There are number of countries having the good economies and superior life styles, but there are also hundreds of people who are considered world’s billionaires based on their wealth. Who is the richest person in the world ever is a common question mostly arising in our minds, so we have been making research on the top 10 richest people in the world for the last week, so be ready to have the exact answer. The ranks for the world’s top billionaires are allocated after comparing their worth.
Once Again, Bill Gates has become the Richest Person in the world
The founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates has recaptured the title of world’s richest person with the estimated fortune of $78.5 Billion. Having the age of 58 years, tycoon’s fortune has increased by $15.8 billion during the last year. In accordance to the index, the shares of Microsoft have rose up to 40% and it is the biggest achievement for the Microsoft Company. In accordance to the Bloomberg Billionaires index, that is the daily ranking list of world’s three hundred wealthiest people around the world. Until the last year, a Mexican investor Carlos Slim was considered the richest man in the world but Bill Gates regained the top rank from him during the same year.
A latest survey exposed a list of top ten richest people on earth from which Bill Gates is the richest man in the world having the wealth of $78.5 Billion. Following is a list of Top 10 Current Billionaires around the world.
List of Top 10 Richest People in the world 2014 Ranking
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1. Bill Gates
Bill Gates is the Chairman of Microsoft. $78.5 billion are making him the richest man in the world. He is 57 years old man and he is living in the United States of America.Bill gates is not only the richest man in the world but he is also the most generous person in the world. He donated more than $28 billion just to wipe out the diseases such as polio and Malaria through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and got the prayers by millions of people living around the world. That foundation is working for the welfare of people and co-chaired by his wife Melinda Gates. Bill Gates is the owner of Microsoft, which is the biggest Software Company in the world and according to Bloomberg, Bill gates owns about 398 million shares, which is the 4.8% of the firm. He is not limited to Microsoft but also has reasonable investments in the diverse sectors such as four season hotels, real estate, energy (sapphire energy) and photography corbis images through the cascade investment.
2. Carlos Slim Helu
Carlos Slim Helu is 73 years old Mexican citizen. Having the worth of $61.8 billion, he is the second richest person in the world and the richest man in the world. he is the resident of Mexico. Until the recent year, he remained the number one richest person in the world for the four years and now he is the second richest person after Bill Gates. The assets of Carlos Slim Helu are mostly invested in the publically trading companies. He has about 46% shares of his company. Until the last year, his worth was $73 billion because of the surging stocks at his financial arm, known as Grupo Financiero inbursa and at his Grupo Carso industrial and retail giant.
3. Warren Buffett
Warren Buffet is 82 years old citizen of United States having the worth of $57.5 billion he is the third richest person in the world. His designation is CEO, Berkshire Hathaway. The major amount of his income comes from the textile company. While Warren Buffett was struggling to survive in the market, he began buying shares in the firm in 1962. He called it the Dumbest Stock he ever purchased but the firm has been shedding the huge amounts in his pockets since the long time. One interesting thing, which I want to share with you, he purchased his first stock when he was only 11 years old and filed his initial tax return after the two years. He has a deep friendship with Bill Gates and being one of the most generous persons in the world Warren Buffett donates regularly to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
4. Amancio Ortega
He is 77 years old fourth richest person in the world having the worth of $54.8 billion. He has a richest family background so he is richest man in Spain and his ex-wife was the wealthiest woman of the country until she died. All due to the major clothing retailer inditex, whose 59% shares does Ortega hold. He stepped down as the chairperson of inditex, parent organization of Zara in 2011. He quit his school when he was only 13 years old just to labor in a clothing shop in March; Ortega was the world’s third richest billionaires in the list prepared by Forbes for the first time.
5. Ingvar Kamprad
He is the founder of IKEA. Having the worth of $49.1 billion, he is the fifth richest person in the world. He is 87 years old citizen of Sweden. He is the richest man in Sweden. He is featured for the first time in the list of top ten richest persons in the world. He stepped down as the chairperson to the world’s biggest furniture retailer, IKEA during the last month just to hand over his seat to his youngest son. Kamprad is expected to be the top gainer in 2012 as his organization made more than $36 billion revenue and $4 billion in net income through the diverse trusts and foundations.
6. Charles Koch
He is the Chairman and CEO of Koch Industries. His age is 77 years and the worth of $44.8 billion is making it the sixth richest person in the world. He is the citizen of United States of America. Charles Koch has again tied with his brother David Koch. His financial arm gains from the 42% interest in the company he is running.
7. David Koch
He is the Executive Vice President of Koch Industries. Having the total worth of $44.8 billion, he is the seventh richest person in the world. He is more active than his brother and operating the chemical wing of Koch Industries from his home. He also owns the 42% shares of company. He is also 77 years old.
8. Larry Ellison
He is the Founder and CEO of Oracle. His is 69 years old citizen of United States. He has the worth of $39 billion. Since March, he has dropped three spots. Before it was the fifth richest person in the world. Most of his wealth comes from the oracle where he holds 23% of stocks.
9. Christy Walton
Christy Walton is 58 years old woman living in United States of America. She is the Co-Chair of Children’s scholarship Fund. The worth of $35 billion is making her the ninth richest person around the world. Forbes knows her as the Wall-Mart widow. She owns almost 402 billion shares, which is nearly 12.2% of the retail company. She inherited the wealth after the death of her husband in a plane crash in 2005.
10 Jim Walton
Jim Walton is the Chairman and CEO of Arvest Bank Group, inc. having the worth of $34.3 billion he is known the tenth richest person in the world. He has a close relation with Christy Walton because he is the brother-in-law of Christy Walton. He has approximately 12.6% shares of Wal-Mart in his possession. Jim begins his career in the company to hold the real estate transaction. He also replaced his brother John on the board after his death. John was Husband of Christy who died in a plane crash in 1995. He is also the owner of Bentonville’s local newspaper known as Benton Country Daily Record.
Billionaires by Country Statistics at a Glance
At present, United States has the highest number of Billionaires in the world. It has more than 515 ultra richest people, which is three times more than those in China are. The total net worth of its billionaires is estimated to $2064 billion making it the country with most billionaires in the world. New York City is the first priority of world’s billionaires as the best place for business. Within the few years ago, the number of billionaires has increased. Following image is a comparison between the few years old results and the current billionaires of the world. See the difference now.
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