15 Inspiring Rags-to-Riches Billionaires

By | June 30, 2015

Here’s a look at 15 self-made famous people who made it on Forbes Magazine’s billionaires’ list for June, 2015.

 

 

15. J.K. Rowling

Net Worth (2015): $1 billion

Sector: Literature
Known For: Author of Harry Potter

 

14. Bernard Lewis

Net Worth (2015): $1.97 billion

Sector: Retail/fashion
Known For: Enterpreneur behind River Island fashion brand and clothing chain

 

13. Oprah Winfrey

Net Worth (2015): $3 billion

Sector: Media
Known For: Chairwoman, CEO and CCO of the Oprah Winfrey Network

 

12. Ingvar Kamprad

Net Worth (2015): $3.5 billion

Sector: Retail
Known For: Founder of IKEA

 

11. Sir Richard Branson

Net Worth (2015): $5.1 billion

Sector: Tourism/Media
Known For: Founder of Virgin Group

 

10. Sir Philip Green

Net Worth (2015): $5.2 billion

Sector: Fashion/Retail
Known For: Chairman of the Arcadia Group

 

8 & 9. Jin Sook & Do Won Chag

Net Worth (2015): $6.2 billion

Sector: Fashion/Retail
Known For: Co-Founders of Forever 21

 

7. David Geffen

Net Worth (2015): $6.9 billion

Sector: Entertainment
Known For: Co-Creator of Asylum Records, Geffen Records & DGC Records & Co-Founder of DreamWorks SKG

 

6. Jan Koum

Net Worth (2015): $7.2 billion

Sector: Mobile
Known For: Co-Founder of WhatsApp; Director at Facebook Inc.

 

5. Roman Abramovich

Net Worth (2015): $9.1 billion

Sector: Oil Industry/Investment
Known For: Main Owner of Millhouse LLC.

 

4. John Fredriksen

Net Worth (2015): $10 billion

Sector: Oil
Known For: Oil tanker, Shipping Magnate & Owner of the Largest Oil Tanker Fleet

 

3. Sergey Brin

Net Worth (2015): $29.1 billion

Sector: Computer Technology
Known For: Co-Founder of Google

 

2. Mark Zuckerberg

Net Worth (2015): $34.8 billion

Sector: Social Networking
Known For: Chairman, Co-Founder & CEO of Facebook

 

1. Larry Ellison

Net Worth (2015): $54 billion

Sector: Computer Technology
Known For: CEO and Co-Founder of Oracle Corporation

 

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