Common reports like Forbes have the regular names of billionaires across the globe and you by now even may know some of the names by default. Other reports vary, based on how they evaluate the wealth of a person.
For example, HowMuch.net recently used Forbes‘ data and research to depict the richest person on each continent
They placed Mukesh Ambani, the chairman and MD of Reliance Industries, ahead of Jack Ma, the founder of the Alibaba group, in terms of wealth, thus highlighting how ranking can change based on how you measure a person’s riches.
Asia, the Middle East and Russia:
The richest woman in the world in 2017 according to Forbes was Liliane Bettencourt, with $39.5 billion.
She’s the heiress to the iconic cosmetics company L’Oreal, founded by her father Eugene Schueller in 1907.