8. Michael Bloomberg
Net worth: $62.1 billion
Michael Bloomberg is the CEO, philanthropist and politician.
In the year 1981, he unveiled Bloomberg L.P., an information technology and media company that is presently worth over $45 billion with over a hundred offices worldwide. He was once an investor Salomon Brothers, a Wall Street investment bank, before he began his own outfit.
He is a big time philanthropist, Bloomberg currently boasts of at least $5 billion philanthropic contribution to certain causes like charity that align with his political interest like gun control and climate change and several others.
Bloomberg is one of the wealthiest men in the information Technology sector.
He is the 8th richest man on earth according to the latest financial statistics.
His business rise is quite an inspiring one.