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5 Billionaires Who Could Join the Trillionaire Club This Decade

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Do your eyes glaze over when you see news of yet another newly minted billionaire? If so, consider a new study that predicts how soon the richest people in the world will become trillionaires.

Bill Gates will have to wait until 2044; Mark Zuckerberg will get there a decade earlier, along with Dieter Schwarz (owner of multinational retail group Schwarz-Gruppe in Germany) and François Pinault and family (founder of the luxury group Kering and the investment company Artémis in France). Jeff Bezos will make it in 2030.

Approve.com analyzed the net worth of the world’s 30 richest people, according to Forbes, and recorded six years’ worth of data from current standings in January back to 2017. Researchers excluded nine people from the list for lack of enough data to calculate a reliable annual average rate of growth.

They then worked out the average yearly percentage growth rate for members over the last six years, extrapolating this to give predicted data for the next 30 years. From this, they predicted who would be the first to reach trillionaire status and at what age.

See the gallery for the five billionaires who will join the trillionaire club before the end of this decade.