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Most popular names for billionaires

Beatrice Lessi

Looking for baby names, or simply wondering what the most popular names for billionaires are?

One name that might come to your mind is “Bill”, obviously. Microsoft founder Bill Gates is the richest man in the world with a net worth of $79.2 billion. But his name is not among the most popular ones for the ultra rich category. And how about Carlos, referring to Mexican telecoms mogul Carlos Slim? Also not in the top position of the chart.

Approved Index, a UK-based business-networking group, made the calculation based on Forbes’ 2015 billionaire list, using this week’s data.

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07:  Model Doutzen Kroes attends the 2014 Delete Blood Cancer Gala at Cipriani Wall Street on May 7, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Mike Pont/FilmMagic)

Looking for baby names? A pregnant Doutzen Kroes in New York City. Photo by Mike Pont/FilmMagic

1. John

Numbers of billionaires with than name: 32.

Famous billionaire Johns include hedge fund manager John Paulson who has a net worth of $11.2 billion.

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John Paulson with wife Jenny. Photo: Bloomberg.com

2. David

Number of billionaires with that name: 27.

Music mogul and philanthropist David Geffen is perhaps one of the more well-known Davids in the entertainment business. He has a net work of about $6.9 billion.

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David Geffen with partner Jeremy Lingvall. Photo: spokeo.com

3. Michael

Number of billonaires with that name: 25.

Perhaps the most well-known is Michael Bloomberg.The former New York City mayor and owner of the financial news and information company Bloomberg is estimated to be currently worth $37.1 billion.

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Michael Bloomberg with wife Georgina at the “China: through the looking glass” Gala in New York. Photo: businessinsider.com

4. Wang

Number of billionaires with that name: 25.

China’s fourth-richest man is Wang Jianlin with a net worth around $34.6 billion. Forbes estimates that there are about 400 billionaires in China only.

Billionaire Wang Jianlin, chairman and president of Dalian Wanda Group, listens during a news conference at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting Of The New Champions in Dalian, China, on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013. Wang, China's richest man and owner of the country's biggest commercial land developer, said he has hired two investment banks to buy hotel management companies, mostly in the U.S. Photographer: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Billionaire Wang Jianlin, chairman and president of Dalian Wanda Group, listens during a news conference at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting Of The New Champions in Dalian, China. Photographer: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg via Getty Images

5. Robert

Number of billionaires with that number: 20.

Robert Duggan is worth 3.4 billion. He became a billionaire in 2013 thanks to the surprising success of Imbruvica, a potent treatment for chronic lymphocytic leukemia that continues to buoy Pharmacyclics’ stock.

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Robert Duggan. Photo: huffigtonpost.com

This article is based on a Business Insider article you can find here.