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World’s wealthiest CEOs

A research by Compelo and Wealth Insight

The industries that give rise to the world’s wealthiest CEOs have been revealed by Compelo.

Ever wondered where the world’s millionaires CEOs are hiding? Well, closer to home than you think. New research conducted by Compelo has found that London is actually the city with the most millionaire CEOs.

One of London’s most successful and well-known CEOs is Virgin Founder – Richard Branson, who is worth an estimated $5.5 billion.

However, although London is the city with the most millionaire CEOs, America is actually the country with the most.

Nearly half ― 48%  of all millionaire CEOs reside in the US. This is followed by the UK and France, with 8% and 4% respectively. When broken down by city, however, London followed by San Francisco and New York, are homes to the largest number of millionaire CEOs.

Who is a typical millionaire CEO?

The average millionaire CEO is a 58-year-old male with a wealth ranging between $5m and $30m. Surprisingly though, 50% of millionaire CEOs are self-made, meaning that they created their own business of which they now hold the post of CEO. Only 38% of millionaire CEOs made their wealth from a salaried position. A small 7% acquired their wealth through family money. The most shocking find is that only 5% acquired their wealth from inheritance.

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What industries do these CEOs work in?

Despite employing the highest volume of millionaire CEOs, tech and telecoms are actually the worst industries for their wealth. CEOs working in tech and telecoms have an average wealth between $1m and $5m, despite the sector seeing explosive growth globally.

The industry that has the least CEOs at 2% but has the wealthiest is ‘diversified’. These are companies that are active in multiple sectors such as Koch Industries, run the billionaire CEO Charles Koch, or Virgin whose former CEO Richard Branson is worth an estimated $5.5 billion.

This research was conducted by Compelo and Wealth Insight.

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