On the surface, the question seems like a no-brainer.
A private business is one that makes a profit and spends money in order to create wealth.
And if it makes money, it makes a lot of money.
Yet when it comes to private business, there is a growing body of research showing that a lot depends on the way a business is run.
A recent study by the Brookings Institution found that while many of the billionaires who live in the United States and Europe enjoy a very low tax rate, they have to contend with higher costs in a number of areas including health care, pensions and environmental protection.
Here are the top 50 richest private business owners in the world, based on Forbes’s list of the top 10 richest people.1.
Michael Bloomberg: $15.3 billion2.
Peter Thiel: $12.6 billion3.
Elon Musk: $11.5 billion4.
Jeffrey P. Bezos: $10.8 billion5.
Warren Buffett: $9.5 bn6.
Bill Gates: $8.7 billion7.
Mark Zuckerberg: $7.5bn8.
Charles Koch: $6.5billion9.
Stephen Schwarzman: $5.5bn10.
Warren Buffet: $4.6billion Source: Forbes – Forbes 500 list of world’s richest people – Business Insider The billionaire has a number in common with a number other prominent people.
He has a personal wealth of more than $1.5 trillion, which is more than double the next richest person.
His wealth has also risen steadily over the last decade, from $5 billion in 2007 to $10 billion in 2016.
The list of billionaires with a net worth of more $1 billion or more is dominated by the likes of Apple, Microsoft, Google and Facebook, which have amassed enormous fortunes.
Many of these companies have been the subject of a number public scandals, including a bribery scandal at Google in 2015, the massive bribery scandal involving former British Prime Minister and CEO of Barclays Mark Carney at the time, and allegations that Apple and Facebook were paying bribes to win regulatory approval for new products.
The top ten richest people in the US, according to Forbes, include the following:1.
Peter Parker, The Amazing Spider-Man2.
Warren Jeffs, Founder of Amway4.
Mark Cuban, Owner of the Dallas Mavericks5.
Sheldon Adelson, CEO of Las Vegas Sands6.
Warren Pritzker, Chairman of the New York City Economic Development Corporation7.
Warren G. Buffett, CEO and founder of Berkshire Hathaway8.
John Paulson, Co-CEO of Goldman Sachs9.
Michael Dell, CEO, Dell Computer and Chair of Intel’s board10.
J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. Chairman and CEO John MorganThe top 20 richest people by net worth according to the Forbes list include:1, Apple’s Steve Jobs: $14.5tn2, Warren Buffett, Chairman and founder, Berkshire Hathaways: $13.4tn3, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg4, Disney CEO Robert Iger5, JPMorgan Chase &Co. Chairman & CEO Jamie Dimon6, Disney Chairman and COO Bob Iger7, Microsoft’s Satya Nadella8, Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook9, Mark Zuckerberg10, Michael Dell11.
Stephen C. Schwarzman12.
Paul Tudor Jones13.
Jeffrey Skoll, CEO & co-founder, CitiGroup15.
Amancio Ortega, CEO18.
Stephen F. Austin19.
Jeffrey K. Miller28.
Robert I. Munger31.
Robert E. Lee37.
The top 20 wealthiest people by assets according to data from Forbes are:1., Donald Trump: $1,847.7 trillion2., Apple’s Tim Cook: $860.3 trillion3., Facebook’s Zuckerberg4., Disney CEO Rob Thomas: $757.2 trillion5., Warren Buffett6., Mark Zuckerberg7., Microsoft’s Gates 8., Apple Inc., Zuckerberg9., Amazon.com 10., Google 10., Walmart 11., Disney 11., Apple 12., Microsoft 13., Amazon 14., Comcast 15., Oracle 16., Facebook 17., IBM 18., Cisco 19., Intel 20., Disney