TwinsTalkStocks, 8 year old twins Ashay Jorel & Devin Kalel, discuss the Forbes Billionaires List, which was released earlier this week. Bill Gates remains #1 for the 3rd straight year. He has topped the list 17 out of the past 22 years, thanks to Microsoft (MSFT).
The youngest in the Top Ten is a newcomer to the Top Ten and has millions of “Friends”, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook (FB). Fun fact: both Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg both dropped out of Harvard University.
The only athlete on the list? Michael Jordan. Our dad saw him play in Chicago when he and the Bulls beat Larry Bird and the Celtics in the 1990-1991 season to take over 1st place in the Eastern Conference. They would win the NBA Championship over the injury-depleted LA Lakers.
Any superheroes on the list?
* Bruce Wayne (aka Batman)
* Oliver Queen (aka Green Arrow)
* Tony Stark (Iron-Man)
#1 Bill Gates $75B Microsoft (MSFT) founder
Early employees at MSFT became “Microsoft Millionaires”
#3 Warren Buffett $60B Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B) CEO
He’s the most famous stockpicker of all time
#5 Jeff Bezos $45B Amazon (AMZN) founder
He dominates online shopping thanks to AMZN Prime
#6 Mark Zuckerberg $44B Facebook (FB) founder and CEO
He’s shrewdly acquired Instagram, WhatsApp and Oculus Rift
#12 Larry Page & #13 Sergey Brin $35B Google founders
Google (GOOGL) was a noun that became a verb “I Googled it”
#35 Michael Dell $19B Dell founder
He’s another famous, wealthy college dropout
#44 Laurene Powell $16B
Steve Job’s widow has ownership in Apple (AAPL) and Disney (DIS)
#90 Robin Li $11B Founder of Baidu (BIDU)
Educated in the USA and a titan in the China economy
#94 Elon Musk $10B Tesla (TSLA) founder & Paypal (PYPL) Co-Founder
#124 Dustin Moskovitz $8.9B Co-Founder of Facebook (FB)
In 2011 he became the youngest self-made billionaire in history.
#188 Travis Kalanick $6.2B Uber Founder
Disrupting the taxi industry
#324 George Lucas $4.5B Star Wars creator
The Force was with George as he sold the rights to Star Wars to Disney (DIS) for $4B in 2012
#324 Donald Trump $4.5B
Could he possibly be our next president? He looks like the front-runner to nab the Republican nomination
#369 John Doerr $4.1B Legendary venture capitalist
Helped fund Compaq, Google, Amazon, Intuit, Netscape, and others
#453 Steven Spielberg $3.5B Famous director and co-founder of Dreamworks Animation (DWA)
We will dream tonight of becoming billionaires.