Most of the world's billionaires didn't inherit their wealth - they earned it


A new infographic from All Finance Tax highlights the richest people in the world, along with some interesting patterns.


For instance:

  • eight out of the ten richest billionaires in the world are American
  • two of those top ten are women, and in 2015 there are a record number of female billionaires worldwide
  • tech giants Uber, Airbnb, and Snapchat contribute multiple young billionaires to the list

Most interestingly, the majority of billionaires - think Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Larry Ellison, to start - are self-made, while a minority inherited the whole of their wealth.

Learn more about the richest people in the world below:


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