In a world with booming entrepreneurship success stories, success is often measured by the value one has in terms of money. The success, however, is years of hard work and toil that gets people where they are today.
Here, let’s take look at 10 such hard work stories, which made these people the 10 richest people alive on this magnificent planet.
10) Ingvar Kamprad($42.5 billion):
Swedish business magnate Ingvar Kamprad takes the 10th spot in this elite list. He is the founder of the famous furniture selling company IKEA and has earned around $42.5 Billion over the course of time. He currently lives in Sweden.
9) Larry Ellison($43.4 billion):
Oracle Corporation is a name not many are oblivious to. Its co founder and CEO till 2014 Larry Ellison stands 9th in the list of the richest people in the world with a net worth of $43.4 billion.
8) Mark Zuckerberg($49.7 billion):
The co-founder and CEO of the most used social networking website and app in the world, Mark Zuckerberg takes the 8th spot in this list with a net worth summing up to $49.7 billion. Zuckerberg donated 99% of his shares to charity after the birth of his girl child.
7) Carlos Slim($51.4 billion):
Slim is known as the “Warren Buffett of Mexico”, deriving his fortune from his extensive holdings in a considerable number of Mexican companies through his conglomerate, Grupo Carso.
6) David Koch($55.2 billion)
Brother of Charles Koch, David Koch is the Executive Vice President of Koch Industries. Valued the same as his brother at $55.2 billion, David is the sixth richest person in the world. David also owns 42% of the conglomerate that the brother inherited from their father and then expanded.
5) Charles Koch($55.2 billion)
Valued at $55.2 billion, American businessman, political donor and philanthropist Charles Koch is the fifth richest person in the world. He is co-owner, chairman of the board, and chief executive officer of Koch Industries, famous also for its mention in an popular American TV show The Newsroom. He owns 42% of the shares of the conglomerate.
4) Jeff Bezoz($63.1 billion)
Owner of the largest online marketing website in the world Amazon, Jeff Bezoz is a name that inspired many more individuals across the world to invest on online marketing. With a net worth summing up to $63.1 billion, Bezoz is the 4th richest person in the world as of now.
3) Warren Buffett($68.2 billion):
Warren Buffett is a leading business magnate, philanthropist and the world’s most successful investor. He is the CEO and the largest shareholder of Berkshire Hathway, the American multinational conglomerate holding company. With a net worth valued at $68.2 billion, Warren Buffett is the 3rd richest person in the world currently.
2) Amancia Ortega($75.8 billion):
Amancia Ortega is the founder and chairman of the Inditex fashion group, which is best known for its global brand Zara. The Spanish business magnate is valued at $75.8 billion and is the second richest person in the world.
1) Bill Gates($85.9 billion):
The founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates unsurprisingly takes the top spot in this elite list of some absolute legendary business magnates. With a whopping net worth of$85.9 billion, Gates is a good $10 billion ahead of his next best competitor.