There are several billionaires in the world, but the same can not be said about multi billionaires whose fortune has crossed the $100 billion mark.
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, the world’s new centibillionaires who have crossed the $100bn mark.
1. Mark Zuckerberg.
Born on May 14, 1984, Zuckerberg launched the social media site “Facebook” which has become one of the world’s leading interactive and vibrant sociamedia platform at Harvard University right from his student hostel room in 2004. By 2012, the network accumulated over 1 billion users connecting people from all walks of the globe.
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 under for a company called the Intelligent Media Group to build a music app that was named Synapse Media Player.
2. Bill Gate.
Bill gate is the oldest and most famous among the centibillionaire at age 64. He is the co-founder for The Microsoft Corporation and he was born and nurtured in the United States Of America. It should also be noted that unbeatably, he has been on the Forbes list of world’s A collage of the three world’s richest men.
He has also been known as a great and generous philanthropist as he has given so much back to the society through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which is said to be the world’s biggest charity organization.
Gates family wanted him to be a lawyer, but his love and passion for tech was so great that, he followed his dreams and wrote his first software program at early age 13.
At age 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.
3. Jeff Bezos.
Jeff Bezos is 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.
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 has also given to charity. In 2018, he made a big donation of $33 million to The Dream 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 to his fortune and that has still kept him on the list since 2012.
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