Richest Inventors in the World

7 November 2014

9Mario Moretti Polegato – Net worth – $2 billion

Next on our top list is Mario Moretti Polegato, born on August 16, 1952.

The Italian entrepreneur has a net worth of $2 billion, thanks to his company, Geox, of which he is the president.
Geox was founded in 1995, and went public in 2004.

Nobody likes smelly feet. The 62-year-old businessman invented shoes with holes in the soles that allow the shoe to breathe and release sweat.

Mario Moretti Polegato’s net worth dropped $7.8 million, after Geox has suffered amid Europe’s stumbling economy.
In 2012, sales dropped 9% to $1.1 billion and 11% in 2013.

The billionaire plans to build 25 stores in India over the next 3 years.

#9 Mario Moretti Polegato - Net worth - $2 billion | Richest Inventors in the World | Top 10 [ Image Source: armandorotoletti.com]
#9 Mario Moretti Polegato – Net worth – $2 billion | Richest Inventors in the World | Top 10 [ Image Source: armandorotoletti.com]

#9 Mario Moretti Polegato - Net worth - $2 billion | Richest Inventors in the World | Top 10 [ Image Source: gazetaora.com]
#9 Mario Moretti Polegato – Net worth – $2 billion | Richest Inventors in the World | Top 10 [ Image Source: gazetaora.com]

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