World’s richest booze billionaires

14th June, 2017 by Lauren Eads

Every year Forbes publishes its list of the world’s wealthiest individuals – not those that have made millions, but billions – highlighting the movers and shakers of the business world and where they have made their money.

Rounding out the top five richest individuals are a clutch of familiar faces, with Microsoft founder Bill Gates leading the pack with a fortune of $86billion.

Following Gates in the mega money stakes is investor Warren Buffet, with an estimated worth of $75.6bn, the founder of Amazon Jeff Bezos ($72.8bn), the owner of high-street fashion house Zara, Amancio Ortega ($71.3), and Mark Zuckerberg (£56bn) of Facebook fame.

But which drinks trade professionals are mixing with the best of the billionaires?

Here we round up the most successfully business men and woman that have made their fortune in drinks, be it from the beer, wine or spirits industries…

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