Surely there is no a person in this world who at least once in their life did not wish to have so much money that he or she does not have to work anymore in a lifetime. However, there are actually some people who have succeeded in this, and most of them, although possessing wealth that could provide the whole world, continue to work and earn. The incredible wealth of these people, measured in billions, has largely begun with the capital provided by patenting the products needed today around the world, but also some other services. “The richest people in the world” is one of the most widely searched terms on the Internet, and Forbes often brings lists of these people, with numbers of their wealth from which the breath stops. What amazes us most is the fact how much money someone may have, while on the other hand, there are people who do not have money to buy breakfast in the morning or people that need to take loans online in order to be able to pay for some things. Some of the names on the list will definitely be expected since those are the names that are repeated from year to year, thanks to the fact that their wealth is only rising. To see the full list, keep reading.
- Jeff Bezos
Jeff Bezos belongs to the industry of technology, and he is the founder of Amazon. He also owns a private space company Blue Origin and purchased The Washington Post in 2013 for $250 million. His net worth is $90.6 billion.
- Bill Gates
This is the name that everyone definitely expects on every list dealing with richest people, as this co-finder of Microsoft hasn’t stopped increasing his wealth from 1975. His net worth is $90 billion, and he owns one of the biggest charity organizations with his wife Melinda.
- Amancio Ortega
Ortega is a Spanish self-made billionaire best known for founding Inditex fashion group, which includes Zara clothing stores. As this is one of the most popular brands in the world, it is not surprising that his net worth is $83.2 billion.
- Warren Buffett
Buffett is a Berkshire Hathaway CEO, and it is estimated that he owns more than 60 companies, making him one of the world’s biggest investors. The good thing is that he has vowed to give away 99% of his wealth, knowing that his net worth is $74.3 billion.
- Mark Zuckerberg
In 2004, Zuckerberg definitely did not believe that Facebook will bring him billions, but today, he is one of the top richest people in the world. The company is now worth $400 billion, and Zuckerberg’s net worth is $72.2 billion.
- Carlos Slim Helu
Carlos Slim Helú, a business tycoon, is the richest person in Mexico. The number of companies he owns is estimated to be more than 200 in industries ranging from banking to retail to telecommunications. His net worth is $69.7 billion.
- Larry Ellison
Larry Ellison is the founder of software company Oracle, and as someone who had a rather humble beginning, it is incredible to have him on the list of top richest people in the world. His net worth is estimated to be $62.1 billion.