Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates are 3 only centibillionaires in the world

Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates are 3 only centibillionaires in the world

While there are several billionaires in the world, the same cannot be said of centibillionaires, those whose fortunes have crossed the $100bn mark.

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Before Thursday, August 6, there were just two centibillioniares in the world - Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates.

With a record bump in Facebook Inc’s profit in less than 28 hours, Mark Zuckerberg joined the club, as his wealth climbed to $100bn.

Below is, therefore, facts about the world’s centibillionaires:

Mark Zuckerberg ($100B):

Born on May 14, 1984, Zuckerberg launched his Facebook at Harvard University right from his student hostel room in 2004. By 2012, the network surpassed 1 billion users connecting people from around the world.

His tech passion was very much encouraged by his father who taught him Atari BASIC Programming in the 1990s and later hired a tutor to put him through. Mark put his skill to work and later built a programme called ZuckNet.

That was not only his early days exploit, he worked for a company called the Intelligent Media Group to build a music app that was named Synapse Media Player.

Bill Gates ($120B)

The oldest among the centibillionaire at age 64, the Microsoft co-founder was born and raised in America. It should also be noted that he has been on the Forbes list of world’s richest people since 1987.

A collage of the three world's richest men. Photo source: Bloomberg

A collage of the three world's richest men. Photo source: Bloomberg
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He has also been known as a great philanthropist as he has given so much to mankind through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, said to be the world’s biggest charity organization.

Though Gates' family wanted him to be a lawyer, he took a liking to tech as he wrote his first software program at early age 13.

At 17, his skill greatly advanced as he formed a company called Trad-O-Data to process traffic data using the technology of Intel 8008 processor.

Jeff Bezos ($190B)

An American born on January 12, 1964, he was raised in both Houston and Miami and later graduated from Princeton University in 1986, bagging a degree in electrical engineering and computer science.

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Bezos bought Washington Post, one of the world’s most respected newspapers, in 2013 for a whopping sum of $250 million. His ownership of the paper changed its digital structure.

He is also given to charity. In 2018, he made a big donation of $33 million to TheDream US, a college scholarship fund for immigrants brought to America when they were small. He also gave $10 million to With Honor, an organisation that encourages veterans in politics.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that The world’s richest man, Jeff, added a whopping $13 billion (N5,054,010,000,000) to his fortune on Monday, July 20, the largest wealth growth for an individual since 2012.

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