Who doesn’t want to be rich, to visit places, in designer dresses and expensive cars ? Everyone have their own definition of being wealthy. But people mentioned in this article puts every definition to shame.
The wealth of the people mentioned in this article is increasing every second. Their wealth combined is more than the GDP of any country. These 9 people have topped the list of richest men in the world. These people were selected from the 2000 billionaires. Let’s have a look at them:
Michael Bloomberg (Net Worth : $52.7 Billion):
Micheal Bloomberg is an American businessman, author, and politician. He is the founder, owner, and CEO of Bloomberg L.P. This company was founded by Michael Bloomberg in the year 1981. The company has grown to be the world’s leading company in providing services and financial data and services to people across the globe. His company deals with global financial services, software and mass media. Apart from that, Michael Bloomberg also served as the 108th mayor of New York. He won that position for three consecutive times. Michael has 88% stake in the company which allows him to make profits from $9 Billion dollars worth of revenue every year.
Larry Ellison (Net Worth : $63.8 Billion) :
Lawrence Joseph Ellison aka Larry Ellison is the CEO and co-founder of Oracle. Oracle was founded in 1977. The company operates as a software corporation. The company is responsible for providing database vendor to mid-and low-range systems across the world. Larry also succeeded in yachting through Oracle Team USA.
Bernard Arnault (Net worth: $77.5 Billion):
Bernard Arnault is a French business magnet. Bernard is the chairman and CEO of LVMH. This company is the largest luxury good provider in the world, housing brands like Dior, Sephora and Louis Vuitton. His stakes in this giant corporation has allowed him to make a whopping $77.5 billions.
Carlos Slim Helu (Net Worth : $ 71.4 Billion) :
Carlos Slim Helu is a Maxican business Magnet and investor. He managed to amass $71.4 Billions through his conglomerate, Grupo Carso. His net worth is equivalent of 6% of the GDP of Mexico. HE holds 40% of the listings on the Mexican stock exchange.
Amancio Ortega (Net worth : $78.4 billion):
Amancio Ortega is a Spanish business tycoon. He is the co-founder of Inditex fashion group, best know for its chain of Zara clothing and accessories brand. The company was founded in 1975. He loves keeping information about himself very private and he has only granted interviews to only 3 people till now.
- Mark Zuckergberg (Net Worth :$76.6 billion):
Mark Zuckerberg is an American computer programmer and internet entrepreneur. Mark is the co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Facebook. Mark is the youngest person on this list of Billionaires. His company is considered as the most profitable and famous social media platform. He has acquired other social media giants, Instagram and Whatsapp. Mark Zuckerberg has committed to “The Giving Pledge” program and he will give away his 99% of wealth in charity.
Warren Buffet (Net Worth: $93.2 billions) :
Warren Buffet is an American business magnet and investor. Warren Buffet is serving as the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. Warren Buffet is considered as the most successful investor till now. He got involved in business activities and started investing when he was only 11-year-old. He started paying his taxes when he turned 13-years-old. He is also the founder of “The Giving Pledge” alongwith Bill Gates where Billionaires pledge to donate their wealth (half or more) to charity.
- Bill Gates (Net Worth : $92.9 billions) :
Bill Gates is an American business magnet, author and investor. He is the co-founder of Microsoft, the largest PC software company in the world. He has topped the list of richest man in the world many times. Although, now Bill Gates has stepped down from the duties of Microsoft but he is one of the few people responsible for the revolution of computing world. He is also the founder of “The Giving Pledge” alongside Warren Buffet.
Jeff Bezos (Net Worth: $116.6 billion) :
The richest man in the world, Jeff Bezos. He is an American technology and retail entrepreneur, investor , electrical engineer and computer scientist. He is the founder, Chairman and CEO of Amazon.com, the world’s largest shopping retailer. Apart from Amazon, he also owns Blue Origin (an aerospace company) and The Washington Post (publishing/newspaper company). He has the net worth of $116.6 billion.
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