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    Aliko Dangote

    There's only one person in all of Africa who makes the list of the 50 richest people on earthNigerian businessman Aliko Dangote. When our ranking was released, Dangote's net worth stood at $14.3 billion, equal to 2.5% of Nigeria's GDP

    The majority of his wealth stems from a more than 90% stake in Dangote Cement, his $2.4 billion in sales company that's publicly traded on the Nigerian Stock Exchange.

    Dangote's business interests span several African countries. He owns cement plants in Zambia, Senegal, Tanzania, and South Africa. In 2011, the commodities baron invested $4 billion to build a facility on the Ivory Coast.

    Dangote, who has been CEO and president of Dangote Group for 35 years, is also an active philanthropist. As chairman of The Dangote Foundation, he oversees several education, agriculture, and health initiatives, including a $12,000-per-day food program for the undernourished. 

    "Aliko is Africa’s richest man, and his business activities drive economic growth across the continent. That’s impressive, but I know him best as a leader constantly in search of ways to bridge the gap between private business and public health,"wrote Bill Gates, the richest person in the world, of his fellow philanthropist in Time Magazine. The tech mogul also praised Dangote's success in removing Nigeria from the global list of endemic countries in his fight to eradicate polio.

    In January, Dangote and Gates announced a $100 million pledge to cut malnutrition in Nigeria, Africa's most populous country and leading economy. The pair also signed a deal to enhance immunization programs in the country's Northern states.

    Dangote tied for 49th on our ranking of the world's 50 richest people— produced with Wealth-Xa company that conducts research on the super-wealthy — and is the only black person to make the list. 

    SEE ALSO: The 50 richest people on earth

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    anesthesia

    When choosing a career, it's important to seek out jobs that are meaningful and challenging — but a high salary doesn't hurt, either. 

    U.S. News & World Report recently released its 2016 Best Jobs rankings, which determines the best occupations in the country based on median salary, employment rate, growth, job prospects, stress level, and work-life balance. (You can read more about the methodology here.)

    U.S. News then ranked these coveted positions by pay, finding that, unsurprisingly, many of America's top jobs come with six-figure salaries. Positions in the healthcare sector dominated the list, with anesthesiologists claiming the top spot, followed by surgeons and oral and maxillofacial surgeons.

    Read on to see the 20 best high-paying jobs in the US, with salary data included from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

    SEE ALSO: The 50 richest people on earth

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    20. Optometrist

    Mean annual salary: $113,010

    Projected growth (2014 - 2024): 27%

    Optometrists diagnosing and treat visual issues and eye conditions, such as glaucoma, as well as prescribing corrective lenses. To become an optometrist, individuals must complete both a bachelor's degree and a four-year doctor of optometry program. 



    19. Business operations manager

    Mean annual salary: $117,200

    Projected growth (2014 - 2024): N/A

    Business operations managers take care of the details that are vital to keeping a business running, including hiring new talent, negotiating contracts, making strategy decisions, and building and leading effective teams. The highest-paying cities for this job are Bridgeport, Connecticut; New York City; and Trenton, New Jersey. 



    18. Pharmacist

    Mean annual salary: $118,470

    Projected growth (2014 - 2024): 3%

    Imperative to the healthcare industry, pharmacists not only fill prescriptions, but also educate patients on the potential side effects of their medications, teach them how to handle side effects, and monitor which prescriptions each patient is taking to prevent mixing incompatible drugs. 



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    jack ma

    The largest continent by size and population, Asia has also grown into a financial powerhouse. It's home to the world's second-, third-, and ninth-largest economies in China, Japan, and India, respectively. The continent is also the playground for 10 of the planet's 50 wealthiest people, who are worth a combined $205 billion.

    With a fortune of $29.2 billion, real estate mogul Wang Jianlin is the richest person in Asia, followed by Alibaba founder Jack Ma at $26.5 billion. India's wealthiest man, industrial magnate Mukesh Ambani, rounds out the top three with a net worth of $24.8 billion.

    This comes from new data provided to Business Insider by Wealth-X, a company that conducts research on the super-wealthy, featured in our recent ranking of the world's richest people. Wealth-X maintains a database of dossiers on more than 110,000 ultra-high-net-worth people, using a proprietary valuation model to discern the size of their fortunes.

    Read on to learn more about the richest people on the world's largest continent, who range from tech tycoons to real estate giants. 

    SEE ALSO: The 50 richest people on earth

    DON'T MISS: The wealthiest people in the world under 35

    10. Lei Jun

    Net worth:$14.4 billion

    Age: 45

    Country: China

    Industry: Tech

    Source of wealth: Self-made; Xiaomi

    Like several of his fellow 21st-century Chinese billionaires, Lei Jun earned his $14.4 billion fortune in tech. His smartphone maker, Xiaomi, became the fourth-largest smartphone vendor in the world, and the largest in China, within about three years of its founding.

    Lei got his start in tech shortly after college when he joined Kingsoft, a Chinese software company similar to Microsoft, as an engineer. During his tenure at Kingsoft, Lei served as chief technology officer, president, and CEO, succeeding in taking the company public in 2007 before resigning. In 2010, after spending a few years as a venture capitalist, the already-wealthy Chinese entrepreneur founded Xiaomi with a former Google China executive. Lei was appointed chairman of Kingsoft in 2011 and forged a partnership between the two companies to provide cloud-storage capabilities for his phones.

    Xiaomi, often referred to as "the Apple of China," is now the second most valuable private-tech company in the world, with a $46 billion valuation. But as sales growth has slowed, experts are contemplating the sustainability of Xiaomi's business model in overseas markets.



    9. Dilip Shanghvi

    Net worth:$16.4 billion

    Age: 60

    Country: India

    Industry: Pharmaceuticals

    Source of wealth: Self-made; Sun Pharmaceutical Industries

    After graduating from the University of Calcutta in 1982, Dilip Shanghvi started working at his father's wholesale generic-drugs business, where he saw an opportunity to manufacture Lithosun, a drug that treated manic-depressive disorders and was unavailable in much of eastern India. That was the genesis of Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, which Shangvi founded in 1983 with a $1,000 investment from his father.

    In its first year of business, Sun Pharma generated more than $100,000 in sales, and in 1994 the company went public on the Bombay Stock Exchange. It began expanding shortly thereafter, entering the global generic-drug market by acquiring Michigan-based Caraco Pharmaceuticals Laboratories in 1997, the first of many international acquisitions. In 2012, Shanghvi stepped down as chairman and now serves as managing director of the company, which generates $4.5 billion in sales.

    Early in 2015, Shanghvi became the richest man in India for a period of time after his company's stocks surged. No matter the number, Shanghvi remains devoted to philanthropy as founder and chairman of the Shantilal Shanghvi Foundation, which donates to education, social-welfare, and community-development causes.



    8. Azim Premji

    Net worth:$16.5 billion

    Age: 70

    Country: India

    Industry: Technology

    Source of wealth: Inheritance/self-made; Wipro

    In 1966, 21-year-old Azim Premji dropped out of Stanford in the wake of his father's death to take the helm of his father's company Western India Vegetable Products — later renamed Wipro. It was under Premji's leadership that the company diversified into toiletries and bath products and, eventually, IT, and the company grew exponentially. Now India's third-largest IT giant, Wipro generated revenues of $7.6 billion in its most recent fiscal year.

    Just days into the new year, Premji named Abidali Neemuchwala, a Dallas-based consultancy executive, the new CEO of Wipro, citing him as the best leader to take Wipro into "its next phase of growth." Neemuchwala had been brought on to Wipro as chief operating officer last April after years of working for rival Tata Consultancy Services.

    Premji is known for his generosity. He signed the Giving Pledge, committing to donate at least half of his wealth to charity, and in 2015 was named "the most generous Indian" on the Hurun India Philanthropy list for the third year in a row.



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    It pays to go into the medical field. According to U.S. News & World Report's 2016 Best Jobs rankings  which determines the 100 best occupations in the country based on median salary, employment rate, growth, job prospects, stress level, and work-life balance — the two best occupations in America this year are orthodontist and dentist, with many other healthcare occupations ranking highly as well. 

    The healthcare sector is expected to grow rapidly over the next decade. As highly skilled doctors meet increased demands from an aging community of Baby Boomers, jobs forhealthcare support workers will increase too.

    Salaries for these jobs are among the highest in the country as well. U.S. News compiled data on which of the best jobs pays the most in each state. In all 50 states, a job in healthcare is the highest paying, and the jobs all command salaries of more than $150,000, according to national average salary data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

    Check out the map below to find out which of U.S. News' 100 best jobs pays the most in your state.

    BI Graphics_Best Paying Job By State

    NOW CHECK OUT: The 20 best high-paying jobs in America for 2016

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    Larry Page

    Almost one-fourth of the 50 richest people on earth made their extraordinary fortunes founding and building today's largest tech companies.

    Together, the 13 billionaires have a net worth of about $450 billion. That includes Microsoft visionary Bill Gates, the richest person on earth with a fortune of $87.4 billion, and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, the richest tech CEO in the world with a fortune of $56.6 billion.

    This comes from new data provided to Business Insider by Wealth-X, a company that conducts research on the super-wealthy. Wealth-X maintains a database of dossiers on more than 110,000 ultra-high-net-worth people, using a proprietary valuation model to discern the size of their fortunes.

    Although the American tech scene is home to the most billionaires on our list — nine of the top 50 — the emerging economies in China and India are starting to churn out enormously rich tech moguls of their own.

    Read on to learn about the richest tech titans in the world.

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    13. Jun Lei

    Net worth:$14.4 billion

    Age: 45

    Country: China

    Source of wealth: Self-made; Xiaomi

    Like several of his fellow 21st-century Chinese billionaires, Lei Jun earned his $14.4 billion fortune in tech. His smartphone maker, Xiaomi, became the fourth-largest smartphone vendor in the world, and the largest in China, within about three years of its founding.

    Lei got his start in tech shortly after college when he joined Kingsoft, a Chinese software company similar to Microsoft, as an engineer. During his tenure at Kingsoft, Lei served as chief technology officer, president, and CEO, succeeding in taking the company public in 2007 before resigning. In 2010, after spending a few years as a venture capitalist, the already-wealthy Chinese entrepreneur founded Xiaomi with a former Google China executive. Lei was appointed chairman of Kingsoft in 2011 and forged a partnership between the two companies to provide cloud-storage capabilities for his phones.

    Xiaomi, often referred to as "the Apple of China," is now the second most valuable private-tech company in the world, with a $46 billion valuation. But as sales growth has slowed, experts are contemplating the sustainability of Xiaomi's business model in overseas markets.



    12. Azim Premji

    Net worth:$16.5 billion

    Age: 70

    Country: India

    Source of wealth: Inheritance/self-made; Wipro

    In 1966, 21-year-old Azim Premji dropped out of Stanford in the wake of his father's death to take the helm of his father's company Western India Vegetable Products — later renamed Wipro. It was under Premji's leadership that the company diversified into toiletries and bath products and, eventually, IT, and the company grew exponentially. Now India's third-largest IT giant, Wipro generated revenues of $7.6 billion in its most recent fiscal year.

    Just days into the new year, Premji named Abidali Neemuchwala, a Dallas-based consultancy executive, the new CEO of Wipro, citing him as the best leader to take Wipro into "its next phase of growth." Neemuchwala had been brought on to Wipro as chief operating officer last April after years of working for rival Tata Consultancy Services.

    Premji is known for his generosity. He signed the Giving Pledge, committing to donate at least half of his wealth to charity, and in 2015 was named "the most generous Indian" on the Hurun India Philanthropy list for the third year in a row.



    11. Ma Huateng

    Net worth:$17.1 billion

    Age: 44

    Country: China

    Source of wealth: Self-made; Tencent Holdings

    Softward engineer Ma Huateng founded China's largest internet portal, Tencent Holdings, in 1998. He was 26. Ma's company has a number of successful and widely used platforms in its portfolio, including QQ, its instant-messaging service, which is one of the world's 10 largest websites; a mobile-texting service (WeChat) with 600 million users; a mobile-commerce product (WeChat Wallet); and an online-gaming community (Tencent Games), the largest in China.

    Last year Ma made two big deals. In April, he bought a $400 million stake in Chinese classified-listings platform 58.com, of which Tencent already owned a 25% share. That same month he also bought a 15% stake in mobile-game maker Glu Mobile for $126 million.



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    statistician

    It's a great time to be a job seeker. The US economy is humming, adding a total of 2.7 million jobs in 2015, and the potential for job growth in 2016 is bright as well. 

    U.S. News & World Report's recently published 2016 Best Jobs ranking provides a tool for job-seekers to compare professions based on important metrics like salary and expected number of openings.

    To compile their ranking, U.S. News identified jobs with the greatest hiring demand — those with the highest projected number of openings from 2014 to 2024 — as categorized by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The jobs that topped the list were then scored using seven measures, including stress level, work-life balance, median salary, and employment rate. Read more about the full methodology.

    U.S. News also broke down the best jobs by industry, including the best business jobs for 2016. The top business jobs this year are statistician, operations research analyst, and accountant. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts more than 30% job growth for positions as statisticians and operations research analysts and more than 10% job growth for positions in accounting.

    Check out the 20 best business jobs for 2016 below, along with their average annual salary, according to 2014 figures from the BLS.

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    20. Loan officer

    Average salary: $73,670

    Best-paying cities: Grand Junction, Colorado; Ocala, Florida

    Loan officers are available to help clients with financial milestones like paying for a college education or buying a new car or house. The best loan officers have excellent interpersonal skills and advise, evaluate, and authorize loans to people and businesses. Positions are available in a range of settings from commercial banks and credit unions to mortgage companies and car dealerships. Employment growth of 8% is expected for loan officer jobs through 2024.



    19. Fundraiser

    Average salary: $56,840

    Best-paying cities: Durham, North Carolina; Washington D.C.

    Fundraisers raise money for nonprofit organizations like educational institutions, health research foundations, and political campaigns. People in this position are relied upon to bring in the big bucks by cold calling, grant writing, and event organizing. Fundraising jobs are expected to have a growth rate of 9% through 2024.



    18. Administrative assistant

    Average salary: $34,500

    Best-paying cities: Trenton, New Jersey; Boston, Massachusetts

    This position is defined by the employer, though many fill diverse roles such as operations managers, event planners, accountants, and maintenance workers. Administrative assistants provide support at all levels of an organization and are often tasked with keeping track of budgets and ensuring all departments adhere to their budgets. In 2014, there were 2.4 million jobs in this position, but the BLS projects that number to grow by 3% within 10 years.



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    Jeff Bezos

    Of the 50 richest people in the world, most built their wealth up from nothing, creating some of the most powerful companies out there — including Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, Nike, and Google — along the way. 

    The 25 richest self-made billionaires on earth have accrued more than $850 billion combined, each with a personal net worth of at least $18 billion. 

    This comes from new data provided to Business Insider by Wealth-X, which conducts research on the super-wealthy, as featured in our recent list of the richest people on earthWealth-X maintains a database of dossiers on more than 110,000 ultra-high-net-worth people, using a proprietary valuation model to discern the size of their fortunes. 

    The list ranges from tech moguls like Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos to influential investors like Warren Buffett and Carl Icahn. Read on to learn how each of these 25 self-made magnates earned their fortune.

    SEE ALSO: The 50 richest people on earth

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    25. Paul Allen

    Net worth:$18.3 billion

    Age: 62

    Country: US

    Industry: Diversified investments

    Source of wealth: Self-made; Microsoft

    Alongside his cofounder Bill Gates, Paul Allen credits Microsoft for his fortune. Although Allen left the company before it went public in 1986, he remained a board member until 2000 and today holds a less than 5% stake. The college dropout went on to found Vulcan, his private-investment vehicle, shortly after leaving the software giant.

    With lifetime donations exceeding $2 billion, Allen's philanthropic efforts make him one of the most generous people in the world. The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation gives to global health causes, including $5 million to Seattle BioMed, $4 million to Global FinPrint — a conservation project focused on the preservation of sharks worldwide — and $7 million in grants to Alzheimer's research. During West Africa's Ebola pandemic in 2014, Allen gave more than $100 million to develop solutions to stem the outbreak. In October 2015, the foundation announced seven new grants totaling $11 million to prevent future widespread Ebola outbreaks.

    The self-made billionaire also counts an extravagant lineup of cars, World War II fighter jets, real estate, and two sports teams — the Seattle Seahawks and the Portland Trailblazers — among his luxurious array of assets.



    24. Lee Shau Kee

    Net worth:$18.5 billion

    Age: 87

    Country: Hong Kong

    Industry: Real estate

    Source of wealth: Self-made; Henderson Land Development

    Lee Shau Kee fled China for Hong Kong before the Communist takeover in 1948, working in commodities like gold and currency exchange before founding Henderson Land Development in 1973. Over the last 43 years, Henderson has become a top real-estate developer in Hong Kong and China, generating annual sales of more than $3 billion and making Lee one of the richest men in Asia.

    An active philanthropist, Lee has donated more than $100 million over the years to causes ranging from education to affordable housing to farmer-training programs. In October, he honored the birth of his seventh grandchild by giving away HK$15 million— about US$1.9 million — to his friends and employees.



    23. Carl Icahn

    Net worth:$18.7 billion

    Age: 79

    Country: US

    Industry: Diversified investments

    Source of wealth: Self-made; Icahn Enterprises

    Carl Icahn has made a lifelong habit and lucrative career out of agitating undervalued and poorly managed companies to change their ways. Since founding his own investment firm in 1968, Icahn has become one of the most powerful people in finance, investing in scores of high-profile companies, including RJR Nabisco, Philips Petroleum, Viacom, Marvel, Time Warner, Netflix, and Herbalife.

    And he usually gets his way. When Icahn revealed that he held a stake in Apple worth more than $1 billion in 2013, the company's stock shot up and CEO Tim Cook responded to Icahn's critique of the company. Cook has even come around to some of Icahn's views, and Icahn said in the fall that he may buy an even larger stake.

    Now Icahn's leading the charge against AIG, publishing an open letter in January calling for the insurance giant to break up into a "smaller, simpler company."

    Icahn has said that he has no plans of retiring from pestering corporate executives, but a career shift may nonetheless be in the works. Donald Trump has said that if elected US president, he would bring Icahn in as Treasury secretary — a position which Icahn said he would accept despite some disagreements with the combative real-estate mogul's positions.



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    san francisco

    If you want to maximize your income, where you live could make all the difference. 

    U.S. News recently released its 2016 Best Jobs rankings, which determined the best jobs in America by looking at factors like median salary, employment rate, growth, job prospects, stress level, and work-life balance. From this list, U.S. News also found the highest-paying cities for each occupation by culling through the average salaries of people with that job across the country.

    Note that many of these cities also come with a high cost of living, necessitating that employers shell out higher salaries to stay competitive. But frugal and modest spenders can capitalize and make these outsized salaries stretch a long way. 

    Here are the 10 cities that offer the most opportunities for high-paying jobs, with examples of positions and corresponding annual average salaries for that city drawn from U.S. News' list of the best jobs in the US

    SEE ALSO: The 20 best high-paying jobs in America for 2016

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    10. Boston, Massachusetts

    Best high-paying jobs:

    Oral and maxillofacial surgeon — $262,290

    Orthodontist — $233,660

    Cartographer — $81,450



    9. Trenton, New Jersey

    Best high-paying jobs:

    Podiatrist — $185,960

    Operations research analyst — $109,670

    Statistician — $102,800 

     



    8. Fairbanks, Alaska

    Best high-paying jobs:

    Mechanical engineer —$108,320

    Speech-language pathologist — $102,140 

     



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    Restricted Bling Drake T-Mobile

    Super Bowl 50 isn't happening until Sunday, February 7, but some of America's biggest brands, including Acura, Doritos, and official Super Bowl sponsor Pepsi, have already aired teasers and commercials ahead of TV's most watched annual event.

    "It's the biggest stage out there, and one thing we know for sure is it's the only time of year where consumers are looking for the ads," one second-time advertiser told Business Insider.

    Though some ads, like T-Mobile's "Restricted Bling" commercial featuring "Hotline Bling" rapper Drake, have already garnered millions of views, ad-tracking company Unruly has designed a way to track impact beyond the view counter.

    Using data from their Unruly Viral Video Chart, they've revealed a list of the 10 most shared Super Bowl ads so far, determined by the number of YouTube and Facebook shares the ads have rather than the number of views. According to Unruly, shares are a more accurate measure of what's truly going viral and generating the most buzz.

    Check out the 10 ads below.

    SEE ALSO: Doritos tells us why it has had enough of its 'Crash the Super Bowl' contest

    AND: 12 essentials for the ultimate Super Bowl party setup

    10. Pepsi — "The First Halftime Performer Is...Coldplay"

    Date aired: December 3

    Shares: 40,535 



    9. Acura — "#DriveAcuraNSXContest"

    Date aired: January 29

    Shares: 43,538



    8. Amazon — "Cheese Footballs #BaldwinBowl"

    Date aired: January 29

    Shares: 47,448



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    Nurse

    The healthcare industry is on the rise, adding positions at a much quicker clip than the average job market and compensating employees with competitive salaries, thanks in part to increased demand from an aging Baby Boomer community. 

    U.S. News & World Report recently released its 2016 Best Jobs rankings and positions in healthcare dominated the list, earning nine of the top 10 spots. U.S. News determined the best occupations in the country by comparing median salary, employment rate, growth, job prospects, stress level, and work-life balance. (You can read more about the methodology here.)

    The site further broke down the rankings by industry, revealing the top positions in healthcare that offer good job prospects, elevated compensation, room for advancement, and opportunities to develop work-life balance. Orthodontist topped the rankings — it earned the No. 1 spot overall as well — followed by dentist and nurse anesthetist.

    Read on to learn more about the 20 best jobs in healthcare, with annual average salary data included from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

     

    SEE ALSO: The 20 best high-paying jobs in America for 2016

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    20. Prosthodontist

    Average salary: $142,830

    Projected growth (2014 - 2024): 18%

    Different from an orthodontist, prosthodontists are dental specialists who build oral prostheses that replace missing teeth. These replacements can help patients in a number of ways, from improving appearances to restoring the ability to speak and eat. 



    19. Speech-language pathologist

    Average salary: $74,900

    Projected growth (2014 - 2024): N/A

    For many Americans, the seemingly simple acts of speaking and chewing require immense effort. Speech-language pathologists work with these individuals — who often suffer from brain injuries, dyslexia, or hearing loss — to treat and improve speech, sound, language, and swallowing disorders



    18. Audiologist

    Mean annual salary: $76,790

    Projected growth (2014 - 2024): 29%

    From fitting hearing aids to treating vertigo to assessing balance issues, audiologists are experts on hearing disorders. They work to prevent and treat hearing loss and related issues, as as well as work with patients and their families as they adapt to life with impaired hearing. 



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    Phil Knight

    Retail is an enormous and profitable industry. Global sales were projected to top $24 trillion in 2015 and are expected to grow another 3.2% this year, making the magnates who run the sector's largest companies even wealthier.

    We recently released our list of the 50 richest people on earth based on data from Wealth-X, which conducts research on the super wealthy. Three people in the top 10 are in retail — including the visionaries behind Zara, Amazon, and IKEA — and 12 others cracked the list as well.

    To find the wealthiest people in the world, Wealth-X looked at its database of dossiers on more than 110,000 ultra-high net-worth people and used a proprietary valuation model that takes into account each person's assets, then adjusts estimated net worth to account for currency-exchange rates, local taxes, savings rates, investment performance, and other factors. We narrowed that list down to just the billionaires in the retail industry.

    Here are the 15 wealthiest people who made their billions in retail:

    15. Leonardo Del Vecchio

    Net worth:$19.7 billion

    Age: 80

    Country: Italy

    Source of wealth: Self-made, Luxottica Group

    Even at 80, Leonardo Del Vecchio still chairs Luxottica, the nearly $30 billion company he founded in 1961. The largest eyewear company on the planet, Luxottica not only owns Sunglass Hut, Ray-Ban, and Oakley, but also manufacturers glasses for nearly every luxury brand out there, including Burberry, Chanel, Prada, and Versace.

    Though Del Vecchio started Luxottica as a tiny one-room enterprise in Milan, it now operates 10 factories worldwide, employs 35,000 people, and produces more than 65,000 pairs of glasses per day, holding a veritable monopoly on the eyewear industry.

    Del Vecchio isn't all business, though. Last March, he showed his generous side by giving his Italian employees $10 million worth of shares in the company to celebrate his 80th birthday.



    14. Dieter Schwarz

    Net worth:$20.9 billion

    Age: 76

    Country: Germany

    Source of wealth: Inheritance/self-made, Schwarz Gruppe

    Dieter Schwarz joined his father's food-wholesaling business in 1973 and opened the company's first discount supermarket shortly thereafter. He took over as CEO when his father died in 1977 and rapidly expanded the business outside Germany, rebranding the company as Schwarz Gruppe.

    The parent company umbrellas Lidl, a successful grocery-store chain and the second largest in Germany behind Aldi, and Kaufland, a chain of "hypermarket" stores similar to Walmart. Lidl has nearly 10,000 stores across 26 European countries and is set to break ground on US soil in 2018. Schwarz Gruppe now pulls in $85 billion in annual sales.

    The German billionaire lives a quiet life out of the spotlight with his wife and two kids in their hometown of Heilbronn. He's reportedly a generous donor to educational causes.



    13. Phil Knight

    Net worth:$25.7 billion

    Age: 77

    Country: US

    Source of wealth: Self-made, Nike

    After a stint in the US Army, and with a Stanford MBA under his belt, Phil Knight convinced Tiger-brand shoemaker Onitsuka in the early 1960s to allow him to distribute Tiger shoes under the name Blue Ribbon Sports — the name Knight picked that predated his swoosh-logo-clad company Nike. Knight worked full-time as an accountant as he launched his new brand, and by 1968 he had built up enough of a rapport with customers that he was able to leave the CPA life behind.

    Nike has built its success on celebrity and athlete-endorsement deals, starting with running prodigy Steve Prefontaine in 1973 and continuing with one of the most successful shoe marketers of all time in Michael Jordan. Nike signed him to a five-year endorsement deal in 1984 worth roughly $500,000 per year. The biggest NBA star today is still under the Nike roof, with LeBron James signing a lifetime contract with the brand in December for an undisclosed sum.

    Though Knight announced plans in June to step down as Nike chairman, he's leaving the $30.6 billion — in sales — company in better shape than ever, with the stock and revenues at all-time highs.



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    We recently released our list of the 50 richest people on earth based on data from Wealth-X, which conducts research on the super-wealthy. Many of the billionaires on the list came from humble beginnings and built huge empires from next to nothing.

    Others were born into money.

    To find the wealthiest people in the world, Wealth-X looked at its database of dossiers on more than 110,000 ultra-high-net-worth people and used a proprietary valuation model that takes into account each person's assets, then adjusts estimated net worth to account for currency-exchange rates, local taxes, savings rates, investment performance, and other factors. We narrowed that list down to just the billionaires who inherited at least part of their wealth.

    Some built upon their inherited fortune to create companies that far exceed those of their parents or spouses — like the Koch Brothers or L'Oreal's Liliane Bettencourt — while others, such as the Mars siblings, haven't actively expanded the family business. 

    Here are the 16 richest heirs and heiresses in the world.

    16. Laurene Powell Jobs

    Net worth:$14.4 billion

    Age: 52

    Country: US

    Industry: Media

    The widow of Apple cofounder Steve Jobs, Laurene Powell Jobs inherited his wealth and assets, which included 5.5 million shares of Apple stock and a 7.3% stake in The Walt Disney Co., upon his death. Jobs' stake in Disney — which has nearly tripled in value since her husband's death in 2011 and comprises more than $12 billion of her net worth — makes her the company's largest individual shareholder.

    Though she's best recognized through her iconic husband, Jobs has had a career of her own. She worked on Wall Street for Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs before earning her MBA at Stanford in 1991, after which she married her late husband and started organic-foods company Terravera. But she's been primarily preoccupied with philanthropic ventures, with a particular focus on education. In 1997, she founded College Track, an after-school program that helps low-income students prepare for and enroll in college, and in September she committed $50 million to a new project called XQ: The Super School Project, which aims to revamp the high-school curriculum and experience.

    Last October, Jobs spoke out against "Steve Jobs," Aaron Sorkin's movie about her late husband that portrays him in a harsh light, calling it "fiction." Jobs had been against the project from the get-go, reportedly calling Leonardo DiCaprio and Christian Bale to ask them to decline roles in the film.



    15. Azim Premji

    Net worth:$16.5 billion

    Age: 70

    Country: India

    Industry: Technology

    In 1966, 21-year-old Azim Premji dropped out of Stanford in the wake of his father's death to take the helm of his father's company Western India Vegetable Products — later renamed Wipro. It was under Premji's leadership that the company diversified into toiletries and bath products and, eventually, IT, and the company grew exponentially. Now India's third-largest IT giant, Wipro generated revenues of $7.6 billion in its most recent fiscal year.

    Just days into the new year, Premji named Abidali Neemuchwala, a Dallas-based consultancy executive, the new CEO of Wipro, citing him as the best leader to take Wipro into "its next phase of growth." Neemuchwala had been brought on to Wipro as chief operating officer last April after years of working for rival Tata Consultancy Services.

    Premji is known for his generosity. He signed the Giving Pledge, committing to donate at least half of his wealth to charity, and in 2015 was named "the most generous Indian" on the Hurun India Philanthropy list for the third year in a row.



    14. Dieter Schwarz

    Net worth:$20.9 billion

    Age: 76

    Country: Germany

    Industry: Retail

    Dieter Schwarz joined his father's food-wholesaling business in 1973 and opened the company's first discount supermarket shortly thereafter. He took over as CEO when his father died in 1977 and rapidly expanded the business outside Germany, rebranding the company as Schwarz Gruppe.

    The parent company umbrellas Lidl, a successful grocery-store chain and the second largest in Germany behind Aldi, and Kaufland, a chain of "hypermarket" stores similar to Walmart. Lidl has nearly 10,000 stores across 26 European countries and is set to break ground on US soil in 2018. Schwarz Gruppe now pulls in $85 billion in annual sales.

    The German billionaire lives a quiet life out of the spotlight with his wife and two kids in their hometown of Heilbronn. He's reportedly a generous donor to educational causes.



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    Mark Zuckerberg

    Frugality is a subjective term. To the average Joe it could mean eating meals at home or scouring the Internet for cheap flights. But to a billionaire it means showing up to work in a t-shirt and jeans, driving a Toyota or Volkswagen, and in some instances, foregoing the purchase of a private jet or lavish vacation home.

    A handful of frugal billionaires appear on our list of the richest people on earth, and each one has his own penny-pinching habits.

    From eating lunch in the office cafeteria with their employees to residing in homes worth a fraction of their wealth, these seven self-made billionaires — many who are also generous philanthropists— know the secret to keeping their net worths high.

    SEE ALSO: The 50 richest people on earth

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    Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway

    Net worth:$60.7 billion

    The "Oracle of Omaha" is one of the wisest and most frugal billionaires around. Despite his status as the third-richest person on earth, he still lives in the same modest home he bought for $31,500 in 1958, doesn't carry a cell phone or have a computer at his desk, and once had a vanity license plate that read THRIFTY, according to his 2009 biography.

    Buffett also has a decidedly low-brow palate, known not just for investing in junk-food purveyors like Burger King, Dairy Queen, and Coca-Cola but filling up on them as well. The Buffett diet includes five Cokes a day, as well as Cheetos and potato chips. 

    At his annual shareholder's meeting in 2014, Buffett explained that his quality of life isn't impacted by the amount of money he has: "My life couldn't be happier. In fact, it'd be worse if I had six or eight houses. So, I have everything I need to have, and I don't need any more because it doesn't make a difference after a point."

     



    Charlie Ergen, chairman of Dish Network

    Net worth:$14.5 billion

    Charlie Ergen is a notoriously frugal business leader, but he also nickels and dimes in his personal life. Ergen has said his frugality hearkens back to his mother's childhood. "My mom grew up in the Depression," he told the Financial Times. "I don’t have a mahogany desk."

    The self-made billionaire packs a lunch of a sandwich and Gatorade before work every day, and until recently, he shared hotel rooms with colleagues during travel. 



    Carlos Slim Helú, founder of Grupo Carso

    Net worth:$23.5 billion

    Rather than spending his fluctuating fortune, Carlos Slim funnels his billions back into the economy and his vast array of companies. He once mused to Reuters that wealth was like an orchard, "what you have to do is make it grow, reinvest to make it bigger, or diversify into other areas."

    The 75-year-old is by far the richest man in Mexico, but he forgoes luxuries like private jets and yachts and reportedly still drives an old Mercedes-Benz. Slim runs his companies frugally too, writing in staff handbooks that employees should always"maintain austerity in prosperous times (in times when the cow is fat with milk)."

    The businessman has lived in the same six-bedroom house in Mexico for more than 40 years and routinely enjoys sharing home-cooked meals with his children and grandchildren. He's got a couple of known indulgences, including fine art — in honor of his late wife — and Cuban cigars, as well as an $80 million mansion in Manhattan, which he was trying to sell last spring. 



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    The Denver Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers 24-10 yesterday at Super Bowl 50. But for millions of viewers, the advertisements that play during breaks are just as exciting as the game itself.

    We've already rounded up the best and worst ads of the Super Bowl, but now we're checking out which commercials were most popular with viewers.

    Using data from their Unruly Viral Video Chart, ad-tracking company Unruly determined the 10 most shared Super Bowl commercials based on the number of YouTube and Facebook shares. 

    "The key driver of video shares is making a strong emotional connection with people," said Devra Prywes, Unruly's VP of insights. 

    Doritos' Crash The Super Bowl contest produced the top-shared ad this year with 893,465 total shares for "Ultrasound." Doritos "created a spot that surprised, amused and entertained viewers," Prywes said, though the "Doritos Dogs" ad ultimately won the contest. T-Mobile and Heinz each appear twice on this list for the 30-second and extended versions of their commercials.

    Check out the 10 most popular commercials below.

    SEE ALSO: The most-mentioned brand on Twitter during the Super Bowl didn't even advertise on TV during the game

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    10. Heinz — "Weiner Stampede"

    Agency: DAVID Miami

    Total shares: 111,643



    9. T-Mobile — "Drop the Balls"

    Agency:Publicis Seattle

    Total shares: 113,668



    8. T-Mobile — "Restricted Bling" (30 Sec)

    Agency:Publicis Seattle

    Total shares: 124,551



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    BYU Marriott MBA students

    In December Business Insider released its sixth annual list of the 50 best business schools in the world— the schools whose MBA programs have the best reputations, highest starting salaries, lowest tuitions, and best job-placement rates.

    Brigham Young University's Marriott School of Management came in at No. 44 on our overall list. It's the least expensive US program and least expensive two-year program, and it took first place on our list of the best business schools for your money, making it one of the most underrated MBA programs out there.

    "When you consider the low cost of the degree, scholarships and high starting salaries, the quality of the education — it's a very economical MBA program choice," BYU MBA program director John Bingham told Business Insider.

    We decided to take a closer look.

    BYU Marriott School of Management

    The cost of the degree

    The tuition and fees for the entire program totals just $47,900. That's less than half the price of top MBA programs at most private schools in the US and three times less than the $144,340 price tag of The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, the top school on our ranking. Brigham Young, which is subsidized by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, is even cheaper for members of the church: LDS students pay less than $25,000 for an MBA.

    On top of that, more than 80% of students receive additional scholarship funding of at least a few thousand dollars, so many graduate with little debt.

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    High placement and competitive salaries

    Three months after graduation, 92% of students have accepted job offers, and another 5% start their own viable companies. BYU puts a large emphasis on entrepreneurship, and the faculty teaches skills like innovation, analysis, and problem-solving to students interested in starting enterprises.

    Companies begin recruiting for internships in the first semester of the program. Over 100 companies, including Ford, Adobe, Procter & Gamble, and Johnson & Johnson, as well as many small- and medium-size companies, recruit Marriott students. Tech companies in Silicon Valley and in the Pacific Northwest have also been scouting more and more candidates at BYU, according to Bingham.

    And like many of the other 50 best business schools in the world, Marriott graduates command an average annual starting salary in excess of $100,000, with some reporting that they earn as much as $153,000 right out of school. 

    "I have no doubt that they provide a very good education and that the individuals that do matriculate are very solid," Stacy Blackman, founder of MBA admissions advisory Stacy Blackman Consulting, told Business Insider in an email. "Thus, the strong placement and salary numbers."

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    Not for everybody

    But despite everything BYU offers — and at such a steep discount — Blackman says of the thousands of prospective students her firm has advised in the past 15 years, less than 10 individuals were applying to BYU.

    Even setting aside the issue of its deeply religious values, which may not appeal to some, Marriott still isn't the best fit for many b-school applicants.

    For starters, Marriott embraces a more collaborative and cooperative learning environment than many other b-schools, according to Bingham. That's great for some students, but those craving an intensely competitive atmosphere found at a places like Harvard, Wharton, or Stanford may be disappointed. 

    Students looking for high-powered positions on Wall Street or in consulting may also want to consider other programs: Most Marriott students remain in the Pacific Northwest, with only 8% landing jobs in the Northeast after graduation. And just 4% of graduates takes positions in consulting, compared with the 30% who land jobs in sales and marketing. 

    But for those less captivated by the allure of an east coast, Ivy League education or a career in finance and consulting, BYU's Marriott school offers a top-notch education at an unparalleled value.

    SEE ALSO: The 50 best business schools in the world

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    The US boasts some of the best colleges in the world. But they aren't limited to elite private schools — every state has public institutions that offer residents top-notch education with an affordable price tag. 

    Nichea company that researches and compiles information on schools, ranked the best public schools in the US. The site lets users sort by state, so we took a look at which public school dominated in each one.

    To determine its rankings, Niche considers factors like academic strength, campus quality, caliber of professors, and quality of student reviews for more than 1,500 schools across the country.

    Read on to see which school is repping your state.

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    ALABAMA: University of Alabama

    Location: Tuscaloosa

    Overall: A

    Academics: A-

    Acceptance rate: 57%

    "Academics are a top priority and the classes are hard, but depending on your major the professors make sure you enjoy it!" one freshman exclaimed.

    School spirit runs deep at Bama as well.

    "We have the Roll Tide spirit," another freshman said. "Everybody is extremely friendly and the classes are very unique."



    ALASKA: University of Alaska Fairbanks

    Location: Fairbanks

    Overall: B

    Academics: B+

    Acceptance rate: 74%

    "There are a lot of classes to choose from," a student reported. "The professors are very helpful."

    The temperature gets cold, but students say it becomes something to bond over.

    "The community is wonderful!" one junior said. "It gets a little cold, but that's what makes it fun. We have cool clubs, such as the -40 and -50 degree clubs."



    ARIZONA: Arizona State University

    Location: Tempe

    Overall: A-

    Academics: B+

    Acceptance rate: 80%

    "The variety of the courses offered is vast and there are a lot of unique classes that enable you to really customize your general classes to something that you'll enjoy," one student commented. "A majority of the professors are well educated in their fields and easy to talk to."



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    Alice Walton

    Business Insider recently published a list of the 50 richest people on earth with data provided by Wealth-X, a firm that conducts research on the super-wealthy.

    Of these 50 billionaires, only four (8%) are women — Steve Jobs' widow Laurene Powell Jobs, Mars Inc. heiress Jacqueline Mars, L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt, and Walmart heiress Alice Walton — and each of these women inherited rather than built their fortunes.

    Meanwhile, more than two-thirds of the world's 50 richest people are men who built up their wealth from nothing.

    What might explain the gender gap at the very top of the wealth spectrum?

    Billion-dollar fortunes are typically built by launching hugely successful companies (think Google, Facebook, and Amazon), and women entrepreneurs have had a harder time finding similar success as men in this arena.

    Although women are creating 40% of new businesses — in 2014 they created an estimated 470,000 — many have difficulty growing past $1 million in revenue without generous funding from investors, who are typically men. Plus, women in the US still earn 78 cents for every dollar a man earns, giving them less capital to start with.

    Despite the odds, the landscape is changing. Today, women own 30% of all private businesses across all sectors and hold the majority of management, professional, and related positions in the US, according to a report by Bank of Montreal's (BMO) Wealth Institute. And women-led private tech companies that are able to secure funding achieve 35% higher return on investment than male-led tech companies.

    As more women hold lucrative positions, the number of female billionaires worldwide continues to increase: There are now 145 female billionaires, up from 22 in 1995. However, it's still a far cry from the 1,202 men who belong to the billionaire club.

    Getting wealth in the hands of women could be good for everyone.Research indicates that women give more money away than their male counterparts at all income levels.

    Indeed, the four richest women in the world have a strong record of philanthropy. Learn more about them below.

    SEE THE FULL LIST: The 50 richest people on earth

    AND: 16 billionaires who inherited their fortunes

    Laurene Powell Jobs

    Net worth:$14.4 billion

    Age: 52

    Country: US

    Industry: Media

    Source of wealth: Inheritance; Disney

    The widow of Apple cofounder Steve Jobs, Laurene Powell Jobs inherited his wealth and assets, which included 5.5 million shares of Apple stock and a 7.3% stake in The Walt Disney Co., upon his death. Jobs' stake in Disney — which has nearly tripled in value since her husband's death in 2011 and comprises more than $12 billion of her net worth — makes her the company's largest individual shareholder.

    Though she's best recognized through her iconic husband, Jobs has had a career of her own. She worked on Wall Street for Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs before earning her MBA at Stanford in 1991, after which she married her late husband and started organic-foods company Terravera. But she's been primarily preoccupied with philanthropic ventures, with a particular focus on education. In 1997, she founded College Track, an after-school program that helps low-income students prepare for and enroll in college, and in September she committed $50 million to a new project called XQ: The Super School Project, which aims to revamp the high-school curriculum and experience.

    Last October, Jobs spoke out against "Steve Jobs," Aaron Sorkin's movie about her late husband that portrays him in a harsh light, calling it "fiction." Jobs had been against the project from the get-go, reportedly calling Leonardo DiCaprio and Christian Bale to ask them to decline roles in the film.



    Jacqueline Mars

    Net worth:$28.6 billion

    Age: 76

    Country: US

    Industry: Candy

    Source of wealth: Inheritance; Mars Inc.

    Siblings Forrest, Jacqueline, and John Mars inherited a stake in the iconic candymaker Mars Inc. when their father, Forrest Sr., died in 1999. The notoriously private trio co-own but don't actively manage the maker of M&M's and Milky Way bars, which their grandfather started in 1931 as a confectionary business in his kitchen in Tacoma, Washington.

    In 2008, Mars Inc. branched out from chocolate to gum, when it acquired the Wrigley Jr. Co. for $23 billion. Since then, it's delved into pet food, buying Iams and two other brands in 2014 from Procter & Gamble for close to $2.9 billion.

    Together the three siblings run the Mars Foundation, which gives primarily to educational, environmental, cultural, and health-related causes. 



    Liliane Bettencourt

    Net worth:$29 billion

    Age: 93

    Country: France

    Industry: Cosmetics

    Source of wealth: Inheritance/self-made; L'Oreal Group

    The heiress to the L'Oreal cosmetics fortune and the company's largest shareholder, Liliane Bettencourt is the richest woman in Europe and the second-richest woman in the world, with a net worth of $29 billion. She no longer has a hand in business operations, but L'Oreal and the Bettencourt Schueller Foundation she cofounded with her late husband continue to prosper. She's an avid art collector, owning pieces by Picasso, Matisse, and Munch.

    In recent years, Bettencourt became a household name in France as the central figure in an infamous trial in which judges examined whether the billionaire was taken advantage of by those close to her. The trial closed in May 2015 when eight people, including trusted friends and financial advisers, were convicted of exploiting the heiress.

    Bettencourt was back in the news again late last year after accusations were made against her former butler and five journalists for recording meetings with the billionaire and thus violating her right to privacy. The butler, Pascal Bonnefoy, claimed that he made the recordings to show Bettencourt's fragile state — all six were acquitted in early January.



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    Elizabeth Holmes

    You could call them the most eligible bachelorettes in the world.

    Five of the wealthiest women on earth are still unmarried, according to Wealth-Xa company that conducts research on the super-wealthy. With Valentine's Day in mind, they provided us with a list of the richest bachelorettes in five age groups: 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s. Combined, they're worth $46 billion.

    Meet five in the world below, including owners of a biotech startup and a luxury-clothing business.

    SEE ALSO: Out of the 50 richest people in the world, only 4 are women — here's why

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    20s: India Rose James

    Age: 24

    Net worth: $280 million

    Country: UK

    India Rose James inherited an estimated 40% of her maternal grandfather Paul Raymond's $1 billion empire upon his death in 2008. His wealth — known as the Soho Estatescame from varied property investments in London's Soho district, establishing Britain's first adult-entertainment bar, and introducing pornography magazines to the country through Paul Raymond Publications.

    James is currently focused on Soho Revue Gallery, the young artist-focused contemporary-art gallery she opened last spring with her then boyfriend Will Pelham. The socialite has breakfast at the family-owned Soho House every morning, enjoys traveling, and aspires to follow in her grandfather's footsteps to become "an entertainer."



    30s: Elizabeth Holmes

    Age: 32

    Net worth: $4.5 billion

    Country: US

    Elizabeth Holmes is the youngest female billionaire in the world thanks to the success of her pain- and needle-free blood-testing company Theranos. When she was 19, Holmes dropped out of Stanford to found the company and dedicated her life to it since. According to a 2014 New Yorker profile, the CEO lives in a "two-bedroom condo in Palo Alto...no longer devotes time to novels or friends, doesn't date, doesn't own a television, and hasn't taken a vacation in ten years."

    Though Holmes' image is that of a well-intentioned hard worker, she's facing harsh criticism for reports claiming dodgy business practices. "This is what happens when you work to change things," Holmes fired back. "First they think you're crazy, then they fight you, then you change the world."



    40s: Filiz Sahenk

    Age: 49

    Net worth: $2.4 billion

    Country: Turkey

    Turkish billionaire Filiz Sahenk helms the luxury-brand clothing and tourism businesses of her late father's private conglomerate, Dogus Grubu. Sahenk oversees the company's retail partnerships with several global brands, including Emporio Armani, Gucci, and Loro Piana.

    Despite being one of the most affluent women in Turkey, Sahenk isn't a public fixture. She's a behind-the-scenes advocate for women's leadership and development and an active philanthropist as president of the Ayhan Sahenk Foundation, which supports education, the environment, and social and healthcare-related causes. She also reportedly has a passion for collecting antique Turkish art.



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    You could call them the most eligible bachelors in the world. 

    Five of the wealthiest men on earth are still unmarried, according to Wealth-X, a company that conducts research on the super-wealthy. With Valentine's Day in mind, they provided us with a list of the richest bachelor in their 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s. These five tycoons are worth a combined $90 billion, and none of them are currently married.

    From American tech moguls to the richest person in Saudi Arabia, here are the wealthiest bachelors around the world.

    SEE ALSO: The 50 richest people on earth

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    20s: Evan Spiegel

    Net worth: $2.1 billion

    Age: 25

    Country: US

    While still a student at Stanford in 2011, Evan Spiegel helped found Snapchat, the messaging app that lets users send disappearing photos to friends, with his classmates-slash-fraternity brothers Reggie Brown and Bobby Murphy. The app took off, making Spiegel a bona fide billionaire by age 23. Today, he continues to run the $16 billion company as CEO.

    He hasn’t tied the knot yet, but it’s no secret that Spiegel’s been dating supermodel Miranda Kerr. The pair are often photographed out in Los Angeles, and Kerr is all smiles talking about him. "He's just a really kind person and very genuine and very authentic and I really appreciate that about him,” she told E!.



    30s: Lukas T. Walton

    Net worth: $10.6 billion

    Age: 30

    Country: US

    An heir to the Walmart fortune, Lukas T. Walton is the grandson of the superstore’s founder Sam Walton. The young Walton is worth nearly $11 billion, but the extent of his wealth only recently came to light, when news broke in November that he had inherited twice as much as his mother, Christy, after his father John died in a plane crash in 2005.

    Walton’s always stayed out of the public eye and continues to keep a low profile — little is known about the secretive heir, and he’s rarely, if ever, photographed. As a child, Walton was diagnosed with cancer, but survived. He went on to earn a degree in environmentally sustainable business from Colorado College and is now a partner at Cuna del Mar, a private equity firm that invests in aquaculture.



    40s: Sergey Brin

    Net worth: $35.8 billion

    Age: 42

    Country: US

    As a Stanford PhD student in 1998, Sergey Brin partnered with classmate Larry Page to create BackRub, an early search engine. The project eventually morphed into Google — now called Alphabet — one of the largest and farthest-reaching companies in the world, worth a whopping $475 billion. While Page handles the more administrative side of running Alphabet, Brin focuses on developing the company’s next big innovation, exploring “moonshot” projects and ideas.

    Brin’s personal life has gone less smoothly, however. In 2013, he separated with wife Anne Wojcicki, founder of 23andMe, and shortly after that she learned Brin was having an affair with Amanda Rosenberg, a Google employee who worked on Google Glass. The two divorced in May 2015 after eight years of marriage. Brin and Rosenberg are no longer together, either.  



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    You could call them the most eligible bachelors and bachelorettes in the world. 

    Ten of the wealthiest people on earth are still unmarried, according to Wealth-X, a company that conducts research on the superwealthy. 

    With Valentine's Day in mind, they provided us with a list of the richest bachelors and bachelorettes in their 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s. These 10 tycoons are worth a combined $136 billion, and none of them are currently married.

    From American tech moguls to a Turkish luxury-apparel baroness, here are some the wealthiest bachelors and bachelorettes around the world.

    SEE ALSO: The 50 richest people on earth

    NOW READ: 7 extremely wealthy people who choose to live frugally

    20s: India Rose James

    Age: 24

    Net worth: $280 million

    Country: UK

    India Rose James inherited an estimated 40% of her maternal grandfather Paul Raymond's $1 billion empire upon his death in 2008. Raymond's wealth — known as the Soho Estatescame from varied property investments in London's Soho district, establishing Britain's first adult-entertainment bar and introducing pornography magazines to the country though Paul Raymond Publications.

    James is currently focused on Soho Revue Gallery, the young-artist-focused contemporary art gallery she opened last spring with her then-boyfriend Will Pelham. The socialite has breakfast at the family-owned Soho House every morning, enjoys traveling, and aspires to follow in her grandfather's footsteps to become "an entertainer."



    20s: Evan Spiegel

    Net worth: $2.1 billion

    Age: 25

    Country: US

    While still a student at Stanford in 2011, Evan Spiegel helped found Snapchat, the messaging app that lets users send disappearing photos to friends, with his classmates and fraternity brothers Reggie Brown and Bobby Murphy. The app took off, making Spiegel a bona fide billionaire by age 23. Today, he continues to run the $16 billion company as CEO.

    He hasn’t tied the knot yet, but it’s no secret that Spiegel’s been dating supermodel Miranda Kerr. The pair is often photographed out in Los Angeles, and Kerr is all smiles talking about him. "He's just a really kind person and very genuine and very authentic and I really appreciate that about him,” she told E!.



    30s: Elizabeth Holmes

    Age: 32

    Net worth: $4.5 billion

    Country: US

    Elizabeth Holmes is the youngest female billionaire in the world thanks to the success of her pain-free, needle-free blood testing company Theranos. When she was 19, Holmes dropped out of Stanford to found the company and has dedicated her life to it since. According to a 2014 New Yorker profile, the CEO lives in a "two-bedroom condo in Palo Alto ... no longer devotes time to novels or friends, doesn’t date, doesn’t own a television, and hasn’t taken a vacation in ten years."

    Though Holmes' image is that of a well-intentioned hard worker, she's facing harsh criticisms for reports claiming dodgy business practices. "This is what happens when you work to change things," Holmes fired back. "First they think you're crazy, then they fight you, then you change the world."



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