There is a famous saying that hard work is the key to success although it is true but in my point of view good fortune is also very important with hard work. In this article we will tell you about top ten billionaires of world who have achieved peak of success with good fortune and hardwork, this list is according to American business magazine Forbes. It is said that billionaires control staggering portion of world economy, according to a list compiled and published by wealthx the top 50 richest people of world have total wealth of approximately $1.46 trillion.
Bill Gates an American business man, entrepreneur, philanthropist, investor, and computer programmer has been on number 1 position on the top ten richest people list since last 3 years with a net worth of $75 billion. Mark Elliot Zuckerberg an American computer programmer, Internet entrepreneur, and philanthropist is one of the luckiest person in this year who has succeed to obtain 8th position on the list, last year he was on number 16 position he is CEO and co-founder of the social networking website Facebook. If we see the list of top ten richest people in the world then we can easily see that men dominate the all tiers of this list, it doesn’t mean that there is no rich woman in the world while there are many female names in top 50 billionaires list.
We can say a person wealthy if the individual has pile of money in bank account and abundance of valuable resources like property and shares etc. Now we are going to tell you about the top ten richest people in the world according to this year.
1. Bill Gates
Bill Gates is the richest person in the world with net worth of $87.4 billion; he was born on October 28, 1955 in Seattle, Washington, United States. He is an American business magnate, entrepreneur, philanthropist, investor, and computer programmer, he is son of a prominent lawyer William H. Gates, Sr. He co founded Microsoft and he served as its CEO, Chairman and chief software architect he was the largest shareholder of Microsoft until 2014. He is also a very generous person he and his wife has raised one of the most powerful charities in the world Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in 2000, most important aims of this foundations are to lift people out of poverty, eliminating HIV, Malaria and some other infectious diseases.
2. Amancio Ortega
Amancio Ortega is the second richest person in the world with the net worth of $72.3 billion; he was born on March 28, 1936 in Busdongo de Arbás, León, Spain. He is co-founder and chairman of the Inditex fashion group which is very well known for its largest brand Zara clothing and accessories retail shops, his father was a railway worker this Spanish fashion businessman also served as a delivery boy for a local shirt maker called Gala at young age of 14.
3. Warren Buffett
Warren Buffett got third rank in the list of richest people in the world, this American business magnate, investor and philanthropist was born on August 30, 1930 in Omaha, Nebraska, United States. He is the third richest person in the world with the net worth of $66.9 billion; he is the chairman, CEO and largest shareholder of Berkshire Hathaway Company. He is also known as “Wizard of Omaha” he is one of the most successful investors in the world.
4. Jeff Bezos
Jeff Bezos has third rank in the list of richest people in the world, this American technology entrepreneur and investor was born on January 12, 1964 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States. He is the fourth richest person in the world with the net worth of $52.7 billion, he is the Founder, Chairman & CEO of Amazon.com, he is also founder and owner of a private aerospace company called Blue Origin.
5. David Koch
David Koch is the fifth richest person in the world with the net worth of $47.4 billion, this American businessman, philanthropist, political activist, and chemical engineer was born on May 3, 1940 in Wichita, Kansas, United States. In 1970 he joined his family business Koch Industries which is second largest private company in Unites States of America and he became co-owner of this company with his older brother Charles in 1983.
6. Charles Koch
Charles Koch is the sixth richest person in the world with the net worth of $46.8 billion, this American businessman, political donor and philanthropist was born on November 1, 1935 in Wichita, Kansas, Unites States. He is co-owner, chairman of the board, and chief executive officer of his family business Koch Industries, this company has approximately 100,000 employees.
7. Larry Ellison
Larry Ellison was born on August 17, 1944 in Manhattan, New York, United States; he is an American internet entrepreneur, businessman and philanthropist. He is the seventh richest person in the world with the net worth of $45.3 billion, he is Co-founder and former CEO of Oracle Corporation which is second largest software maker behind Microsoft.
8. Mark Zuckerberg
Mark Zuckerberg was born on May 14, 1984 in White Plains, New York, United States, American computer programmer, Internet entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He is on number 8 in the list of richest people in the world; he is chairman, chief executive, and co-founder of the social networking website Facebook. He was student of Harvard University when he launched facebook with his roommates and friends and this website rapidly became very popular in 2012, he is one of the young wealthiest people in the world.
9. Michael Bloomberg
Michael Bloomberg is on number 9 in the list of top ten richest people in the world, he was born on February 14, 1942 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. He is the ninth richest person in the world with the net worth of $42.1 billion, is the founder, CEO, and owner of the global financial data and media company Bloomberg L.P; he also served as 108th Mayor of New York City.
10. Ingvar Kamprad
Ingvar Kamprad is last but not the least on our list he is the tenth richest person in the world with the net worth of $39.3 billion, he was born on 30 March 1926 in Pjätteryd (now part of Älmhult Municipality), Sweden. He started his career at very young age by selling goods like matches and fish to the markets, then he founded IKEA company in 1943 which is now world’s largest furniture retailer, he left the company in 2013 at the age of 87.
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