“Success comes to those who dedicate everything to their passion in life. To be successful, it is also very important to be humble and never let fame or money travel to your head” – A.R. Rahman
We always think who is the richest person in world? And how much money he has. As we are moving forward to our daily life, number of billionaires is increasing day by day. This is only due to their business ideas and dedication towards their work. In this we are also discussing about the richest people in world, who are on top list of Forbes. On the 30th anniversary of Forbes, this year 2043 people make their way to Forbes list of Billionaire.
Some interesting facts about the billionaire list 2017:
- Bill Gates stands at top for the fourth year in a row with $86 billion.
- This is the first time ever that list of billionaire crosses 2000 mark.
- There were 195 new comers to the billionaire list.
- List of 2043 billionaire includes 227 women.
- After 12 years it was the first time when Carlos Slim is not in top five lists.
- There are 565 billionaire in the list from America, then 319 from China, 114 from Germany and 101 from India.
- It was the first time for India to cross 100 marks.
Below is the detail of the top 10 billionaires:
- Bill Gates
Wealth $86 billion
Co Founder Microsoft
Bill Gates has topped Forbes list of the world billionaires for 18 out of past 23 years. He is the board member of Microsoft, the software firm he founded with Paul Allen in 1975. His wealth increased to $11 billion as compare to last year.
- Warren Buffett
Wealth $75.6 billion
CEO Berkshire Hathaway
Warren Buffett is one of the most successful investor of all time and also known as “Oracle of Omaha”. He is CEO of Berkshire Hathaway and owns more than 60 companies, including Geico, Duracell and Dairy Queen. He has committed to giving more than 99% of his fortune to charity. So far he has given $28.5 billion.
- Jeff Bezos
Wealth $72.8 billion
Founder and CEO Amazon.com
Jeff Bezos is founder and CEO of Amazon.com. Amazon is the fastest company to reach $100 billion in annual sale, which it cleared in 2015. His other passion is space travel and his aerospace company, Blue Origin is developing a reusable rocket that will carry passenger.
- Amancio Ortega
Wealth $74.2 billion
Founder and Former Chairman Inditex
Ortega is the richest man in Europe and the wealthiest retailer in the world. Ortega typically earns more than $400 million in dividends a year. He has invested in an ever expanding real estate portfolio, which includes buildings in Madrid, Barcelona, London, Chicago, Miami and New York.
- Mark Zuckerberg
Wealth $56 billion
Co Founder, CEO, Chairman Facebook
Mark Zuckerberg is a computer programmer and internet entrepreneur who founded Facebook in 2004 at the age of 19. He is co founder, Chairman, CEO of Facebook. Mark Zuckerberg move to number 5 to list for first time.
- Carlos Slim Helu
Wealth $54.5 billion
Chairman America Movil
Carlos Slim Helu is Chairman of America Movil, which is biggest mobile telecom firm of Latin America. This is the first time that Carlos Slim is not in number 5 in list. His conglomerate includes, education, health care, Industrial Manufacturing and transport.
- Larry Ellison
Wealth $52.2 billion
CEO and Founder Oracle
Larry Ellison is CEO and founder of Oracle. Ellison confounded software firm Oracle in 1977 to tap into the growing need for customer relationship management database.
- Charles Koch
Wealth $48.3 billion
CEO Koch Industries
Charles Koch is CEO of Koch Industries, America’s second largest private company since 1967. The conglomerate has $100 billion in sale from pipelines, chemicals, Dixie cups, Brawny paper towels and stain master carpets.
- David Koch
Wealth $48.3 billion
Executive Vice President Koch Industries
David Koch is brother of Charles Koch and Executive Vice President of Koch Industries. Koch shares a majority state in Koch Industries, United States second largest private firm.
- Michael Bloomberg
Wealth $47.5 billion
CEO Bloomberg L.P.
Michael Bloomberg is an American businessman. He is the founder and CEO of Bloomberg L.P. His Bloomberg Terminal is a computer software system which provide financial data widely used in the global financial services industry.
“Competition makes you better, always, always makes you better, even if the competitor wins.” – Carlos Slim
Well said by Carlos Slim that best win always. And list always changes by the performance and innovative ideas.
Richest man in World for 2016 and 2017.
|S.NO||BILLIONAIRES FROM WORLD, 2017||IN BILLION||S.NO||BILLIONAIRES FROM WORLD, 2016||IN BILLION|
|1||BILL GATES||$86||1||BILL GATES||$75|
|2||WARREN BUFFETT||$75.6||2||AMANCIO ORTEGA||$67|
|3||JEFF BEZOS||$72.8||3||WARREN BUFFETT||$60.8|
|4||AMANCIO ORTEGA||$71.3||4||CARLOS SLIM HELU||$50|
|5||MARK ZUCKERBERG||$56||5||JEFF BEZOS||$45.2|
|6||CARLOS SLIM HELU||$54.5||6||MARK ZUCKERBERG||$44.6|
|7||LARRY ELLISON||$52.2||7||LARRY ELLISON||$43.6|
|8||CHARLES KOCH||$48.3||8||MICHAEL BLOOMBERG||$40|
|9||DAVID KOCH||$48.3||9||CHARLES KOCH||$39.6|
|10||MICHAEL BLOOMBERG||$47.5||10||DAVID KOCH||$39.6|