Top Ten Richest People in the World

Top Ten Richest People in the World

Each year, Forbes employs a team of more than 50 reporters from a variety of countries to track the
activity of the world’s wealthiest individuals. The rankings are published annually in March.The list was
first published in March 1987.These lists only show the top 10 wealthiest billionaires for each year.

1. Jeff Bezos

Net worth – $112 billion

Age – 54

Nationality – United States

Source of wealth – Amazon

Amazon was founded by Jeff Bezos on July 5, 1994. The tech giant is the largest Internet retailer in the
world.

2. Bill Gates

Net worth – $90 billion

Age – 62

Nationality – United States

Source of wealth – Microsoft

Microsoft was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen on April 4, 1975.

3. Warren Buffett

Net worth – $84 billion

Age – 87

Nationality – United States

Source of wealth – Berkshire Hathaway

In 1955, Berkshire Fine Spinning Associates merged with the Hathaway Manufacturing Company which
had been founded in 1888 in New Bedford.

4. Bernard Arnault

Net worth – $72 billion
Age-69

Nationality – France

Source of wealth – LVMH

The company was formed in 1987 under the merger of fashion house Louis Vuitton with Moët Hennessy,
a company formed after the 1971 merger between the champagne producer Moët & Chandon and
Hennessy, the cognac manufacturer.

5. Mark Zuckerberg

Net worth – $71 billion Increase

Age – 33

Nationality – United States

Source of wealth – Face book

Was launched on February 4, 2004, by Mark Zuckerberg, along with fellow Harvard College students
and roommates Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes.

6. Amancio Ortega

Net worth – $70 billion

Age – 81

Nationality – Spain

Source of wealth – Inditex, Zara

Amancio Ortega started in the clothing industry in the early 1960s while working for a local shirt maker in
A Coruna, Spain.
He and his wife, Rosalia Mera, began making clothes from their home. In 1975, the couple opened their
first store, Zara.

7. Carlos Slim

Net worth – $67.1 billion

Age – 78

Nationality – Mexico

Source of wealth – América Móvil, Grupo Carso

It is the fourth largest mobile network operator in terms of equity subscribers and one of the largest
corporations in the world. A venture of Carlos Slim, América Móvil was founded in 2000.

8. Charles Koch

Net worth – $60 billion

Age – 82

Nationality – United States

Source of wealth – Koch Industries

The company was founded by its namesake, Fred C. Koch, in 1940 after he developed an innovative
crude oil refining process.
Its subsidiaries are involved in the manufacturing, refining, and distribution of petroleum, chemicals,
energy, fiber, intermediates and polymers, minerals, fertilizers, pulp and paper, chemical technology
equipment, ranching, finance, commodities trading, and investing. Koch owns Invista, Georgia-Pacific,
Molex, Flint Hills Resources, Koch Pipeline, Koch Fertilizer, Koch Minerals, Matador Cattle Company,
and Guardian Industries.

9. David Koch

Net worth – $60 billion

Age – 77

Nationality-United States

Source of wealth – Koch Industries

American multinational corporation based in Wichita, Kansas. The company is the second largest
privately held company in the United States after Cargill.

10. Larry Ellison

Net worth – $58.5 billion

Age – 73

Nationality – United States

Source of wealth – Oracle Corporation

American multinational computer technology corporation headquartered in Redwood Shores, California.
Larry Ellison co-founded Oracle Corporation in 1977 with Bob Miner and Ed Oates under the name
Software Development Laboratories.

 

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