By: Danielle Spence
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Richest person in 50 countries around the world
While there is no specific equation to becoming a billionaire, these money moguls share a few common characteristics: They are dreamers who take big risks, aren’t afraid to fail, and are totally committed to success. It takes hard work and dedication to attain billionaire status—as well as a trustworthy team, strategy, and perseverance.
To find out which billionaires in the world rank as the richest, Stacker compiled a list of the wealthiest person in 50 countries around the world using net worth estimates from Forbes as of June 8, which is updated on a daily basis. The richest person in every country was found, and the 50 richest of that group were included in this list.
Many of the billionaires on the list were born into families with companies that have had an extensive impact on the world’s economy. A few include the diamond company De Beers, the fast-fashion retailer H&M, and the Dutch brewing company Heineken. Some have spent their whole lives preparing to one day take over the family business, while others unexpectedly took on the job with the sudden death of a family member.