Get ready to be jealous – green with envy, to be more precise. Did you know that the combined net worth of the 25 wealthiest Americans is more than US$500 billion? Or that 14 of the 25 most wealthy people in the world actually live in the United States?
But Americans aren’t exactly the wealthiest people on the planet (although it does have over 400 billionaires, the highest number in the world). The wealthiest man on earth is Mexican Carlos Slim, who made his money from his multitude of companies in the fields of communications, technology, retailing, and finance.
Here’s an infographic from Masters In Accounting that shows us the numbers around some of the richest people on this planet. Are you weeping yet?