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Who are some billionaires?

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Some billionaires are Bill Gates, Sergey Brin, Jeff Bezos and Larry Ellison. Other billionaires include Michael Bloomberg, Wang Jianlin, Donald Bren, and Charles and David Koch.

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Many billionaires have made their fortunes through technology. Bill Gates, the richest man in the world as of July 2015, made his fortune as the founder and CEO of Microsoft. Other billionaires who made their fortunes in technology include Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, and Larry Page and Sergey Brin, the founders of Google. Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, and Larry Ellison, the CEO and founder of Oracle, also have made their fortunes in the tech industry. Steve Ballmer, the current CEO of Microsoft, has made his fortune in technology as well.

Many other billionaires have made their fortunes through media enterprises. These billionaires include Rupert Murdoch, the chairman and CEO of News Corp, and Michael Bloomberg, CEO of his namesake company. Other billionaires have made their fortunes though a variety of industries. Some billionaires, such as Christy Walton, Jack Walton and Armancio Ortega, have made their fortunes through retail. Billionaires such as Lee Shau Kee, Wang Jianlin and Donald Bren have made their fortunes through real estate. Some billionaires, such as Charles and David Koch, have made their fortunes through a variety of assets.

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