TOP 10 RICHEST PERSON IN THE WORLD 2017
1. Bill Gates
NET WORTH: $86 BILLION (JUNE 2017)
Bill Gates, The Co-founder of Microsoft tech, magnate, entrepreneur, philanthropist, programmer, Bill Gates is still on the top of the list of The Richest Person in the world with net worth of $86 billion.
And also running the huge Foundation Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation with Endowment of $44.3 billion as of 31st December 2014.He Became CEO of Microsoft in 2000 and as CHAIRMAN in 2004.Currently, He works full time at The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
2. Warren Buffett
CEO, BERKSHIRE HATHWAY
NET WORTH: $75.6 BILLION (MAY 2017)
Warren Buffett, The Most Successful Investor in The World, He is also a business magnate and a philanthropist with the NET WORTH of $75.6 billion.He is the largest shareholder of Berkshire Hathway, the American multinational conglomerate holding company.Buffett, the second richest person in the world, is often referred to as “WIZARD OF OMAHA” and is also known for his personal frugality despite his immense wealth.
3. Jeff Bezos
NET WORTH: $72.8 BILLION (JUNE 2017)
JEFF BEZOS, The Founder, chairman, and CEO of AMAZON.COM, which is world’s largest online shopping retailer.Jeff Bezos is also an American technology entrepreneur and investor.With the Net Worth of $72.8 billion he is holding the place of the 3rd richest person in the world.bezos’ other business interests include aerospace and newspapers.He is the founder of Blue Origin.Which is privately-funded aerospace developer and manufacturer Founded in 2000. He also purchased The Washington Post newspaper in 2013.
4. Amancio Ortega
CO-FOUNDER, INDITEX GROUP
NET WORTH: $71.3 BILLION
Amancio Ortega, The Founder and Former Chairman of Inditex Group.
Which is best known for its chain of ZARA clothing and accessories retail shops. With the Net Worth of $71.3 billion, He is holding the place of the 4th richest person in the world.
5. Mark Zuckerberg
CO-FOUNDER, CEO, FACEBOOK
NET WORTH: $56 BILLION
Mark Zuckerberg, Co-Founder of Facebook, currently operates as its chairman and CEO.
Mark Zuckerberg launched Facebook on February 4, 2004, from his Harvard University dormitory room.He and his fellow Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes introduced Facebook to other college campuses.
Facebook reached one billion users by 2012.In December 2012 Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan decided that over the course of their lives they would give the majority of their wealth to “advancing human potential and promoting equality” in the spirit of The Giving Pledge.
6. Carlos Slim
NET WORTH: $54.5 BILLION (FEBRUARY 2017)
Carlos Slim, He is a Mexican business magnate, investor, and philanthropist.Carlos Slim is known as the “The Warren Buffet of Mexico”, driving his fortune from his extensive holdings in a considerable number of Mexican companies through his conglomerate, Grupo Carso.With Net Worth of $54.5 billion, he is now the 6th richest person in the world.
7. Larry Ellison
CO-FOUNDER, FORMER CEO, ORACLE CORPORATION
NET WORTH: $52.2 BILLION (MARCH 2017)
Larry Ellison, He is an American businessman, entrepreneur, and philanthropist and co-founder of Oracle corporation and was CEO til September 2014.Ellison is still involved in Oracle as Chairman and Chief Technology Officer.Larry Ellison has donated 1% of his wealth to charity and has signed The Giving Pledge like Mark Zuckerberg.
8. Charles Koch
CHAIRMAN, CEO, KOCH INDUSTRIES
NET WORTH: $48.3 BILLION (FEBRUARY 2017)
Charles Koch, Is an American businessman, political donor, and philanthropist.
He is co-owner of Koch Industries, He is also, a famous for its mention in a popular American TV show The Newsroom. while his Brother David Koch serves as Executive Vice President.
Charles and David each own 42% of the conglomerate.
9. David Koch
VICE PRESIDENT, KOCH INDUSTRIES
NET WORTH: $48.3 BILLION (APRIL 2017)
David Koch, is an American businessman, philanthropist, political activist, and chemical engineer. furthermore, He is the brother of Charles Koch, David is Executive Vice President of Koch Industries.
Moreover, He has 42% of the conglomerate that the brother inherited from their father and then expanded.
10. Michael Bloomberg
NET WORTH: $47.5 BILLION (JUNE 2017)
Michael Bloomberg, is an American businessman, author, politician, and philanthropist.Bloomberg served as the 108th Mayor of New York City.Bloomberg L.P.
is a mass media, and Software Company which bears his name, and is notable for its Bloomberg Terminal, a computer software system providing financial data widely used in the global financial services industry.