The 10 richest people in the world  

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5. Mark Zuckerberg - Born May 14, 1984

Mark Elliot Zuckerberg is an American technology entrepreneur and philanthropist best known for co-founding and leading Facebook, as its chairman and chief executive officer. Born in White Plains, New York, Zuckerberg attended Harvard University where he launched Facebook from his dormitory room on February 4, 2004.

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Net worth: $71 billion = 890 Billion ZAR

Facebook is an American online social media and social networking service company based in Menlo Park, California. Facebook has more than 2.2 billion monthly active users as of January 2018.


4. Bernard Arnault - Born March 5, 1949

Arnault is a French business magnate, an investor and art collector. Arnault is the chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of LVMH, the world's largest luxury-goods company. He is the richest person in France and the fourth richest person in the world.

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Net worth: $72 billion = 904 Billion ZAR

LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the world's largest maker of luxury goods. He controls about half of LVMH, which had revenue of 37.6 billion euros ($41.6 billion) in 2016, and sells products including Louis Vuitton leather goods, TAG Heuer watches and Dom Perignon to name a few.


3. Warren Buffett - Born August 30, 1930

Known as the "Oracle of Omaha," Warren Edward Buffett is an American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist who serves as the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway and is considered one of the most successful investors in the world and of all time.

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Net worth: $84 billion = 1 Trillion ZAR

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is an American multinational conglomerate holding company headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, United States.


2. Bill Gates - Born October 28, 1955

William Henry Gates III is an American business magnate, investor, author, philanthropist, humanitarian, and principal founder of Microsoft Corporation. Bill Gates chairs the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the world's largest private charitable foundation. The foundation works to save lives and improve global health, and is working with Rotary International to eliminate polio.

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Net worth: $90 billion = 1.1 Trillion ZAR

Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational technology company with headquarters in Redmond, Washington. It develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics, personal computers, and services.


1. Jeff Bezos - Born January 12, 1964

Jeffrey Preston Bezos is an American technology entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist, who is best known as the founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Amazon, the world's largest online shopping retailer. Bezos was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico and raised in Houston, Texas.

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Net worth: $112 billion = 1.4 Trillion ZAR

Amazon, is an American electronic commerce and cloud computing company based in Seattle, Washington that was founded by Jeff Bezos on July 5, 1994.


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