Stories bogateniya known billionaires
The richest people on the planet at different speeds have multiplied their success. Legendary investor Warren Buffett took 26 years to join the billionaires club after he made his first million - at that time he was already 56 years old. But the founder of the social networking site Facebook Mark Zuckerberg graduated from the class semiznachnikov in just one year.
On the basis of data from the list, Forbes and Bloomberg online portal Betway tracked when and who acquired the status of millionaires and billionaires and as they were at the time of years. So I managed to make a list of how much time the most successful businessmen (and heirs) overcame the barrier of one billion dollars.
The fastest stepping stone to riches can be rightly regarded as the technology sector - there is a millionaire, to earn his first billion, on average, it took only 5 years old.
23. Sheldon Adelson
A native of Boston's poorest neighborhoods in 12 years began to sell newspapers and tried a dozen trades in the financial sector before to earn his first million in 27 years in the organization of industrial exhibitions in Las Vegas. Since then firmly entrenched in the gaming and hospitality industry and earning the first billion at the age of 68 years, he has become one of the main sponsors of the US Republican Party.
22. Lee Shau Kee
It is hard to believe, but in this photo Lee Shau Kee 90 years. He became a millionaire in 36 years, and before the first billion reached in 63. One of the most influential and best-known people in China and Hong Kong, Lee Shau Kee built his fortune by trading real estate and gas supplies to the population and factories across the country.
21. Warren Buffett
The billionaire known for his strategy of "long" investments - so, earning his first state when he was 30, up to ten numbers he reached only at the age of 56 years. Despite this, he is the third richest person in the world with a personal fortune of 84 billion dollars. And he still lives in the same house in Nebraska, who bought in 1958 for 31 thousand dollars.
20. Carlos Slim
The richest man in Latin America, made his fortune in telecommunications. Becoming a millionaire in 25 years, Slim has invested successfully in the insurance industry, as well as a variety of companies in the financial and communications sector, and eventually became a billionaire in '51. The average Mexican is constantly faced with the business controlled by Carlos Slim - from mobile and ending insurance and watching TV.
19. Charles Koch
Together with his brother David, Charles inherited the business from his father, Fred Koch who invented a new method for the production of gasoline. Together, the brothers expanded the business in a few thousand times. First Koch Industries engaged exclusively in the chemical and oil industry, but today the company has interests in a variety of industries, from polymers to environmental programs and animal husbandry. Becoming a millionaire in 31 years, the managing corporation Charz Koch became a billionaire in 53.
18. Bernard Arnault
The richest man in Europe and the officer of the Legion of Honor, a French businessman specializes in luxury brands - because there is no better way to make money than selling expensive items rich. Its holding includes any product consumption - cognac "Hennessy" to the fashion house Louis Vuitton. A millionaire in 27 years, the billionaire - 48.
17. Michael Bloomberg
In 1981, the entrepreneur and the 108th New York mayor Bloomberg founded the company, which is to collect, analyze and sell information on the state of the financial markets in real time. Bloomberg personally developed a computer analysis of the information system for traders and later opened an online service for stock trading. To date, Bloomberg empire includes TV, radio and a global computer network of financial news - and founder of the company again at the helm since resigned as mayor of New York in late 2013. Reached billionaire status in '52 - before they decided to run.
16. Amancio Ortega
Poverty forced the family of the founder of the fashion house Zara start earning at the age of 13 years. First factory he opened in 37 years, where he and his wife helped embroider nightdresses, dressing gowns and lingerie, and the first store of Zorba, which is due to problems with the registration had to be renamed in Zara opened a couple of years. Earned first million in 49 years, 65 Ortega became a billionaire and now regularly engages in the battle for first place among the three richest people in the world.
15. Rob Walton
inherited from his father Sam Walton managing a large network of hypermarkets Walmart, Rob worked as CEO from 1992 to 2015, becoming a millionaire at 34 and reaching up to a billion in 48 - two years after it took control in their own hands.
14. Li Ka-shing
Li Ka-shing - one of the most successful entrepreneurs in Asia. His company built every seventh apartment through them two thirds of the turnover in the port of Hong Kong, and he also owns a solid stakes electricity market and mobile communications. In China, even has a saying that five cents of every dollar spent in Hong Kong goes into his pocket. In 30 years, he became a millionaire within 13 years reached a billion. The reason for the success is that Ka-shing has never been afraid to make risky investments, if the business had every reason to stand up and come to bear.
13. David Koch
The younger brother of Charles Koch and his brother for many years, developed a family business, where he was responsible for technical management, helping Koch Industries to convert raw materials into consumer products. Earned millions in 39, 10 years later, he became a billionaire.
12. Jim Walton
The youngest of the sons of Sam Walton, Jim went to work at Walmart from college, working first in the real estate department, but later mainly manages non-core assets in the possession of Walmart, like banks and publishers. He became a millionaire at age 34 and after 10 years has earned the first billion.
11. Jack Ma
One of the most prominent businessmen recently, a former English teacher founded Alibaba after he became the first entrepreneur in China to master the Internet - he began with the creation of websites. At present Jack Ma is the richest man in China, but around the world it is known by frequent appearances at forums and ease of communication with the audience thanks to impeccable English. The first million earned through Alibaba in 35 years, and 10 years later became a billionaire.
10. Hui Ka Yan
The founder and owner of the largest real estate development companies in China, spent 10 years working for the machine after it left the university with an engineering degree and studied steel production. The 41 made his first million, and after 10 years - a billion.
9. Steve Ballmer
Ballmer for many years ruled by Microsoft after, in 2000, Bill Gates has chosen his successor. Under the leadership of Ballmer, Microsoft's annual revenues grew from $ 25 to $ 70 billion, while net profit increased by 215 percent. Although the money was obtained mainly from the former company's products - Windows and of Office, Ballmer maintained their profitability, protecting them from competition from more affordable peers and improving technical solutions. Earning his first million at age 30, after 8 years, Ballmer has become the first billionaire in history, made his fortune on the remuneration of the Board of Directors, not being the founder and principal owner of the company.
8. Larry Ellison
The founder and, until recently, Oracle chief executive officer of the company - one of the pioneers in the field of computer technology and work with large volumes of data. His company has long been a major competitor of IBM and today is one of the industry leaders. Climbing billionaires ranked Ellison took only 7 years after the first million earned in 42 years.
7. Bill Gates
The founder of Microsoft - a living example of one of the most dizzying success stories. The first million he earned when he was only 26, and after 5 years he became a billionaire. Despite the fact that he had long retired, Gates is actively and wisely invest their savings, and also makes a great contribution to charity and share book recommendations.
6. Larry Page
Inventing a technology that is behind the search engine Google, Page, perhaps, not only carved out for himself a vast fortune as the founder of the company, but also became one of the key inventors in the field of digital technologies. Together with Sergey Brin, they founded the company, the name of which has now become an independent verb in all languages. On the project, which began as an experiment in 25 years Larry has earned over a million dollars, and in 5 years became a billionaire.
5. Sergey Brin
A friend of Page and the second founder of Google - a gifted mathematician and a native of Russia. First I met future business partner in the university, where he was interested in Page's project that promised to establish navigation uncontrollably sprawling Internet - this is what they have achieved. Today, Google - the second most expensive company in the world, and its range of activities includes almost everything about the technology - from medicine and computers to social networks and unmanned vehicles. Like his team-mate, Bryn has gone from 6 to 9 zeros for 5 years.
4. Alice Walton
Another heir to Walmart founder of the network has the same status as Rob and Jim Walton - 41 billion dollars. But the path from one million to the first billion overcome in just 4 years at the age of 43 years. Actively investing in the arts and philanthropy. And in his autobiography, Sam Walton wrote that the daughter most of all his children like him character.
3. Ma Huateng
The success of Ma Huateng, like many other Chinese tech giants, is to copy and timely introduce Western counterparts technologies in the local market. In the 1999 Huaten released messenger QQ, in which, as he says later met his wife. Ma overcame the way from a million to a billion in just three years, at age 36, for which he takes the third place in the list.
2. Jeff Bezos
Amazon founder made his first million in 33 years and due to the rapid growth of the business became a billionaire after two years. One of the most successful companies of our time and place where you can buy anything, began as an online store for books. And even today the company takes its series and launches the rocket space.
1. Mark Zuckerberg
The first place goes to Mark Zuckerberg - the founder of Facebook, which today has become one of the major Internet companies and is a serious competition to Google, Apple and other giants in the technology sector. Mark managed to break the record of rapid enrichment, set by Bill Gates - just 22, he made his first million, and a year later became a billionaire.