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Top Billionaires: Time It Took To Make Their First Million

Interestingly, the 100 wealthiest people the world have a combined wealth of over $2,800 billion ($2.8 trillion). But, just how long did the likes of Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Carlos Slim Helu, and others to work for their first million?

The world’s richest man, Jeff Bezos took three years to make his first million. He is listed as having a net worth of $117 billion. Below are a few of the world’s richest people, their net worth, and the time it took them to reach the first of their many millions. The list shown here is by no means a complete list.

How much are the world’s top 10 billionaires worth?

From Jeff Bezos ($117 billion) to Sergey Brin ($55.4 billion) have a collective net worth of $810.8 billion. To get to a billion dollars, one has to make a million dollars at least 1000x over. The founder and CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg had $1 million in the bank at the age of 22, while Oracle founder Larry Ellison didn’t reach millionaire status until age 42. Today, they’re both billionaires.

Today, we’ve broken out the time it took at which Bezos, Gates, Buffet, Zuckerberg and other billionaires made their first million.

Top Billionaires: Time It Took To Make Their First Million:

Jeff Bezos
Net worth: $117 billion
Time it took to make their first million: 3 years

Bill Gates
Net worth: $103 billion
Time it took to make their first million: 6 years

Warren Buffet
Net worth: $84.0 billion
Time it took to make their first million: 5 years

Mark Zuckerberg
Net worth: $72.5 billion
Time it took to make their first million: 2 years

Amancio Ortega
Net worth: $63.9 billion
Time it took to make their first million: 11 years

Larry Ellison
Net worth: $58.0 billion
Time it took to make their first million: 9 years

Carlos Slim Helu
Net worth: $55.4 billion
Time it took to make their first million: 4 years

Larry Page
Net worth: $57.0 billion
Time it took to make their first million: 1 years

Sergey Brin
Net worth: $55.4 billion
Time it took to make their first million: 1 years

Michael Bloomberg
Net worth: $54.6 billion
Time it took to make their first million: 7 years

Steve Ballmer
Net worth: $47.8 billion
Time it took to make their first million: 3 years

Jack Ma
Net worth: $40.6 billion
Time it took to make their first million: less than a year

Michael Dell
Net worth: $37.1
Time it took to make their first million: 4 years

Ma Huateng (Pony Ma)
Net worth: $36.3 billion
Time it took to make their first million: 3 years

Francois Pinault
Net worth: $36.2 billion
Time it took to make their first million: 25 years

Sheldon Adelson
Net worth: $33.8 billion
Time it took to make their first million: 12 years

Phil Knight & family
Net worth: $32.8 billion
Time it took to make their first million: 16 years

Li Ka-Shing
Net worth: $30.4 billion
Time it took to make their first million:8 years

Hui Ka Yan
Net worth: $29.8 billion
Time it took to make their first million: 3 years

Leonid Mikhelson
Net worth: $29.8 billion
Time it took to make their first million: 9 years

Lee Shau Kee
Net worth: $24.8 billion
Time it took to make their first million: 2 years

Jorge Paulo Lemann
Net worth: $22.3 billion
Time it took to make their first million: 3 years

Joseph Safra
Net worth: $21.5 billion
Time it took to make their first million: 12 years

Wang Jianlin
Net worth: $17.7 billion
Time it took to make their first million: 3 years

Masayoshi Son
Net worth: $17.2 billion
Time it took to make their first million: 2 years


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Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj
Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is the CEO and editorial director at CEOWORLD magazine, the leading global business magazine written strictly for CEOs, CFOs, top managers, company directors, investors, senior executives, business leaders, and high net worth individuals.
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