It takes a lot of hard work and willpower to become a CEO. They strain every nerve to establish and grow their business. They dare to take risks, but what they get in return? Yes, they earn handsome perks and income. Well, they deserve it! Let’s take a look at the list of Top 50 Richest CEOs of the world and find out what fortune they possess.
1. Larry Ellison
Net Worth: $57.7 billion
Larry Ellison, the CEO and co-founder of Oracle Corporation, and America’s third richest man, has a net worth of $57.7 billion. As of now, his annual salary is around $78.4 million. He owns a 141 square-mile Lanai Island in Hawaii, and a 6-bedroom stunning house in Malibu. Ellison is also the former owner of ‘Rising Sun’, the world’s 6th largest yacht, which he sold to a rich music entrepreneur, David Geffen, in 2010. Besides, the billionaire is fond of luxury cars and owns a McLaren F1 and Audi R8. He also owns a fighter jet. Recently, Ellison donated an amount of $445 million to his organization, Ellison Medical Foundation, which conducts research on age-related diseases.
2. Jeff Bezos
Net Worth: $134.1 billion
Jeff Bezos is an American businessman, CEO and founder of ‘Amazon.com’. He holds a net worth of $134.1 billion. Being a space enthusiast, in 2000, Jeff founded a human spaceflight start-up company, called ‘Blue Origin’. The owner of the largest online shopping portal owns a couple of lavish flats and mansions, such as the Medina Mansion in Washington, which is spread across two buildings covering an area of 29,000 square-feet. He also owns a beautiful mansion stretched over 12,000 square feet and three linked apartments located at the Century. Jeff enjoys his rides in a black Chevrolet Blazer. In July 2012, Jeff and his wife Mackenzie donated $2.5 million to a group supporting Referendum 74, which would help in legalizing the same-sex marriage in their hometown.
3. Mark Zuckerberg
Net Worth: $74.3 billion
Holding a fortune of $74.3 billion, Mark Zuckerberg is an Internet businessman, computer programmer, co-founder and CEO of Facebook. The young business tycoon owns a lavish house worth $7 million in Palo Alto, California, which is spread in an area of 5,1617 square- foot. The house has all the luxurious facilities, such as a salt-water pool and a music alcove. Besides, the Facebook founder enjoys his rides in cars, such as an Acura TSX worth $30,000. Mark is also active in charities, such as Silicon Valley Foundation Charity, Startup: The Education Foundation, and Giving Pledge.
4. Steve Ballmer
Net Worth: $39.1 billion
The CEO of Microsoft Corporation, Steve Ballmer, has a net worth of $39.1 billion. His annual salary is estimated to be around $1.35 million. Steve is also a general partner of Accenture SCA. He also served as an assistant product manager for Procter & Gamble for 2 years. He resides in a lavish house in Washington, United States.
5. Leonardo Del Vecchio
Net Worth: $21.9 billion
Leonardo is an Italian entrepreneur, founder and chairman of the world’s largest eyeglass retailers in the market, named as ‘Luxottica’, with a net worth of $21.9 billion. He is the second richest businessmen of Italy and owns a number of chains, like Sunglass Hut, Oakley, LensCrafters, and Ray-Ban. Leonardo owns a beautiful 62-meter long luxury yacht, called Moneikos. It is well-equipped with features, like VIP suites with an oversized pool and lounging area on the deck.