Based on recent estimates from Forbes, the world’s richest people range from tech CEOs to heiresses to expert investors. Here we enlist the Top 10 richest people in the world as given by the Forbes Magazine.
1. Bill Gates
Net worth: $86 billion
The co-founder of Microsoft, tech magnate, entrepreneur, philanthropist, programmer, Bill Gates has a strong profile that makes him the wealthiest individual, his value stamped $85.9 billion. Additionally the organizer of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Gates has made strides in every sphere he has touched. He ventured down as CEO of Microsoft in 2000 and as Chairman in 2008. As of now, he works all day at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and is the innovation guide to the present CEO Satya Nadella.
2. Warren Buffett
Net worth: $75.6 billion
The best financial specialist in the world, Warren is also a business magnate and a philanthropist, valued at $68.2 billion.He is the CEO and the biggest investor of Berkshire Hathway, the American multinational aggregate holding company. Warren Buffett, the third wealthiest person in the world, is regularly alluded to as the “Wizard of Omaha” or “Oracle of Omaha,” or the “Sage of Omaha,”and is noted for his adherence to value investing and for his personal frugality despite his immense wealth.
3. Jeff Bezos
Net worth: $72.8 billion
Jeff” Bezos is an American technology magnate and investor. As the founder and CEO of Amazon.com, he has assumed a noteworthy part in the development of web based business. He is the author and proprietor of the aviation engineer and producer Blue Origin that has plans for business suborbital human spaceflight. He bought The Washington Post daily paper in 2013. He acquires a pay of US$ 80,000 for each annum and has total assets of about US$ Jeff” Bezos is an American technology magnate and investor. As the founder and CEO of Amazon.com, he has assumed a noteworthy part in the development of web based business. He is the author and proprietor of the aviation engineer and producer Blue Origin that has plans for business suborbital human spaceflight. He bought The Washington Post daily paper in 2013. He acquires a pay of US$ 80,000 for each annum and has total assets of about US$ $72.8 billion.
4. Amancio Ortega
Net worth: $71.3 billion
Founder and executive of the Inditex fashion group, which is best known for its worldwide brand Zara, the Spanish business magnate is valued at $75.8 billion and is the second richest person in the world.
5. Mark Zuckerberg
Net worth: $56 billion
Zuckerberg, co-founder and CEO of Facebook, is the eighth richest person in the world valued at $56 billion. American developer, Internet business person, and donor, he founded Facebook from his college dorm room in Harvard. The site later extended quickly with one billion clients joining by 2012.
6. Carlos Slim Helu
Net worth: $54.5 billion
He is a Lebanese Mexican business head honcho, investor and a philanthropist. He is the director and CEO of Telmex, America Movil, Samsung Mexico and the conglomerate Grupo Carso. His aggregate involves a wide cluster of ventures that includes industrial manufacturing, telecommunications, healthcare, real estate, airlines, media, energy, hospitality, entertainment and many more. He is often referred to as “Warren Buffet of Mexico”. His net resources are assessed to be US$ 54.5 billion.
7. Larry Ellison
Net worth: $52.2 billion
Lawrence Joseph Ellison is an American representative, who is the prime supporter of Oracle Corporation. He fills in as the official executive and boss innovation officer of Oracle. He is a drop out from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Chicago. Afterward, he began Oracle that turned into a fruitful database merchant to mid and low range frameworks. He is also a licensed aircraft pilot who owns two military jets. He is known for philanthropic activities and has signed The Giving Pledge. He acquires a compensation of US$ 63.6 million and has a total assets of about US$ 52.2 billion.
8. Charles Koch
He is an American businessman, political donor and philanthropist Charles Koch is the fifth richest person in the world. He is co-owner, chairman of the board, and chief executive officer of Koch Industries, famous also for its mention in an popular American TV show The Newsroom. He owns 42% of the shares of the conglomerate. He has a total assets of about US$ 48.3 billion.
9. David Koch
Net worth: $48.3 billion
He is the brother of Charles Koch. David Koch is the Executive Vice President of Koch Industries. Valued the same as his brother 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.
10. Michael Bloomberg
Net worth: $47.5 billion
Michael Bloomberg is an American business magnate, politician and philanthropist. He is the founder, owner and CEO of Bloomberg L.P, a global financial data and media company. He served as the 108th Mayor of New York City from 2002 to 2013. He has always been very active in the country’s politics. With a net worth of US$46.7 billion, he is the eighth richest person in the world.