290 Join Forbes Billionaires List in 2015

New Forbes Billionaires 2015

Every year, Forbes adds newcomers to their billionaires list. This year, records were shattered with an astounding 290 people joining the prestigious ranks. The 2015 list of billionaire newbies spans a wide age range, from 24 year old Evan Spiegel (Snapchat) to 97 year old Nutella heiress Maria Franca Fissolo. Some of them made their money in tech, others in agriculture, alcohol or gambling. Here are the wealthiest five.

5. Carl Cook 

Carl Cook of the United States has a net worth of $6.5 billion. He has an overall billionaires rank of 216 and acquired his wealth through medical devices.

 

4. Pan Sutong

Pan Suton of Hong Kong is a real estate mogul with a net worth of $8.6 billion. He has an overal rank of 153.

 

3. Massimiliana Landini Aleotti (and family)

Massimiliana Landini Aleotti has a net worth of $10.4 billion. She hails from Italy and has an overall rank of 121 on the Forbes billionaires list. Their source of wealth is pharmaceuticals.

 

2. Beate Heister and Karl Albrecht Jr. 

Beate Heister and Karl Albrecht Jr. of Germany have a net worth of $21.3 billion and an overall Forbes billionaires list ranking of 37. Their source of wealth is supermarkets.

 

1. Maria Franca Fissolo (and family)

Italy rules the top five wealthiest newcomers with Maria Franca Fissolo (pictured above) topping the list. Her net worth is $23.4 billion, making her 32 overall. Her source is Nutella and chocolates.