Top 10 Richest People of the World
The number of billionaires in the world is now 2,043. It is obvious to get curious to know about the richest people on earth. Here’s a list of top 10 richest people and information you need to know about them:-
First person on The Top 10 Richest People of the World list is Bill Gates. His full name is William Henry Gates III. The co-founder of Microsoft is an investor, author as well as a philanthropist. This American business magnate co-founded the world’s largest PC software company Microsoft along with Paul Allen in 1975. The present net worth of Bill Gates wealth is 89.4 billion USD (2017) according to Forbes. He was born in October 28, 1955 at Seattle, Washington, United States. He was a student of Lakeside School and studied in Harvard College. He is happily married with Melinda Gates since 1994 and they are blessed with their three children Jennifer Katherine Gates, Rory John Gates and Phoebe Adele Gates.
The founder chairman and chief executive officer of the world’s largest online shopping giant Amzon.com Jeff Bezos is the next person on our list. Jeff Bezos is an American technology entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist. According to Forbes, current net worth of this billionaire’s wealth is 84.5 billion USD. He was born in January 12, 1964 at Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States. He is also the owner of a private aerospace developer and manufacturer called Blue Origin. Jeff Bezos got married in the year of 1993 with MacKenzie Bezos. They are now parents of four children.
The third richest person on the list is Amancio Ortega. A Spanish business tycoon and the founder of Inditex fashion group. It is famous for its global brand Zara, clothing and accessories retail shops. Amancio Ortega was born in March 28, 1936 at Busdongo de Arbas, Spain. The net worth of his wealth is 82.5 billion USD. The name of his first wife is Rosalia Mera. Amancio Ortega got married again in 2001 with Flora perez. He has three children.
4. Warren Buffett
Warren Edward Buffett is another American business magnate born in August 30, 1930 at Omaha, Nebraska, United States. Warren Buffett is also a philanthropist and considered as the most successful investors of the world. As per the reports of Forbes all his possessions currently worth 76.6 billion USD. The CEO and biggest shareholder of Berkshire Hathaway is often called the ‘Wizard’, ‘Sage’ and ‘Oracle’ of Omaha for his business exploits. Name of his wives are Susan Buffett and Astrid Menks. He is a father to two sons and a daughter.
Mark Elliot Zuckerberg is a young Internet entrepreneur and computer programmer. The co-founder of famous social media Facebook was born in May 14, 1984 at White Plains, New York, United States. He invented Facebook in his Harvard College dorm room which became so popular in a very short time. And today, he is on the top 10 richest people’s list owning 64.1 billion USD. The chairman and CEO of Facebook got married to Priscilla Chan in 2012 and in present they are the parents of a beautiful baby girl.
6. Larry Ellison
Lawrence Joseph Ellison is an American businessman and co-founder, the executive chairman and chief technology officer of Oracle Corporation. This former CEO of Oracle Corporation is on number six in our list and owns 56.3 billion USD. Larry Ellison was born in August 17, 1944 at Manhattan, New York, United States. Larry Ellison graduated from the University of Chicago. He was married with Melanie Craft. He is the father of Megan Ellison and David Ellison.
Carlos slim Helu is a Mexican business magnate. He is also known as an investor and philanthropist. He was born in January 28, 1940 at Mexico City, Mexico. Carlos Slim was ranked as the richest person of the world (2010-2013). He is often recognized as the ‘Warren Buffett of Mexico’. His spouse was Soumaya Domit Gemayel. He has two children.
Charles de Ganahl Koch, the co-owner of the Koch Industries. He is an American businessman, philanthropist and a political donor. Charles Koch was born in November 1, 1935 at Wichita, Kansas, United States. The net worth of the CEO of Koch Industries is 48.3 billion USD. He studied at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His wife is Liz Koch and children are Elizabeth Koch and Chase Koch.
David Hamilton Koch is an American businessman and philanthropist. Brother of Charles Koch and co-owner of the Koch Industries is a political activist and also a chemical engineer. He joined the Koch Industries, their family business in 1970. It is the second-largest company in United States that is held privately. Currently he is the executive vice president of the company. Net worth of his wealth is 48.1 billion USD. David Koch was born in May 30, 1940 at Wichita, Kansas, United States. He graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has a wife named Julia Margaret Flesher. He is a father to three children.
The last name on our list is Ingvar Kamprad. Ingvar Feodor Kamprad is the founder of the famous furniture brand IKEA and a Swedish business magnate. His wealth worth 41.8 billion USD according to the Bloomberg. He was born in March 30, 1926 at Agunnaryd, Sweden. His wife’s name was Margaretha Kamprad. He has four children.