There are only a few fortunate people on Earth who have managed to amass so much wealth that they have become billionaires. Some of those people were shrewd businessmen and women, while others have operated online stores, online Blackjack casinos, and other commercial pursuits that ended up making them a mint. Either way, the world is now avidly waiting to see who will become the first ever trillionaire, and they could find out in just a few decades’ time.
The ‘trillionaire’ status will be a new one in the world’s glossary of terms. The first businessperson to achieve this status would go down in history for their impressive achievements – but who will it be? Science maverick Elon Musk, Amazon CEO and world’s richest man Jeff Bezos, or perhaps Microsoft mogul Bill Gates? Here are the people most likely to become our first trillionaire according to a new study by Comparisun.
Zuckerberg is the iconic founder and CEO of social media behemoth Facebook. Nowadays, he also owns a number of other popular platforms such as Whatsapp and Instagram. Mark’s success has been staggering, and has left him on track to become the world’s youngest trillionaire by age 51. It’s important to note that that will not happen until 2036, leaving plenty of time for someone else to beat him to the title.
Venter is the founder of Celera Genomics, and has overseen research that has led to the first creation of synthetic life. This could be a huge advantage in the race to become a trillionaire, especially considering the implications that this discovery could have in the future – think cancer cures, clean fuel and much more.
The net worth of Amazon CEO and President Jeff Bezos has grown by an incredible 34% over the past 5 years alone. Bezos is currently the world’s richest person, carrying an estimated net worth of $110 billion. He was the first person to hit the $100 billion milestone, making him a likely contender for the title of trillionaire as well. If his growth continues, Bezos could become a trillionaire by the time he is 62 years old.
Jack Ma is well known as the former chairman of the massive eCommerce conglomerate Alibaba. He recently retired from his chair role at the company, aged 55. If his business pursuits continue to thrive, Ma could be our first trillionaire by the year 2030.
Ma Huanteng is currently on track to become the world’s first trillionaire by 2032. The Chinese businessman is known as the founder and CEO of technological giant Tencent. He would be roughly 61 years old by the time he makes a trillion dollars out of his flourishing business.
Mukesh Ambani could reach the trillion-dollar mark around the same time as Huateng if he plays his cards right. Ambani is an Indian businessman, chairman, and the managing director and top shareholder of Reliance Industries Ltd. Reliance Industries is a Fortune Global 500 firm and India’s most valuable corporation by its current market value. He would be around 75 years old.
Bernard Arnault is the French billionaire business magnate behind LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton SE, LVMH – the largest luxury goods supplier in the world. He is currently the richest person in Europe and is also the third-richest person in the world. Should he become a trillionaire, he would likely do so between 2030 and 2035 at the estimated age of 85.
Ballmer is an American businessman and investor who served as the CEO of Microsoft from 2000 to 2014. He currently owns the Los Angeles Clippers, one of the strongest teams in the National Basketball Association. He’s on track to make a trillion by the year 2040, at which time he would be 83 years old.
CEO and executive director of Dell, Michael Dell, has one of the most successful computer hardware production firms on Earth. His business-savvy mind could potentially make him a trillionare at age 78. If his company continues to perform well, he might hit the milestone by 2042.
Larry Page and Sergey Brin, below, made their money as Google co-founders. Page’s chances of becoming the first trillionaire in the world are slim, but he does still have a chance. At his current trajectory, he would reach trillionaire status by 2050 at the age of 77.
Like Larry Page, Sergey Brin also has a chance to become our first trillion-dollar businessman if he invests carefully. He would also technically reach the milestone at 77 years old, between the years 2050 and 2052. Ultimately, however, who ends up winning the title and becoming the envy of billions of people is up to fate and intelligent business skills alone!