Jeffrey Preston Bezos (born January 12, 1964) is an American internet and aerospace entrepreneur, media proprietor, and investor. He is best known as the founder, chief executive officer, and president of Amazon. The first centi-billionaire on the Forbes wealth index, Bezos was named the "richest man in modern history" after his net worth increased to $150 billion in July 2018. In September 2018, Forbes described him as "far richer than anyone else on the planet" as he added $1.8 billion to his net worth when Amazon became the second company in history to reach a market cap of $1 trillion.
Bryan Johnson is a venture capitalist, American businessman, and serial entrepreneur who has founded numerous successful companies, including OS Fund and Braintree. After attending Brigham Young University, receiving a degree in international studies, Johnson pursued an MBA at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. In 2007 while he was still a student at Booth, Johnson founded Braintree, where it won the New Venture Challenge competition. Johnson established the company with the intention of helping online businesses process credit card payments. While at the helm of Braintree, the company acquired thousands of companies as clients, including Airbnb, GitHub, OpenTable, and Uber. Over the years, Braintree raised two full rounds of venture capital, acquired Venmo, and was eventually bought by eBay in 2013 for an impressive $800 million.
A Moldovan multi-millionaire whose dream it is to live forever has promised to give $1 million to the first person to reach the age of 123. Dmitry Kaminskiy, a senior partner of Hong Kong-based firm, Deep Knowledge Ventures, is hoping his million dollar gift will trigger a new group of 'supercenternarians'.
James Mellon was born in February 1957 in Edinburgh, Scotland. His father is the former diplomat, Sir James Mellon, who was High Commissioner to Ghana (1978–1983), Ambassador to Denmark (1983–1986) and Consul General in New York (1986–1988). The family are distantly related to the Pittsburgh Mellon banking dynasty. He was educated at Ampleforth College and then Oriel College, Oxford where he obtained a master's degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics.
Finian Tan is a venture capitalist, entrepreneur, and the founder and current chairman of Vickers Venture Partners, an international venture capital firm with a presence in Singapore, Shanghai, New York, Hong Kong, San Diego, San Francisco and Kuala Lumpur. Before he started Vickers, Dr. Tan was Managing Director and head of the Credit Suisse First Boston (“CSFB”) group of banks in Singapore and Malaysia, a role he took on after leaving his position as the Founding Partner and Managing Director of Silicon Valley venture capital firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson ePlanet for Asia, where he made an early and probably his most famous investment in Chinese tech giant Baidu.
Peter Andreas Thiel (born October 11, 1967) is an American entrepreneur and venture capitalist. He is a co-founder of PayPal, Palantir Technologies and Founders Fund. He was ranked No. 4 on the Forbes Midas List of 2014, with a net worth of $2.2 billion, and No. 328 on the Forbes 400 in 2018, with a net worth of $2.5 billion