JOHANNSBURG - After iPhone maker Apple recently breached the $1 trillion in equity market capitalisation, the attention has turned to who will win the race to become the first dollar trillionaire in the world, with Amazon founder Jeff Bezos firmly the favourite.
RS Components used historical Bloomberg data to analyse who amongst the richest people in the world is likely to win the race to be the first trillionaire.
Bezos is expected to become the world's first trillionaire at the age of 66 in September 2030- in a mere 12 years time.
Forbes last month valued Bezos as the richest man on the planet with a net worth or more than $150 billion. He was followed by Bill Gates, who wealth is valued at $94 billion. Bezos first appeared on Forbes’ list in 1998, with a $1.6 billion bounty.
Amazon which currently has a market capitalization of $914 billion is fast approaching being the second company hit the 13 figure mark.