The world has its ups and downs, but there are always people who are as affected by our fickle economy. These inspirational men are real success stories. Most built their own wealth, while some grew the wealth that was passed down generations. All of them are hard working and intelligent men.
Take a look at the list of the top ten richest men in the world.
10. Michael Bloomberg ($ 47.5 Billion)
Bloomberg is a leading name in the field of software basically dealing with data and media, Michael Bloomberg is the CEO of the prestigious company with it’s headquarter in New York NY. Michael’s age is 74 and his net worth in the year 2016 is $40.8 Million, Forbes has listed Bloomberg with 6th position in the list of World’s 400 Richest person for the year 2016. Bloomberg is blessed with two children and at present, he is in a relationship with self-made score of 8.
9. David Koch ($48.3 Billion)
With an education from MIT as a chemical engineer, David Koch is the VP of Koch Industries. Koch Industries is an oil and chemical refining business. He was born in 1940 and is currently worth $39.6 billion.
8. Charles Koch ($48.3 Billion)
The older brother of David Koch, Charles was born in 1935. As the CEO of Koch Industries, his net worth is $41.6 billion. Just like his brother, Charles studies at MIT and joined the family business upon completion.
7. Larry Ellison ($52.2 Billion)
With a net worth of $43.6 billion, Larry Ellison was surprisingly a college dropout. He is the CEO of Oracle, a database management systems company. Ellison also holds shares in Astex Pharmaceuticals, Quark Biotechnology, and Netsuite.
6. Carlos Slim Helu ($54.5 Billion)
From Mexico, this entrepreneur was born in 1940 and has a current net worth of $50 billion. Helu is the richest man in Mexico and the third richest man in the world. He owns shares in retail technology, communications, and finance companies. Holding a civil engineering degree, Helu is the chairman of America Movil Co. and CEO of Telmex, both telecommunication companies.
5. Mark Zuckerberg ($56 Billion)
Everyone may not know Mark Zuckerberg but 70% of the world’s population consumes 3-4 hours average daily on the most famous social networking site Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg is the co-founder, chairman and CEO of Facebook. Mark is one of the youngest Richie rich in the list with a fortune of worth $44.6 Billion at just 32 years age, the educational qualification of Mark carries a tag of dropout from the Harvard University, Mark has citizenship of United States and he lives in Palo Alto, CA.
4. Amancio Ortega ($71.3 Billion)
This Spanish businessman was born in 1936 and is worth $67 billion. Through hard work and sincerity, Ortega created Inditex, a fashion group, and Zara clothing and accessories.
3. Jeff Bezos ($ 72.8 Billion)
Jeff Bezos stands as the leading man in the list of world’s most skillful mind, Jeff Bezos is the founder of most famous online shopping portal called as Amazon.com, the age of the founder and present CEO of most successful online shopping portal is 52 years. Jeff Bezos has citizenship of United States with $45.2 Billion as present net worth, Forbes named Jeff Bezos as the second richest man in the list of Tech department in the year 2016.
2. Warren Buffet ($75.6 Billion)
Labeled one of the world’s most influential people by TIME, Warren Buffet is worth $60.8 billion. He is a true philanthropist, donating much of his wealth to charity. Born in 1930, Buffet became a wise investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathway. This company owns stocks in Coca-Cola, IBM, and Heinz.
1. Bill Gates ($86 Billion)
Holding the title of the richest man in the world, Bill Gates is worth $75 billion. Born is 1955, he was a child prodigy in computer programming. Gates is the founder of the Microsoft Corp., an IT Company. He has held the title of the richest man in the world for more consecutive years than any other person in the history of Forbes magazine.
Many are enthralled by the lives of the rich and famous. Between their bankroll, their philanthropy and their hard work, the worlds wealthiest are constantly scrutinized. With the ever changing economy and ups and downs of the markets, even the wealthiest have bad days. The top ten list of the richest men in the world is accurate today, but could change by the end of the month.
Note: The list is updated last on 16-may-2017 according to forbes magazine.