You might be counting the days until you next paycheck and yet the world is full of billionaires. Ever wondered who are the richest people in the world in 2017 ?
Well, the list keeps changing from year to year and some of the people below have been a constant presence in lists like this for many years now.
Let’s take a look and see who are the richest people in the world in 2017.
10. Ingvar Kamprad
Ingvar is the founder of IKEA. The business magnate turned 90 years old in March of this year and he has a fortune estimated at 43,2 billion dollars.
9. Lawrence Joseph
Lawrence Joseph is an American business man, the co-founder of Oracle Corporation. His fortune is estimated at 43,4 billion dollars.
8. David Koch
David Koch is an American business man and politics activist. He is a chemical engineer by trade. Koch Industries, the business he rules, is the second biggest private corporation in the United States. He was born on May 3rd, 1940 and he has a fortune of 48 billion dollars. He is married and has three children.
7. Charles Koch
Charles is also an American business man and he is the brother of David Koch. Charles services as executive vice president of Koch Industries. He was born on November 1, 1935 and he has a fortune estimated at $48,6 billion.
6. Carlos Slim
Carlos is a business “guru”, investor and philanthropist. The Mexican business man was one of the most richest people in the world between 2010-2013 also. He was born on 28 January 1940. He’s net worth is $55,4 billion.
5. Mark Zuckerberg
Well i’m sure you know who he is. Facebook’s CEO was born in 1984 and his net worth is approximately $62,4 billion.
4. Jeff Bezos
Jeff is the CEO of Amazon. He is an American entrepreneur and investor. He is the founder of Amazon, the biggest online retailer in the world. He was born on January 12, 1964 and his net worth is $73,3 billion. He is married to MacKenzie Bezos.
3. Warren Buffet
He has been a constant presence in such lists for a long time now. He is considered one of the most successful investors in the world. Warren’s net worth is $76,1 billion.
2. Amancio Ortega
Amancio is the founder and President of Inditex, the company that owns the Zara brand. The Spanish business man is worth $75,8 billion. He is the richest man in Europe.
1. Bill Gates
Bill comes first in rankings such as this for many years now. He is the founder of Microsoft, the biggest software developer in the world. His net worth is $89,4 billion.