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The 10 Richest People In The World

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The following is a list containing the 10 richest people in the world, based on Forbes’ list of the 500 richest, who are collectively worth a staggering $4.4 trillion.

1) Bill Gates:
Net Worth: $76 Billion

Born 28 Ocrober 1955, Gates is the co-founder of Microsoft, making his return to the top spot for the first time since 2010.

2) Carlos Slim
Net Worth: $72 Billion

Born on January 28, 1940, the Mexican business man made his earnings mainly through telecommunications companies Telmex and América Móvil where Slim is the current chairman and chief executive.

Carlos Slim held the number 1 position for 3 years between 2010 and 2013.
3) Amancio Ortega
Net Worth $ 64 Billion

Ortega earned his fortune through his Inditex fashion group, mainly known for its chain of Zara clothing and accessories retail shops. The Spanish  fashion executive retains his position from last year, moving up two spots from 2012.

4) Warren Buffet
Net Worth: $48 Billion

Buffet also remained in the same position from 2013 at 4th place. The second American to make it onto the list was born August 30, 1930 and made a name for himself as the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, a company responsible for managing subsidiary companies.

Buffet peaked at number one in 2008.

5) Larry Ellison
Net Worth: $48 Billion

Ellison is the co-founder and chairman of software company, Oracle Corporation.

No change in 5th position either as the last time Ellison was out of the top 5 was in 2012 where he placed in 6th with a net worth of $36 billion.

Ellison recently stepped down as CEO of the company with Mark Hurd and Safra Catz combining forces as co-CEO’s.

6) Charles Koch
Net Worth: $40 Billion

The Koch brothers are joint in 6th position. Charles, the elder sibling is the current chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Koch industries.

The brothers made their way into the top 10 last year and have since held firm in 6th place.

6) David Koch
Net Worth: $40 Billion

Born in 1940, the American business man co-owns Koch industries with his brother where he is now the executive vice president.

8) Sheldon Adelson
Net Worth: $38 Billion

Making his return to the top 10 for the first time in 7 years is Sheldon Adelson. Adelson is the current chairman and CEO of  the Las Vegas Sands Corporation, an American casino and resort)

9) Christy Walton & Family
Net Worth: $36.7 Billion

At number 9 we have the only female to make the top 10. Walton inherited her fortune via her late husband John T.Walton, son of Sam Walton, the founder of Walmart. After the passing of her husband, he left her a fortune of $18.2 billion,

10) Jim Walton
Net Worth: $34.7 Billion

In 10 place, and the 8th American to appear in the top 10, we have Jim Walton. Born in 1947, he is the youngest son of Sam Walton, owner of Walmart.

Walton moved up 6 places since his 2012 ranking.

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