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# 353 Guillaume Pousaz 

$7.60B

Real Time Net Worth
as of 5/21/2024

# 353 Guillaume Pousaz 

$7.60B

Real Time Net Worth
as of 5/21/2024
OccupationFounder and CEO, Checkout.com
Source of WealthFintech
Age42
ResidenceDubai, United Arab Emirates
Marital StatusMarried
Children3
Age-Adjusted Net Worth$25.7B
Guillaume Pousaz
Guillaume Pousaz
Switzerland
Net worth: $7.60B

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Wealth History

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Biography

Early Life and Education

Guillaume Pousaz was born in 1981 outside of Geneva, Switzerland.
He studied mathematical engineering at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale De Lausanne and pursued an economics bachelor's degree at HEC Lausanne.
Initially aspiring to become an investment banker, he received an offer from Citibank London, but his father's illness led him to leave college in 2005.
In 2005, he moved to California to pursue surfing, temporarily diverting from his academic path.

Career

In 2006, Pousaz joined International Payments Consultants (IPC) and later co-founded NetMerchant, a money transfer service.
In 2009, he acquired SMS Pay and founded Opus Payments, focusing on enabling businesses in Hong Kong to process global payments.
Opus Payments rebranded as Checkout.com in 2012, with a mission to solve online payment processing challenges for merchants.
He serves as the CEO of Checkout.com and is estimated to own nearly two-thirds of the company.
Checkout.com raised its first outside capital in 2019, valuing the company at $2 billion, marking one of Europe's largest Series A funding rounds.

Checkout.com and Business Ventures

Founded as Opus Payments in 2009 by Pousaz, the company initially focused on processing payments for merchants in Hong Kong.
Checkout.com became profitable in 2011 through a strategic partnership with Dealextreme, a Chinese tech gadget trading website.
The company rebranded to Checkout.com in 2012 and expanded its services, gaining Visa and Mastercard membership in 2013.
Through strategic acquisitions and funding rounds, Checkout.com saw significant valuation growth, reaching $40 billion in 2022.
Major investors in Checkout.com include Insight Partners, DST Global, Qatar Investment Authority, and Tiger Global Management.
Checkout.com's clientele includes prominent entities such as Netflix, Pizza Hut, and Coinbase, solidifying its position as a leading fintech company.

Personal Life

Guillaume Pousaz resides in Dubai with his spouse and three children.
He enjoys a fulfilling family life alongside his entrepreneurial pursuits.
Pousaz maintains a private lifestyle outside of his professional engagements.

Philanthropy

In 2022, Pousaz and his wife established Pousaz Philanthropies, dedicated to supporting children's safety and education globally.
Their organization actively engages in philanthropic endeavors, reflecting their commitment to social responsibility.

How long would it take you to become as rich as Guillaume Pousaz?

If you started with $10,000 and invested an additional $500 each month at a 44.10% CAGR, it would take you 5 years to reach Guillaume Pousaz's net worth of $7.60B.

Is this realistic? It depends how closely the VIX-TA-Macro Advanced model performs to its history in the future. Since Grizzly Bulls launched on January 1, 2022, it's returned 42.76% compared to 11.89% for the S&P 500 benchmark.

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Guillaume Pousaz is very wealthy, but what's stopping you from reaching that same level of success? As summarized in our five fundamental rules to wealth building, becoming wealthy in a modern capitalist economy is not complicated. There's actually only three variables:

  1. Your starting capital
  2. Your earnings after expenses
  3. The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of your savings

Most people start with zero or very little, so if you weren't born into wealth, don't fret! The majority of the fortunate folks listed in our Grizzly Bulls’ Billionaires Index came from middle class or lower backgrounds. The most distinguishing characteristic of the group is their ability to consistently earn a high CAGR on their savings.

Every billionaire has a unique strategy to achieve high CAGR. For Guillaume Pousaz, Fintech is the primary source. Whether you choose to invest your savings in your own businesses or the businesses of others is not as important. The salient piece of the puzzle is ensuring that your hard-earned savings are generating sufficient CAGR to reach your long term goals.

Most people simply invest their money in index funds and call it a day. There's nothing wrong with this approach, but it guarantees relative mediocrity. To achieve greatness, you need to invest your money to earn higher than average returns. In the long run, better investors will always finish ahead of better earners.

Source: Grizzly Bulls reporting

Methodology: Grizzly Bulls' Billionaires Index is a daily ranking of the world's billionaires and richest people. Grizzly Bulls strives to provide the most accurate net worth calculations available. We pull data from public equity markets, SEC filings, public real estate records, and other reputable sources.

The index is dynamic and updates daily at the close of U.S. stock market trading based on changes in the markets, economy, and updates to Grizzly Bulls' proprietary algorithm of personal wealth calculation. Stakes in public companies are tracked daily based on the relevant closing prices of the underlying securities. Additionally, stakes in private companies, cash, real estate, and other less easily valued assets are updated periodically through careful analysis of insider transactions, comparable public company sales / EBITDA multiples, etc.

Edited by: Lee Bailey