Money, they say makes the world go round. Some individuals have been able to achieve successes that have earned them a staggering amount of it. Starting from just an idea, a number of these people have defied all odds and risen to be noted as one of the most wealthy people on this planet. Though there a large amount of very rich people, this list separates the boys from the men.
Want to know who makes the list of top 10 richest person in this world? Meet the people changing our world;
10. Larry Ellison (U.S.A)
Net worth: $58.5 billion
The American is the Co-founder of the Oracle Corporation (one of the giants in the world of technology). Larry Ellison was also the corporation’s CEO up until 2014.
9 (Tie). David Koch (U.S.A)
Net worth: $60 billion
David Koch is the Executive Vice President of Koch Industries, located in Wichita, Kansas. David’s brother also appears on this list.
9(Tie). Charles Koch (U.S.A)
Net worth: $60 billion
Charles Koch is the CEO of Koch Industries, as well as co-owner. Charles Koch is the brother of David Koch. The pair owns 42% each of the establishment. The brothers inherited the businesses from their father.
7. Carlos Slim Helu (Mexico)
Net worth: $67.1 billion
The richest man in the whole of Mexico, Carlos Slim Helu makes this list in seventh place.
The 78-year-old owns over 200 companies across a vast number of fields. He owns the highly reputed America Movil company as well.
6. Amancio Ortega (Spain)
Net worth: $70 billion
The Spanish born is the richest man in the whole of Europe. He co-founded Zara with his ex-wife and has since then achieved massive levels of success. Amancio Ortega is the wealthiest retailer in the world today.
5. Mark Zuckerberg (U.S.A)
Net worth: $71 billion
This man needs no introduction. Co-founder and chairman of the multi-billion dollar social media network, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg has become a household name in today’s growing world of social media enthusiasts. His platform (Facebook) now has over 1.2 billion users. He is the youngest to make the list of top 10 richest people in this world this year.
4. Bernard Arnault (France)
Net worth: $72 billion
Bernard Arnault is the chairman and CEO of LVMH, the world’s topmost luxury goods company. He is a businessman, investor, and an Art Collector. Arnault is the richest man in France.
3. Warren Buffet (U.S.A)
Net worth: $84 billion
One of the most successful investors worldwide, Warren Buffet makes this list in third place. He is the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, a multinational conglomerate based in Omaha, in the U.S.A. Mr. Buffet owns more than 60 companies.
2. Bill Gates (U.S.A)
Net worth: $90 billion
One of the biggest names in the world of technology, Bill Gates is the co-founder of Microsoft. He also co-chairs the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which is said to be the largest private foundation in the U.S.A. For a long time running Bill Gates was the richest man in the world.
1. Jeff Bezos (U.S.A. )
Net worth: $112 billion
Leading the list of top 10 richest persons in the world, is Jeff Bezos. Jeff is the founder of Amazon, one of the biggest companies on the web. Amazon began as a small online retail shop which was operated from home. The company is worth well over $430 billion today. Jeff Bezos added a staggering $40 billion to his worth last year to aid in taking over the top spot of richest man this year.