In case you were wondering, here’s a countdown of the Top 10 Richest People in the world, starting now!
1. Bill Gates (duh)
Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, is undoubtedly the richest man in the world. His net worth is about $85.9 billion. Microsoft has effectively monopolized the computer user interface, which caused the company to expand and gained Gates a lot of wealth. Gates now works at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as CEO and cofounder.
2. Amancio Ortega
Amancio Ortega is the founder of Inditex, which includes the Zara clothing stores. With a net worth of $71.8 billion, Ortega originated in Spain. His clothing stores have spread from Europe to America.
3. Warren Buffett
Warren Buffett is the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, and works as an investor and CEO. From his real estate company, Buffett has earned a net worth of $72.4 billion. In addition, he earns big bucks from investing.
4. Carlos Slim Helu
Carlos Slim Helu is the honorary chairman of America Movil, a mobile phone company in Latin America. Although having a net worth of $49 billion, Helu has dropped over $27 billion over the past year due to economic problems and Trump’s election influencing his business.
5. Jeff Bezos
Jeff Bezos, the CEO and founder of Amazon.com, has a net worth of $68.6 billion. He founded Amazon.com originally in order to sell books, and has expanded his company from there. Also, Bezos has an aerospace company, Blue Origin.
6. Mark Zuckerberg
Mark Zuckerberg is the CEO and cofounder of Facebook. His net worth is about $52.2 billion, and he lives in Palo Alto, California.
7. Larry Ellison
Larry Ellison is the CEO and founder of Oracle, a software company. Ellison has a net worth of about $47.9 billion, which he earned from his company.
8. Michael Bloomberg
Michael Bloomberg is the CEO of Bloomberg, a software company that works with financial software, data, and media. He has a net worth of about $41.8 billion.
9. Charles Koch
Charles Koch inherited his father’s oil and gas business and created Koch Industries as the CEO, which became a company that works with chemical manufacturing in addition to gasoline. His net worth is $43.5 billion.
10. David Koch
David Koch works with his older brother Charles in Koch Industries as the Executive Vice President. He has a net worth of $43.5 billion. At MIT, David was a star basketball player held its record for most points scored in a basketball game for 46 years.
Written by Howard W, Homework Assistant