Apr 01

The Richest People Alive

Singapore has a lot of affluent people. That is not surprising considering that Singapore is a rich country. You know the richest people here but do you know the richest people here on earth? If you are curious about the richest people around the world, you should read further. The wealth of this people are measured based on their net worth and their company’s standing.

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Forbes Magazine furnished us with a copy of the world’s billionaires. The combined net worth of 20 billionaires account $838.6 billion. This is higher compared to the $714.5 billion in the previous year. If in this case you want to know Forbes top 10 billionaires, you should read more.

  1. Bill Gates – Bill Gates topped the list with $76 billion on his hands because of his company – Microsoft. He is based in United States.
  2. Carlos Slim Helu – Carlos Slim Helu was on top until he lost $1 billion recently. His net worth now is $72 billion. He has a telecom company and he is based in Mexico.
  3. Amancio Ortega – The Spanish fashion executive is on the third spot. His net worth is $64 billion. He is famous for his retail stores specifically Zara fashion chain. He is based in Spain.
  4. Warren Buffet – Warren Buffet is on the fourth spot. His net worth is $58.2 billion. He is famous for his Berkshire Hathaway. He is based in United States.
  5. Larry Ellison – Larry Ellison is on the fifth spot. His net worth is $48 billion. He is famous for his Oracle. He is based in United States.
  6. Charles Koch – Charles Koch is on the sixth spot. His net worth is $40 billion. He has diversified source of income. He is based in United States.
  7. David Koch – David Koch is on the seventh spot. His net worth is $40 billion. He has diversified source of income. He is based in United States.
  8. Sheldon Adelson – Sheldon Adelson is on the eighth spot. His net worth is $38 billion. He is famous for his casinos. He is based in United States.
  9. Christy Walton – The widow of John T. Walton, heir of the Wal-Mart fortune, is on the ninth spot. Her net worth is $36.7 billion. She is known as the Walmart’s matriarch. She is based in United States.
  10. Jim Walton – Jim Walton is on the tenth spot. His net worth is $34.7 billion. He is affiliated with Walmart. He is based in United States.

If you notice, United States led the greatest number of billionaires. This is attributed in the strong equity of markets and the tech boom. You should gain inspiration from these people. Their journey to the top is not always easy.

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