Who are the worlds wealthiest people?
Bill Gates. Warren Buffett. Mark Zuckerberg. George Soros. Charles and David Koch
Today’s infographic below takes an in-depth look at the world’s wealthiest billionaires by breaking down important data on age, location, and the source of their fortunes using the latest information from Wealth-X,
Billionaires by Geography
The lion’s share of the wealthiest billionaires still come from the United States, where 58% of the list is located.
The rest are mostly in Europe (16%) and China (12%), which includes those from Hong Kong.
The Southern Hemisphere only has one billionaire – Jorge Lemann from Brazil.
However, even he now lives in Switzerland.
Surprisingly, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Japan, and Russia combine to have no representation on the Top 50 Billionaires list.
Billionaires by Age
The youngest billionaire on the list is Mark Zuckerberg, at just 31 years of age.
The oldest is Liliane Bettencourt, the principal shareholder of cosmetic giant L’Oréal. She is 93 years old.
Billionaires by Industry
Technology has more billionaires (12) than any other industry group.
The world’s largest fashion and retail brands, such as Wal-Mart, Zara, Nike, and H&M, also have helped to get many people on this list.