In the last few years, we have all seen a huge increase of billionaires in the world, and most of them are quite flashy and like to flaunt their wealth. But there are also many of these billionaires that fly under the radar. From the founder of one of the biggest companies in the world to one that gave his entire wealth away, here are 5 extremely rich people who live as though they are poor.
Billionaires who act as if they are poor
5. Jeff Bezos.
Jeff Bezos is the founder of Amazon and the richest man in the world with a net worth of about $198 Billion and is always getting richer by the minute. When he was 30 years old he quit his job to start a little business selling books, you guessed it… That business is what we now know as amazon.
Then he usually drives his packages to the post office himself in his 1987 chevy blazer. Fast forward to 3 years later after Amazon went public, Jeff Bezos is now worth over $12 billion. When he became a billionaire jeff swapped his chevy for another model, a Honda accord, and amazon HQ was in the same strip as a pun shop and a porno parlor.
4. Warren Buffet.
Buffet is the perfect example of a self-made man, he bought his first stock market share at the age of 11, and when he was 14 he bought a small farm. He is considered to be one of the best investors in history and today he is one of the richest man in the world. But the thing is that he still lives in his 3 bedroom house where he got married 15 years ago. When asked why he still lives there, he said the house has everything he needs so why move. Although it is worth noting that he owns one of the biggest private jet companies in the world, he still travels economy class.
3. Mark Zuckerberg.
We all know who Mark Zuckerberg is, he co-founded Facebook the most influential company of all time, but how rich is he actually? Mark Zuckerberg is worth $111.6 Billion as of April 2021 and just like other silicon Valley moguls, he isn’t into flashy cars as he is in his work.
It is a fact that Zuckerberg doesn’t like expensive cars as he’s been seen an Acura TSX, Honda, and Golf GTI, and all three cars are valued at under $30,000. The only thing Zuckerberg seems to spend his money on is Real-Estate and that because wherever he goes he is recognized. Therefore when he buys a new house he tends to buy all the houses around it.
2. Alice Walton.
Alice Walton is the Walmart empire heiress making her the richest woman in the world and she has a net worth of $54.4 Billion. She also ranks 9th on the Forbes billionaires list and doesn’t mind spending her fortune. She has also donated millions to art and other causes. She donated $225 million worth of Walmart shares to the Walton family foundation and also $120 million to the University of Arkansas.
1. Amancio Ortega.
This name might not ring a bell for you but I bet you know about his company, and we are talking no other than Zara the Spanish high street retail empire. Today you can find a Zara store in every continent in the world. But in its origins, it was a very little modest shop, and even though being the richest man in the world for many years he always kept his life very private.
He only did 3 interviews during his lifetime and only agreed to be photographed by the press for the first time in 1999. he also never moved out of his hometown and always wear his simple suit with no tie to the office and always enjoyed eating with his workers at the company’s cafeteria every day.