The Sunday Times just dropped its highly anticipated Sunday Times Rich List, which ranks the wealthiest people in Britain, as well as the rest of the world.
Data from the list shows that it is actually entrepreneurs and self-made business people who dominate the top spots — not just mainly those with inherited wealth.
While, of course, there are families that keep passing their companies and wealth down in the family, such as the owners of Koch Industries, Walmart, and even the L’Oreal cosmetics empire, there are an increasing amount of self-made billionaires from across the globe.
Most of these self-made people are in the tech industry, such as China’s Jack Ma of Alibaba and Mark Zuckerberg from Facebook.
Check out who are the wealthiest people on earth:
33. Alain & Gerard Wertheimer: Net worth — £18.9 billion ($24.5 billion). The brothers (pictured here with the Queen), own and control the House of Chanel perfume company.
32. Samuel and Donald Newhouse: Net worth — £19.9 billion ($25. 8 billion). The brothers are heirs to Advance Publications, a multimillion-dollar publishing and broadcasting empire which includes The New Yorker and Vogue.
31. Ma Huateng (Pony Ma): Net worth — £20.1 billion ($26.09 billion). The Chinese internet entrepreneur is the founder, president, CEO and executive board member of Tencent. Tencent is a holding company for subsidiaries that provide everything from online advertising, media, entertainment, and payment systems.