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The World’s Top 50 Billionaires by Forbes

The top 50 richest people in the world have a combined estimated net-worth of more than USD $1.64 Trillion, in the latest 2017 Billionaire Report by Forbes.

Bill Gates, who owns Microsoft Inc, tops the list with an estimated net-worth of $86 Billion ($76 B in 2016). Warren Buffett is 2nd on the list with $75.6 Billion ($62 B in 2016), with key holdings in Berkshire Hathaway.  Jeff Bezos, Amazon, is 3rd on the list with $72.8 Billion.

Amancio Ortega, Zara and Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook, rounded up the top 5 richest people in 2017 with $71.3 Billion and $56 Billion respectively.

Top 5 Richest Billionaires:

Rank Name Net Worth USD Source of Wealth Company
1 Bill Gates $86 B Computer Microsoft
2 Warren Buffett $75.6 B Financial Services Berkshire Hathaway
3 Jeff Bezos $72.8 B E-commerce Amazon.com
4 Amancio Ortega $71.3 B Retail Zara
5 Mark Zuckerberg $56 B Social Network Facebook

 

Top 50 Billionaires Fast Facts:

The Richest: Bill Gates with $86 Billion, Microsoft

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Top 50 Total Net Worth: USD $1.64 Trillion

The Average Age: 67.3 Years Old

The Oldest Age: 94 Years Old ($39.5 Billion, Liliane Bettencourt , L’Oreal)

The Youngest Age: 32 Years Old ($56 Billion, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook)

 

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Top 50 Billionaires List:

Rank Name Net Worth USD Age Source of Wealth Company
1 Bill Gates $86 B 61 Computer Microsoft
2 Warren Buffett $75.6 B 86 Financial Services Berkshire Hathaway
3 Jeff Bezos $72.8 B 53 E-commerce Amazon.com
4 Amancio Ortega $71.3 B 80 Retail Zara
5 Mark Zuckerberg $56 B 32 Social Network Facebook
6 Carlos Slim Helu $54.5 B 77 telecom America Movil
7 Larry Ellison $52.2 B 72 software Oracle
8 Charles Koch $48.3 B 81 diversified Koch Industries
9 David Koch $48.3 B 76 diversified Koch Industries
10 Michael Bloomberg $47.5 B 75 Software Company Bloomberg LP
11 Bernard Arnault $41.5 B 68 Fashion Retail LVMH
12 Larry Page $40.7 B 43 Search Engine Google
13 Sergey Brin $39.8 B 43 Search Engine Google
14 Liliane Bettencourt $39.5 B 94 Cosmetics L’Oreal
15 S. Robson Walton $34.1 B 72 Retail Wal-Mart
16 Jim Walton $34 B 68 Retail Wal-Mart
17 Alice Walton $33.8 B 67 Retail Wal-Mart
18 Wang Jianlin $31.3 B 62 real estate Dalian Wanda
19 Li Ka-shing $31.2 B 88 diversified
20 Sheldon Adelson $30.4 B 83 casinos Las Vegas Sands
21 Steve Ballmer $30 B 61 Computer Microsoft
22 Jorge Paulo Lemann $29.2 B 77 beer Anheuser-Busch InBev
23 Jack Ma $28.3 B 52 e-commerce Alibaba
24 Beate Heister & Karl Albrecht Jr. $27.2 B supermarkets Aldi
25 David Thomson $27.2 B 59 media Thomson Reuters
26 Jacqueline Mars $27 B 77 candy Mars Inc
27 John Mars $27 B 81 candy Mars Inc
28 Phil Knight $26.2 B 79 Fashion Retail Nike
29 Maria Franca Fissolo $25.2 B 82 Confectionary Nutella, chocolates
30 George Soros $25.2 B 86 hedge funds Soros Fund Management LLC
31 Ma Huateng $24.9 B 45 internet media Tencent Holdings
32 Lee Shau Kee $24.4 B 89 real estate Sun Hung Ka
33 Mukesh Ambani $23.2 B 59 petrochemicals, oil & gas Reliance Industries
34 Masayoshi Son $21.2 B 59 internet, telecom Softbank
35 Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen $21.1 B 69 Toy company Lego
36 Georg Schaeffler $20.7 B 52 automotive Schaeffler
37 Joseph Safra $20.5 B 78 banking Banco Safra
38 Michael Dell $20.4 B 52 Computer Dell
39 Susanne Klatten $20.4 B 54 Automobiles, pharmaceuticals BMW
40 Len Blavatnik $20 B 59 diversified
41 Laurene Powell Jobs $20 B 53 Entertainment Apple, Disney
42 Paul Allen $19.9 B 64 Computer Microsoft, investments
43 Stefan Persson $19.6 B 69 Fashion Retail H&M
44 Theo Albrecht, Jr. $18.8 B 66 Retail Aldi, Trader Joe’s
45 Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud $18.7 B 62 investments Kingdom Holding Co.
46 Leonid Mikhelson $18.4 B 61 gas, chemicals Novatek, Sibur
47 Charles Ergen $18.3 B 64 satellite TV DISH Network
48 Stefan Quandt $18.3 B 50 Automobiles BMW
49 James Simons $18 B 78 hedge funds Renaissance Technologies Corp
50 Leonardo Del Vecchio $17.9 B 81 eyeglasses Luxottica

 

Source: Forbes

Methodology

The Forbes Billionaires list is a snapshot of wealth taken on February 17, 2017; using stock prices and exchange rates from around the world to calculate net worths.

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