The trend started when billionaire co-founder of PayPal, Peter Thiel, revealed he obtained New Zealand citizenship and purchase a 447 acre farm overlooking the picturesque Lake Wanaka on New Zealand’s South Island at $10 million.
Now many more Silicon Valley billionaires are reportedly ready to follow to acquire citizenship and property in a country that offers political stability, low population density, pristine country and distance from major powers. Remember, Silicon Valley is only one private jet flip away from the South Pacific islands.
There are only 2,125 billionaires in the world with a large percentage of them earning their three-comma club status in the Silicon Valley tech hub. Many of them made their money almost overnight.
Betway created this awesome infographic, where you can dive into the journeys of the world’s 100 richest individuals. It shows who won big with their start-up and made their first billion the fastest, like Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.
It also tells the story of some hard grafters that took a lifetime to achieve their billionaire status.