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These folks make more in one day than most people would in 100 lifetimes. How much do you know about the richest people in the world?

Who is the wealthiest woman on Earth?

  • Liliane Bettencourt
  • Alice Walton
  • Jacqueline Mars

Blair Parry-Okeden is the richest person in which country?

  • Ireland
  • Scotland
  • Australia

As of 2016, who is the richest person in the world?

  • Jim Walton
  • Bill Gates
  • Jeff Bezos

What is Bill Gates' approximate net worth?

  • $75 billion
  • $98 billion
  • $2 trillion

Who is the second wealthiest person on Earth?

  • Warren Buffett
  • Larry Ellison
  • Amancio Ortega

How did Egypt's first female pharaoh, Hatshepsut, gain her wealth?

  • gold
  • slaves
  • opium

In what industry has Amancio Ortega made his living?

  • computer networking
  • banking
  • clothing

What is BackRub?

  • a banking database
  • an Internet search engine
  • a massage

Which wealthy person has the nickname "The Oracle of Omaha?"

  • Carlos Slim
  • David Koch
  • Warren Buffett

What is Warren Buffett's annual salary?

  • 1
  • 10000
  • 100000

Liliane Bettencourt has a net worth of more than $30 billion. How did she make her fortune?

  • cosmetics
  • oil
  • banking

Thanks to the famous brewing company in her last name, Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken has about how much money?

  • nearly $13 billion
  • nearly $3 billion
  • nearly $900 million

Which Las Vegas casino does Sheldon Adelson own?

  • The Mirage
  • The Flamingo
  • The Sands

With which company did Phil Knight create most of his fortune?

  • Reebok
  • Nike
  • Adidas

What kind of product is made by the company founded by Chinese businesswoman Zhou Qunfei?

  • touchscreens
  • bacon
  • sports drinks

In what job did Zhou Qunfei work before scoring big with her technology company?

  • nanny
  • fish cannery
  • migrant worker

Which company largely helped Germany's Susanne Klatten accumulate more than $17 billion?

  • BMW
  • Siemens
  • BASF

Why did Susanne Klatten sometimes use a fake name when she was younger?

  • She hated her name.
  • to avoid being identified
  • She was ashamed of her family.

Larry Ellison got rich in large part thanks to his work with which company?

  • Oracle Corporation
  • Amazon
  • Microsoft

How much of his $50 billion fortune did Carlos Slim lose between 2015 and 2016?

  • about 20 percent
  • about 50 percent
  • about 35 percent

Historians say that Egypt's Cleopatra may have been about how rich?

  • $1 trillion
  • $2 trillion
  • $3 trillion

As of 2015, about how much had Bill Gates donated to charitable causes?

  • $13 billion
  • $27 billion
  • $96 billion

Which country has more billionaires than any other?

  • United States
  • China
  • Germany

What is the estimated net worth of Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook?

  • $2 billion
  • $6 billion
  • $45 billion

To which foundation does Warren Buffett donate much of his wealth?

  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Red Cross
  • Direct Relief

During the Tang Dynasty, Empress Wu reportedly committed what crime as a step towards securing her position of power and wealth?

  • torture
  • kidnapping
  • murder

Which man is sometimes called the "Warren Buffett of Mexico?"

  • Carlos Slim
  • Jorge Lemann
  • Luis Sarmiento

What major did Carlos Slim pursue in college?

  • psychology
  • sociology
  • engineering

In 2014, Forbes reported that 3.5 billion of the world's poorest people had wealth equal to how many of the world's richest people?

  • 13
  • 67
  • 243

What is the net worth of Charles Francis Feeney, who pledged to give away his whole fortune?

  • around $1.5 million
  • around $300000
  • around $90000