There is no doubt that India and the United States of America have produced notable billionaires even as family businesses have passed down from generation to generation. However, America is comparatively better than India in terms of the total number of billionaires.
There are as many as 131 billionaires in India. On the contrary, there are 621 billionaires in America, which is indeed a staggering record.
Mukesh Ambani is the richest man in India and in Asia whereas Jeff Bezos is the richest man in the world. Now, in this article, we will learn about the two different billionaires and their net worth.
Net worth: $145 billion
The American internet entrepreneur, industrialist, who is best known as the founder, CEO, and president of the multinational technology company named Amazon.
Jeff Bezos who is also a media proprietor and investor is the first centi-billionaire on the Forbes wealth index and has been the world’s richest person since 2017.
He was labelled the richest man in modern history after his net worth increased to $150 billion in July 2018.
In September 2018, Forbes termed him as far richer than anyone else in this world as he added $1.8 billion to his net worth when Amazon became the second company in history to reach a market value of $1 trillion.
Jeff Bezos had graduated from Princeton University in 1986 with a degree in electrical engineering and computer science. He had worked on Wall Street in a several related fields from 1986 to early 1994. He founded Amazon in late 1994. The company began as an online bookstore and has since expanded to a wide variety of other e-commerce products and services including video and audio streaming, cloud computing, and Artifical Intelligence.
It is the world’s largest online sales company, the largest Internet company by revenue, and also the world’s largest provider of virtual assistants and cloud infrastructure services through its Amazon Web Services branch.
Bezos had founded the aerospace manufacturer and sub-orbital spaceflight services company Blue Origin in the year 2000. A Blue Origin test flight successfully first reached space in the year 2015, and the company has upcoming plans to start commercial suborbital human spaceflight.
He purchased the major American newspaper The Washington Post in the year 2013 for a staggering $250 million in cash and manages many other investments through his Bezos Expeditions venture capital firm.
For the 12th straight year, Reliance Industries’ chairman Mukesh Ambani is the richest Indian billionaire with a net worth of $52.6 billion. No one in this country has come close to his net worth. It’s because of an epic success of his telecom company Reliance Jio, he is enjoying a staggering wealth.
The recent official announcement that social media giant Facebook will be investing ₹43,574 crores for a 9.99% stake in Reliance Jio Platforms has now made Mukesh Ambani the richest person in Asia. The top business magnate Mukesh Ambani retained the top spot in the Indian billionaires’ list.
Mukesh Ambani is the owner of the second-most expensive home in the world, which is, Antilia, ranks after the Buckingham Palace. Antilia, the Ambani residence, is worth Rs 1,40,000,000,000 (14,000 crore rupees or USD 2 billion).
It is located in one of the most expensive residential areas in India, Mumbai’s Altamount Road. The property rates here are a staggering Rs 80,000 to Rs 85,000 per square foot. Antilia has ice-cream parlour, a mega-temple and a private theatre that can accommodate 50 people and a salon as well.
Ambani also owns some richest cars. His collections comprise Mercedes Maybach, Aston Martin Rapide, Rolls Royce Phantom and Bentley Bentayga. It should be noted that Bentley Bentayga is one of the fastest production SUVs and one costs Rs 7.6 crore. Interestingly, Ambani’s own two of these!
Mukesh Ambani’s sons are witnessed driving their Bentley Bentayga where they are followed by a convoy of security cars worth Rs 16.55 crores! Lost for words!
Bentley Bentayga x 2 – Rs 7.56 crore, Land Rover Discovery x 4 – Rs 1.78 crore, Land Rover Range Rover x 1 – 52 lakh, Ford Endeavour x 6 – Rs 1.57 core, Land Rover Range Rover Sport x 3 – Rs 3.45 crore and BMW X5 x 2 – Rs 1.67 crore add up to a staggering Rs 16.55 crores!
As per the reports, the family recently purchased a brand new flagship SUV from the Rolls Royce lineup, the Cullinan as a new way of ultra-luxurious travel.