Top 10 richest people in the world, Bill Gates at no. 1: Bloomberg ranking

Richest people in the world: a look at the who's who of the ten wealthiest people.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: March 14, 2017 5:20 pm
richest people in world, richest people, richest person in world, microsoft, ikea, facebook, amazon, koch industries, oracle, warren buffett, mark zuckerberg, bill gates, jeff bezos, larry ellison, carlos slim, world news Richest people in the world: Bill Gates at number 1, Jeff Bezos at number 4, Mark Zuckerberg at number 8 and Warren Buffett at number 3.

In a world with booming entrepreneurship success stories, success is often measured by the value one has in terms of money. The success, however, is years of hard work and toil that gets people where they are today.

Bloomberg has released a list of the ten richest people in the world, with their net worth in billions of dollars. They profiled 200 billionaires for the exercise.

We look at the who’s who of the list.

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1. Bill Gates

The co-founder of Microsoft, tech magnate, entrepreneur, philanthropist, programmer, Bill Gates has a solid profile that makes him the richest individual, his worth marked $85.9 billion. Also the founder of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Gates has made strides in every sphere he has touched. He stepped down as CEO of Microsoft in 2000 and as Chairman in 2008. Currently, he works full-time at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and is the technology adviser to the current CEO Satya Nadella.

2. Amancia Ortega

Founder and chairman of the Inditex fashion group, which is best known for its global brand Zara, the Spanish business magnate is valued at $75.8 billion and is the second richest person in the world.

3. Warren Buffett

The most successful investor in the world, Buffett is also a business magnate and a philanthropist, valued at $68.2 billion. He is the CEO and the largest shareholder of Berkshire Hathway, the American multinational conglomerate holding company. Buffett, the third richest person in the world, is often referred to as the “Wizard of Omaha” or “Oracle of Omaha,” or the “Sage of Omaha,”and is noted for his adherence to value investing and for his personal frugality despite his immense wealth.

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4. Jeff Bezos

Founder chairman and the largest shareholder of the online shopping giant Amazon, Bezos is an American technology entrepreneur and investor, valued at $63.1 billion, the fourth richest person in the world. Bezos’ other business interests include aerospace and newspapers. He is the founder and owner of the privately-funded aerospace developer and manufacturer Blue Origin. Founded in 2000, the company has conducted test flights to space beginning in 2015, and plans for commercial suborbital human spaceflight beginning in 2018. He also purchased The Washington Post newspaper in 2013.

5. Charles Koch

Valued at $55.2 billion, American businessman, political donor and philanthropist Charles Koch is the fifth richest person in the world. He is co-owner, chairman of the board, and chief executive officer of Koch Industries, famous also for its mention in an popular American TV show The Newsroom. He owns 42% of the shares of the conglomerate.

6. David Koch

Brother of Charles Koch, David Koch is the Executive Vice President of Koch Industries. Valued the same as his brother at $55.2 billion, David is the sixth richest person in the world. David also owns 42% of the conglomerate that the brother inherited from their father and then expanded.

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7. Carlos Slim

Slim is a Mexican business magnate, investor, and philanthropist who is the seventh richest person in the world, valued at $51.4 billion. Slim is known as the “Warren Buffett of Mexico”, deriving his fortune from his extensive holdings in a considerable number of Mexican companies through his conglomerate, Grupo Carso.

8. Mark Zuckerberg

Zuckerberg, co-founder and CEO of Facebook, is the eight richest person in the world valued at $49.7 billion. American programmer, Internet entrepreneur, and philanthropist, he founded Facebook from his college dorm room in Harvard. The website later expanded rapidly with one billion users signing up by 2012.

9. Larry Ellison

American businessman Larry Ellison is co-founder of Oracle Corporation and was CEO until September 2014. Valued at $43.4 billion, he is currently the ninth richest person in the world. Currently, he is the executive chairman and chief technology officer of Oracle. Ellison has donated up to 1% of his wealth to charity and has signed The Giving Pledge.

10. Ingvar Kamprad

The Swedish business magnate, founder of the famous IKEA, is ranked the tenth richest person in the world at $42.5 billion. The Swedish retail company is the largest furniture selling company (as of 2008). Kamprad currently lives in Sweden.

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    Greg Purvis
    May 28, 2017 at 9:26 am
    Would any of these billionaires be wil to give a million dollars to me ? I would be absolutely amazed if that would happen. And everyone in the world would see that these people are human too.
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      Nick
      May 20, 2017 at 10:08 pm
      I wish that someday ill be in that list too
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        Onetime
        May 21, 2017 at 3:23 am
        Pray had then mama
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          charle cooney
          May 23, 2017 at 2:36 pm
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          bhawar
          May 18, 2017 at 11:36 am
          A man cant earn that money in single life he needs a back up from his g s
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            Joseph B. Armah
            May 17, 2017 at 6:00 pm
            Thank God fore their sucess. Joseph B. Armah
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              Boniface A. Thomas
              May 16, 2017 at 9:51 pm
              That is Good for them. Is just matter of time one step at a time.
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                celebsnetworth
                May 16, 2017 at 1:16 pm
                Crazy facts about Bill Gates' $125 million mansion. With a net worth of $83.9 billion, Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates is the richest man in America. It shouldn't be too surprising that one of the wealthiest people in the world also has an insanely extravagant home... : /2pY49bQ
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                  shara
                  May 16, 2017 at 11:34 am
                  I don't have any idea regarding about my career ..... but.....I will try to join them....very soon......
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                    chinedu
                    May 16, 2017 at 12:20 am
                    My name is chinedu onyekweli I wish i will be rich like Bill Gate soon
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                      charle cooney
                      May 23, 2017 at 2:37 pm
                      asif
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                      AMOS IBRAHIM HARLEMS NOK
                      May 14, 2017 at 6:09 am
                      Woow that is nice. God should protect there ways. Because they will soon see my name there. Success can be achiaved with hard work and direction.
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                        Ismaila Horoya Ali
                        May 7, 2017 at 10:04 am
                        I wish them the best of luck and God guidance. I hope I will join them soon.
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                          charle cooney
                          May 23, 2017 at 2:38 pm
                          die.
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                          kenny
                          May 6, 2017 at 10:42 pm
                          It is a certainty that Mark Zuckerberg will become the richest on the planet, it is crazy how fast his wealth is increasing. I would have no motivation if i had many billions www.golfcodeweekly /wingolfgames
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                            sagar sahu
                            May 3, 2017 at 8:19 pm
                            IT's very richest man in the world How many years he do works then he was a richest person
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                              charle cooney
                              May 23, 2017 at 2:38 pm
                              u a mong
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                              Vaibhav
                              May 1, 2017 at 1:02 pm
                              777777
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                                Nikhil
                                Apr 30, 2017 at 8:15 am
                                Its too ruch
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                                  DYNAMO
                                  Apr 23, 2017 at 3:07 pm
                                  I am not poor nor i am rich but i will die rich... i challange you...
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                                    Vaibhav
                                    May 1, 2017 at 1:01 pm
                                    Don't tell jokes dynamo
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                                      nila
                                      May 3, 2017 at 7:19 pm
                                      ji to le
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                                        bhawar
                                        May 18, 2017 at 11:34 am
                                        You gone win hearts man you dont need money to get rich
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                                          charle cooney
                                          May 23, 2017 at 2:39 pm
                                          gonna die poor
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                                          AJUDEV
                                          Apr 20, 2017 at 11:33 pm
                                          How to become a billionair
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                                            Dorin
                                            Apr 15, 2017 at 2:44 pm
                                            watch recent 10 richest people 2017 from s: m. /watch?v ybALfnpUDnQ
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                                              dildo baggins
                                              Apr 12, 2017 at 12:27 am
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                                                Anthony colon
                                                Jan 18, 2017 at 1:00 pm
                                                im surprised they are not all fat it's not like they really do anything but go to meetings and eat
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                                                  charle cooney
                                                  May 23, 2017 at 2:39 pm
                                                  ant lad ur fat
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                                                  Ali Kasuri
                                                  Feb 18, 2017 at 2:17 pm
                                                  I will also be there very soon in sha Allah ... then I'll donate all my ets to poor people all over the world...
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                                                    Sairah
                                                    Apr 16, 2017 at 7:14 am
                                                    I think that is amazing. In'sha'Allah
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                                                      ahmed khan
                                                      Apr 21, 2017 at 8:55 am
                                                      wats ur total amount of wealth now????
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                                                        charle cooney
                                                        May 23, 2017 at 2:39 pm
                                                        terrorist s
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                                                        Bob
                                                        Jan 27, 2017 at 4:30 am
                                                        Where's el chapo
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