The word “Billionaire” automatically makes people think of someone who own big houses, private summer homes, countless shoes, clothes, jewelry and of course many exotic cars. It’s not uncommon to find Ferraris, Bentleys or Rolls Royce in the garage of the wealthy. While this is true with most billionaires and millionaires, some of the world’s wealthiest people prefer to live an average life in a modest house and drive a modest car.
1. Ingvar Kamprad
Ingvar Kamprad is the founder of Ikea and has a net worth of at least $28 billion. According to Wikipedia Ingvar Feodor Kamprad is one of the richest people in the world. He is known to be a modest man irrespective of his wealth. If Kampard is not taking the bus, he is seen driving his Volvo 240 which cost only $1500 which is about 299,000 naira
2. Mark Zuckerberg, Founder of Facebook
Mark Zuckerberg is known as one of the youngest billionaires in the planet. He is also known for his love of simple lifestyle. Aside from the fact that he prefers wearing jeans, shirts and sandals to designer suits and expensive shoes he also drives an Acura TSX which cost about 5,500,000 naira on the Carmudi Nigeria website. This is one billionaire who does not want to show the world his wealth.
3. Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon
Jeffrey Preston “Jeff” Bezos was born in New Mexico. He is a technology entrepreneur and the founder and CEO of Amazon.com According to Wikipedia his current net worth is estimated to be somewhere near $46.7 billion but this tech genius still drives a 1996 Honda Accord. The same model today would cost below $4,000 and in its present state will cost 700,000 naira .
4. Jose Mujica, Uruguayan President
Jose Mujica, president of Uruguay since 2010, is known to be the world’s poorest president. Jose donates more than 90% of his $12,000 per month salary to benefit the poor and to help small entrepreneurs. He is the only president that drives a 1978 Volkswagen Beetle and which presently costs less than 150,000 naira .
5. Gov Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State Nigeria
Ayodele Fayose is the present Governor of Ekiti State, Nigeria. In an interview with the Naijaloaded, Fayose said he was once a danfo driver.
The governor is also known to visit the market, interact with the traders, control traffic and even at one time he rode a motorcycle to the state assembly complex to inaugurate new members. Nothing is really known about his net-worth but according to Naijaloaded state governors earn about 2.22 million in basic salary annually. This figure does not include allowances and welfare packages. In all it is safe to assume he can afford the latest luxury cars but the car he drives is a 1957 Mercedes benz valued at
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