Top 10 booze billionaires

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.

Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, topped the list with a personal net worth of $131 billion. He was followed by Microsoft founder Bill Gates ($96.5bn), Warren Buffet ($82.5bn), Bernard Arnault ($76bn), the owner of luxury goods conglomerate LVMH, and Carlos Slim Helu ($64bn), the richest man in Mexico with a controlling interest in America Movil, Latin America’s biggest mobile telecom firm.

For the first time, Kylie Jenner made the billionaire’s list, who at 21 becomes the youngest self-made billionaire in the world, owing to her Kylie Cosmetics line.

Currently, Forbes reports that there are 2,153 billionaires in the world, 55 fewer than a year ago. Of those, a record 994, or 46%, are poorer (relatively speaking) than they were last year. In total, the ultra-rich are worth $8.7 trillion, down $400 billion from 2018. 

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

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

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