Top 10 Jobs that could make you a Billionaire

Other Highlights of the Study

  • 39 per cent of billionaires come from the USA; the next top billionaire producer is Germany with 8 per cent, followed by China and Russia (6 per cent each). UK makes up just 2 per cent of the top 100 billionaires.
  • 19 per cent made their fortune through tech; 15 per cent made it through retail
  • 68 per cent are currently married
  • An arts degree has created more billionaires than STEM subjects like maths and science

Top 10 Jobs to Become a Billionaire

The next question you’ll probably have is: ‘how do I become a billionaire?’

Though there is no set path to becoming a real-life Charles Foster Kane or Tony Stark, there are some professions that could potentially help you to build a fortune in the 10-figure (or more) range, as evidenced by some of the world’s richest people.

Here are 10 jobs that could make you a billionaire:

10. Accountant

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Case Study: Denise Coates

Country of Citizenship: United Kingdom

Net Worth: $3.6 billion (£2.8 billion)

The founder and CEO of online gambling company Bet365, Denise Coates, started her career as a humble cashier at the family’s bookmaking firm, Provincial Racing. She went on to attend the University of Sheffield, where she achieved a first class degree in econometrics, and then trained as an accountant in the family business.

In 2000, Coates purchased the domain Bet365.com and has since turned it into an online gambling empire operating in almost 200 countries and serving millions of customers.

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