Richest Men In The World By 2017
According to the Oxfam report, published before the World Economic Forum, the 8 richest people on the planet have more than half the world’s poorest people. The total net worth of 50% of the world’s poorest population (3.6 billion people) is $ 409 billion. Fortune is equal to the 8 largest billionaires in the world.
Forbes announces its list of 2017 with some changes of positions in the Top 10. With only 1 new inclusion, Bernard Arnault returns to the 10 richest. The most significant changes are on the part of the entrepreneurs of the digital environment. Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg saw their fortunes take a big leap from year to year. Look:
Bernard Arnault – US $ 41.8 billion (France) – LVMH
Currently 67, Bernard is CEO and founder of the LVMH brand conglomerate. The company oversees a fashion empire with more than 70 brands including Bulgari, Louis Vuitton, Sephora, Tag Heuer, Fendi and Christian Dior. The entrepreneur also holds stakes in the supermarket chain Carrefour and Hermes. It is currently the richest person in France with all the luxury and glamor of the fashion country.
David Koch – $ 43.5 billion (US) – Koch Industries
David and his brother control the holding company that became one of the largest companies of closed capital of the world, with annual revenues above 100 billion. He and his brother, Charles Koch (9th), each hold 42% of Koch Industries, to which Charles is the president, and David is the vice, so the family controls the various sectors involved in the manufacturing, trading and investment industry , Employing more than 70,000 people around the planet
Charles Koch – $ 43.5 billion (US) – Koch Industries
Charles is one of the brothers, mega entrepreneurs, of the United States industry. At 79, he is president of one of the 10 largest private companies there. Koch Industries is a holding company operating in the asphalt, commodity, energy, fertilizer, fiber, finance, gas, mineral, paper, oil, plastics and chemicals sectors. His performance in front of the company, has been elected one of the 100 most influential people by Time magazine and 41st most powerful person in the world by Forbes Magazine in 2012.
Carlos Slim – US $ 48.5 billion (Mexico) – América Móvil
It was considered from 2007 to 2012, the richest man in the world , surprising the former owner of the post – Bill Gates. Carlos is a 75-year-old Mexican entrepreneur with a degree in engineering from a local university. He is the majority shareholder of the largest mobile operator of the Americas, America Movil (Claro, Embratel, Net). Currently, it owns only 43% of the company which corresponds to 40.8 billion (53% of its fortune). He also invests in several sectors, such as minerals (Minera Frisco), financial (Inbusa and CaixaBank group), tobacco (Philip Morris) and media (New York Times).
Larry Ellison – $ 48.6 billion (US) – Oracle
Larry is a co-founder and largest shareholder of Oracle Corporation, a multinational technology and information technology company valued at more than $ 160 billion with 105,000 employees. In addition to holding 23% of Oracle, it owns 46% of NetSuite and LeapFrog Enterprises shares, amounting to a net worth of 37 billion. It still has 4.5 billion in equity / personal money. Among its luxurious assets, there are 98% of an island in Hawaii, with yachts and hotels.
Mark Zuckerberg – $ 53.8 billion (US) – Facebook
One of the best known people on this list, Mark became famous for being one of the founders of Facebook, the largest social network in the world. After its founding in 2004, at only 19 years old, its equity skyrocketed with the growth and entry of Facebook on the Nasdaq stock exchange. Currently, at age 31, married and with a daughter, Zuckerberg announced the plan to donate 99% of his shares to charity during his lifetime. Facebook has also acquired several rising companies, including Oculus, WhatsApp and Instagram.
Jeff Bezos – $ 70.3 billion (US) – Amazon.com
Bezos is CEO and founder of Amazon.com, one of the largest e-commerce companies in the world. He founded the company in 1994 and launched the site in 1995 with only 20 books for sale. Obstined by the online field, he still acquired Alexa Internet, A9.com, and Internet Movie Database (IMDb). His latest acquisition was the newspaper The Washington Post for $ 250 million in 2013.
With 52 years, graduated in arts, he is married, has 4 children and residence in Seattle. It is the first time he appears among the 10 richest men in the world.
Amâncio Ortega – US $ 72.2 billion (Spain) – Zara
At the age of 78, Spaniard Amâncio Ortega is the richest resident in Europe with a 59% stake in the Inditex group, the world’s largest textile retailer. He owns the brands Zara, Massimo Dutti, Oyshio, Pull and Bear, Stradivarius with over 5,000 stores in 77 countries, including 35 in Brazil. Its personal equity is valued at 1.4 billion, the majority in real estate. The company represents 90% ($ 53.1 b.) Of its fortune, and other private investments.
Warren Buffett – $ 72.5 billion (US) – Berkshire Hathaway
This 84-year-old American is one of the biggest investors in the world. Unlike other billionaire of this top 10, he has not founded any big company to be what it is. It has lighthouse to invest in the right companies. Through Berkshire Hathaway, which owns it, it controls holdings in several infrastructure companies, such as gas, electric power, railroads and multinational companies that have earned more than expected, such as Coca-cola, Gilette, American Express and Walt Disney.
In his will, he promises to leave the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation 83% of the fortune, and as long as he remains alive he donates 5% to charity each summer.
Bill Gates – $ 84.2 billion (US) – Microsoft
Gates, as everyone knows, is the largest philanthropist in the world , agnostic, mogul, lives in excellence to its 59 years. In 2013 he recovered the position of the richest man in the world after valuing his shares. However, he has been at the top of the list 16 times in the last 21 years.
He retired from the Microsoft presidency to take care of the interests of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, a project that has targeted more than $ 30 billion in social and humanitarian causes. Although it holds a 5% stake in Microsoft, its largest equity are the shares managed by the