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Years To Earn $1 Billion
Ricardo Salinas Pliego
- The quickest person to hit the milestone was eBay founder, Pierre Omidyar who became a billionaire in just 3 years
- In contrast, the longest road to billionaire status was by Singaporean paint magnet Goh Cheunf Liang who made his first billion after 59 years
- The top 7 billionaires to make their money the quickest worked in the tech industry. Despite being on track to becoming the first trillionaire, Jeff Bezos is fourth on the list, making his first billion after 5 years
Russians made their first billion quicker than any other country, many of which made their fortunes in oil, metals and minings.