The Richest Person On Each Continent

With a stock price surge of 13% after Amazon’s most recent quarterly filing, Wall Street analysts were reportedly “shocked” by the company’s rapid growth. The e-commerce juggernaut beat both quarterly revenue and earnings forecasts, and continues to trailblaze with a 34% revenue growth rate.

This boded well for the net worth of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, which fluctuates wildly based on Amazon stock price movements. In fact, as Visual Capitalist's Jeff Desjardins notes, the recent jump in price on October 27 helped catapult him past Bill Gates (again) to become the richest person in North America, as well as the entire world.

As of publication time, according to Forbes’ real-time wealth tracker, his wealth stands at $92.6 billion.

NET WORTH LEADERS BY CONTINENT

Today’s graphic comes to us from HowMuch.net and it shows the richest person on each continent.

Courtesy of: Visual Capitalist

Here is the full breakdown:

Net worth figures from HowMuch.net as of November 3, 2017

To be thorough, HowMuch.net also “nominated” a person to represent the continent of Antarctica, even though it has no permanent residents.

Chosen for this title? It’s none other than Arnold W. Donald, the CEO of Carnival, the world’s largest cruise company, which monetizes the icy continent for its Antarctic cruises on a regular basis.

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This graphic has been amended since initial publication. Just yesterday, Mukesh Ambani climbed up the list to become the richest person in Asia, and it now reflects that. Thanks to everyone who pointed this out.

Comments

nati Mon, 11/06/2017 - 03:00 Permalink

How can this be?! White men are in the minority! I thought the whole world was ruled by evil White men who kept the black, brown and females down...?

Arrest Hillary Mon, 11/06/2017 - 03:09 Permalink

T-bone steak @ $198 pesos per kilo, a bulb of garlic, a stick of butter, salt and pepper and a drizzle of vegetable oil for the cast iron skillet .... who needs billions ?

Jolt Mon, 11/06/2017 - 03:12 Permalink

Behold, these thieves help form the core of your deep state, and they are to usher in the New World Order.Fuck all of them.

PT DaiRR Mon, 11/06/2017 - 03:20 Permalink

Jack up interest rates a couple of percent and you'll probably have the same list.Are those numbers gross (Assets) or net (Assets Minus Liabilities)?EDIT:  Oh hang on a minute, the article did say NET worth.  I shall try to read more carefully next time.

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AlbertthePudding Mon, 11/06/2017 - 03:50 Permalink

Where are all the people who actually own the world...leading Italian German UK and other black nobility families as well as the American robber barons and of course the Rothschilds?I cannot see any of them there.. I think they count in $trillions these days!

To Hell In A H… Mon, 11/06/2017 - 04:18 Permalink

Carlos Slim? Also Dangote is not even the richest in Nigeria, let alone Africa. That accolade goes to Gilbert Chagoury and his brother Ronald and Richest man in Africa tag, is a slight misnomer, given the profits generated by some of the mining companies, sucked out of the continent yearly. How much did Killary, and her "pay for play" donors, divide up amongst themselves after stealing Gaddaffi's offshore money and Libya's gold?   The Jew Dan Gertler net worth is grossly under reported, from his deals in the Congo. Also where is the Rothschilds net worth? This report is for fools.

LoveTruth Mon, 11/06/2017 - 04:47 Permalink

I am right after J. Bezos- only $10K behind,  ..... happens for some reason all the time with me. Always an inch behind the wealthiest. But it is OK, I won't cry for such a minor thing. Source of wealth: Zerohedge poster- supporter, poker player, plus some other activities (do not want to waste drive space on the server). 

Vin Mon, 11/06/2017 - 11:18 Permalink

How conveniently they left out the owners of the west's central banks.  Wouldn't want to draw attention to the trillionaires.