List Of Billionaires In The World

date: Sat, March 15, 2014 | Views: 1888

The World's Billionaires is an annual ranking of the world's wealthiest people, compiled and published by the American business magazine Forbes in March. The total net worth of each individual on the list is estimated, in United States dollars, based on their assets and accounting for debt. Royalty and dictators whose wealth comes from their positions are excluded from the list.

The list has been published each year in March since 1987.[1] Microsoft founder Bill Gates has topped the list 15 of the past 20 years, including the most recent 2014 edition. As of 2014, there are 1,645 people on the list, including a record 172 women. Roughly two-thirds of the list is entirely self-made and only about 1 in 8 billionaires achieved their wealth through inheritance alone.

No. Name Net worth (USD) Age Citizenship Source(s) of wealth
1 Increase Bill Gates $76.0 billion Increase 58 United States Microsoft
2 Decrease Carlos Slim & family $72.0 billion Decrease 74 Mexico Telmex, América Móvil, Grupo Carso
3 Steady Amancio Ortega $64.0 billion Increase 77 Spain Inditex Group
4 Steady Warren Buffett $58.2 billion Increase 83 United States Berkshire Hathaway
5 Steady Larry Ellison $48.0 billion Increase 70 United States Oracle Corporation
6 Steady Charles Koch $40.0 billion Increase 78 United States Koch Industries
6 Steady David Koch $40.0 billion Increase 73 United States Koch Industries
8 Increase Sheldon Adelson $38.0 billion Increase 80 United States Las Vegas Sands
9 Increase Christy Walton & family $36.7 billion Increase 58-59 United States Wal-Mart
10 Increase Jim Walton $34.7 billion Increase 65 United States Wal-Mart

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