The world we are today has been dominated by certain great entrepreneurs who have been in one or the other influential to the people in the world and no wonder most of the great and successfully rich one makes it in our list of top 10 richest people in the world.
Bloomberg has released a list of the ten richest people in the world, with their net worth in billions of dollars. They profiled 200 billionaires for the exercise.
Here is the list of the :
Top 10 richest people in the world.
- Ingvar Kamprad
Ingvar Feodor Kamprad is a Swedish business magnate. He is the founder of IKEA, a Swedish retail company specialising in furniture. The Swedish business magnate, founder of the famous IKEA, is ranked the tenth on the list of top 10 richest people in the world at $42.5 billion. The Swedish retail company is the largest furniture selling company (as of 2008). Kamprad currently lives in Sweden.
- Larry Ellison
Lawrence Joseph “Larry” Ellison is an American businessman, entrepreneur, and philanthropist who is co-founder of Oracle Corporation and was CEO from its founding until September 2014. Valued at $43.4 billion, he is currently the ninth richest person in the world. Currently, he is the executive chairman and chief technology officer of Oracle. Ellison has donated up to 1% of his wealth to charity and has signed The Giving Pledge.
- Mark Zuckerberg
Mark Elliot Zuckerberg is an American computer programmer, Internet entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He is the chairman, chief executive officer, and co-founder of the social networking website Facebook. He founded Facebook from his college dorm room in Harvard. The website later expanded rapidly with one billion users signing up by 2012.
Currently, Mark Zuckerberg is the ninth in the list of top 10 richest people in the world valued at $49.7 billion
- Carlos Slim
Slim is a Mexican business magnate, investor, and philanthropist who is the seventh richest person in the world, valued at $51.4 billion. Slim is known as the “Warren Buffett of Mexico”, deriving his fortune from his extensive holdings in a considerable number of Mexican companies through his conglomerate, Grupo Carso
- David Koch
Brother of Charles Koch, David Koch is the Executive Vice President of Koch Industries. Valued the same as his brother at $55.2 billion, David is the sixth richest person in the world. David also owns 42% of the conglomerate that the brother inherited from their father and then expanded.
- Charles Koch
Valued at $55.2 billion, American businessman, political donor and philanthropist Charles Koch is the fifth richest person in the world. He is co-owner, chairman of the board, and chief executive officer of Koch Industries, famous also for its mention in an popular American TV show The Newsroom. He owns 42% of the shares of the conglomerate.
- Jeff Bezos
Founder chairman and the largest shareholder of the online shopping giant Amazon, Bezos is an American technology entrepreneur and investor, valued at $63.1 billion, the fourth richest person in the world. Bezos’ other business interests include aerospace and newspapers. He is the founder and owner of the privately-funded aerospace developer and manufacturer Blue Origin. Founded in 2000, the company has conducted test flights to space beginning in 2015, and plans for commercial suborbital human spaceflight beginning in 2018. He also purchased The Washington Post newspaper in 2013.
- Warren Buffett
The most successful investor in the world, Buffett is also a business magnate and a philanthropist, valued at $68.2 billion. He is the CEO and the largest shareholder of Berkshire Hathway, the American multinational conglomerate holding company. Buffett, the third richest person in the world, is often referred to as the “Wizard of Omaha” or “Oracle of Omaha,” or the “Sage of Omaha,”and is noted for his adherence to value investing and for his personal frugality despite his immense wealth.