Hidden Billionaires: Rich people that aren’t necessarily famous
Who told you need to be famous in order to be rich? Take a look in this list, where we show billionaires who aren't necessarally well-known.
When we talk about Bill Gates, Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, we are talking about entrepreneurs who do not cease to be celebrities, due to the exposure that their lives have.
However, one of the best things for many people is that by working with business, you do not need to be necessarily famous to make a lot of money.
Being able to be rich, but at the same time remain anonymous is the dream of many people around the world, since they you be able to keep the cash and the piece at the same time.
So, in this list we are going to be talking about some billionaires that you might never heard of, but believe me, these people are the real deal, considering that they have become rich and anonymous for the great media.
Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen (US$ 6.75 Billion)
Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen, one of the anonymous billionaires on our list, undoubtedly has the most entertaining line of work. The Lego Group, a manufacturer of toys for children all over the world, had Kristiansen as its former CEO and President.
was the family business that his father, Godtfred Kirk Christiansen, worked in alongside his grandfather, Ole Kirk Christiansen.
He frequently developed new model ideas as a kid and tested out the building instructions. Additionally, he was shown on a lot of the company’s packaging and promotional items.
He was named The Lego Group’s president and CEO in 1979.
In order to focus on his roles as owner of the Lego Group and vice-chairman of the board, he resigned as president and CEO of the company in 2004.
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John Tu (US$ 5.2 Billion)
He was born in Chongqing, China, first went to Germany to study electrical engineering before relocating to California.
John Tu and his partner David Sun founded Kingston Technology after successfully selling their first business, Camintonn, for a healthy $6 million.
Sometimes investor doesn’t know how to run the business of other people. By selling 80% of Kingston to Softbank for $1.5 billion in 1996 and then purchasing it all back three years later for just $450 million, he made a smart financial decision.
He now has a wife and two kids, plays the drums in a band, and supports numerous organizations and nonprofits like Freedom Writers in his quest to create a better world. John Tu currently has a remarkable $5.2 billion in net worth.
Jorge Paulo Lemann (US$ 14.2 Billion)
The richest individual in Brazil today is Jorge Paulo Lemann, a Brazilian investor with Swiss ancestry.
He was educated in the US and graduated from Harvard University with a bachelor’s in economics.
In addition to controlling – along with his partners – the largest brewer in the world, Anheuser-Busch InBev, and holding stakes in Restaurant Brands International and H.J. Heinz & Company, among other businesses.
Lemann began his career in investment banking before becoming one of the founding members of Banco Garantia in Brazil.
Later, he moved on to other domains as well. By buying companies with potential and remodeling them in amazing business. His current net worth is a startling $14.2 billion.
As we have seen, there are many people who have done amazing things for the world without being famous.
Kristiansen is one example of someone who has done great things for his family toy business without needing to be famous.
John Tu is another example of someone who has done great things without being famous. His work with Kingston’s products has made him well-known.
Lemann is another example of someone who has done great things without being famous. He graduated from Harvard and then went on to create an empire.
What we need to make a difference in the world is perserverance, a good idea and some luck. Fame is not an important thing.
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