Published On: Sun, Jan 18th,

Top 10 Richest People In The World


Human by nature has an appeal to obtain wealth and possession of money for different reasons, aims and reference may include high end lifestyle, upgrade their economic status and for financial freedom. Everyone that has a wealth desire to become rich has his or her own inspiration or reasons to amass a significant amount of money over the period. The living proof of this are the rich people, they are the result of the process of making money, pursuing fulfillment and financial goals following their success and achievements. Here are top richest people in the world has been given along their net worth.

10. Jim Walton
The youngest son of Sam Walton who founded world’s largest retailer Wal-Mart, Jim Walton has been enrolled one of the richest people list with net worth of 40 billion. Ha took his marketing degree from University of Arkansas and joined Wal-Mart in 1972 while became president in 1975 of family owned enterprises. Currently he hold position of CEO at Arvest Bank and chairman of newspaper firm Community Publishers Inc. (CPI) owned by Jim Walton himself also working on the Strategic Planning and Finance committees at Wal-Mart stores.

9. Christy Walton
The widow of John T. Walton, Christy Walton is the richest women in the world with massive net worth of 41 billion. John is the son of Sam Walton, the founder of Wal-Mart, who is one of heirs of Wal-Mart fortune, after death of john, Christy Walton inherited nearly 18 billion which grew with the passage of time and became her the most rich person of the world for consecutive seven years. According to famous site she ranked as the highest female philanthropist compared to percentage of his wealth.

8. David Koch
American businessman, philanthropist and political activist David Koch is another richest person on the planet, joined second-largest privately held company in the United States Koch Industries in 1970. Libertarian Republican member president of the subsidiary Koch Engineering in 1979 and became the co-owner of Koch Industries in 1983. He is considered as most influential person in American and biggest philanthropist following his donation has a net worth of 44 billion.

7. Charles Koch
Charles Koch, brother of David Koch, co-owner, chairman of the board, and chief executive officer of Koch Industries, owned 42% of the conglomerate inherited from his father along with his brother. Born and lives in Wichita did his master of science in mechanical engineering in 1958, and a second M.S. in chemical engineering in 1960. Koch holds the position of director at Entrust Financial Corp. since 1982 and Director of Koch Industries Inc. since 1982 and director of resin and fiber company Invista and Director of Georgia-Pacific LLC, paper and pulp products. His net worth is 45 billion according to latest figures.

6. Ingvar Kamprad
Ingvar Kamprad is a Swedish businessman who founded IKEA and has a net worth of $44.5 billion became the world’s richest people among others. He started his own business in a very young age of selling matches cheaply following her career as salesman for experience, added more things t his selling cart including fish, Christmas tree decorations, seeds, ballpoint pens, and pencils. Kamprad took retirement from the board of Inter IKEA Holding SA and his youngest son Mathias Kamprad replaced Per Ludvigsson as the chairman of the holding company.

5. Larry Ellison
Ex-Chief Executive Officer of the software company Oracle Corporation Larry Ellison is also the Co-founder of Oracle Corporation in 1977 and worked as CEO till. Ellison went graduated from Eugene Field Elementary School in Park Ridge, inspired from the research work on database done by Edgar F. Codd led to formation of Oracle, however, his firm also downfall in its long journey even resulted in the company’s bankruptcy. Ellison is stand among the richest people in world with net worth of 53 billion approximately.

4. Amancio Ortega
Spanish fashion executive and founding chairman of the Inditex fashion group has been successfully listed him in top richest people in world with net worth of 65.6 billion in total. Most famous as the founder and owner of retail store Zara is also the second richest person in all of Europe, did his first public appearance in 2001 at the eve of company’s initial public offering on the stock market. Despite of being richest person, he lives a simple life instead of other top-ranked business men.

3. Carlos Slim Helu
Mexican business magnate, investor, and philanthropist Carlos Slim Helu was born on January 28, 1940, largely focused on the telecommunications industry in Mexico and is known as one of the richest people in the world with net worth value of 72.6 billion. Chairperson and chief executive of telecommunications companies Telmex and América Móvil, Slim has assets in a significant number of Mexican companies through his conglomerate, SA de CV, have cumulative interests in the fields of retailing, technology, communications, real estate, airlines, media, and finance.

2. Warren Buffett
The net worth of 73.8 billion roughly made the American business magnate, investor and philanthropist, Warren Buffett, one of the richest people in world and most famed and victorious investor in history. Buffett is called the Wizard of Omaha or Oracle of Omaha, or the Sage of Omaha and is noted for his devotion to value investing and for his private parsimony despite his immense wealth. He is considerably one of the biggest philanthropists among other with numerous donation and humanitarian work through financial aid.

1. Bill Gates
The most popular, famous, investor, computer programmer, and inventor Bill Gates topped the list of top richest people in world with his net worth of 81.1 billion. The co-founder of Microsoft, the world’s largest PC software company is remaining at top for being wealthiest excluding some of years. Gates is also one of the creators of the new microcomputer, Micro Instrumentation and Telemetry Systems (MITS). Gates is also among the most influential people of the world, who influenced people for his hardworking, business tactics among other skills.