The race to become the world’s first Trillionaire is well and truly under way, Today Vidello looks at 10 People In The Race To Become The World’s First Trillionaire.
10. Bill Gates
With a personal net worth of $110 Billion dollars, Bill Gates has surpassed the 9 digit bank balance and is only the second person to do it in history.
Bill owns technology giant Microsoft and his software is installed on a large amount of computers and networks world-wide.
Unlike some of the other people featuring on our list, Gates does not have his own Space Company and has invested all his time and potential into the software company that changed the world.
He owns a massive $127 million dollar home that covers 66,000 square feet and includes 7 bedrooms and 18.5 bathrooms.
He has a number of very expensive investments including Leonardo Divinci’s notebook which he paid $30.8 million dollars for and he also owns an extensive art collection worth at least $64 million dollars.
When it comes to cars, Bill Gates has some interesting taste and his collection includes a number of Porsche’s with the 911, 930 and a rare 959 all paid for by him.
He also owns a Jaguar XJ6, a Porsche Carrera Cabriolet 964, and a Ferrari 348 thought to be worth a total of $630,000 dollars.
Another purchase the worlds second richest man is considering, this enormous world first hydrogen-powered super-yacht thought to be worth close to $500 million dollars.
The yacht design is thought to be 112 metres long, capable of a top speed of 17 knots, and have a range of 3,750 nautical miles.
Could bill come up with a plan to become the worlds first trillionaire? let us know in the comments below!
9. Jeff Bezos
Currently the undisputed richest man in the world with a fortune of $116 billion dollars, Jeff Bezos is best known for founding online shopping website Amazon.
At its peak, the company, and others, made Jeff roughly $1.5 billion a week, and more than $215 million a day in the last 12 months, just to clarify thats $2,489 per second.
His net worth dropped $10 billion recently when he pledged the money in an effort to fight climate change with the Bezos Earth Fund.
You may be wondering what all this money buys, and apart from his own Space Company, Blue origin, he also owns several homes including a $167 million dollar home in Hollywood and a $23 million dollar home in Washington State.
His Beverly Hills home takes up 13,000 square feet and features a massive swimming pool, a 300-foot-long, tree-lined driveway, sculptural fountains, and a guest house.
While his more modest home is today worth close to $53 million dollars and includes 27,000 square feet of space, a grand staircase, a ballroom, art gallery, elevator and wet bar.
After a $12 million dollar renovation to split the home in two it now has 25 bathrooms, 11 bedrooms, two workout rooms, and a whiskey cellar.
His car choice, however could not be more different from his house choice with the billionaire CEO owning just one Honda Accord and while driving may be cheap for the Amazon boss flying certainly isn’t with hi owning his very own $65 million Gulfstream G650ER private jet.
8. Bernard Arnault
Owner of Louis Vuitton, one of the worlds largest fashion and Luxury goods retailer, this $109 billion dollar man has just paid out $16 billion for fashion mogul Tiffany & Co.
Arnault is currently Europe’s richest man after he overtook Warren Buffet thanks to a surge of $5.1 billion dollars in 48 hours on a share price rise.
He owns a home located on Paris’s Left Bank south of the Seine River which is filled with a huge art collection including pieces from Damien Hirst, Andy Warhol, and Pablo Picasso.
He also purchased 5 houses, albeit secretly, on Rodeo Drive in Trousdale Estates which came to a total of $125 Million dollars.
The worlds third richest man is also a yacht owner thanks to his purchase of the $125 million dollar Symphony with its 24 guest cabins, maximum speed of 21 knots and hybrid propulsion technology.
Fashion is not the only thing in the deep pockets of Europe’s richest man, he also owns the Tag Heuer watch brand and he is the king of Champagne with ownership of Moët Hennessy and the famous Dom Pérignon brand.
7. Warren Buffett
If there is ever a success story worth mentioning, its that of Billionaire CEO Warren Buffett, who was named the Best Investor of the 20th Century.
His portfolio of business investments has helped him achieve a fortune of over $85.5 Billion dollars and has been working since the age of 14 when he had his own paper round.
He bought shares in a textile company called Berkshire Hathaway in 1962 and since then has turned it into a half-trillion dollar company.
Buffet has a knack for value investing and runs his company and lifestyle in exactly the same way, with one word to describe it… FRUGAL
He lives in a modest $652,000 dollar home however its reported he does own a larger property that is used for holidays from time to time.
He is a dedicated philanthropist giving millions to charity and has said that when he dies his entire fortune will go towards the Bill and Melinda gates foundation.
6. Mark Zuckerberg
Famous throughout the world as the guy with the most “friends” most of Mark Zuckerberg’s $71.1 billion dollar fortune came from the creation of online social media site Facebook.
Originally called Face-mash and then The-Facebook, the site was created along with Harvard classmate Eduardo Saverin behind the backs of the Winklevoss Twins.
Facebook, which had its IPO in 2012, was estimated to have roughly 2 billion users at the end of 2018 with a market cap of $561 billion in 2019.
He has been involved in several other projects outside of Facebook including a solar powered drone that can deliver internet to areas deprived of the web and several donations to schools in Newark, New Jersey.
He lived the same kind of Frugal Lifestyle that Warren Buffet lives, until recently when he began buying up property all over the USA.
More than $59 million dollars went on two adjacent Lake Tahoe properties and he also owns properties in San Francisco and the Hawaiian island of Kauai.
His first home, a 5,000-square-foot estate in Palo Alto, California was where he had lived for many years before branching out.
He plans to build a 6,100-square-foot two-bedroom house, including a 16-bay garage complex and administration building on the Hawaiian plot
Zuckerberg is also big on security, with him hiring up to 16 bodyguards at home and as for his car collection, frugal is once again the word with a Honda Fit hatchback.
5. Larry Ellison
Famous for creating the software that handles most of the credit card transactions on the planet, Ellison is the majority stakeholder and CEO of Oracle with a net worth close to $62.5 billion dollars.
This man owns some serious real estate, with numerous properties snapped up on Carbon Beach massive estates located in Japan, Hawaii and Silicon Valley.
He owns a $3.9 million dollar home in San Francisco’s swanky Pacific Heights neighborhood that has four levels and five bedrooms.
He then planned to purchase the property next door to build a $40 million dollar home just so he could cut down his neighbors trees but was turned down!
After renovations his $212 million dollar estate in Woodside, California is modeled on the Japanese Imperial palace.
Ellison also owns the Epiphany Hotel, which he purchased for $71.6 million in 2015 with 73 luxury rooms equipped with Alexa virtual assistants.
His purchase of 12 homes on Carbon beach gave it the nickname Billionaires beach and he owns another dozen homes in the area putting the cost at another $250 million dollars.
When it comes to purchasing what he wants, he gets the job done, spending another $6.9 million in 2007 for the Malibu Racquet Club and later the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.
Another $42.9 Million was spent purchasing a private golf club spanning almost 250 acres in Rancho Mirage, California in 2011.
Another $175 million was dropped on homes in Incline Village, Nevada, an affluent neighborhood on Lake Tahoe’s north shore including the iconic Cal Neva Resort once owned by Frank Sinatra.
With a portfolio of a trillionaire comes the purchase of private islands including $300 million to buy 98% of the Hawaiian island of Lanai with a project of four season resorts.
Other purchases in his portfolio include a $75 million dollar Gulfstream G650 and a series of yachts including the $13 million dollar Musashi and the $200 million dollar rising sun.
Having turned several houses into art museums his art collection is also valued at over 100 million dollars.
We think he has a serious shot at the trillionaire title if he sold all his assets? Let us know if you agree below!
4. Larry Page
Another famous technology entrepreneur, Larry page is the owner of Alphabet, which also owns Google, and many other internet companies.
Larry and his partner Sergey Brin created the worlds biggest search engine Google, which itself has an estimated market capitalization of $927 billion dollars.
Page purchased a large home in Old Palo Alto for $7.2 million dollars in 2015 and it is currently listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Other properties surrounding the home were purchased to create a 6,000-square-foot ECO friendly estate with roof gardens and solar panels.
He owns a 60-meter super-yacht with features including six decks, open and shaded sun decks, a gym, and Jacuzzi along with five Wave-runners.
While many tech executives prefer private gulf-stream jets, Page travels on a larger plane, the his 767–200 which he purchased in 2005 with two staterooms, connecting bathrooms and showers, and a dining area.
Just when you thought the private plane was insane, Page (and Brin) have purchased their own airport for a reported price of $82 million dollars, just to be able to avoid any other person at an airport.
Despite owning a flying car company and owning everything we have just mentions… he still drives a Toyota Prius.
3. Mukesh Ambani
Well know throughout Asia as India’s richest man, Mukesh Ambani is a billionaire business magnate, and the chairman, managing director, and largest shareholder of Reliance Industries Ltd.
Owner of the world’s largest grassroots petroleum refinery, he is also credited with setting up digital infrastructure for the 4G network in India and launching 4G smartphone brand named LYF, India’s biggest smartphone brand in 2016.
His house alone stands out as someone who means business when it comes to money, and he owns the entire skyscraper-home called Antilla.
This private 27-story building in Mumbai features three helipads, a 160-car garage, private movie theater, swimming pool, and fitness center.
The home has 600 staff on hand to keep things in order and he was named the World’s Richest Sports Team Owner” thanks to the purchase of the IPL cricket team “Mumbai Indians” for $111.9 million dollars.
In 2007 he purchased an Airbus A319 for $60 million dollars before kitting it out with a living room, bedroom, satellite television, WiFi, sky bar, Jacuzzi, and an office.
Some people has suggested he may one day get involved with the petroleum space mining business, so dont write his chances off just yet!
2. Steve Ballmer
Once a close partner of Bill gates, he helped build the Microsoft empire into what it is today with a current net worth of around $59.1 billion dollars.
Commercial cloud services have helped him make a healthy profit over the last year and this is expected to continue with the appearance of new technology and a rise in his 4% stake.
The tech man owns a $10 million dollar home in Hunts Point, Washington and its reported he owns another 10 houses on Whidbey Island.
As with many other tech billionaires, his car is not flashy and is reported to be a simple Ford.
His biggest purchase to date is that of the Los Angeles Clippers, the famed basketball team which he had to pay $2 billion dollars for.
1. Elon Musk
Where most of you will agree with me however, is that the top spot of these contenders goes to the man trying to colonize mars and the outer solar system.
While Elon Musk only has a current net worth close to $35.4 billion dollars, you could easily imagine his wealth upon completing his space faring goals of colonizing mars, the moon and beyond!
His company, Space X has roughly 7,000 employees but already commands a serious part of the commercial space program and is already worth an incredible $33.3 billion dollars alone.
This is before some of his other impressive companies that include Tesla, with a market cap of $88 billion and Solar City worth $2.6 billion dollars.
He owns a company called Neural-ink that aims on developing implantable brain–machine interfaces and was started in 2016, now worth an estimated $509.3 million dollars.
Elon recently sold his massive four-bedroom, three-bath home that overlooks Los Angeles with a price tag of $3.9 million reported.
The tech controlled futuristic super-home featured floor-to ceiling windows, 3,000-square-feet of space, sliding glass doors and electronically controlled curtains.
Other featured that can be controlled from a mobile phone include the security system, sound speakers and lighting.
Elon owns several cars, one of which he famously sent into space aboard a falcon heavy rocket, and these include a Tesla Roadster, Tesla Model S, Tesla Model X, Jaguar E-Type, BMW M5 and Ford Model T.
He also owned a million dollar McLaren F1, which he crashed, and even purchased the Lotus Esprit submarine car that’s used in the James Bond movie “The Spy Who Loved Me.” for just under $1 million.
But just what could make Elon Musk a billionaire? The answer your looking for lies in Asteroid mining and the unbelievable potential it would bring.
Elon musk was recently hired by NASA to hunt down an Asteroid named 16 Psyche that is thought to contain enough gold to make everyone on earth a Billionaire… or Musk a Trillionaire.
Work has already begun on the unmanned spacecraft that looks set to launch in 2022 and hunt that elusive £8,000-quadrillion fortune.
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