billionaire by net worth (world rank: 40).
more info: wikipedia.org
2. Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson
British entrepreneur Richard Branson launched Virgin Records in the early 1970s, eventually building his business into the multinational Virgin Group.
Richard Branson - Business magnate
Description: Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson is a British business magnate, investor, author and philanthropist. He founded the Virgin Group in the 1970s, which controls more than 400 companies in various fields. Branson expressed his desire to become an entrepreneur at a young age.
Born: July 18, 1950 (age 69 years), Blackheath, London, United Kingdom
Net worth: 4 billion USD (2019)
Spouse: Joan Templeman (m. 1989), Kristen Tomassi (m. 1972–1979)
Did you know: Richard Branson ranks eighth among wealthiest British billionaires by net worth (world rank: 324).
- You don't learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.
- Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming.
- Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.
1. Sergey Brin
Sergey Brin - President of Alphabet
Description: Sergey Mikhaylovich Brin is an American computer scientist and Internet entrepreneur. Together with Larry Page, he co-founded Google. Brin is the president of Google's parent company Alphabet Inc. As of October 2019, Brin is the 10th-richest person in the world, with an estimated net worth of US$53.8 billion.
Born: August 21, 1973 (age 46 years),
Net worth: 58.3 billion USD (2019)
Spouse: Anne Wojcicki (m. 2007–2015)
Citizenship: United States (since 1979); Soviet Union (1973–1979)
Education: Stanford University (1993–1995),
Children: Chloe Wojin, Benji Wojin
11. Patrick Collison
Patrick Collison - CEO of Stripe
Description: Patrick Collison is an Irish entrepreneur from County Tipperary. He is the co-founder and CEO of Stripe, which he started with his younger brother, John, in 2010. He won the 41st Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition in 2005 at the age of sixteen. Collison currently lives in San Francisco, California.
Born: September 9, 1988 (age 31 years),
Net worth: 2.1 billion USD (2019)
Award: Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition
Education: Castletroy College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Siblings: John Collison, Tommy Collison
Did you know: Patrick Collison is the ninth-richest Irish people by net worth (1.9 billion USD).
He lives in San Francisco and work at Stripe. I grew up in Ireland and previously studied math at MIT. I am on the boards of Stripe and the Long Now Foundation. (The long-term is underrated!)
The brothers were worth at least $2.1 billion each after San Francisco-based Stripe raised $150 million from CapitalG, an investment division of Google parent company Alphabet, and General Catalyst Partners. In September 2019, it was announced that Stripe had raised an addition $250 million at a valuation of $35 billion.