6. Al-Waleed bin Talal, Saudi Arabia, Net Worth: $18.8 billion
Talal was born into a royal family of Lebanon in 1955. He attended military school and got his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Menlo College. He also got his Master’s degree in Social University from Syracuse University.
He earned his fortune from real estate investments, the money which he then used to purchase shares in other companies like AOL, 21st Century Fox, Twitter, Disneyland Paris, helping him multiply his wealth by 10 folds.
Philanthropic in nature, Talal was also causing controversies. But never gave up on his nature. After the attack of September 11, 2011, in New York, Talal donated $10 million to the mayor of New York. He also opened up Western universities in the Middle East.