Who exactly comes in the category of being the top ten richest people in the world?
It’s a materialistic world in so many ways. People respect you in terms of the money you earn. Actually, it is a major criterion. Talking about money, all of us would naturally wonder who the wealthiest people in the world are.
Here we look at the top ten richest people in the world. If you see the list and search further about these people, you will discover that most of them did not get anything serves on a platter. It is their hard work of every second, minute, hour, days, weeks and years that has got them to this level.
These people are the game changers of the world who have changed the way business is done in the world. One should look at their success stories and gain inspiration to achieve more in life.
Let’s take you to look at the top ten richest people in the world.
Bezos was born on 12th January, 1963 to Jacklyn Bezos and Miguel Bezos. He is a technology and retail investor and entrepreneur. He lives in USA and has a net worth of US$ 112 billion.
Jezz Bezos is an American retail entrepreneur and a technologist. He is also a philanthropist. He is best known as the founder, chief executive officer or the chairman of the company Amazon, which is the most successful and largest online shopping retail company.
Jeff was born in Mexico. As of the year 2015, he was known to be one of the largest landholders in Texas because of the land acquired and passed on to him by his maternal ancestors. From a very young age, Jeff had an inclination towards mechanics. Even as a child he started using screwdriver.
2. BILL GATES
Bill Gates was born on 28th October in the year 1955 to Mary Maxwell Gates and William Gates. He is the technology advisor of Microsoft, co chairman of the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation, Chairman of Branded Entertainment Network, CEO of Cascade Investment and Chairman of Terra Power.
He has a net worth of US $90 billion. Bill Gates also known as William Henry Gates III is an American investor, author and philanthropist. Gates cofounded the world’s largest PC company called Microsoft with Paul Allen in the year 1975 and since then the rest is history. The success of Bill Gates speaks for itself.
3. WARREN BUFFETT
He was born on 30th August, 1930 to Leila Buffett and Howard Buffett. He is an investor, a philanthropist and business magnate. He lives in the United States of America. His net worth is $84 billion.
Warren Buffett is known as the most successful investors in the world. Being born in the year 1930, he is the second child and the only son of his parents. His father was Howard Buffett was a congressman.
Buffett started his elementary school education at the Rose hill elementary school. He finished his schooling in the year 1947 where his yearbook named him as a future stock broker.
After completing school and finding success in investment and entrepreneurial venture, Buffett was not keen on attending college. He wanted to directly go forward in business. However, this wish was overruled by his father.
4. BERNARD ARNAULT
Arnault was born on 5th March in the year 1949 to Jean Arnault. His is the chairman and CEO of LVMH. He lives in France. Arnault has a net worth of US $ 72 billion.
Bernard Arnault is a French businessman, an art collector and an investor. He is also the chairman and the executive officer of LVMH which is the largest luxury goods company in the world.
After he graduated from high school, Arnault completed his engineering in 1971. His father who was a graduate of Ecole Centrale Parisa was the owner and manufacturer of the civil engineering company called as Ferret Savinel.
5. MARK ZUCKERBERG
Born on 14 May 1984 to Edward Zuckerberg and Karen Kempner, he is best known as the CEO of Facebook. He lives in the Unites States of America. His net worth is US$ 71 billion.
Mark Zuckerberg was an Internet entrepreneur and an American computer programmer. He is the co-founder of Facebook and he is currently operating as the chairman and chief executive officer of Facebook.
His mother Karen Kempner was a psychiatrist and his father Edward Zuckerberg, a dentist. His ancestors came from Austria, Germany and Poland. He and his three sisters were brought up in Dobbs Ferry, New York.
6. AMANCIO ORTEGA
He was born on 28th March 1936 to Josefina Gaona Hernández and Antonio Ortega Rodríguez. He is known as the cofounder of Inditex Group and lives in Spain. He has a net worth of US $ 70 billion.
Amancio Ortega Gaona is the most successful Spanish business tycoon. He founded the former chairman of Inditex fashion group, commonly known as Zara clothing and accessories.
He was the youngest out of four siblings and grew up in León. He had to leave school moved to A Coruna when he was 14 because his father who was a railway worker got posted. Some time after, he landed up a little job at the shop of a local shirt maker known as Gala where he learned to make clothes by hand.
In the year 1972, he founded Confecciones Goa which sold quilted bathrobes produced by Ortega with the help of thousands of local women.
7. CARLOS SLIM
He was born on 28 January in the year 1940 to Julián Slim Haddad and Linda Helú Atta. He is known as the CEO of Telmex, America Movil, Samsung Mexico, and Grupo Carso.
He lives in Mexico and has a net worth of US$ 67.1 billion. Carlos is a Mexican business magnate, philanthropist and an investor. From the year 2010 to 2013, Slim has been ranked as the richest person in the world.
He was always aware that he wanted to be a businessman so he began to increase investment and business acumen from a very young age. He was taught accounting, finance and management by his father. This practice of reading financial statements and keeping accurate financial records goes on to this date in his life.
8. CHARLES KOCH
He was on 1st in the year November 1935 to Fred Koch and Mary R. Koch. He is known as the Chairman and CEO of Koch Industries. He lives in United States of America and has a net worth of US$ 60 billion.
Charles Koch is a businessman, philanthropist and a political donor. He is also the co-owner, chief executive officer and chairman of Koch Industries, while his brother David Koch is the Executive Vice President of the company.
Koch’s grandfather, was a Dutch immigrant who later settled in West Texas and founded the Quanah Tribune which was the most important newspaper. He was also a shareholder of Quanah, Acme and Pacific Railway.
9. DAVID KOCH
He was born on 3rd May 1940 to Fred Koch and Mary R. Koch. He is known as the Vice President of Koch Industries. He lives in the Unites States of America has a net worth of US$ 60 billion.
David Hamilton Koch is an American businessman, political activist, a chemical engineer and a philanthropist. He joined his family business of Koch Industries which is the second largest privately owned conglomerate in the year 1970.
David’s paternal grandfather was a Dutch immigrant and the founder of Quanah Tribune Chief newspaper. David is the third child out of the four sons.
10. LARRY ELISON
He was born on 17th August in the year 1944 to Louis Ellison and Lillian Ellison. He is known as the executive chairman and CTO of Oracle Corporation. He live in the Unites States of America.
Lawrence Joseph Ellison is a businessman, philanthropist and an entrepreneur who is also the co-founder of Oracle Corporation. He was the CEO of the company since its foundation September 2014. He is now the executive chairman and chief technology officer of Oracle Corporation.
Larry was born in New York to a Jewish mother who was unmarried. She gave him away to her aunt for adoption when Larry turned nine. Larry did not meet his mother until he turned 48.