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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:

RankNameNet Worth USDSource of WealthCompany
1Bill Gates$86 BComputerMicrosoft
2Warren Buffett$75.6 BFinancial ServicesBerkshire Hathaway
3Jeff Bezos$72.8
4Amancio Ortega$71.3 BRetailZara
5Mark Zuckerberg$56 BSocial NetworkFacebook


Top 50 Billionaires Fast Facts:

The Richest: Bill Gates with $86 Billion, Microsoft

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:

RankNameNet Worth USDAgeSource of WealthCompany
1Bill Gates$86 B61ComputerMicrosoft
2Warren Buffett$75.6 B86Financial ServicesBerkshire Hathaway
3Jeff Bezos$72.8
4Amancio Ortega$71.3 B80RetailZara
5Mark Zuckerberg$56 B32Social NetworkFacebook
6Carlos Slim Helu$54.5 B77telecomAmerica Movil
7Larry Ellison$52.2 B72softwareOracle
8Charles Koch$48.3 B81diversifiedKoch Industries
9David Koch$48.3 B76diversifiedKoch Industries
10Michael Bloomberg$47.5 B75Software CompanyBloomberg LP
11Bernard Arnault$41.5 B68Fashion RetailLVMH
12Larry Page$40.7 B43Search EngineGoogle
13Sergey Brin$39.8 B43Search EngineGoogle
14Liliane Bettencourt$39.5 B94CosmeticsL’Oreal
15S. Robson Walton$34.1 B72RetailWal-Mart
16Jim Walton$34 B68RetailWal-Mart
17Alice Walton$33.8 B67RetailWal-Mart
18Wang Jianlin$31.3 B62real estateDalian Wanda
19Li Ka-shing$31.2 B88diversified
20Sheldon Adelson$30.4 B83casinosLas Vegas Sands
21Steve Ballmer$30 B61ComputerMicrosoft
22Jorge Paulo Lemann$29.2 B77beerAnheuser-Busch InBev
23Jack Ma$28.3 B52e-commerceAlibaba
24Beate Heister & Karl Albrecht Jr.$27.2 BsupermarketsAldi
25David Thomson$27.2 B59mediaThomson Reuters
26Jacqueline Mars$27 B77candyMars Inc
27John Mars$27 B81candyMars Inc
28Phil Knight$26.2 B79Fashion RetailNike
29Maria Franca Fissolo$25.2 B82ConfectionaryNutella, chocolates
30George Soros$25.2 B86hedge fundsSoros Fund Management LLC
31Ma Huateng$24.9 B45internet mediaTencent Holdings
32Lee Shau Kee$24.4 B89real estateSun Hung Ka
33Mukesh Ambani$23.2 B59petrochemicals, oil & gasReliance Industries
34Masayoshi Son$21.2 B59internet, telecomSoftbank
35Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen$21.1 B69Toy companyLego
36Georg Schaeffler$20.7 B52automotiveSchaeffler
37Joseph Safra$20.5 B78bankingBanco Safra
38Michael Dell$20.4 B52ComputerDell
39Susanne Klatten$20.4 B54Automobiles, pharmaceuticalsBMW
40Len Blavatnik$20 B59diversified
41Laurene Powell Jobs$20 B53EntertainmentApple, Disney
42Paul Allen$19.9 B64ComputerMicrosoft, investments
43Stefan Persson$19.6 B69Fashion RetailH&M
44Theo Albrecht, Jr.$18.8 B66RetailAldi, Trader Joe’s
45Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud$18.7 B62investmentsKingdom Holding Co.
46Leonid Mikhelson$18.4 B61gas, chemicalsNovatek, Sibur
47Charles Ergen$18.3 B64satellite TVDISH Network
48Stefan Quandt$18.3 B50AutomobilesBMW
49James Simons$18 B78hedge fundsRenaissance Technologies Corp
50Leonardo Del Vecchio$17.9 B81eyeglassesLuxottica


Source: Forbes


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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