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.
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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:
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 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:
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$46.7 billion, he is the eighth richest person in the world.
7. Larry Ellison:
Lawrence Joseph Ellison is an American businessman, who is the co-founder of Oracle Corporation. He serves as the executive chairman and chief technology officer of Oracle. He is a drop out from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Chicago. Later, he started Oracle that became a successful database vendor to mid and low range systems. He is also a licensed aircraft pilot who owns two military jets. He is known for philanthropic activities and has signed The Giving Pledge. He obtains a salary of US$ 63.6 million and has a net worth of about US$ 51.2 billion.
6. Mark Zuckerberg:
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:
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:
Jeffrey Preston “Jeff” Bezos is an American technology magnate and investor. As the founder and CEO of Amazon.com, 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:
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:
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 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.