Top 10 Richest People in the World

Check the list of top 10 richest people in the world 2017, The World’s Billionaires list by forbes. In the modern world, it is very important to earn some money for fulfilling one’s basic needs. People involve in themselves in various occupations to earn their living wages. We also see a lot of people who get into entrepreneurship or any other business so as to work independently. And, only few with utter dedication and determination turn their business into a huge one, not only earning their income, but also employing thousands of people. Their success stories are truly inspirational. But what fascinates more than the worth of their assets is the charity they do.

Here we enlist the Top 10 richest people in the world by 2017 as given by the Forbes Magazine,

with a slight glance on their business and other holdings:

10. David Koch:

David Koch richest people 2017

He is an American business magnate, political activist, philanthropist and chemical engineer. He is the Alma meter of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is currently the executive vice-president of Koch industries. He is the founder of Citizens for a Sound Economy. He and Charles Koch have donated to political campaigns of Republican. He is recognised for his philanthropy to cultural and medical institutions and support to conservative causes. His net worth is estimated to be US$ 44.2 billion.

9. Charles Koch:

Charles Koch Richest billionaires

Charles de Ganahl Koch is an American business tycoon and philanthropist. He is the co-owner, chairman and CEO of Koch industries. The conglomerate originally involved in oil refining and chemicals but now have polymers and fibre, minerals, fertilizers, ranching and pollution control equipment. Koch Industries is the second largest privately owned conglomerate by revenue in the US. His net worth is estimated to be US$36 billion derived from his 42% stakes in Koch Industries.

8. Michael Bloomberg:

Michael Bloomberg Richest american people 2017

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, US, he is an American business magnate, politician and philanthropist. He is the founder, owner and CEO of Bloomberg L.P, a global financial data and media company. He served as the 108th Mayor of New York City from 2002 to 2013. He has always been very active in the country’s politics. With a net worth of US$46.7 billion, he is the eighth richest person in the world.

7. Larry Ellison:

Larry Ellison

Lawrence Joseph Ellison is an American businessman, who is the co-founder of Oracle Corporation. He serves as the executive chairman and chief technology officer of Oracle. He is a drop out from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Chicago. Later, he started Oracle that became a successful database vendor to mid and low range systems. He is also a licensed aircraft pilot who owns two military jets. He is known for philanthropic activities and has signed The Giving Pledge. He obtains a salary of US$ 63.6 million and has a net worth of about US$ 51.2 billion.

6. Mark Zuckerberg:

Mark Zuckerberg richest men

He is an American richest internet entrepreneur, programmer and philanthropist. He is the chairman, CEO and co-founder of the social networking website Facebook. Facebook is the most popular social networking site with the highest number of users all over the world. He has pledged to give 99% of his Facebook shares to the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. He has been named among the 100 most influential people in the World by Time, since 2010. His net worth is estimated to be about US$ 51.2 billion.

5. Carlos Slim Helu:

Carlos Slim Helu Richest People in the World

He is a Lebanese Mexican business mogul, investor and a philanthropist. He is the chairman and CEO of Telmex, America Movil, Samsung Mexico and the conglomerate Grupo Carso. His conglomerate comprises of a wide array of industries that include industrial manufacturing, telecommunications, healthcare, real estate, airlines, media, energy, hospitality, entertainment and many more. He is often referred to as “Warren Buffet of Mexico”. His net assets are estimated to be US$ 52.2 billion.

4. Jeff Bezos:

Jeff Bezos

Jeffrey Preston “Jeff” Bezos is an American technology magnate and investor. As the founder and CEO of, he has played a major role in the growth of e-commerce. He is the founder and owner of the aerospace developer and manufacturer Blue Origin that has plans for commercial suborbital human spaceflight. He purchased The Washington Post newspaper in 2013. He obtains a salary of US$ 80,000 per annum and has net worth of about US$ 65.2 billion.

3. Warren Buffet:

Warren Buffet Top 10 Richest People in the World 2017

He is an American business tycoon, investor and philanthropist. He is the chairman, CEO and the major shareholder of Berkshire Hathaway. He is said to be one of the most successful investors in the world. He is referred to as the Sage of Omaha or Oracle of Omaha for his personal frugality despite his immense wealth. He gives away 99 per cent of his assets to philanthropic causes, chiefly via Gates Foundation. He was named as one of the world’s most influential people in 2012 by Time.

2. Amancio Ortega:

Amancio Ortega Top 10 Richest People in the World

Born in Busdongo de Arbas, Leon, Spain, Ortego is a Spanish business tycoon. He is the co-founder and the chairman of the Inditex Group. The group brings the chain of Zara clothing and accessories retail shops. He is the board member of Inditex and Daez Groups. He is currently the second richest man in the world, with net worth of about US$73.5 billion.

1. Bill Gates:

Bill Gates

Bill Gates The most richest man in the world is an American businessman, programmer, entrepreneur, philanthropist and investor. He co-founded the world’s largest PC software company Microsoft in 1975. He is an Alma meter of Harvard University and has served as the CEO, chairman and chief software architect at Microsoft. He was the no.1 wealthiest from 1995 to 2007, again in 2009 and has been since 2014. He is recognised as one of the greatest entrepreneurs of the personal computer evolution. This wealthiest man on Earth has net worth of US$76.6 billion. Bill Gates is known for numerous philanthropic activities through the Bill& Melinda Gates Foundation, donating large amounts of money to various humanitarian causes and science research programmes.

The contributions towards charity and social service by these richest Billionaires people are just astounding. All of them have worked really hard to reach the current status and entrepreneurs like Bill Gates, Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs, Larry Page and Jeff Bezos are all inspirations to the young generation.


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  1. Hi Bill Gates:

    I am a visionary person who sees things now and into the future.
    I am working on a project called ‘Aurora Castle Theme Park’, however, it is much more than that. The building engulfs the 3 E’s – energy, environment, and education. This building can be franchised, so I was told, in every capital city of the world. It would be nice if we could entertain you & Melinda for an hour-long seminar to discuss our visionary project as to it’s creation and development.
    We have interviewed many people and they all asked when, where, and how can we get to you to see how this project is evolving. Yes, this is a company and it has intellectual properties.
    I would like to send my personal business card which would show the concept of the building.
    Is it possible for you to send a personal business card back to us?
    Our email is: aurora castle theme park @
    Thanking you and looking forward to your email at your earliest convenience.

    • am looking for help with $10,000 for my university the university of zambia its $2.5,000 per year and am going for degree program which is four years.please help me with any amount

    • Hello Jeffrey, as I’m sure you’re aware we at the Gates foundation are always looking for new ideas that could potentially benefit mankind. Your idea sounds very interesting and we would love to meet with you.

      -Bill Gates

  2. Top Ten Most SUPER Highest and Richest Economist in the WORLD 2031

    1.United States
    2. Canada
    8. India
    9. China
    10. Saudi Arabia

  3. Top Ten Most Dangerous Countries in the WORLD 2031

    10. Central America

  4. Greeting of the day
    Dear Sir,
    i dont have words to explain your goodness
    but i want to say something…actualy i want to meet you becoz this is a my dream.. i know i am not able to meet you.. but as human nature i make the dream…
    take kare sir becoz we need you..
    Thanks and regard
    Mohammed Waseem Reza

  5. SALUTE!!!
    Greeting goes to you veteran Gate.
    I’m over honest to say a big thank for your charity. I am university student, studying at African Methodist Episcopal University(AMEU), reading Economics and Accounting major and minor respectively. specifically in Liberia(West Africa). Dr. Gate, I really will be glad if you help my country will such charity support. And I also want
    you to help in person. Looking further to hear from you. thank you!

  6. My greetings to you Mr. Gate, you are my idol, i don’t even know what to do when i hear your name. am begging you in the name of god to please turn to us in sierra leone we have talented people in computer science, but it of know use because we are lack of opportunities and facilities in our schools and universities. like me i can do lot of mystrious thing with my computer sitting at home. please help me to have the courage to continue. thank you.

  7. Good day mr Gate, I thank you for your helping hands to this Generation. May God rewards you sir. We need your assistant in Nigeria especialy in kogi state and also myself. Thank you for your favourable consideration.

  8. Your well done research on the world’s richest individuals, is quite insightful . Perhaps you can do us a favour by listing the fifty richest individuals on a continent basis. Thank you.

  9. Comment* aliko Dangote, my greeting to you, don’t stop till you became number one ( 1 ). I pray for successful to you. thanks

  10. givers never lack truly. all these rich men have something in common that interest me. they are all philanthropist. more power to your elbow, Amen.

  11. It is an eye opener as to how “capitalism is sacking the juice out of hard working people in the world.Question is how to stop this Robery in the day light.

  12. My greetings to you mr Bill Gate, I wish you more blessing and long life. Please I beg you in the name of God, I need scholaship, I want to study ‘ Computer sience and Infor-tech ‘. I am very talented but lack sponsor, please show me love. I am ‘Akorede Paul Bright’ (that Is My Facebook Page) From Nigeria West Africa. (+234 8183421237) Thanks And God Bless You More.

  13. HI DR BILL

  14. all wealthiest people they are charismatic leaders and have lot of visions, I am so inspired about them and they give me the reason to wakeup and work hard.

  15. I’m your big fan’s I’m indian. I’m belongs to middil class family. Thanks sir. Please help me sir. I’m always prayer for u. I’m suffering money problem.

  16. Hi Mr. Gates and Mrs. Melinder Gates. You are my idol and my inspiration in life. You will live extra long and strong. I studied Info Tech from FUTO Nigeria. I have idea’s and plan’s to implement my idea’s to positively make a change in the world but i lack resource support and therefore ask you to help me and give me the chance to showcase my idea’s and help fund me to make my dreams come true. God bless you above everyone. More power’s to your elbows

  17. HELLO MR BILL GATE I am boy of 26 am in need of money to set my own business to support my family
    curently am a PHONE REPAIRER

    AM DISABBLE but i know i can do something for my self
    PLEASE am GHANA i really need help

  18. alma meter? i googled this and google is correcting the spelling to alma mater. didnt find anything with alma meter. are you sure this term exists? and besides where is putin in he list? He is estimated to have a networth between 50 to 200 billion.

  19. I am here to challenge Mr.Bill


  20. Comment*Hi Mr gates,my vision is to become a nurse because I really like to help human being who depend on other people.My problem is lack of finances because nursing is very expensive, M asking your help so that I can reach my dream.

  21. Hi Mr Gates, my name is Rachel. I am so happy to read about you and your kindness to others couple with your achievements in life . Sir, i need your help financially . I need to start a business of buying and selling but am financially not able . Please sir, kindly help me . Will be happy to hear from you soon .

  22. Wow!
    Though not being surprised, i am quite flipped that so many such ignorant people would actually post out their desires for money, asking the richest of the rich in such hypocritical indirect manners. I’m not saying that i would never desire that some rich tycoon would hand out some of his $$$ to me, especially knowing how hard my life has been and how financially disadvantaged my situation is atm. But seriously, do u really think that such a thing is going to happen? Oh! even less think that those people actually have the time to come here and read your crying out pleases? Dream on and In the mean time all opportunities for making any possible amount of $$$ passes you by. What a waste of your precious time.

  23. Adding to my previous post, i must say that i will be totally humbled if any such thing ever happens. If so, blessed be though and hopefully for you if being fully sincere that you may attain you goals knowing how hard at times things can be. We all have dreams though we first need to know that often too many negative patterns keep us from attaining our goals. That such pattern makes us bow before others begging their riches instead being the sole master of your own dreams and thus being the ones working hard at attaining them first then if some one on the way gives you some financial assistance you will feel so much happier to receive rather than asking cash from others without doing anything.

  24. may our almighty God bless you for your hard work that you do you are indeed a great man i will be like you one day ,i respect you.i need your help and support to be like you sir…..thank you

  25. Comment*i am always inspire by the God spirit greatness from this men and i pray for them and the entire world that will unite us and continue to bless us all

  26. Mr. Bill Gates is actually helping Africa. India and other countries in terms of health, education, family planning (responsible parenthood) through information dissemination and research for vaccines in order to curb death rates for children especially for developing countries. What more can we asked from a person so merciful? And together with Mr. Warren Buffet, helped the world gave up billions in dollars for charity works and other humanitarian causes.

    Kudos to all of you, who helped those who are less fortunate and may your tribe increased! May God our creator continue to shower you with more blessings and good health.

    Charlita Dela Cruz-Philippines

  27. Good wonderful day to you Sir, how are you doing? how is your health? how is businesses? how are your family doing? I hope you are well-being? I am Francis Taye Johnson, from Africa, Nigeria. The heaven knows you more than the world for your kindness, attitude, love, God fearing and with your pure heart. I have not met you in person but I have had about your tittles and the world always ringing out your name. It’s only living creatures that can help one another not the dead. I am living creature and I am seeking for your help. I am a technical engineering, but thing are not quite going well in my business. my destiny call out to you Sir, for your financial help and for the changing of my career life. It will be my happiness if you save a minute out of your time to go through my letter and reply back. yours Faithfully, Francis Taye Johnson.

  28. I’m a Ugandan,thousands of southsudanese are suffering in the northern part of Uganda, please Mr.bill gates,these people are suffering,they even go three days without a meal,I was thinking of helping them,but I can’t even afford a meal for my self,so I thought writing to you was the best I dea.even if you send for me twenty thousand dollars,I will purchase some food for them,or I will start up a small Enterprise which will benefit them on your name.I’m patiently waiting for your reply,I will be so glad,if you take my request into consideration.
    Your faithfully.
    olupot simon.

  29. God bless you sir,Good Day: Am Adams Dyfan a citzin of sierra Leone intrested: information technology(I.T).AGE 16yrs:please sir in the name of “God” please i need your help to further my studies in your organization. please, my family is less richer, please i need Your help.cell phone number:+23277577163.please don’t say no.

  30. the things i have to innovate on is designing a structure by baloon method standing on three-dimensional columns, also having estate development, transport services for tour n guide, storeyed building designs with auto CAD, so in brief i need business investments. uganda Africa

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