Your Weekly Dose Of Luxpresso: Newbie Billionaires and Pet Millionaires

Forbes brings out a list of billionaires every year and this year there are several new entrants on that list. Margarita Louis Dreyfus, widow of Robert Dreyfus is now worth $6 billion. She successfully managed to raise $350 million in capital for her company, the Louis Dreyfus Group. Renzo Rosso, the co-founder of denim brand Diesal has made it to the list with a net worth of $3 billion. Apart from diesel he owns the majority stakes in other brands like Marni and Victor & Rolf, adding to his net worth. Peruvian cosmetics company, Yanbal International has expanded its market to Latin America and Spain, and has in the process propelled its owner, Fernando Belmont to this list. He is valued at $2.2 billion. The designer duo of Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are one of the biggest names in the fashion world, and now they have entered the world of billionaires with a net worth of $2 billion each. President of Artemis Group, Michael Pieper has amassed a wealth of $2 billion selling kitchen systems.

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Isabel dos Santos is another female entrant on the list. She is the daughter of the Angolan president, and has substantial shares in several companies bringing her net worth to $2 billion. This bank balance makes her the richest woman in Africa. Lei Jun is an entrant from China. He is the chairman of Xiaomi, his country’s fastest growing smartphone company. His net worth is around $1.75 billion. India born MA Yusuff Ali is based in the Middle East and heads the LuLu Group, One of the fastest growing retail companies. His net worth is $1.5 billion. Vietnamese real estate mogul, Pham Nhat Vuong has a net worth of $1.5 billion and is chairman of the Vingroup conglomerate.

Koh Wee Meng, owner of the Fragrance Group, has raked in $1.4 billion. Ranjan Pai, head of Manipal Education & Medical Group is valued around $1.3 billion. Silvio Santos is a Brazilian billionaire and TV personality who owns Brazil’s second largest TV network. His net worth is $1.3 billion. Nicholas Woodman, worth $1.3 billion is the owner of the video camera company GoPro. Ronald Joyce, was the co-founder of Doughnut King. He sold it to Wendy’s for $600 million and invested that money in several Canadian companies. The man is now worth $1.2 billion. Arkady Volozh, founder of the Russian version of Google, Yandex, is now worth $1.15 billion.

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These pets give a whole new meaning to the phrase ‘its a dog’s life’. If going by the example of these millionaires pets, one would think a dog’s life aint that bad. Oprah Winfrey is worth $2.7 billion and plans to leave a whopping $30 million to her pet pooches, Sunny and Lauren (Springer Spaniels), Luka and Layla (Golden Retrievers), and Saide (a Cocker Spaniel). Billionaire hotel tycoon Leona Helmsley, made headlines even after her death when her Maltese pooch, Trouble inherited $12 million! Celebrated designer Alexander McQueen who passed away in 2010, left behind $50,000 each for his three English Bull Terriers—Minter, Juice, and Callum. Betty White, who is still raking in big bucks at the ripe age of 90, plans to leave $5 million in a trust fund for her Golden Retriever, Pontiac and other pets. Drew Barrymore’s Labrador, Flossie is the owner of $3 million mansion. But the story behind this exorbitant pet treat is that the loyal dog averted a fire scare by knocking down the bedroom door of Barrymore while she was fast asleep.What an amazing dog!

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