Do you want to find out some of the richest and the most influential business people in the world? In that case, sit back and relax as we’ll share a list of over a dozen highly successful international businessmen along with their net worth.
Typically, these successful billionaires and millionaires either built their empire from scratch or in some cases inherited the wealth by being born in a fortunate family. Whatever the case may be, the fact that they own loads of money gives them a sense of power and authority to shape, influence, and change the world for the better.
Whether a self-made international businessman or a usurper of a renowned title and position through inheritance, every businessman featured in the article has their own sustainable success story. With the list being divided across the youngest, most powerful, and most famous international businessmen, read along to the particular subsection to get a better idea of who ranks where.
5 Youngest International Businessmen
Without further ado, let’s begin by checking out some of the youngest international businessmen that serve as motivational figures for aspiring entrepreneurs.
Starting off the list with the 7th Duke of Westminster, Hugh Richard Louis Grosvenor. Unlike many others on the list, the 29-year-old British aristocrat’s source of wealth comes from property management and landowning across 60+ international cities.
Previously known as Earl Grosvenor, Hugh inherited the title of the Duke of Westminster after the demise of his father Gerald back in August 2016. The fact that he has been considered to be among the world’s richest people under 30 speaks as to why he deserves a spot on this list of youngest international businessmen.
Net Worth: $12.4 billion
Companies: Owner of Grosvenor Group
Family: Although there is not much information available about Hugh in general, the Duke and his family have appeared in the 2021 edition of the Sunday Times Rich List.
Most of you might not know him but you’d have probably heard about his creation of the open-source Content Management Systems (CMS) – WordPress. Born in 1984, Matthew Charles Mullenweg is also the face behind Automattic which is the world’s most used blogging platform.
The fact that Matthew quit his job at CNET Networks after dropping out of the University of Houston to work on his project is nothing short of a truly motivational story. The 37-year-old’s success story that’s now worth $40 million is deemed to be a real inspiration for budding entrepreneurs which is why he gets a spot on our list of the youngest international businessmen.
Net Worth: $40 million
Companies: WordPress, Automattic
If you’ve ever wondered what recreating Facebook would have been like, follow the story of one of the youngest American businesswomen – Catherine Cook. At the mere age of 15, Catherine worked on the idea of creating a digital yearbook for their high school along with her brother, David Cook.
With the investments from elder brother, Geoff Cook, the sibling trio founded what is now known as The Meet Group that comprises multiple social networking services including LOVOO, Growlr, hi5, Tagged and Skout.
Net Worth: While her net worth is not yet public, she sold her social networking site for $100 million in 2011.
Companies: Founded myYearbook, Quepasa
Up next, we’ve got the man behind the popular microblogging platform, Tumblr. The young international businessman and entrepreneur, David Karp, has been titled Best Young Tech Entrepreneur in 2009 along with being featured among the top inventors under 35.
While Tumblr was bought by Yahoo for $1.1 billion in 2013, the 35-year-old Karp left his CEO position in 2017. Currently, Tumbler is run under the parent company – Automattic.
Net Worth: $200 million
Next on our list of the youngest international businessmen, we’ve got the 34-year-old Indian entrepreneur, author, and filmmaker – Varun Agarwal. He has co-founded a total of three startups with the online merchandise store, Alma Mater being the most prominent one.
Besides his other two companies – Reticular (marketing company) and Last Minute Films (production house), Varun has also published a popular book, ‘How I Braved Anu Aunty & Co-Founded a Million Dollar Company’ that became a national bestseller.
Net |Worth: $150 million
Companies: Alma Mater, Reticular, Last Minute Films, and Mento
5 Powerful International Businessmen
While as controversial as it may seem, the fact that billionaires are the real showrunners of the world is correct to some extent. Let’s take a look at the 5 most powerful international businessmen from across the globe.
Considered among the most prominent business minds hailing from the USA, Bill Gates helped change the world into the one that we know today.
With an estimated fortune of over $125 billion, Microsoft’s co-founder has retained the Forbes title of the Richest Person multiple times. Add this to the fact that Gates also ranks among the world’s leading philanthropists, and we’ve got ourselves one of the most powerful international businessmen.
Net Worth: $125.9 billion
Companies: Microsoft Co-op, TerraPower, Branded Entertainment Network, ResearchGate, and Gates Ventures.
Family: Bill Gates along with his ex-wife Melinda Gates co-founded the charitable Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
If you’re even a tiny bit interested in entrepreneurship then you might have heard of Jack Ma. The Chinese business magnate who co-founded the multinational conglomerate of Alibaba Group is regarded as an influential entrepreneur personality all across the world.
Ma even ranked second in the 2017 edition of Fortune’s 50 Greatest World Leaders list. Even though he retired from Alibaba in 2018, Jack Ma still remains a prominent figure among the influential and powerful international businessmen with his philanthropy and educational work.
Net Worth: $51.5 billion
Companies: Alibaba Group, Yunfeng Capital
Up next, we’ve one of the most prominent and influential business figures from Japan – Masayoshi Son. The fact that Son has appeared in Forbes’ List of World’s Most Powerful People justifies his spot among the powerful international businessmen.
In addition to being an entrepreneur and philanthropist, Masayoshi is also a keen investor. And while he has approximately lost about $70 billion during the dot-com crash of 2000, he still ranks among the richest men in Japan.
Net Worth: $35.8 billion
Companies: Softbank, Inter Miami
Better known as Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson, the successful and influential English businessman is the founder of the Virgin Group which controls over 400 companies across diverse fields under its banner.
Richard got his title when in 2000, he was knighted for his services to entrepreneurship at Buckingham Palace. Apart from his ventures, Sir Richard has also shared his philosophy behind doing business in the works of his book, ‘The Virgin Way: If It’s Not Fun, It’s Not Worth Doing.’
Net Worth: $4.4 billion
Companies: Virgin Group
Up next, we have the most influential and the richest businessman from the Indian subcontinent – Mukesh Ambani. His fortune accounting for a total of about $95 billion is based out of the Oil, Gas, and Petrochemical sectors.
As the Chairman and Managing Director of India’s most valuable company, Reliance Industries, he has ranked among several Richest People lists. Mukesh Ambani currently holds the title of the world’s 11th richest person, making his spot secure in this list of powerful international businessmen.
Net Worth: $95.7 billion
Companies: Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL)
Family: Mukesh Ambani and his wife, Nita Ambani founded one of India’s largest non-profit organizations named the Reliance Foundation aimed at promoting sustainable growth in all parts of the country.
5 Famous International Businessmen
Whether through their companies or more so from being a part of the viral memes, the individuals appearing in this list of famous international businessmen make it to headlines every now and then.
You probably saw this name coming. As the founder and CEO of the most used social media platform across the globe, Facebook, the 37-year-old Mark Zuckerberg easily tops our list of famous international businessmen.
Zuckerberg has seen many ups and downs in Facebook’s journey since its launch back when he was just 19 years old. The multibillion-dollar empire that he has created serves as an inspiring success story to many.
Net Worth: $101 billion
Companies: Facebook, Inc and Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI)
Family: Mark along with his wife, Priscilla Chan, run the CZI organization that’s considered to be one of the most well-funded philanthropies in the world.
If you haven’t heard of Jeff Bezos even after the viral Jeffrey Bezos song, it might be a good time to come out of the rock you’ve been living under. The creator and founder of the multinational e-commerce giant, Amazon, is the richest person in the world currently.
Apart from being a highly successful entrepreneur with his multiple ventures in Bezos Expeditions, Jeff also acquired the American media house newspaper, The Washington Post back in 2013 for a reported figure of about $250 million.
Net Worth: $196 million
Companies: Amazon, Blue Origin, Bezos Expeditions
While a politically affiliated business person making into the list of the famous international businessmen is something that’s comprehensible, the inclusion of a former President of a country is definitely uncommon.
Before becoming the 45th President of the US, the infamous American politician – Donald Trump rose to prominence with his real estate businesses through his father’s company which he renamed the Trump Organization.
Net Worth: $2.4 billion
Companies: Trump Organization
Up next, we’ve one of the well-known American business tycoons – Warren Edward Buffett. Warren is the chairman and CEO of the conglomerate of Berkshire Hathaway that runs over 60 businesses covering diverse fields from a restaurant chain to a battery manufacturer.
Nicknamed as the ‘Oracle of Omaha,’ Warren Buffett is not only a successful businessperson and investor but he is also famous around the world for all of his charitable and philanthropic work, thereby, making Buffett a valid contender to be on our list.
Net Worth: $100.9 billion
Companies: Berkshire Hathaway
Making a list of famous international businessmen and not including Elon Musk in it would be a crime. The popular engineer and entrepreneur often referred to as real-life Tony Stark, is the face behind revolutionary companies such as SpaceX and Tesla.
Owing to the fact of being the founder of multiple successful business ventures, Elon Musk easily ranks up among the world’s richest people. His popularity can be gauged with his highly influential tweets with the most recent one on Dogecoin which saw a jump in the crypto’s value.
Net Worth: $192.6 billion
Companies: SpaceX, Tesla, The Boring Company, X.com, Neuralink, OpenAI, and Zip2
This brings us to the end of our article on the most influential international businessmen. From some of the richest people in the world with a multibillion empire to the visionary entrepreneurs who changed the world, we covered 15 of the most prominent business figures.
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