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Category Archives: The World’s Billionaires

For The First Time Ever, The Richest 1% Own More Than Half Of The World’s Wealth, Or $140 Trillion

Today Credit Suisse released its latest annual global wealth report, which traditionally lays out what has become the single biggest reason for the recent "anti-establishment" revulsion: an unprecedented concentration of wealth among a handful of people, as shown in Swiss bank's infamous global wealth pyramid, an arrangement which as observed by the "shocking" political backlash […]

Bezos Calls The Top? Sells $1.1 Billion Of Amazon Stock At Record Highs

Is the world’s richest man starting to get a little concerned that his $90 billion fortune in Amazon stock might just be fully valued?  Well, judging by his SEC disclosures from last Friday, Bezos provided investors with roughly 1.1 billion reasons why the answer to that question may be a resounding ‘yes’. As Bloomberg points […]

The Richest Person On Each Continent

With a stock price surge of 13% after Amazon’s most recent quarterly filing, Wall Street analysts were reportedly “shocked” by the company’s rapid growth. The e-commerce juggernaut beat both quarterly revenue and earnings forecasts, and continues to trailblaze with a 34% revenue growth rate. This boded well for the net worth of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, which […]

Who’s The Richest Person In Your State?

The United States is known to have many millionaires and billionaires. But, as HowMuch.net details, it turns out that not all states are equal when it comes to the rich and powerful. Where does your state fall? Take a look at the map below to see the richest person in every state. Source: HowMuch.net A […]

Visualizing The Richest People In Human History (Part 1)

The Richest People in Human History (Up until the Industrial Revolution) Click here for a larger, more legible version of the infographic that you can explore in-depth. Attributable to: The Money Project, a collaboration between Visual Capitalist and Texas Precious Metals When we think of wealth today, we often think of the massive personal fortunes of business magnates like Bill […]

Jeff Bezos Surpasses Bill Gates – Becomes World’s Richest Man

A surge in Amazon shares this morning (ahead of earnings) has propelled founder Jeff Bezos past Microsoft founder Bill Gates as the world’s richest person… As Bloomberg reports, shares of the online retailer rose 1.8 percent to $1,071.31 as of 9:30 a.m. in New York. If the gains hold through the close, Bezos, 53, could leapfrog Gates on the Bloomberg […]