The 30th annual list of the world’s richest people was finally revealed by Forbes. It is the first time in seven years that the number of billionaires has decreased, however, this list features 1,810 billionaires with total net worth of $6.48 trillion. Let’s take a look into a world of luxury and to know the most richest people of 2016!
Bill Gates remains the richest person in the world as well as America with a net worth of $75 billion. However Microsoft founder’s fortune has dipped by $4.2 billion than last year. The 60-year-old billionaire has held on to No. 1 slot for 3 years in a row and topped the list 17 out of 22 years.
Second on the list of the richest, which is continued to be dominated by men, is Amancio Ortega. Zara founder has moved up to No. 2 for the first time with net worth of $67 billion. 79 year old Amancio is also the richest man in Europe and the wealthiest retailer in the world.
Warren Buffett has maintained a tight grip on to the third position of the world’s richest. The 85 year old American business magnate, who is also labelled as the most successful investor in the world is worth $60.8 billion.
Amazon’s Jeff Bezos made his first appearance in the top ten list with $45.2 billion net profit. The 52 year old CEO as well as founder of the largest Internet-based retailer in the United States is now also the third richest person in the United States.
Forbes also noted that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has had the best year of all billionaires as the 31-year-old added $11.2 billion to his fortune and directly leaped from sixth position to 16. With $44.6 billion, Mark has made his debut on the list of the world’s richest people.
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