Top 10 Industries Producing The Most Billionaires

Top 10 Industries Producing The Most Billionaires

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Top Industries Billionaires invest in

If you have been wondering how the wealthiest people in the world are making money, look no further. Here are the top 10 industries in which the wealthy are involved. 


1.Finance and Investment



4.Fashion and Retail


6.Food and Beverage

7.Real Estate



10.Media and Entertainment

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Finance and Investment 

This field has produced 365 billionaires. People who are in this field usually invest in shares and the capital markets. They tend to own several shares in huge companies.

Topping the list of billionaires on this list is Warren Buffet with a net worth of $96 Billion. 


This field is a close second and has produced 365 billionaires. The field of technology is very wide and people who have become wealthy from it span from social media company owners like Mark Zuckerberg to e-commerce company owners like Jeff Bezos.


China is known to be the place where manufacturing is done. Therefore, it is not a surprise that the richest person from this sector is from China. He Xiangjian is worth $35 Billion and is the founder of appliance maker Midea Group. 

Manufacturing accounts for 331 of the world’s billionaires. 

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Fashion and retail

Bernard Arnault whose net two is $150 billion, is the chairman and CEO of LVMH and oversees over 70 brands including Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co., and Sephora. He gained his wealth from fashion and retail, which accounts for 273 billionaires.


The healthcare industry is one of the largest in the world. It has produced 221 billionaires. In this industry, Jiang Rensheng & family are at the top and are worth $24.4 billion. Also in this industry is a new billionaire, Sergio Stevanto, who made Forbes list this year after he sold the files for the covid-19 vaccines.

Food and Beverage

As long as people live, they will always need food and drinks. Therefore it is no surprise that this industry is in the top 10. It has produced 219 billionaires. Top of the list of billionaires in this industry is, Zhong Shanshan with a net worth of $68.9 billion.

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Real Estate

This has been a growing industry for a while now and has produced 215 billionaires in the world. Most of these either own real estate or sell it, while others are the ones who develop real estate. On top of the list in this industry is. Lee Shau Kee whose net worth is $31.7 billion.


Diversified income means that the income comes from several sources. This accounts for 188 billionaires in the world. India’s Mukesh Ambani holds the top position in this area with a net worth of $84.5 billion. His income coming from petrochemicals, oil, and gas as well as retail and telecommunication.


The energy industry is one of the most essential in the world. It is also evolving as efforts are being made to find more environmentally friendly sources of energy. 

The energy industry accounts for 100 billionaires. At the top of this list is Robin Zeng with a net worth of $28.4 billion.

Media and entertainment 

The entertainment industry is one of the most popular these days. One of the most notable new entrants to the billionaire list this year is Tyler Perry ($1.4 billion) whose wealth is mainly from this industry. This industry has produced 95 billionaires. At the top of this list is Michael Bloomberg with a net worth of $59 billion. 

These are just the top 10 industries that have produced the most billionaires. The total number of billionaires in the world however is 2755. There are industries such as the cosmetics industry which also produce several billionaires. 

Which industry do you work in and was it featured on this list? What do you think about this list? Do you know any other industries producing billionaires? Tell us, we would love to hear back from you! In case you missed our article on some interesting things about this year’s Forbes billionaires list just click here and catch up on it!

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