Sunday, November 15, 2015

World’s top 10 richest self-made billionaires

Bill Gates:
                              

Rank: 1
Net worth: $ 
85.7 billion
Co-founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates remains the richest man in the world.
“The technology sector has proved yet again to be an incubator of great fortunes with many on the list such as Oracle’s Larry Ellison, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook and Jack Ma, chairman of Alibaba, China’s e-commerce giant, amassing significant wealth by founding and building technology-based companies,” says the Wealth-X report.
2>Warren Buffett:
                       
                        
Rank: 2
Net worth: $70.1 billion
Country: United States
Warren Buffett, chairman & CEO of Berkshire Hathaway is one of the world’s most successful investors and has given away 99 per cent of his fortune to philanthropic causes.
3>Amancio Ortega                         
Rank: 3
Net worth: $65 billion
Country: Spain                

Amancio Ortega is founding chairman of the Inditex fashion group, best known for its chain of Zara clothing.
4>Lawrence Ellison:
                                         

Rank: 4
Net worth: $51.5 billion
Country: United States
Larry Ellison, executive chairman and Chief Technology Officer of Oracle Corporation is a signatory of The Giving Pledge. He has committed to donate more than half his wealth to philanthropic causes.
5>Ingvar Kamprad                              

Rank: 5
Net worth: $48.1 billion
Country: Sweden

Founder of IKEA, a Swedish retail company specialising in furniture, Ingvar Kamprad is a frugal billionaire known to fly only economy class. He started selling matches boxes to neighbours when he was a young boy.
6>Jeffrey Bezos                                                  

Rank: 6
Net worth: $39.8 billion
Country: United States

Founder and CEO of Amazon.com, Jeff Bezos ranks 15th on the Forbes list of richest people.
7>Carlos Slim                         
Rank: 7
Net worth: $35.4 billion
Country: Mexico

Carlos Slim Helu, chairperson and chief executive of telecommunications companies Telmex and America Movil is ranked 7th in this list.  According to Forbes, Slim & family with a net worth of $77.1 billion is ranked second richest in the world.
8>Mark Zuckerberg
Mark Zuckerberg
Rank: 8
Net worth: $35.3 billion
Country: United States
Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook has the distinction of being the youngest person in the top 10 list.
9>Wang Jianlin           
Rank: 9
Net worth: $ 35.2 billion
Country: China                         
Chinese businessman and philanthropist, Wang Jianlin is the chairman of the Dalian Wanda Group, China’s largest real estate developer and largest movie theatre operator.
10>Michael Bloomberg                        
Rank: 10
Net worth: $33.7 billion
Country: United States

A business tycoon, politician, and philanthropist, Michael Bloomberg served as Mayor of New York city for three consecutive terms from 2001. He is the founder and CEO of Bloomberg, the global financial data and media company.



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