Top 10 Richest People in the World (2017)
1. Bill Gates – $85.9 Billion
It is not that far that very shortly he will be in the $Trillion bracket, but he will be there alone for a while. Presently Bill Gates is a full-time philanthropist with Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Besides he is the advisor to Microsoft CEO. He is the co- founder of Microsoft, the company behind all the Window products. After the death of Netscape, Microsoft as such has virtually no competitor.
2. Amancia Ortega – $75.8 Billion
The eighty-year-old founder of Zara retail brand is the most generous person in the whole of Europe, richest retailer in the world and the second richest person in the world. Amancia Ortega almost overtook Bill Gates to become number one. This Spanish magnate was the chairman of Inditex fashion group. Zorba was his preferred name, but that was already taken, so he settled for Zara.
3. Warren Buffett – $68.2 Billion
Warren Buffett can sense the market and invest wisely. He is the CEO and the largest shareholder of Hathway. He was on the Forbes list for 15 years straight, still, maintains a simple lifestyle. Buffett is valued $68.2 billion. He is the CEO of Hathway, the American multinational conglomerate holding company. Buffett is the third-richest person in the world.
4. Jeff Bezos – $63.1 Billion
The Amazon honcho founder chairman is the fourth richest man in the world with at $63.1 billion worth. He is into aerospace industry Blue Origin which plans for commercial suborbital human spaceflight beginning in 2018. He is the owner of The Washington Post newspaper. The 53-year-old was born Jeffrey Preston Jorgensen.
5. Charles Koch – $55.2 Billion
Charles Koch, the top brass of Koch Industries and also anchors the TV program the News Room.Charles Koch, the fifth richest person in the world, is the co-owner of Koch Industries, famous also for its mention in a popular American TV show. The MIT alumni Charles de Ganahl Koch is 81-year-old. And he owns 42% of the shares of the conglomerate.
6. David Koch – $55.2 Billion
The 74-year old David Koch, the younger Brother of Charles Koch, is the Executive Vice President of Koch Industries. Valued at $55.2 billion, David is the sixth richest person in the world. David also owns 42% of the conglomerate that the brother inherited from their father and then expanded. Koch is the second largest privately owned companies in the US.
7. Carlos Slim – $51.4 Billion
The 77-year-old Slim Mexican business magnate is the seventh richest person in the world, valued at $51.4 billion. Carlos Slim’s conglomerate Grupo Carso includes education, healthcare, real estate, energy, industrial manufacturing, transportation, media, hospitality, entertainment, high-technology, retail, sports, and financial services. He accounts for 40% of the listings on the Mexican Stock Exchange.
8. Mark Zuckerberg – $49.7 Billion
Mark Elliot Zuckerberg, the chairman of Facebook. He is an American programmer, Internet entrepreneur, and philanthropist. The website later expanded rapidly with two billion users signing up by 2017. He is the youngest (32)in the list.
9. Larry Ellison – $43.4 Billion
Lawrence Joseph Ellison, 72-year-old is the co-founder of Oracle Corporation and was CEO from its founding until September 2014. The 9th richest man has pledged 1% of his $43.4 Billion wealth to charity. Ellison almost lost everything when Oracle nearly went bankrupt in the early 1990s.
10. Ingvar Kamprad – $42.5 Billion
The Swedish business magnate, the founder of the famous furniture brand IKEA, is the tenth richest person valued $42.5 billion. Kamprad currently lives in Sweden. Age wise he is on top of the list at 90 years. He used to buy second-hand clothes to save money.
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