Rihanna, Peter Jackson and 234 others have joined the ranks this year

Despite a year of war, Kovit-19 and sluggish markets, these lucky ones recently joined the Three Comma Club.


This is a fall year for millionaires. 87 of them are less, and they are $ 400 billion less than they were a year ago. ForbesList of world billionaires annually In the midst of still-war, epidemic and sluggish markets – a total of 236 people became billionaires last year (down from a record 493 in 2021).

These newcomers are from 34 different countries. Despite the technical repression of its government, China produced 62 new millionaires (including two from Hong Kong). That includes a 52-year-old man Chris Sue (Estimated $ 5.4 billion), the mysterious founder of the Gen Z fast fashion favorite Sheen and the 54-year-old engineering professor Tang Xiaov ($ 5.7 billion), its AI company SenseTime receives half of its revenue from the Communist Party of China (US investors were barred from buying shares in its Hong Kong IPO in December). The 74-year-old rich man from Taiwan is a self-made newcomer Zhang Kangyuan ($ 11.7 billion), founder of shoe manufacturer Huali Industrial, which manufactures footwear for dozens of brands, including Nike, Puma, UGG and Vans. He is the richest man in his country.

Newcomers (50) rank second in the United States, including 28-year-olds Gary Wang | ($ 5.9 billion), co-founder and CEO of the Bahamas-based Cryptocurrency Exchange FTX and 44 years old Scott Schliefer ($ 5 billion), who co-founded the hedge fund Tiger Global Management’s private equity division.

India topped the top three with 29 new billionaires, including a 47-year-old hedge fund manager. Karthik Sharma ($ 3.1 billion), the company saw its 43% stake in Avis Budget Group in 2021, when the 95-year-old pharmaceutical millionaire announced that the rental car company would add electric vehicles. Subba Rao Jasthi ($ 1.1 billion), the oldest addition to this year’s list. India’s richest woman, Falconi Nair ($ 4.5 billion), left the investment bank a decade ago at the age of 49 to launch beauty and fashion retailer Nykaa and took it public in November.

Of the 236 newcomers to this year’s list of billionaires, only 33 are women, and only 11 of them are self-made.

Renata Kelnerova After the death of her husband Peter Kelner, an investor and one of Cheyenne’s richest men, in a helicopter crash in March 2021, she amassed a fortune of $ 16.6 billion with her four children. He is the richest new millionaire in the world this year. The richest Americans on the list are: Edith Broad ($ 6.9 billion), widow of the late Real Estate Building and Insurance Chancellor and Benefactor Eli Brad, and Melinda French Gates ($ 6.2 billion), former wife of Bill Gates of Microsoft.

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In terms of self-made women joining the ranks of 2022, no one is richer than 34 years old Melanie Perkins, Co-founder and CEO of Canva, a $ 40 billion graphic design processor by investors last September. Perkins and his 36-year-old co-founder Cliff Object ($ 6.5 billion each) have pledged to donate 30% of “most” of Canva to charities to the Canva Foundation.

Other self-made women billionaires this year include 37-year-olds Miranda Gu ($ 1.8 billion), co-founder and chairman of Xiaohongshu, a Shanghai-based social media and e-commerce organization, and a 34-year-old pop star Rihanna ($ 1.7 billion), shares in the Fendi Beauty Cosmetics line and Savage X Fendi lingerie business helped make her the first billionaire in Barbados.

Rihanna is not the only big name from the entertainment industry who joined for the first time on this year’s list. Lord of the Rings Director Peter Jackson ($ 1.5 billion) became a billionaire in November, selling a stake in his Weta Digital Film Effects store to Unity Software for $ 975 million. And when the name Leonid Radwinsky ($ 1.2 billion) The bells may not ring at all, and you may know the only investment in the 40-year-old online porn experience’s best investment.

Despite the slump in global markets, the finance and investment sector has produced more new billionaires (45) this year than ever before. They include traditional investors as young as 36 years old Josh Kushner ($ 2 billion), its VC firm Thrive Capital was valued at $ 3.6 billion by investor Goldman Sachs last May, and is 53 years old. Ramji Musallam ($ 4 billion), raising the assets of private equity firm Veridas Capital to $ 39.5 billion, up from $ 2 billion in 2012 when founder Robert McKeon died of suicide.

Newcomers to the financial sector, including Fintech founders, want to destabilize the current situation, including two young new billionaires on the list: 25 years old Pedro Franceschi And 26 years old Henrik Tupacross ($ 1.5 billion each), the Brazilian co-founders of corporate credit card startup Brex, were valued at $ 12.3 billion by investors in January.

Decocorn Brex is not the only company whose founders have become millionaires this year. Worldwide, 30 startups surpassed $ 10 billion last year, more than double the number in 2020. Many technology companies are helping the technology industry to add 38 newcomers to this year’s list. Alex Shevchenko And Max Litwin ($ 4 billion each), co-founders of the 42-year-old Ukrainian-born grammar checker Grammarly, which was valued at $ 13 billion by investors in November. Co-founders of OpenSea, NFT Market, 31 years old Become a Finzer And 30 years old Alex Atala ($ 2.2 billion each), became billionaires when business was valued at $ 13.3 billion in the January funding round. A month later, 34 years old Nikhil Viswanathan And 32 years old Joe Lowe ($ 2.4 billion each), closed the financial round for their start-up, Alchemy, which runs the software of thousands of blockchain-based computing companies worth $ 10.2 billion. Not bad, the couple started the company two years ago.

The manufacturing sector has produced 36 new millionaires this year, including 65-year-olds. Susan Carol Holland ($ 3.8 billion), Milan-based Amplifone, the world’s largest retailer of hearing aids, was founded in 1955 by his late father, Algernon Charles Hollande. Another Italian, 86 years old Giuseppe Grippa ($ 3.2 billion), three decades after founding Technoprobe in its garage and attic, debuted this year. The manufacturer of microchip test devices based on Cernusco Lombardone went public in Euronext Milan in February.

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