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Billionaire’s Paradise: The World’s Wealthiest People in 2015

Billionaire's Paradise: The World's Wealthiest People in 2015

Billionaire’s Paradise: The World’s Wealthiest People in 2015

The landscape of global billionaires is changing for the better.

In this year’s list of the super wealthy, more women (up 15% to 197) have made the list than last year’s. In addition, some very young tech founders have cracked the list including personnel from Uber, Airbnb and Snapchat. There are now 46 billionaires on the list under the age of 40.

Also important is that the majority of billionaires on this list are self-made. Of 1,826 billionaires, over 65% of them (1,191) were self-made, while only 12.6% (230) inherited all of their wealth directly.

The top of the list itself remains very familiar. Bill Gates, despite stepping down as CEO of Microsoft in 2000, still has the largest fortune with $79.2 billion. He has topped the rankings for 16 of the last 21 years.

Carlos Slim and Warren Buffett round out the top three, with fortunes of $77.1B and $72.7B respectively.

Original graphic from: All Finance Tax

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