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Top 25 Richest People In The World

1) Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos

He is an American technology and retail entrepreneur, investor, computer scientist, electrical engineer, and philanthropist, best known as the founder, chief executive, and chairman. Responsible for the growth of online shopping and e-commerce, Jeff Bezos made his fortune by founding Amazon.com. The 53-year-old CEO of Amazon launched the retail giant in 1994 after leaving his New York hedge fund job. Initially, an online book retailer operated out of Bezos’s garage in Seattle, Amazon.com grew to become the world’s largest online shopping retailer, now worth over $430 billion, according to CNBC. Bezos also owns a private space company Blue Origin and purchased The Washington Post in 2013 for $250 million. According to Forbes, Jeff Bezos Net Worth 2017 is $98.6 billion. Amazon bought the upscale grocery chain Whole Foods in June for an estimated $13.7 billion. He is the first position in this list of richest people in America

2) Bill Gates

Bill Gates

Bill Gates was born 28 October 1955, in Seattle, Washington, United States. He is an American business magnate, investor, author, philanthropist, and co-founder of the Microsoft Corporation along with Paul Allen. According to Forbes, Bill Gates Net Worth is $90.2 billion and the second position in this list of richest people in America. Bill Gates is the founder of Microsoft, and the richest man in the world 2017. Gates founded Microsoft in 1975 with Paul Allen, and has since become the world’s largest PC software company. This year, Bill Gates has obtained an incredible additional net worth of $10 billion.

3) Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett

He is an American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He serves as the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. Warren Buffett was born 30 August 1930, in Omaha, Nebraska, United States. One of the world’s best investors, He is also known for his cheap spending habits. According to Forbes, Warren Buffett Net Worth 2017 is $84.3 billion and the third position in this list of richest people in America. In the recently released HBO documentary Becoming Warren Buffett, the 86-year-old billionaire said he typically pays under $4 for breakfast from McDonald’s each morning.

4) Amancio Ortega

Amancio Ortega

He is a Spanish business tycoon. Amancio Ortega is the founder and former chairman of Inditex fashion group, best known for its chain of Zara clothing and accessories retail shops. He is the wealthiest retailer in the world. According to Forbes, Amancio Ortega Net Worth 2017 is $77.9 billion and He is also at the 4th position in this list of Top 25 Richest People In The World. Amancio Ortega is also the wealthiest retailer in the world and owns 59% of Inditex, which operates 7,000 stores worldwide. Amancio Ortega stepped down as chairman of the company in 2011. His approach to his company’s success can be attributed to two factors: speed and customers. Oretga’s “fast fashion” philosophy included refreshing the stock at Zara stores twice a week, CNBC reported. And instead of focusing on what’s in at fashion shows, the company follows bloggers and customers for what they’re wearing to inform what is sold, Fortune reported.

5) Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg is an American computer programmer and Internet entrepreneur. He is best known as one of five co-founders of the social networking website Facebook. He is the chairman and chief executive of Facebook, Inc. His personal wealth, as of July 2015, is estimated to be $38.6 billion. Zuckerberg receives a one-dollar salary as CEO of Facebook. He is the 4th position in this list of richest people in America. According To Forbes, Mark Zuckerberg Net Worth 2017 is $72.3 billion and He is also at the fifth position in this list of Top 25 Richest People In The World.

6) Carlos Slim Helu

Carlos Slim Helu

He is a Mexican business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. From 2010 – 2013, Slim was ranked as the richest person in the world. Carlos Slim Helu is the sixth-richest person in the world according to Forbes’ listing of The World’s Billionaires. According To Forbes, Carlos Slim Helu Net Worth 2017 is $64.3 billion and he is also at the 6th position in this list of Top 25 Richest People In The World.

7) Bernard Arnault

Bernard Arnault

He is a French business magnate, an investor, and an art collector. Arnault is the chairman and Chief Executive Officer of LVMH, the world’s largest luxury-goods company. He was born 5 March 1949, in Roubaix, France. According To Forbes, Bernard Arnault Net Worth 2017 is $63.8 billion and he is also at the 7th position in this list of Top 25 Richest People In The World.

8) Larry Ellison

Larry Ellison

He is an American businessman, entrepreneur, and philanthropist who is co-founder, executive chairman and chief technology officer of Oracle Corporation. He is the executive chairman and chief technology officer of Oracle. He is the fifth position in this list of richest people in America. As of February 2017, he was listed by Forbes magazine as the fifth-wealthiest person in America and as the 8th wealthiest in the world, with a fortune of $61.2 billion and he is also at the 8th position in this list of Top 25 Richest People In The World.

9) Michael Bloomberg

Michael Bloomberg

Michael Bloomberg is an American businessman, author, politician, and philanthropist. Michael Bloomberg Net Worth 2017 is $49.7 billion and he is the 6th position in this list of richest people in America. He served as the 108th Mayor of New York City, holding office for three consecutive terms beginning with his first election in 2001. With a net worth of $40.8 billion, he is the 8th richest person in the United States and the 13th wealthiest in the world. He is also at the 9th position in this list of Top 25 Richest People In The World.

10) Larry Page

Larry Page

He is an American computer scientist and Internet entrepreneur who co-founded Google with Sergey Brin. Page is the chief executive officer of Google’s parent company, Alphabet Inc. Larry Page is the co-founder of Google, which was founded back in a garage in 1998. He is the seventh position in this list of richest people in America. According to Forbes, Larry Page Net Worth 2017 is $49.4 billion and he is also at the 10th position in this list of Top 25 Richest People In The World. Google’s success has made Larry Page one of the richest people in the world. Google, no doubt, has become the most successful search engine in the world, and the company has gone on to make various acquisitions such as YouTube.

11) Charles Koch

Charles Koch

He is an American businessman, political donor and philanthropist. Koch is the co-owner and CEO of Koch industries. In 2017 Forbes ranked him 11th in The World’s Billionaires list. According to Forbes, Charles Koch Net Worth 2017 is $48.3 billion and he is the 8th position in this list of richest people in America. Koch Industries now includes process and pollution control equipment and technologies; polymers and fibers; minerals; fertilizers; commodity trading and services; forest and consumer products; and ranching.

12) David Koch

David Koch

According to Forbes, David Koch Net Worth 2017 is $48.3 billion and he is the ninth position in this list of richest people in America. He joined the family business Koch Industries, a conglomerate that is the second-largest privately held company in the United States, in 1970. David Koch is an American businessman, political activist, philanthropist, and chemical engineer. David and Charles both own a 42% stake in the conglomerate.

13) Sergey Brin

Sergey Brin

He is a Russian-born American computer scientist and internet entrepreneur. Together with Larry Page, he co-founded Google. Brin is the President of Google’s parent company Alphabet Inc. He is the 10th position in this list of richest people in America. According to Forbes, Sergey Brin Net Worth 2017 is $47.9 billion and he is also at the 13th position in this list of Top 25 Richest People In The World.

14) S. Robson Walton

S. Robson Walton

S. Robson Walton is an American businessman and is the eldest son of Helen Walton and Sam Walton, founder of Walmart, the world’s largest retailer. According to Forbes, S. Robson Walton Net Worth 2017 is $45.5 Billion. S. Robson Walton served as Chairman of Walmart from 1992 – 2015.

15) Jim Walton

Jim Walton Net Worth
Jim Walton Net Worth

Jim Walton is the youngest son of Sam Walton, the founder of the world’s largest retailer, Walmart. On the 2016 Forbes list of world billionaires, He was ranked as #15 with a net worth of $33.6 billion. According to Forbes, Jim Walton Net Worth 2017 is $45.5 billion and he is also at the 15th position in this list of Top 25 Richest People In The World.

16) Alice Walton

Alice Walton

Alice Walton is an American heiress to the fortune of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. According to Forbes, Alice Walton Net Worth 2017 is $45.2 billion. She is the daughter of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton and Helen Walton, and sister of S. Robson Walton, Jim Walton and the late John T. Walton.

17) Ma Huateng

Ma Huateng

He is a Chinese business magnate, investor, philanthropist, engineer, internet, and technology entrepreneur. According to Forbes, Ma Huateng Net Worth 2017 is $44.3 billion.

18) Mukesh Ambani

Mukesh Ambani

He is an Indian business magnate who is the chairman, managing director and largest shareholder of Reliance Industries Limited, a Fortune Global 500 company and India’s most valuable company by market value. According to Forbes, Mukesh Ambani Net Worth 2017 is $41 billion and he is also at the 18th position in this list of Top 25 Richest People In The World.

19) Liliane Bettencourt

Liliane Bettencourt

She was a French heiress, socialite, and businesswoman. She was one of the principal shareholders of L’Oréal. She was born 21 October 1922, Paris, France and died 21 September 2017, Neuilly-sur-Seine, France. According to Forbes, Liliane Bettencourt Net Worth 2017 is $44.9 billion.

20) Sheldon Adelson

Sheldon Adelson

He is an American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He is the founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands Corporation. According to Forbes, Sheldon Adelson Net Worth 2017 is $38.6 billion and he is also at the 20th position in this list of Top 25 Richest People In The World. Sheldon Adelson was born 4 August 1933, in Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts, United States.

21) Jack Ma

Jack Ma

He is a Chinese business magnate, philanthropist, internet and technology entrepreneur, who is the founder and executive chairman of Alibaba Group, a conglomerate of Internet-based businesses. According to Forbes, Jack Ma Net Worth 2017 is $37.9 billion and he is also at the 21th position in this list of Top 25 Richest People In The World.

22) Hui Ka Yan

Hui Ka Yan

He is a Chinese billionaire businessman, and chairman of Evergrande Group, a Chinese real estate developer. Evergrande’s debt to equity ratio peaked at over 170% in 2011. According to Forbes, Hui Ka Yan Net Worth 2017 is $36.5 billion. It was over 150% at the end of 2015.

23) Steve Ballmer

Steve Ballmer

Steven Anthony Ballmer is an American businessman, investor, and philanthropist. A Harvard grad, he led Microsoft from 2000 to 2014. He bought the Clippers for $2 billion the same year he stepped down as chief executive. According to Forbes, Steve Ballmer Net Worth 2017 is $36.9 billion and He is also at the 23th position in this list of Top 25 Richest People In The World. His philanthropic Ballmer Group pledged $96 million over 6 years to StriveTogether, a group supporting local efforts to reduce economic disparities.

24) Li Ka-shing

Li Ka-Shing

He is a Hong Kong business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. According to Forbes, Li Ka-shing Net Worth 2017 is $33.6 billion. As of September 2017, Li was one of the wealthiest people in Asia, with an estimated net worth of  $33.8 billion, putting him ahead of Rupert Murdoch.

25) Jorge Paulo Lemann

Jorge Paulo Lemann

He is a Brazilian-Swiss investor. According to Forbes, Jorge Paulo Lemann Net Worth 2017 is $28.7 billion. He is ranked as the 25th richest person in the world by Forbes, with an estimated net worth of $32.7 billion as of September 2016 he is the richest person in Brazil.

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