In this buzzing age of technology, there’s always a chance that a new money guru could pop up in what seems like overnight. With tycoons, heirs and heiresses and self-made billionaires, there has never been a better time to be amongst the wealthiest people in the world. Often viewed as celebrities in their own rights, people just can’t seem to get enough of where they live, what they wear and even what breed of dog they own.
And with many of these filthy rich men and women stepping out from behind the curtain and into the limelight, it’s even easier now to find out all that you want to know about their lives, as well as their vast fortunes. Let’s take a look at just the top 21 richest people in the world, and see if your favorite makes the cut.
Karl Albrecht, Jr. is one of the richest people in the entire world, with a net worth of $25.9 billion, also making him the wealthiest person in Germany, along with Beate Heister. He is one of the sons of Karl Albrecht, Sr., who created the Aldi supermarket chain in Essen, Germany, with his brother, Theo Albrecht. Karl worked in many different roles in the supermarket chain but stepped down several years ago due to health conditions.