In today’s setting, people measure success through money. Of course, if you have achieved a great feat by yourself, there will come a time that you’re going to get rich too. Although most people think that money is that the determining factor to a success, it is the truth. People who are hardworking can totally make a name for themselved, and emerge as the richest men in the world. So without further ado, here is the list of the richest people in the world, as of 2016.
Who’s Who In Terms Of Riches?
1. Bill Gates ($85.9 billion)
Microsoft founder Bill Gates is still at the top of the list of the richest men in the world. The co-founder of Microsoft is likewise busy giving aid for the poor and helping people develop new technology, which is beneficial for the environment. In 2000, he stepped down as the CEO of Microsoft, and he is now engaged in several humanitarian activities along with his wife, Melinda.
2. Amancia Ortega ($75.8 billion)
Amancia Ortega is the founder and chairman of Inditex fashion group. It is best known for its world-famous brand Zara. Ortega currently is at the second spot of the richest men in the world, with $75.8 billion annual gross income.
3. Warren Buffett ($68.2 billion)
Who doesn’t know Warren Buffett? Any aspiring entrepreneur knows him, as well as the common people, because of his empowering speeches. He is the CEO of Berkshire Hathway. The company is a multinational conglomerate holding company. Buffett is likewise the largest shareholder of the company.
4. Jeff Bezos ($63.1 billion)
Jeff Bezos is the chairman and the largest shareholder of the online shopping website Amazon. Aside from Amazon, Bezos is also the founder of the privately-funded aerospace manufacturer and developer named Blue Origin. In 2013, he bought “The Washington Post“.
5. Charles Koch ($55.2 billion)
American businessman Charles Koch is a known political donor and philanthropist. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Koch Industries. He owns 42% of the conglomerate.
6. David Koch ($55.2 billion)
David Koch is currently the Executive Vice President of Koch Industries. He owns also 42% of the conglomerate that he and his brother Charles inherited from their father. They expanded the company.
7. Carlos Slim ($52.4 billion)
Dubbed as the “Warren Buffett of Mexico”, Slim is a business tycoon, philanthropist and an investor. He is the owner of the conglomerate Grupo Carso. He derives his wealth from his extensive holdings in numerous Mexican companies.
8. Mark Zuckerberg ($49.7 billion)
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is one of the youngest billionaires in the world, ever! He is an American programmer and creator of social networking site Facebook. Facebook, as we know it, is the most popular social media platform today, with over 1 billion users all around the world.
9. Larry Ellison ($43.4 billion)
Ellison is the co-founder of Oracle Corporation. He also served as as the company’s CEO until 2014. He is the current executive chairman, as well as the chief technology officer of Oracle.
10. Ingvar Kamprad ($42.5 billion)
Swedish businessman Ingvar Kamprad is the founder of the world famous furniture-selling company IKEA. IKEA is likewise the largest company that sells furniture.