15 Of The World’s Richest Billion-Dollar Inheritance
For the heirs of the world’s richest, age does not matter. They could be toddlers in school, or an executive of some corporation, what is certain is that
they are destined to inherit an empire!
The children of those 1 percent of the world’s population are surely going to have a tremendous inheritance to their name—obviously, if they have not got it yet. But there are some billionaires who intend to give some or even all (e.g. Warren Buffet) of their money away.
Poplively has already presented the list of the richest people on Earth, and now we bring you 15 of the world’s richest billion-dollar inheritance. The list is created in a way that we have included only the direct descendants of the billionaires; their grandchildren excluded. This means that the likes of Francois Pinault’s, Francois B. Meyer’s and Walton grandchildren are not included.
Now we shall have a look at the 15 of the World’s richest billion-dollar inheritance. Click on “Next” to start! (Heads up: the numbers may baffle you!)
#15: Wang Jianlin: One of the Richest Man in China with Only One Child
Wang Jianlin is one of the richest men in China; he is worth US$ 22.6 billion. His sole child, Wang Sicong, is in his early 30s, and is destined to inherit all of his wealth.
Wang Sicong, the son, is unlike his father. According to a leading Chinese news agency, he has accrued a portion of wealth meant for him but he does not plan to follow in his father’s footsteps. Rather than controlling the reins of his father’s company, Wang Sicong plans to be an investor.
#14: David Thomson: The Chairman of Thomson-Reuters has Six Children
David Thomson is one of those few brilliant heirs who inherited a flourishing company, and took it to next level. Thomson inherited the media company Thomson-Reuters from grandfather. After that, the company has been on the rise, its revenues ever-increasing!
Currently ranked at 24th place on Forbes’ list of the billionaires with a net-worth over US$ 36.5 billion, Thomson will surely leave a billion-dollar fortune for his six children. Right now, his family is the wealthiest in Canada. And, the numbers on his accounts are still growing.
#13: The Founder of Tech Giant Dell: He has Four Children and a Wife
Ranked at 33rd in Forbes’ billionaires, the CEO of Dell Technologies is worth US$ 27.8 billion!
Since the founding of Dell, the numbers on Michael Dell’s bank accounts have been growing and growing. He has a net worth of US$ 27.8 billion right now, according to Forbes. Michael Dell has a wife, Susan, and four children.
The eldest of the children, Alexa, is 26-years old now. She is set to marry another millionaire known as Arshia H. Refoua.
#12: Steve Ballmer, worth US$ 63.4bn, Has Three Children
If you don’t know much about Ballmer, let us tell you that he was an executive at Microsoft! Currently taking the 11th place on Forbes, the American Businessman is worth more than US$ 63 billion. He has a family too: a wife, named Connie; and 3 sons.
Not only that, Ballmer owns the basketball team LA Clippers!
#11: Sergey Brin, Google’s co-founder, Has Two Children in School
The co-founder of the famous tech giant Google; and his wife, the CEO of 23andMe comes 11th on the list.
Sergey Brin and Anne Wojcicki were married to each other, and lived opulently until their divorce in 2015. The had two children.
The son named Benji Wojin, her sister Chloe Wojin are set to inherit quite a fortune: Sergey Brin holds the 14th place on Forbes with a net-worth of US$ 56 billion, while Anne Wojcicki holds around US$ 440 million!
#10: Mukesh Ambani: The richest in Asia, has Three Children
The richest person in Asia, Mukesh D. Ambani comes 10th on our list.
Mukesh Ambani is at the helm of Reliance Industries which is worth $88 billion. His net-worth go beyond $44 billion, which makes him hold 21st place on Forbes. The billionaire has a wife, and two sons and a daughter. All of the children are well into their twenties, and work for their father’s company.
#9: Larry Page, Google’s co-founder, has Two Children
Larry Page, with his mate Sergey Brin, co-founded Google. He has also served as the CEO of Alphabet which is the Google’s parent company. He holds the 13th place on Forbes with a net-worth that goes above $58 billion.
Larry Page has a wife, and two children. The elder kid is believed to have born in 2009, and the other in 2011—that means both of the children are young. Nevertheless, they are the heirs of a billion-dollar inheritance!
#8: Michael Bloomberg: the founder of Bloomberg LP has Two Children
The Sixteenth richest person on the planet, Michael Bloomberg, founded his financial information and media company i.e. Bloomberg LP in 1981. He has also served as the Mayor of NYC.
Bloomberg is currently ranked at 16th place on Forbes having a net-worth of $53.9 billion, albeit much of his wealth will go into charity as he has signed the philanthropic contract known as Giving Pledge. His daughters, Emma and Georgina, will inherit a significant amount nevertheless!
Interested to know what Mark Zuckerberg will leave behind? Click “Next” to read!
#7: Mark Zuckerberg: The founder of Facebook has Two Daughters and a Wife
The seventh richest person on Earth worth a whopping $66.3bn: Mark Zuckerberg.
Mark Zuckerberg comes 7th on our list. He and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are happily married and have two daughters who are very young! The first, Maxima, came into this world in 2015, while August in 2017. That means they are still toddlers.
Though the couple has signed Giving Pledge contract, and plan to give 99 percent of their shares in Facebook away, the toddlers will still inherit considerable wealth!
#6: Larry Ellison, Oracle Founder, has Two Children
Now comes the fifth wealthiest person on Earth: Larry Ellison!
Larry Ellison is the cofounder of the software company Oracle. Though he resigned from the role of CEO in 2014, he still holds two decision-making and critical posts in the company. His assets currently go well beyond $68 billion.
Larry Ellison has two children: a son (David) who is 36, and a daughter (Megan) who is 33 years old. Both of the children have already inherited considerable amount of their father’s wealth, and both of them have proved themselves as extraordinary filmmakers. To be more specific, the movies Her, Zero-Dark Thirty and the American Hustle are Megan’s works; and Star Trek: Beyond is the son’s.
#5: Amancio Ortega, the founder of Zara, has Three Children
Amancia Ortega was once crowned the richest man on Earth; now he stands at the sixth place with a net-worth that is around $65 billion—thanks to the world’s largest clothing retailer company, Inditex, which is owned by him!
Amancio Ortega has three daughters. The youngest, Marta, is well into her thirties and is said to be the heiress of Zara because of her ever-increasing involvement in the company. She holds the position of a Creative Consultant, and no clothing can hit the shelves until she approves it.
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#4: Bernard Arnault: The richest in Europe, Has Five Children
And now, the richest man in Europe: Bernard Arnault!
Bernard Arnault is the third wealthiest man in the world with $94.1 billion worth of assets, and rightly so: he is at the helm of more the 70 brands that includes the like of Sephora and Louis Vuitton!
Arnault has five children from two marriages. Four of his children are working with him in the luxury goods conglomerate i.e. LMVH. Alexandre (27) currently serves as the CEO of Rimowa Luggage brand, while Frederic (24) holds a directory position at the TAG Heuer. The youngest of the children is the only one who is not involved in the family’s company.
#2: Bill Gates and Melinda Gates: Worth $104.3bn, has Three Children
And now the ever-rich Bill Gates!
Bill Gates’ wealth has been on the rise since the guy founded Microsoft. Right now, Bill Gates is worth more than $104 billion, is the second wealthiest man on Earth. He is expected to accrue more wealth as the Windows and other products by Microsoft are not speculated to lose their value any time soon.
Bill and Melinda gates are happily married, and have three children. The eldest of the children, Jennifer, is a Stanford grad and is currently enrolled at a medical school in New York. She is 23, and is regarded as one of the brightest. The son, Rory, is 20 now; while Phoebe is studying private (high school).
While Bill Gates and his wife, Melinda, are known for their philanthropic activities, it is reported that the couple intends to give $10 million to each of their children; rest of the wealth will go to charity. Bill and Melinda are one of the pioneers of Giving Pledge, so that gesture is appreciable as well as understandable.
#1: Jeff Bezos, CEO and Founder of Amazon, has Four Children with his ex-wife MacKenzie
And lastly, the richest person on Earth, Jeff Bezos!
The founder and the CEO of Amazon is currently the wealthiest person in the world with a net-worth that exceed $142 billion.
Jeff Bezos was married to MacKenzie Bezos until their divorce. Now, Jeff has three sons and a daughter who was adopted. After formerly agreeing to the terms of their divorce, MacKenzie left with $36.7 billion. With the need and efficiency of Amazon increasing, we can speculate some more numbers being added to Jeff’s net-worth. His children are going to be the heir of the richest inheritance if the graph goes in the same direction.
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