Do the worlds richest get domain names?

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Do the worlds richest get domain names?

I was looking through the Forbes Rich List and was curious to know how many of the worlds richest people actually own their own domain names?

The worlds richest man is Carlos Slim, He gets it…

He owns the domain name CarlosSlim.com which a developed website about Carlos himself all be not exactly web 2.0 in regards to development but it appears he least understand the power of owning your own name .com or local cctld, however as these are global companies .COM is the King domain to own.

Bill Gates the world’s number 2 in regards to richest people in world however doesn’t own BillGates.com, This domain name has been registered since 2003 and is currently parked at Rook DNS, The domain ownership is under privacy.

Amancio Ortega the world’s number 3 in the Forbes rich list his domain name AmancioOrtega.com is registered and has been since year 2000 it is currently non developed and has a simple Gandi.net domain lander and appears to be registered to a company owned by Mr Ortega.

Warren Buffett the world’s number 4 currently doesn’t own his .com domain name WarrenBuffett.com, It was registered back in 2002 and had domain privacy on the domain name, It however appears to be a website built on the domain name providing information on Warren Buffett in regards to investments he has made and also in charity work.

Larry Ellison the world’s number 5 currently owns his domain name, registered back in 2000 and is redirected to his world famous company Oracle.

Charles Koch the world’s number 6 richest person also owns his domain name CharlesKoch.com registered back 2000 and is redirected to his company’s website Koch Industries.

David Koch the world’s number 7 richest person also own his domain name DavidKoch.com registered back in 2000 and is redirected also to his company’s website Koch Industries they don’t however appear to own Koch.com this is owned by Koch Technologies.

Li Ka Shing the world’s number 8 and Asia’s richest person owns his domain name LiKaShing.com it was registered back in 1999 and redirects to the Li Ka Shing Foundation.

Liliane Bettencourt the worlds richest woman and number 9 on the Forbes Rich List currently owns her .com domain name LilianeBettencourt.com through her company L’Oreal but the domain name does not resolve.

Bernard Arnault the 10th richest person in the world own his domain name BernardArnault.com which redirects to his company’s website LVMH.com

From the top 10 richest people in the world only one person doesn’t own their .com domain name and that is the legendary investor Warren Buffett however I would note that Buffett.com is owned by his company Berkshire Hathaway or certainly appears that way now, Back in May 2012 Screenshots.com has shot of the website and it appears at this time it wasn’t owned by Berkshire Hathaway with a simple one page lander with are you looking for Warren Buffett or Jimmy Buffett information and monetized via Google AdSense.

Do you know who sold Buffett.com or what price it was sold for?

 

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2 Comments on "Do the worlds richest get domain names?"

  1. “Warren Buffett the world’s number 4 currently doesn’t own his .com domain name WarrenBuffett.com” – to me it seems that he does, ToS explicitly mention his name as owner of the site.

    So to rephrase the concluding parapgraph: “From the top 10 richest people in the world only one person doesn’t own their .com domain name and that is Bill Gates”.

    One more fun fact: WilliamGates.com is owned by a Chris McIntosh. Oh irony. 😉

  2. Nice try, but if he asks me for it I’ll give it to him. Never got around to redirecting, probably because he’s not normally known by that name. Note intermilan.com, leonardodicaprio.com, rickyhatton.com, sarahharding.com, princecharles.com.

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