Jeff Bezos, Zuckerberg, Buffett among 10 biggest billionaire gainers of the decade

Jeff Bezos, Zuckerberg, Buffett among 10 biggest billionaire gainers of the decade

Forbes has gathered 10 biggest billionaires of the decade and explained how they grew their fortunes in the past 10 years.

According to the media, Warren Buffet has been able to maintain and increase his wealth by buying and holding onto his stocks, making his money strategies one of the best.

Others on the list got most of their fortunes from shares of companies they created or formerly headed. Some of those in that category are Mark Zuckerberg, Bernard Arnault, Jeff Bezos, among several others.

It should be noted that Amazon boss, Bezos, still leads the pack despite the fact that he weathered through the most expensive divorce in history.

Here are the 10 billionaires on the list:

1: Jeff Bezos, United States

Up $97.4 billion (N35,210,100,000,000)

2019 net worth: $109.7 billion; 2010 net worth: $12.3 billion

Source of wealth: Amazon

2: Bernard Arnault, France

Up $80.2 billion (N28,992,300,000,000)

2019 net worth: $107.7 billion; 2010 net worth: $27.5 billion

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Source of wealth: LVMH

3: Mark Zuckerberg, United States

Up $68 billion (N24,582,000,000,000)

2019 net worth: $72 billion; 2010 net worth: $4 billion

Source of wealth: Facebook

4: Bill Gates, United States

Up $54.6 billion (N19,737,900,000,000)

2019 net worth: $107.6 billion; 2010 net worth: $53 billion

Source of wealth: Microsoft

5: Amancio Ortega, Spain

Up $49.9 billion (N18,038,850,000,000)

2019 net worth: $74.9 billion; 2010 net worth: $25 billion

Source of wealth: Inditex (parent of Zara)

6: Larry Page, United States

Up $43.5 billion (N15,725,250,000,000)

2019 net worth: $61 billion; 2010 net worth: $17.5 billion

Source of wealth: Alphabet

A collage of Jeff Bezos, Jack Ma, Warren Buffett, and Mark Zuckerberg.

A collage of Jeff Bezos, Jack Ma, Warren Buffett, and Mark Zuckerberg.
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7: Warren Buffett, United States

Up $41.8 billion (N15,110,700,000,000)

2019 net worth: $88.8 billion; 2010 net worth: $47 billion

Source of wealth: Berkshire Hathaway

8: Steve Ballmer, United States

Up $41.8 billion (N15,110,700,000,000)

2019 net worth: $56.3 billion; 2010 net worth: $14.5 billion

Source of wealth: Microsoft

9: Sergey Brin, United States

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Up $41.3 billion (N14,929,950,000,000)

2019 net worth: $58.8 billion; 2010 net worth: $17.5 billion

Source of wealth: Alphabet

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10: Jack Ma, China

Up $40.8 billion (N14,749,200,000,000)

2019 net worth: $42 billion; 2010 net worth: $1.2 billion

Source of wealth: Alibaba

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that 25 wealthiest dynasties in the world control a staggering $1.4 trillion (N506,100,000,000,000).

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