The New 2017 Top Ten Richest People
This is the list of the new top ten richest people in the world which has been changing from time to time for a while now. It is surprising to see that the richest man in the world is no longer Bill Gates or Warren Buffet, (I always rooted for Warren Buffett).
The list has changed and somebody has made the move for the first time into the top ten list of the richest men in the world.
10. Charles and David Koch
Net Worth: $48.5 billion (each)
Charles Koch is the co-owner, CEO and chairman of Koch industries which is the second biggest private company in America.
David Koch, the younger brother of Charles Koch, is the executive vice president of the company.
9. Bernard Arnault
Net Worth: $53 billion
Bernard Arnault is the CEO and chairman of LVMH, which is the biggest luxury goods company in the world.
8. Michael Bloomberg
Net Worth: $53.3 billion
Michael Bloomberg is a CEO, philanthropist and politician.
He also considered running as an independent in the 2016 presidential election, and has said he does not plan to run for the highest U.S. office in the future.
7. Larry Ellison
Net Worth: $62.1 billion
Larry Ellison is the founder, chairman and former CEO of Oracle, a computer software company.
Larry Ellison has given millions of dollars to charity and education, and plans to give away billions.
6. Carlos Helu Slim
Industry: Banking, retail, telecommunications
Net Worth: $69.7 billion
Carlos Helu Slim is the richest person in Mexico, and owns more than 200 companies in industries ranging from banking to retail to telecommunications. He also owns America Movil, the biggest mobile phone company in Latin America, as well as the Grupo Carso conglomerate company, which includes a host of retailers and restaurants, among other companies.
5. Mark Zuckerberg
Net Worth: $72.2 billion
Mark Zuckerberg created Facebook in 2004. The social media powerhouse, which is now worth $400 billion.
Mark Zuckerberg is the co-founder, chairman and CEO of Facebook.
4. Warren Buffett
Industry: Finance and Investments
Net Worth: $74.3 billion
Warren Buffett is the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. He is an investment genius who bought his first stock when he was just 11 years old and filed his first taxes at age 13. Nicknamed the Oracle of Omaha, Warren Buffett owns more than 60 companies.
Buffett is also a philanthropist like his peers and has vowed to give away 99% of his wealth.
3. Amancio Ortega
Net Worth: $83.2 billion
Amancio Ortega is the founder of Inditex fashion group, which owns Zara clothing stores. The richest man in Europe, Ortega co-founded Inditex in 1975 with his ex-wife Rosalia Mera, who passed away in 2013.
His approach to his company’s success can be attributed to two factors: speed and customers.
2. Bill Gates
Net Worth: $90 billion
Bill Gates and his childhood friend Paul Allen co-founded Microsoft together in 1975.
He was the CEO of Microsoft up until 2000, and was also the company’s chairman and largest shareholder till 2014. He still serves as a technology adviser for the company.
1. Jeff Bezos
Net Worth: $90.6 billion
Jeff Bezos is the founder of the gigantic online bookstore, Amazon.com. He launched the retail giant in 1994 just after he left his hedge fund job in New York. Amazon.com was Initially an online book retailer but grew to become the world’s largest online shopping retailer, now worth over $430 billion, according to CNBC.