Money makes the world go round, and nowhere is that more evident than in the ranks of the world's wealthiest persons. From tech tycoons to retail magnates, the world's richest persons are an interesting group whose fortunes seem almost unreal.
They are the founders of your largest online retail stores, the CEO of the electric car you drove to work, executives of your favorite luxury brands, creators of your social apps, and a small group of men who either want to take you to space, or land you on Mars.
The co-founder who gave us Microsoft in 1975, when most Americans used typewriters, building it into the dominant software company of 1990s, Gate is one of the oldest emblems of lasting wealth in the last 30 years.
Warren Buffet, known as the Oracle of Omaha, is the CEO and Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, a diversified multinational holding company with significant shares in popular everyday brands, including Coca-Cola, Bank of America, Diary Queen, and Apple.