World's Richest People 2017
By infohub — Dec 13th, 2017
Wondering who are the multibillionaires on the list of the World’s Richest People in 2017? Here’s a list that will kill the suspense!
- Bill Gates
Bill Gates continues to top the list of the World’s richest people even in 2017 with a net worth of $90 billion. Bill and wife Melinda Gates chair the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This is biggest private charity organization all over the world and is engaged in saving lives and improving global health. Gates is still on the board of software giant, Microsoft, which he co-founded in 1975. He made an announcement regarding the development of a major investment fund ‘Breakthrough Energy’ worth $1 billion at the end of 2016.
- Warren Buffet
Warren Buffet is among the most sought-after investors known to the world and enjoys a net worth of $84.2 billion. He is the head of Berkshire Hathaway that owns over 60 enterprises, including Dairy Queen (chain of restaurants), Duracell, and Geico. Buffet bought his first stock when he was just 11 years old. The entrepreneur has made a commitment to give almost all his fortune (99 percent) towards charity. In 2010, Buffet and Bill Gates together launched something known as ‘The Giving Pledge’, requesting billionaires to make donations to various charitable causes.
- Jeff Bezos
The Amazon founder enjoys a net worth of a whopping $83.7 Billion and ranks among the top five richest people in the world in 2017. Amazon is among the largest and most sought-after firms globally. The former online bookstore has grown tremendously over the years and now offers an unlimited range of product categories including clothing, home décor, beauty, and electronics. Amazon has made some major moves in the recent months by introducing drone shipping, acquiring wholefoods, and other similar ideas.
- Amancio Ortega
Amancio Ortega, co-founder of Inditex, Zara’s parent company, is the wealthiest European across the globe. Ortega enjoys a net worth of $79.7 billion and ranks fourth on the list of the world’s richest people. He specializes in fast fashion and typically earns over $400 million as dividends on an annual basis. Ortega has also made an investment in a fast expanding realty portfolio that includes various buildings in New York, Miami, Chicago, London, Madrid, and Barcelona.
- Mark Zuckerberg
The Facebook founder managed to find a place on the list of the World’s richest a few years ago and is now one of the top names with a net worth of $71 billion. Facebook is the most widely used social media platform all over the world today. Not many know that it had started off as a project in Zuckerberg’s Harvard University dorm room. The young entrepreneur is expected to keep climbing the world’s richest list in the coming years.
- Carlos Slim Helu
Carlos Slim Helu from Mexico is an investor and businessman with a net worth of $69.7 billion. He owns the ‘Grup Carso’ conglomerate. The portfolio of the corporation comprises brands from several different industries including real estate, retail, energy, media, and healthcare. Carlos ranks sixth on the World’s Richest People list.
- Larry Ellison
Oracle Corporation’s co-founder, Larry Ellison has a net worth of $59.2 billion. The multibillionaire also served as the CEO of the company until September 2014. Oracle has grown to become one of the most successful technology companies in the world. It employs more than 136,000 people and is now almost 40 years old. Ellison ranks seventh on the World’s Richest People list as in 2017.
Some of the other famous names featured on the list include those of the Koch brothers and Michael Bloomberg.