Top 10 Richest People In the World - 2016


10. Liliane Bettencourt:

Liliane Henriette Charlotte Bettencourt, is a French heiress, socialite and businesswoman. She is one of the principal shareholders of L'Oréal and according to Forbes, she is the richest woman in the world, with an estimated net worth of $36.1B (Forbes 2016)

9. Charles & David Koch:

David Hamilton Koch is an American businessman, philanthropist, political activist, and chemical engineer. He joined the family business Koch Industries, a conglomerate that is the second-largest privately held company in the United States, in 1970. Charles de Ganahl Koch is an American businessman, political donor and philanthropist. He is co-owner, chairman of the board, and chief executive officer of Koch Industries, while his brother David Koch serves as Executive Vice President.  Each have an estimated net worth of $39.6B (Forbes 2016)


8.  Michael Bloomberg: 

Michael Rubens "Mike" Bloomberg is an American businessman, author, politician, and philanthropist. His net worth is estimated at US$43.3 billion (Forbes 2016)

7. Larry Ellison: 

Lawrence Joseph "Larry" Ellison is an American businessman, entrepreneur, and philanthropist who is co-founder of Oracle Corporation and was CEO from its founding until September 2014. He has a net worth of $43.6B (Forbes 2016)

6. Mark Zuckerberg: 

Mark Elliot Zuckerberg is an American computer programmer, Internet entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He is the chairman, chief executive officer, and co-founder of the social networking website Facebook. He has a net worth of $44.6B (Forbes 2016)

5. Jeff Bezos:

Jeff Bezos is an American technology entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist. He is the founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Amazon.com, which became the world's largest online shopping retailer. He has a net worth of $45.2B (Forbes 2016)

4. Carlos Slim Helu:

Carlos Slim Helú is a Mexican business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. From 2010 to 2013, Slim was ranked as the richest person in the world. He has a net worth of $50B (Forbes 2016)

3. Warren Buffett:

Warren Edward Buffett is an American business magnate, investor and philanthropist. He is considered by some to be one of the most successful investors in the world. He has a net worth of $60.8B (Forbes 2016) 

2. Amancio Ortega:

Amancio Ortega Gaona is a Spanish business magnate. He is the founder and former chairman of Inditex fashion group, best known for its chain of Zara clothing and accessories retail shops. He has a net worth of $76B (Forbes 2016)

1. Bill Gates:

William Henry "Bill" Gates III is an American business magnate, entrepreneur, investor, author and philanthropist. In 1975, Together with Paul Allen, he co-founded Microsoft, which became the world's largest PC software company. He has a net worth of  $75B (Forbes 2016)

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