In this article, I am going to tell you The Richest people in the world and their annual earning, source of earning and lifestyle of these people.
All net income is taken from Forbes, who regularly update the lists of richest people.
1. Bill Gates:
Bill Gates born on 28th Oct, 1955. He is an American investor, Computer Programmer, American business magnate also A Co-founder of Microsoft in 1975.He was first included in Forbes list of wealthiest in 1987 and Between 2009 and 2014 his wealth more than doubled from $40 billion to more than $80 billion. Gates is one of the best-known entrepreneurs of the personal computer revolution in the world.
Source of wealth: Microsoft
Net income: $75 Billion
2. Amancio Ortega:
Amancio Ortega born on 28th March, 1936. He is a Spanish fashion Businessman and founding chairman of the Inditex fashion group, best known for its chain of Zara clothing and accessories retail shops in Spain and all world. Now he lives with his second wife in an apartment building in Galicia, Spain.
Source of wealth: Zara
Net income: $67 Billion
3. Warren Buffett:
Warren Buffett born on 30th Aug, 1930. He is an American investor, business magnate and philanthropist and he was the most successful investor in the 20th century. Buffett is the chairman, CEO and largest shareholder of Berkshire Hathaway as of now. He holds the position as the world’s wealthiest person in 2008. And currently, holds the 3rd position.
Source of wealth: Berkshire Hathaway
Net income: $60.8 Billion
4. Carlos Slim Helu & Family:
Carlos Slim born on 28th Jan, 1940. He is a Mexican business magnate. After graduation from college in 1961, Slim started his career as a stock trader in Mexico, He usually working 14-hour a day. Currently Slim is the chairman and CEO of telecommunications companies Telmex and América Móvil in Mexico. He is also Known as the “Warren Buffett” of Mexico.
Source of wealth: Telecommunications
Net income: $50 Billion
5. Jeff Bezos
Jeff Bezos born on January 12, 1964. He 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.
Source of wealth: Amazon
Net income: $45.2 Billion
6. Mark Zuckerberg
Mark Zuckerberg born on May 14, 1984. He is an American computer programmer, internet entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He is the chairman, chief executive officer, and co-founder of social networking website Facebook.
Source of wealth: Facebook
Net income: $44.6 Billion
7. Larry Ellison:
Larry Ellison born on 19th Aug, 1944. He is an American programmer, businessman, internet entrepreneur and philanthropist. He was the CEO of the software company Oracle Corporation (Deals in JAVA & database mainly) from its foundation in 1977 to 2014. Ellison is donating up to 1% of his wealth to charity and has signed The Giving Pledge.
Source of wealth: Oracle
Net income: $43.6 Billion
8. Michael Bloomberg
Michael Rubens “Mike” Bloomberg (born February 14, 1942) is an American business magnate, politician, and philanthropist. His net worth is estimated at US$43.3 billion, as of October 2016, ranking him as the 6th richest person in the United States and the 8th richest person in the world.
Source of wealth: Bloomberg LP
Net income: $40 Billion
9. Charles Koch:
Charles Koch born on 1st Nov, 1935. He is a businessman, philanthropist. He is co-owner, chairman of the board, and CEO of Koch Industries, and his brother David H. Koch serves as Executive Vice President in the same company. Charles Koch’s Industries now includes process and pollution control equipment and technologies; minerals; fertilizers; commodity trading and services; polymers and fibers. In 2007, Koch’s book The Science of Success was published.
Source of wealth: Diversified
Net income: $43.4 Billion
10. David Koch:
David Koch born on 3rd May, 1940. He is a chemical engineer, philanthropist, political activist, and American businessman. he joined the family business which is started by Charles Koch (6th world’s wealthiest person). In 1979 he became president of the subsidiary Koch Engineering, and in 1983, became a co-owner of Koch Industries, with older brother Charles,
Source of wealth: Diversified
Net income: $39.6 Billion