Richest People in the World

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Everyone in their lives wants to be rich and avail all the facilities of life but not all of them get success in being rich. It is also true that many people become rich but it is also true that very few become the richest and in this article, I am going to write about those richest people of the world till now.

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1. Jeff Bezos-Richest Man

Jeffrey Preston Bezos,  born January 12, 1964, is an American technology and retail entrepreneur, investor, electrical engineer, computer scientist, and philanthropist, best known as the founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Amazon.com, the world's largest online shopping retailer.

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Jeff Bezos is the richest person in this world now. He got his success through a single website known as Amazon.com. Jeff Bezos left his job in New York and launched this online store in 1994Initially, this was only an online retailer store for books and then Amazon.com became a giant of online shopping retailer. Now it has worth of about $430 million. Jeff also owns Blue Origin and purchased The Washington Post in 2013 for $250 million. The total onshore money Jeff Bezos has is $98.8 billion and now he is on the list of richest people in the world and not only this, he is the richest man in the world

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2. Bill Gates

The whole world is familiar with this name not because he is rich just because he made Microsoft with his friend Allen in 1975 together. Bill Gates was born in Seattle on 28 October 1955 and now he is on the list of worlds richest people. 

William Henry Gates III  is an American business magnate, investor, author, philanthropist, and co-founder of the Microsoft Corporation along with Paul Allen.

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Microsoft has made much progress and now its softwares are being used everywhere. The total onshore amount of money which Bill Gates has is about $91.1 Billion.

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3. Amancio Ortega

Amancio Ortega Gaona is a Spanish business tycoon. He is the founder and former chairman of Inditex fashion group, best known for its chain of Zara clothing and accessories retail shops. Amancio is the wealthiest retailer in the world.

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Amancio Ortega is a Spanish billionaire who has founded Inditex fashion group and become a billionaire in a meantime. This group also includes the famous Zara clothing stores. Amancio is the wealthiest person in the whole Europe and the wealthiest retailer in the world having 7000 stores worldwide. Ortega is not a public figure like that of other billionaires. In fact, his first photo was published in 1999. He started his stores with his wife and now he is a billionaire but because of his simple lifestyle, he is not famous in the world. The total net worth he has is about $77.9 billion.

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4. Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook has now become a very useful tool for communication and many more things and its founder Mark Zuckerberg is bringing more and more in exciting things in it. But do you know that Mark Zuckerberg is also one of the richest person in the world? Yes, he is.

Mark Elliot Zuckerberg was born May 14, 1984, is an American computer programmer and Internet entrepreneur. He is a co-founder of Facebook, and currently operates as its chairman and chief executive officer and in 2016 was ranked by Forbes as the fifth richest person in the world.

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He created the first version of Facebook in 2004. It was a social media powerhouse on a college level and now it has more than 2.07 billion users throughout the world. This is not going to stop here, the users are increasing day by day. Mark Zuckerberg has got much fame with Facebook. The total net worth of Mark Zuckerberg is $72.2 billion.

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 5. Carlos Slim Helu

Carlos Slim Helu is a Mexican business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. From 2010 to 2013, Slim was ranked as the richest person in the world. He derived his fortune from his extensive holdings in a considerable number of Mexican companies through his conglomerate, Grupo Carso. 

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Carlos Slim Helu was born on 28 January 1940 in Mexico. He became the richest person from 2010 to 2013. He owns more than 200 companies. He is now 81 years old and also owns America Movil which is the largest mobile phone company in Latin America. Carlos' father emigrated from Lebanon to Mexico where his father started his own small business which Carlos got in inheritance. He also owns 17% of New York Times. His total net worth is $69.8 billion.

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6. Warren Buffett

 Warren Buffet was born on 30 August 1930 and now he is 87 years old. He was born in Omaha, Nebraska which is located in the US. His full name is Warren Edward Buffett. He is an iconic figure because he bought his first stock at the age of 11 and paid his first tax at the age of 13. He is the CEO which stands for Cheif Executive Officer of Berkshire Hathaway and he has a nickname of Oracle of Omaha. He owns more than 60 companies in the world.

Warren Edward Buffett is an American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. Buffett serves as the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. He is considered by some to be one of the most successful investors in the world, and as of August 2017 is the second wealthiest person in the United States, and the fourth wealthiest in the world.

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7. Larry Ellison

Larry Ellison was born on August 17, 1944, in Manhattan, New York and now he is living in California. His full name is Lawrence Joseph Ellison. He founded his software company known as Oracle in 1977. According to some sources, he has not taken any computer science class in his life and yet he made software company.

This is because he went to California and learned about computer programming. He is the founder, chairman and former CEO of Oracle which is world's most popular database. His total net worth is about $62.1 billion.

Lawrence Joseph Ellison is an American businessman, entrepreneur, and philanthropist who is co-founder, executive chairman and chief technology officer of Oracle Corporation. As of August 2017, he was listed by Forbes magazine as the fifth-wealthiest person in the United States and as the seventh-wealthiest in the world.

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8. Richest Woman In The World

There are many rich women beside men. But who is the richest woman among all the richest woman in the world? So here comes the worlds richest woman and her name is Alice Walton. She was born on 7 October 1949 in New Port, Arkansas, US. She is now 68 years old and lives in Mineral Wells, Texas. Her full name is Alice Louise Walton.

Alice Louise Walton is an American heiress to the fortune of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. She is the daughter of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton and Helen Walton, and sister of S. Robson Walton, Jim Walton and the late John T. Walton.  She is the wealthiest woman in the world, according to Forbes, following the death of Liliane Bettencourt in September 2017.

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The total net worth of Alice Walton is $44 billion.

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This was all from my side. I hope this was pretty informative for all of you and pretty inspirational too. I have written about worlds richest people, richest man and richest woman. You can search more about them individually from any source you like. Thanks for spending your precious time in my article. Meanwhile here is the video of top 10 richest people in the world.

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