Top 5 Most Successful 2015 Billionaires

The American branch of Forbes magazine named the names of the most successful billionaires , for which 2015 was remembered not by sanctions and import substitution, but by an increase in the price of shares of their companies.

Here's a five-time favorite of business fortune, who managed to multiply their fortune by several billion dollars.


  • 5. Michael Bloomberg
  • 4. Sergey Brin
  • 3. Larry Page
  • 2. Mark Zuckerberg
  • 1. Jeff Bezos

5. Michael Bloomberg

The top 5 most fortunate rich people in 2015 opens the owner of TV channels, radio stations,....No, there are no steamboats at Bloomberg, but there is a worldwide computer network of financial news. And all together they brought a modest billionaire 5.5 billion dollars. Less than the other participants in the rating, but also more than enough to celebrate the year of the Red Monkey so that there was something to remember the remaining 364 days.

4. Sergey Brin

Thanks to this Internet entrepreneur and scientist, as well as his friend Larry Page, we can send each other "google" to find the answer to any question of interest. The Google search engine has become for many people as an integral part of life, like breakfast. In 2015, Brin became richer by 8.9 billion dollars. Now he controls Google X, a lab designed to flood the world with fantastic developments, such as self-managed cars, Google Glass and a trained neural network.

3. Larry Page

In 2015, the creators of Google Inc.announced a change in the structure of their business. They created the holding Alphabet, whose general director became Page. The new structure includes several companies, including Google, and its own lab Google X, which deals with unusual projects, like drones for the delivery of goods. The news of the new project was favorably received by investors, and in August Google shares went up by 4.3%.And just in 2015, Paige earned 9.2 billion dollars and became one of the most influential people in 2015.

2. Mark Zuckerberg

In 2005, Facebook celebrated its first "birthday."Then the company was also called TheFacebook and Zuckerberg offered her a popular social network MySpace for $ 75 million. Chris DeVulf, CEO of MySpace, declined the deal. In 2006, Zuckerberg again made a MySpace proposal, adding in the amount of no. And again he was refused. And in 2015, the creator of the "facebook" earned 11.2 million dollars and could have bought the former main competitor.

1. Jeff Bezos

It was a very good year for Amazon. So successful that the head of this company topped the rating of the most successful dollar billionaires. According to Forbes, for a year Bezos managed to earn $ 29.5 billion and entered the top-5 of the richest people in the world( a total fortune of $ 58.4 billion), and top 3 richest IT businesspeople of the planet.

For comparison:

  • The GDP of Burkina Faso, an African country with a population of about 18.4 million people in 2014, was $ 29.3 billion according to the IMF.
  • The volume of GDP in Zimbabwe, in which 13 million people live - 27.1 billion dollars( for 2014).

Yes there Zimbabwe, the head of Amazon this year earned enough to buy US presidential candidate Donald Trump 7 times, if Forbes correctly calculated the net asset value of an outrageous businessman( $ 4.1 billion).And run it into space, as Bezos suggested in his blog on Twitter.