Top 6 Richest People in the World: In the modern world, it is very important to earn some money for fulfilling one’s basic needs. People involve in themselves in various occupations to earn their living wages. We also see a lot of people who get into entrepreneurship or any other business so as to work independently. And, only few with utter dedication and determination turn their business into a huge one, not only earning their income, but also employing thousands of people. Their success stories are truly inspirational. But what fascinates more than the worth of their assets is the charity they do.
Top 6 Richest People in the World
1. Bill Gates
Bill Gates The most richest man in the world is an American businessman, programmer, entrepreneur, philanthropist and investor. He co-founded the world’s largest PC software company Microsoft in 1975. He is an Alma meter of Harvard University and has served as the CEO, chairman and chief software architect at Microsoft. He was the no.1 wealthiest from 1995 to 2007, again in 2009 and has been since 2014. He is recognised as one of the greatest entrepreneurs of the personal computer evolution. This wealthiest man on Earth has net worth of US$76.6 billion.
2. Amancio Ortega
Born in Busdongo de Arbas, Leon, Spain, Ortego is a Spanish business tycoon. He is the co-founder and the chairman of the Inditex Group. The group brings the chain of Zara clothing and accessories retail shops. He is the board member of Inditex and Daez Groups. He is currently the second richest man in the world, with net worth of about US$73.5 billion.
3. Warren Buffet
He is an American business tycoon, investor and philanthropist. He is the chairman, CEO and the major shareholder of Berkshire Hathaway. He is said to be one of the most successful investors in the world. He is referred to as the Sage of Omaha or Oracle of Omaha for his personal frugality despite his immense wealth. He gives away 99 per cent of his assets to philanthropic causes, chiefly via Gates Foundation. He was named as one of the world’s most influential people in 2012 by Time.
4. Jeff Bezos
Jeffrey Preston “Jeff” Bezos is an American technology magnate and investor. As the founder and CEO of Amazon.com, he has played a major role in the growth of e-commerce. He is the founder and owner of the aerospace developer and manufacturer Blue Origin that has plans for commercial suborbital human spaceflight. He purchased The Washington Post newspaper in 2013. He obtains a salary of US$ 80,000 per annum and has net worth of about US$ 65.2 billion.
5. Carlos Slim Helu
He is a Lebanese Mexican business mogul, investor and a philanthropist. He is the chairman and CEO of Telmex, America Movil, Samsung Mexico and the conglomerate Grupo Carso. His conglomerate comprises of a wide array of industries that include industrial manufacturing, telecommunications, healthcare, real estate, airlines, media, energy, hospitality, entertainment and many more. He is often referred to as “Warren Buffet of Mexico”. His net assets are estimated to be US$ 52.2 billion.
6. Mark Zuckerberg
He is an American richest internet entrepreneur, programmer and philanthropist. He is the chairman, CEO and co-founder of the social networking website Facebook. Facebook is the most popular social networking site with the highest number of users all over the world. He has pledged to give 99% of his Facebook shares to the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. He has been named among the 100 most influential people in the World by Time, since 2010. His net worth is estimated to be about US$ 51.2 billion.