Forbes magazine latest billionaires list is out and it reviewed a positive visualization for wealth creation, with 196 newcomers added to the list.It was a record year for the richest people on the planet, Forbes has been tracking billionaires globally as the number of billionaires jumped to 13% counting 2,043 from 1,810 the last year 2016,
It is the first time ever that Forbes has recorded more than 2,000 figure.Their total net worth rose by 18% to $7.67 trillion, it is a record.The change in number went up to 233 since 2016 list.Forbes also pinned that it was the biggest in the last 31 years globally.Several billionaires shifted their rankings but the reigning wealthiest remained at the top.
FORBES MAGAZINE TOP 10 BILLIONAIRES LIST:
Bill Gates was born on October 28, 1955, is an American magnate, investor, author,and philanthropist.He is currently at the age of 61.In 1975 Gates and Paul Allen Co-founded Microsoft which became the world’s PC software.Gates hold the position of chairman, CEO and chief software architect.Bill Gates holds the number one richest man for the fourth year in a row.Gate’s estimated net worth is $86 billion.
Warren Edward Buffet was born on August 30, 1930, is also an American magnate,investor, author, and philanthropist.He is considered to be one of the most successful investors in the world.He holds the second wealthiest person with a net worth of $78.7 billion.Warren Buffet has been the chairman and the largest shareholder of Berkshire Hathaway since 1970.Buffet also had the biggest gain since Donald Trump was elected as President.His $14.8 billion jump in 12 months was enough to grab him back to number two spot from Amancio Ortega, founder of Spanish clothing called Zara
Jeffery Preston Jorgensen born on January 12, 1964, is an American technology and retail entrepreneur and investor who is the founder, chairman, chief executive officer(CEO) of Amazon.com which is the world’s largest online shopping retailer.Jeff Bezos holds a net worth of $72.8 billion.The company first started as Internet merchant of books and later expanded vastly with the variety of products and services.
Amancio Ortega was on 12 March 1936 is a Spanish billionaire.He is the founder of and the former chairman of Inditex fashion company, best known for its chain of ZARA clothing and accessories retail shop.He is currently the richest person in Europe and the fourth in the world.Ortega holds a net worth of $71.3 billion.
Mark Elliot Zuckerberg was born on May 14, 1984, is an American programmer and an internet entrepreneur.He is the co-founder, chairman, and CEO of the social network website Facebook.According to Forbes magazine, Mark Zuckerberg net worth is estimated about $56 billion which moved him up to the fifth rank for the first time after his fortune rose $11.4 billion in 12 months.
Carlos Slim Helu
Carlos Slim Helu was born January 28, 1940, is a Mexican businessman, investor.Slim was ranked as the number one richest person from the time period of 2010-2013.He holds an extensive number of Mexican companies through his multi industries, Grupo Carso(Telecom company).Forbes Update Slim’s net worth is $54.5 billion.
Lawrence Joseph “Larry” Ellison born on August 17, 1944, is an American businessman, entrepreneur.He is the Co-Founder of Oracle Corporation a multinational computer corporation and was the CEO from its founding until September 2014.Forbes Magazine has listed him as the fifth richest person in America and seventh in the world holding a net worth of $52.2 billion.
Charles de Ganahl Koch was born on November 1, 1935, is an American businessman and political donor.He is the Co-Owner, CEO, and Chairman of Board of Koch Industries is an Oil and Refining Company.Koch Industries is counted as the second-largest private company in the United States.Charles Koch has a net worth of $48.3 billion.
David Hamilton Koch was born on May 3, 1940.He is an American Businessman, Political activist, and chemical engineer also David Koch is the Executive Vice-President of the Koch Company as well as he is the brother of Charles Koch.Forbes Magazine listed him holding a net worth of $48.3 billion.David Koch is also a survivor of USAir Flight crash in 1991.
Micheal Rubens “Mike” Bloomberg born on February 14, 1942, is an American businessman, politician, philanthropist.He is the founder, CEO, and Owner of Bloomberg L.P is a privately held global financial software, data, media company.Forbes Magazine listed him as the 8th richest man in America and making him the 10th richest person in the world.His net worth is $47.5 billion.
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