There are many billionaire people in this world but in our list these are the richest man of the world in 2016.
10. Michael Bloomberg ($40.0 billion)
Michael Bloomberg is an American businessman, author, politician, and philanthropist. He was born February 14, 1942. He is one of the richest man in the world. His net worth is estimated at US$47.5 billion, as of March 2017, ranking him as the 8th richest person in the United States and the 10th richest person in the world. He has joined The Giving Pledge, whereby billionaires pledge to give away at least half of their wealth. Bloomberg is the founder, CEO, and owner of Bloomberg L.P., a global financial services, mass media, and software company that bears his name, and is notable for its Bloomberg Terminal, a computer software system providing financial data widely used in the global financial services industry.
David Koch ($48.3 billion)
David Hamilton Koch is an American businessman, philanthropist, political activist, and chemical engineer. He was born May 3, 1940. He joined the family business Koch Industries, a conglomerate that is the second-largest privately held company in the United States, in 1970. He became president of the subsidiary Koch Engineering in 1979, and became a co-owner of Koch Industries, with older brother Charles, in 1983. Koch is the fourth richest person in America as of 2012, and the wealthiest resident of New York City as of 2013. He is the ninth-wealthiest person in the world, as of 2014. He is a survivor of the USAir Flight 1493 crash in 1991.
Charles Koch ($48.3 billion)
Charles Koch is an American businessman, political donor and philanthropist. He was born November 1, 1935. He is co-owner, chairman of the board, and chief executive officer of Koch Industries, while his brother David Koch serves as Executive Vice President. Charles and David each own 42% of the conglomerate. Koch Industries is the second-largest privately held company by revenue in the United States according to a 2010 Forbes survey. In February 2014, Koch was ranked 9th richest person in the world by Hurun Report with an estimated net worth of $36 billion. Previously, in October 2012 he was ranked the 6th richest person in the world with an estimated net worth of $34 billion—according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index—and was ranked 18th on Forbes World’s Billionaires list of 2011 (and 4th on the Forbes 400), with an estimated net worth of $25 billion, deriving from his 42% stake in Koch Industries. Koch has published three books detailing his business philosophy, The Science of Success, Market Based Management, and Good Profit. Through the Koch Cultural Trust, founded by Charles Koch’s wife, Elizabeth, the Koch family has also funded artistic projects and creative artists.
Larry Ellison ($52.2 billion)
Lawrence Joseph “Larry” Ellison is an American businessman, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He was born August 17, 1944. who is co-founder of Oracle Corporation and was CEO from its founding until September 2014. He is the executive chairman and chief technology officer of Oracle. As of February 2017, he was listed by Forbes magazine as the fifth-wealthiest person in America and as the seventh-wealthiest in the world, with a fortune of $55 billion. Ellison has donated up to 1% of his wealth to charity and has signed The Giving Pledge. In addition to his work at Oracle, Ellison has had success in yachting, through Oracle Team USA. He is a licensed aircraft pilot who owns two military jets.
Carlos Slim ($54.5 billion)
Carlos Slim is a Mexican business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He was born January 28, 1940. From 2010 to 2013, Slim was ranked as the richest man in the world. He derived his fortune from his extensive holdings in a considerable number of Mexican companies through his conglomerate. As of 31 July 2016 he was number seven on Forbes listing of The World’s Billionaires with a net worth estimated at more than $50 billion.
Mark Zuckerberg ($56.0 billion)
Mark Zuckerberg is an American computer programmer and Internet entrepreneur. He was born May 14, 1984. He is the chairman, chief executive officer, and co-founder of Facebook. His net worth is estimated to be US$58.6 billion as of March 2017, ranking him the fifth richest man in the world. Zuckerberg launched Facebook from his Harvard University dormitory room on February 4, 2004. On December 1, 2015, they announced they would eventually give 99 percent of their Facebook shares (worth about US$45 billion at the time) to the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. In December 2016, Zuckerberg was ranked 10th on Forbes list of The World’s Most Powerful People. According to Forbes Magazine, Zuckerberg has a net worth of US$55.9 billion as of February 2017.
Amancio Ortega ($71.3 billion)
Amancio Ortega is a Spanish business tycoon. He was born 28 March 1936. He is the founder and former chairman of Inditex fashion group, best known for its chain of Zara clothing and accessories retail shops. According to Forbes Magazine, he is currently the richest person in Europe, and the second richest in the world with an estimated net worth of $83.4 billion. He is also the wealthiest retailer in the world.
Jeff Bezos ($72.8 billion)
Jeff Bezos is an American engineer, technology and retail entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist. He was born January 12, 1964. Who is best known as the founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Amazon.com, which is the world’s largest online shopping retailer. Amazon.com is currently the world’s largest Internet sales company on the World Wide Web, as well as being the world’s largest provider of cloud infrastructure services, through its Amazon Web Services arm. With an estimated net worth of US$82 billion as of May 2017, Bezos is currently the third-richest man in the world, just behind Bill Gates and Amancio Ortega in first and second places, and just ahead of Warren Buffett in fourth place. His rise to this position occurred after Amazon registered a 67% jump in share price.
Warren Buffett ( $75.6 billion)
Warren Edward Buffett is an American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He was born August 30, 1930. He is considered by some to be one of the most successful investors in the world, and as of March 2017 is the second wealthiest person in the United States, and the fourth wealthiest in the world, with a total net worth of $73.3 billion. Buffett is a notable philanthropist, having pledged to give away 99 percent of his fortune to philanthropic causes, primarily via the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In 2009, with Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg, Warren founded The Giving Pledge, whereby billionaires pledge to give away at least half of their fortunes.
Bill Gates ($86.0 billion)
William Henry Gates is an American business magnate, investor, author and philanthropist. He was born October 28, 1955. In 1975, Gates and Paul Allen co-founded Microsoft, which became the world’s largest PC software company. During his career at Microsoft, Gates held the positions of chairman, CEO and chief software architect, while also being the largest individual shareholder until May 2014. Gates has authored and co-authored several books. Since 1987, Gates has been included in the Forbes list of the world’s wealthiest people and was the wealthiest from 1995 to 2007 (and again in 2009) and has been since 2014. Between 2009 and 2014, his wealth doubled from US$40 billion to more than US$82 billion. Between 2013 and 2014, his wealth increased by US$15 billion. Gates is currently the richest man in the world, with an estimated net worth of US$87.4 billion as of May 2017.