You may be thinking that Bill Gates the co-founder of Microsoft is the richest man in the world, not anymore. I read article on Forbes.com today and on that article, it said that Bill Gates is no longer the world’s richest man.
The title now goes to well known investor: Warren Buffett. With estimated $62 billion of wealth (up $10 billion from last year), Warren Buffett now tackle Bill Gates who was the richest man for consecutive 13 years!
You can see the list of rich man in here: Forbes’ World Billionaires. From the list, the youngest billionaire is Mark Zuckerberg (rank #785) the founder of Facebook. At the age of 23 years, Mark is a billionaire with net worth 1.5 billion!
These guys really made their fortune by their own work, it’s not coming from their parents or winning a lucky draw. I envy them (in the neutral emotion way) and start to plan to be a millionaire (yes millionaire, but in Indonesian Rupiah of course) by my own work, hehe..
I then check for Indonesian billionaire, I got 3 rich men from Forbes lists, they are: Michael Hartono (rank #605), R Budi Hartono (rank #605) and Peter Sondakh (rank #962). Michael Hartono and R Budi Hartono are brothers, they inherited their father’s tobacco business and expand it to be the largest brand in Indonesia and best selling clove cigarette in US, Djarum. Peter Sondakh made his fortune by him self, diversifying his business to telecoms, retails and hotels.