Top 10 Richest Man in the World – Billionaires

The list of billionaires across world keeps changing as per the rise and fall of the market. On July 30th, 2017 Jeff Bezos, Founder of Amazon, was the richest man in the world for one day, by the end of day market closed Bill Gates, Founder of Microsoft, was again the richest man in the world.

Similarly, Amancio Ortega, the founder of clothing chain Zara parent Inditex, became the world’s richest person on 31st August 2017. He has been at number one position thrice but only for a maximum of 2 days.

Here we are putting down latest List of Top 10 Richest Man in the World

10.Michael Bloomberg

Net worth – 47.5 Billion US Dollars

Company – Bloomberg L. P. is a central nervous system of global finance since 1981.

Michael Bloomberg (1942 born), is an American businessman, philanthropist, author, and politician.

Member of Giving Pledge, where members donate at least half of their wealth to philanthropic causes.

He was 108th Mayor of the New York City, for three consecutive terms, with the first election in 2001.

9.David Hamilton Koch

Net worth – 48.3 Billion US Dollars

Company – Koch Industries which is the second largest privately held conglomerate of United States

David Koch (1940 Born) is an American businessman, chemical engineer, philanthropist and political activist.

He was 1980 candidate for Vice President Election in the US.

He is a big donor for Lincoln Center and Memorial-Sloan Kettering cancer center.

8.Charles Koch

Net worth – 48.3 Billion US Dollars

Company – Co-Owner and Chairman at  Koch Industries which is the second largest privately held conglomerate of United States.

Charles de Ganahl Koch (1935 Born) is an American businessman, political donor, and philanthropist.

The conglomerate has $100 billion in sales from chemicals, Dixie cups, pipelines, Brawny paper towels and Stainmaster carpets.

His father Fred Koch started Koch Industries in 1940 and improved a method of refining heavy oil into gasoline.

7.Larry Ellison

Net worth – 52.2 Billion US Dollars

Company – Co-founder, Executive chairman and chief technology officer of Oracle Corporation.

Lawrence Joseph Ellison (1944 Born) is an American businessman, entrepreneur, and philanthropist.

Cofounded software firm Oracle in 1977.

Larry never finished college; he started building the database for CIA.

He pledged $200 million to University of Southern California for a cancer treatment center in 2016.

6.Carlos Slim Helu & family

Net worth – 54.5 Billion US Dollars

Carlos Slim is Mexican business magnate, investor, and philanthropist and Mexico’s Richest Man.

Carlos Slim and his family control America Movil, Latin America’s biggest mobile telecom firm.

He bought a stake in Telmex, Mexico’s only phone company in 1990.

He owns 17% of New York Times and stakes in Mexican Construction Company, consumer goods, mining and real estate companies.

5.Mark Zuckerberg

Net worth – 56 US Billion Dollars

Company – He is CEO at facebook.com. Facebook needs no introduction to us.

Zuckerberg launched Facebook from his Harvard University dormitory room on February 4, 2004, and he is a Harvard dropout.

Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan have pledged to give away 99% of their Facebook stake over their lifetimes.

4.Amancio Ortega

Net worth – 71.3 Billion US Dollars

Company – He is the founder and former chairman of Inditex fashion group, best known for its chain of Zara clothing and accessories retail shops.

Amancio Ortega Gaona, (born 28 March 1936) is a Spanish business tycoon.

In 1975, he opened his first Zara store with his wife Rosalía Mera.

He is the richest man in Europe and wealthiest retailer in the world.

He has invested in real estate portfolio in Madrid, Barcelona, London, Chicago, Miami and New York.

3.Jeff Bezos

Net worth – 72.8 US Billion Dollars

He is best known as the founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Amazon.com, the world’s largest online shopping retailer and owns nearly 17% of Amazon.com

In 2013, Bezos purchased The Washington Post newspaper.

His aerospace company Blue Origin, is developing reusable rocket which will carry passengers.

2.Warren Buffett

Net worth – 75.6 Billion US Dollars

Company – Buffett serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway

He has been the most successful investors of all time.

His company Berkshire Hathaway owns more than 60 companies including Geico, Duracell, and Dairy Queen. He has minority stakes in Apple, Coca-Cola, IBM and many more companies.

He first bought his stock at age 11 and filed taxes at age of 13.

1.Bill Gates (The Richest Man)

Net worth – 86 Billion US Dollars

He is the founder of Microsoft.

Currently, he owns only 2.3% of the company which in turn accounts for 13% of his total fortune.

His investments are in Canadian National Railway, Deere and Company, Automation.

He through his Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation keeps pushing to save lives in developing world to eliminate polio, malaria and childhood vaccination.

He is the richest person in the world for 18 out of past 23 years.

In June 2010, the Giving Pledge campaign was formally announced and Bill Gates and Warren Buffett began recruiting members.

As of 2012, signatories of the pledge included: Hasso Plattner, David Rockefeller, Azim Premji, Richard Branson, Elon Musk, Tim Cook, Sara Blakely, and Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw.

 

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