According to the latest research by the rating agency Hurun, the number of billionaires in the world has grown by 346, reaching 2,816 with a total fortune of $ 11.2 trillion.
Over the past five years, the overall fortune of the world’s billionaires has grown by 66%, the agency’s analysts say.
The combined wealth of the top 10 billionaires is nearly $ 1 trillion.
This year, the list included 90 billionaires under the age of 40, which is 5 more than last year. Among them, 54 achieved everything on their own, 36 inherited their fortune.
Below are the top 10 richest billionaires in the world.
9. Steve Ballmer
Status: $ 67 billion
Steve Ballmer is a billionaire CEO of Microsoft from January 2000 to February 2014. Fun fact: Ballmer was the first billionaire in the world to owe his wealth to stock options from his employer, Microsoft, of which he was neither a founder nor a relative of the founder.
9. Mukesh Ambani Fortune
: $ 67 billion
Mukesh Ambani is an Indian entrepreneur and the richest man in his country. He is the chairman of the board of directors, the managing director, and the main owner of the Indian company Reliance Industries. It is the largest private sector company in India.
9. Larry Page
Status: $ 67 billion
Larry Page is a developer and co-founder of the Google search engine. Larry Page has been included in the list of the richest people in the world for many years in a row.
Condition: $ 68 billion
Sergey Brin is an entrepreneur and scientist in the field of computing, information technology and economics. He is also a billionaire developer and founder of the Google search engine.
7. Carlos Slim Fortune
: $ 72 billion
Carlos Slim is a Mexican billionaire. His financial position is based on the communications industry. The main asset of the entrepreneur is the Grupo Carso holding company, which controls a number of large Mexican companies.
6. Amancio Ortega
Status: $ 81 billion
Amancio Ortega is a Spanish entrepreneur and billionaire. He is one of the founders and former president of Inditex, which owns 6,750 stores in 88 countries.
5. Mark Zuckerberg
Fortune: $ 84 billion
Mark Zuckerberg is one of the founders of the social networking site Facebook. He is currently the CEO of Facebook Inc.
4. Warren Buffett
Status: $ 102 billion
Warren Buffett is one of the world’s largest and best-known investors. Buffett is traditionally among the top five richest people in the world. In addition, the billionaire is one of the world’s most generous philanthropists.
3. Bill Gates
Fortune: $ 106 billion
Bill Gates is one of the founders and the former largest shareholder of Microsoft. Currently, Gates has retired from running the company. He is involved in social activities and charity.
2. Bernard Arnault
Status: $ 107 billion
Bernard Arnault is a French businessman, president, and CEO of the Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy group of companies.
1. Jeff Bezos Fortune
: $ 140 billion
Jeff Bezos is the head and founder of the Internet company Amazon.com, the founder and owner of the aerospace company Blue Origin, and the owner of The Washington Post publishing house.