Billionaires are a rare species, indeed. As per a CNBC report from 2019, out of a total of roughly 7.7 billion people on the planet, only a little over 2,600 people can claim to be billionaires. The big technology industry is one area that has most of the world’s billionaires. This really is fascinating in many aspects. Coming to the core discussion, where there is money, there are spoils as well. One such spoil of wealth are luxury watches.
The World’s Richest Men And Their Watches
When it comes to billionaires and their watches, it becomes especially interesting. Their choices are not governed by factors such as price, cost, or social standing. Their equation with luxury goods is one that is still an enigma to many.
Let us check out some of the world’s richest men and their choice of timekeepers.
Bill Gates – Casio Quartz Diver 200m
The world’s richest man must be wearing an Audemars Piguet or a Patek Philippe, right? Or least a good looking Omega or Nomos. Instead, Bill Gates chose the Casio Quartz Diver 200m. Sometimes, owning the most luxurious timepiece isn’t the best way to show off and that is exactly what Bill Gates has done here. Having a net worth greater than Lithuania’s annual GDP and still opting to wear a watch that one can easily get from Amazon. Talking of Amazon…
Jeff Bezos – Ulysse Nardin Dual Time
Jeff Bezos has rose to the highest of ranks over the past decade. At started off as a garage business has turned into the most profitable enterprises in the world. Bezos, who has a net worth of USD 130 billion, went for the Ulysse Nardin Dual Time. The e-commerce mogul’s taste in watches is definitely worth turning heads. The timepiece is an exceptional example of class and function.
Jack Dorsey – Apple Watch
The 43-year-old co-founder as well as CEO of one of the most used social media platforms on the entire planet, Twitter, is an avid user of technology. The tech giant uses an Apple Watch as his companion for time, among other things. Apple watches have truly evolved over time and have become monumental icons in the world of smart timekeeping. No questions there.
Larry Ellison – Richard Mille RM005
The co-founder, executive chairman and chief technology officer of Oracle Corporation is worth USD 55 billion and there is no doubt that he can afford all the luxury timepieces in the world. The tech magnate has been spotted with a plethora of Swiss luxury watches more than once. One of his most beloved watches is the Richard Mille RM005.