Top Five Billionaires of 2018

Nobody can become successful and wealthy overnight. It takes decades to gain success in
business, but with the use of right marketing and administrative strategies, of course. If you have
passion, devotion, and techniques to run a brand, then nothing can stop you to become a
billionaire. Yes, earning billions is a dream of almost every individual, but there are few people
in this universe, who are setting an example for newbie investors. Let’s have a glance on world’s
top five billionaire investors (Forbes), who earned and are still earning billions of dollars every
year.

1. Jeff Bezos

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With an approximated total value of $150 billion, Jeffrey Preston Bezos, shortly Jeff
Bezos, is a 54 years old U.S investor, tech entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He is the
developer and CEO of Amazon, which is an e-commerce platform, where you can buy
books, DVDs, computers, software, videos, electronics, magazines, and much more.
When he initiated Amazon, his parents helped him by investing several thousand dollars
in his startup back then in the 1990s, but it was his incredible inventiveness that led his
business to this level of success. He left his job at the age of 29 to concentrate on trading
and creating customer base through the internet when people had not much idea about
online businesses.
With great products and the best customer care service, his business flew like fire. He
then invested in various other companies like Uber, Twitter, and Airbnb, also purchased
Washington Post, Zappos, Elemental Tech, Blue Origin, Whole Foods, IMDb, Audible,
and a few more.

2. Bill Gates

Bill Gates is not anonymous to anyone as he’s an American investor, author,
philanthropist, and a founder of Microsoft Corporation.
With his high school friend, Paul Allen, he found Microsoft, and then he didn’t need to
look back as he got worldwide success and fame through it. Later, his friend separated his
way due to health concerns, and Bill Gates had managed everything on his own
afterward.
Though he stepped down as a CEO of Microsoft long ago, still his net worth as of 2018 is
90 billion (Forbes), and he currently runs a successful non-profit organization with his
wife, Melinda. Gates also announced to launch $1 billion Breakthrough Energy
investment in 2016. His passion for tech, the obsession to learn new things, right
investment strategy, and simple lifestyle play an essential role to become the world’s
second billionaire.

3. Warren Buffett

One of the most successful investors, Warren Buffet, also known as Oracle of Omaha is
not only the investor but also quite an influential entrepreneur. He runs Berkshire
Hathaway, a company which owns over 60 other companies. The top-notch brands
include Insurer Geico, restaurant chain Dairy Queen, and battery maker Duracell.
It would be a quite surprising fact that he bought his first stock at the age of only eleven,
and he filed taxes at thirteen. Well, he was a son of U.S Congressman, so it wasn’t a big
deal for him, of course. He kept his promise of giving his 99% of his fortune by donating
$35 billion to Bill and Melinda Foundation. As of Forbes 2018, Warren’s net worth is
$84 billion, which makes him the third billionaire of the world.

4. Bernard Arnault

According to Forbes, the fourth billionaire of the world as of 2018 is none other than
Bernard Arnault, who runs LVMH, French multinational luxury good conglomerate.
LVMH formed through a 1987 merger that owns over 68 international luxury goods
brands. The subsidiaries of the company include and not limited to Louis Vuitton,
Christian Dior SE, Sephora, Celine, Bulgari, Hennessy, and Givenchy.
In 1980, Arnault bought Financiere Agache in $15 million only, which is a parent
company of Dior, and he invested it through his father’s money. Later in 2017, he bought
out Christian Dior, too. His right investing skills helped him a lot in becoming Europe’s
first richest person alive.

5. Mark Zuckerburg

Who wouldn’t know about Mark Zuckerburg, who is the founder and CEO of the social
networking service company, Facebook? Everybody knows about him. One of the
youngest billionaires in the universe is just 33.
He started Facebook (FB) in 2004 at Harvard at the age of 19 with his other university
mates for students to match names and faces. Later, he took FB public in 2012. He owns
almost the 17% stock till date. In 2015, he pledged to give away his 99% of the wealth
for a charitable purpose.
However, he has faced criticism for sharing users’ data with political consulting firm
Cambridge Analytica in 2018.

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