Top 10 Richest Men in the World Today
The world is full of rich people. However, there are some people who are so rich that their level of richness and the money they have is simply unfathomable. These people are living in luxuries. Some of them are established businessmen, while other are opportunists. These people inspire others to work hard and earn big. Thus, they are no less than inspiration to others.
These people earn every second they work and this is what make them rich. They have worked really hard to attain their position and status in the world. They live in luxuries and richness. They breathe luxury. Following is the list of top ten richest men in the world as of today.
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10 Charles and David Koch:
Brothers Charles and David Koch are considered as the ninth richest men in the world. This brother duo are the owners of whopping 39.6 billion dollars each. They are the primary shareholders of the famous multinational industry called Koch Industries. This industry is mainly concerned with the business of oil as well as chemical technology and is renowned all throughout the world.
In fact, the Koch Industries is considered as the second largest privately owned company in the United States of America. Charles Koch has been on the position of the chairman of the company ever since the year 1967. The company is also providing employment opportunity to a number of people and has a charitable foundation of its own. So far, this foundation has donated more than 1.2 billion dollars to different causes.
9 Michael Bloomberg:
With a total calculation of the assets worth 40 billion dollars, Michael Bloomberg is considered as the eighth richest man of the world. Michael Bloomberg has been known popularly for serving as the 108th mayor of the Big Apple from the year 2002 to 2013 respectively. His current career is that of a politician and he also happens to be the Chief Executive Officer of Bloomberg LP. The Bloomberg LP came into existence in the year 1981 and since then it has established a huge empire for itself.
A lot of people of the States were expecting the participation of Bloomberg in the elections of 2016, however Bloomberg preferred to be running as an independent candidate and serve the nation. The charity donated by Bloomberg is also very generous.
8 Ingvar Kamprad
We are opening the list with Ingvar Kamprad, a Swedish businessman. He is not only the richest business magnet in Sweden but, also touted among the richest men in the world.
Kamprad is the name behind IKEA. It is one of the leading furniture selling firms in the world. He owns $42.5 billion.
7 Larry Ellison:
He is the sole owner of 43.6 billion dollars and is considered as the seventh richest man present on the earth today. Larry Ellison is a self-made individual who is presently the owner of the computer databases. He firstly named his organization as Oracle which was later turned into yet another software company launched by him. This hard-working individual made a huge investment of $2000 along with two other people (partners) in order to create a huge software giant which is considered as one of the best software of the world today.
Apart from living in the riches. Larry Ellison makes sure that he does his social service and for this particular purpose he donates at least one percent of his total wealth to the charity for all the poor and needy. Alongside, he has also signed the Giving Pledge under which he has promised to donate a major part of his wealth to the charity in case of his death.
6 Mark Zuckerberg:
He is the youngest individual to be featured in the list of top ten richest people of the earth and at present he happens to be the sixth richest man in the world. The total income of Mark Zuckerberg ranges up to huge 44.6 billion dollar. Needless to mention, this individual is the founder of the most successful and popular social media platform, Facebook. Facebook was founded in the year 2004 as a very small scale social networking website. However, it rose to become the most successful website within no time.
Today, this giant has acquired more than 50 companies and the major acquisition made by it is that of another social media photo sharing platform called Instagram. Facebook recently purchased Whatsapp for astronomical 19 billion dollars and it is striving to become as one of the most successful ideas ever launched by a young and dynamic individual.
5 Jeff Bezos:
The most successful and widespread e-commerce website is founded and owned by Jeff Bezos who happens to be the fifth richest man in the world at present. He is the sole owner of 45.2 billion dollars today. Amazon has become a global name today and almost every person who is fond of online shopping shops from this reliable e-commerce platform. Apart from handling the giant Amazon, Jeff Bezos also happens to be the founder and manager of two other successful and renowned companies namely Blue Origin as well as Washington Post.
This individual is not only known for earning huge, but also for the huge charitable share that he makes in the society. In fact, Bezos through Amazon has launched a number of charitable campaigns that aim to work for the poor and also to educate the people.
4 Carlos Slim Helu:
Many people know him by the name of Carlos Slim. Today, he happens to be the fourth richest man of the world with a total net worth 50 billion dollars. Carlos Slim is a native to Mexico and he is often named as the ‘Warren Buffet of Mexico’. Today, he is the successful Chief Executive Officer of two famous telephone services known as Telmex as well as America Movil. The latter happens to be the largest cell phone service provider in the entire Latin America. At the same time, this rich individual has also claimed a number of shares in different financial services.
Apart from earning huge, Carlos Slim is also very much known for spending huge. He has also involved himself with the real estate business and is known to be buying some of the biggest properties at the Beverly Hills. Not only this, Carlos Slim has also introduced the largest aquarium in Latin America. He is also involved with donating huge amounts in charity.
3 Warren Buffet:
He is considered as the most successful investor in the entire world and also happens to be the third richest man of the world. Warren Buffet owns a total income of 60.8 billion. He happens to be the primary shareholder as well as the Chief Executive Officer of the renowned Berkshire Hathaway. This man is a self-made man who has attained and achieved everything by the way of his hard work and dedication.
Today, his company happens to be one of the most successful organizations running in the world. Warren Buffet is also known to be investing huge in charity and he often donates whopping amounts in several charitable trusts.
2 Amancio Ortega:
He is the founder of the most famous clothing line Zara and is considered to be the second richest man on the earth. Amancio Ortega hails from Spain and today he is the only owner of whopping 67 billion dollars. He started off making money in the form of a very small scale and opened a small family textiles factory in the year 1963. After working for some time, he later founded Zara along with his wife in the year 1975.
Today, Zara is considered as the most famous clothing line of the world and it is often worn by the richest celebrities. This man is also known for his charitable works and he has recently made a huge donation of whopping 20 million into a relief organization to help the victims.
1 Bill Gates:
Without any doubt, Bill Gates happens to be the richest person on the earth today. He is the owner of whopping 75 billion dollars. Bill Gates is not just a person behind Microsoft, but is a renowned programmer, entrepreneur, investor, thinker and philanthropist as well. Microsoft was founded in the year 1975 and today it has become the biggest software company of the world. Gates was the CEO of Microsoft until the year 2000. However he soon resigned and became the CSA of the same company.
Gates is also known for his charitable works and he has a full-time foundation by the name of Bill and Melinda Foundation. This charity entertains a total endowment of more than 40 billion dollars.
Top 10 Richest Man in the World Today
|No.||Top 10 Richest Man in the World Today|
|4||Carlos Slim Helu|
|9||Charles and David Koch|
These people are self-made and hard working. They are completely dedicated towards their work. They are the equal participants of all the charitable functions going on in the society.