10. Ingvar Kamprad

The Swedish business magnate, founder of the famous IKEA, is ranked the tenth richest person in the world at $42.5 billion. The Swedish retail company is the largest furniture selling company (as of 2008).

Kamprad currently lives in Sweden.

 

9. Larry Ellison

LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 11: Larry Ellison is honored at The Israeli Consulate Celebrates Israel’s 65th Independence Day at Nobu Malibu on April 11, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/WireImage)

American businessman Larry Ellison is co-founder of Oracle Corporation and was CEO until September 2014. Valued at $43.4 billion, he is currently the ninth richest person in the world. Currently, he is the executive chairman and chief technology officer of Oracle. Ellison has donated up to 1% of his wealth to charity and has signed The Giving Pledge.

8. Mark Zuckerberg

 

Zuckerberg, co-founder and CEO of Facebook, is the eighth richest person in the world valued at $49.7 billion. American programmer, Internet entrepreneur, and philanthropist, he founded Facebook from his college dorm room in Harvard. The website later expanded rapidly with one billion users signing up by 2012.

 

 7. Carlos Slim

 

Slim is a Mexican business magnate, investor, and philanthropist who is the seventh richest person in the world, valued at $51.4 billion. Slim is known as the “Warren Buffett of Mexico”, deriving his fortune from his extensive holdings in a considerable number of Mexican companies through his conglomerate, Grupo Carso.

6. David Koch

 

Brother of Charles Koch, David Koch is the Executive Vice President of Koch Industries. Valued the same as his brother at $55.2 billion, David is the sixth richest person in the world. David also owns 42% of the conglomerate that the brother inherited from their father and then expanded.

5. Charles Koch

In this February 26, 2007 file photograph, Charles Koch, head of Koch Industries, talks passionately about his new book on Market Based Management. (Bo Rader/Wichita Eagle/MCT via Getty Images)

Valued at $55.2 billion, American businessman, political donor and philanthropist Charles Koch is the fifth richest person in the world. He is co-owner, chairman of the board, and chief executive officer of Koch Industries, famous also for its mention in an popular American TV show The Newsroom. He owns 42% of the shares of the conglomerate.

4. Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos, chief executive officer of Amazon.com Inc., introduces the Kindle Fire HD tablets at a news conference in Santa Monica, California, U.S., on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012. Amazon.com Inc. is updating its line of Kindle e-readers and tablets in a bid to stoke consumer demand as Google Inc. and Microsoft Corp. join the crowded market of machines challenging Apple Inc.?s iPad. 

Founder chairman and the largest shareholder of the online shopping giant Amazon, Bezos is an American technology entrepreneur and investor, valued at $63.1 billion, the fourth richest person in the world. Bezos’ other business interests include aerospace and newspapers. He is the founder and owner of the privately-funded aerospace developer and manufacturer Blue Origin. Founded in 2000, the company has conducted test flights to space beginning in 2015, and plans for commercial suborbital human spaceflight beginning in 2018. He also purchased The Washington Post newspaper in 2013.

3. Warren Buffett

Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Fortune The Most Powerful Women
Washington, D.C., USA
9:30 AM ONE ON ONE
Warren Buffett, Chairman and CEO, Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
Interviewer: Carol Loomis, Senior Editor at Large, Fortune
Photograph by Stuart Isett/Fortune Most Powerful Women

The most successful investor in the world, Buffett is also a business magnate and a philanthropist, valued at $68.2 billion. He is the CEO and the largest shareholder of Berkshire Hathaway, the American multinational conglomerate holding company. Buffett, the third richest person in the world, is often referred to as the “Wizard of Omaha” or “Oracle of Omaha,” or the “Sage of Omaha,”and is noted for his adherence to value investing and for his personal frugality despite his immense wealth.

2. Amancio Ortega

 

Founder and chairman of the Inditex fashion group, which is best known for its global brand Zara, the Spanish business magnate is valued at $75.8 billion and is the second richest person in the world.

1. Bill Gates

 

The co-founder of Microsoft, tech magnate, entrepreneur, philanthropist, programmer, Bill Gates has a solid profile that makes him the richest individual, his worth marked $85.9 billion. Also the founder of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Gates has made strides in every sphere he has touched. He stepped down as CEO of Microsoft in 2000 and as Chairman in 2008. Currently, he works full-time at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and is the technology adviser to the current CEO Satya Nadella.

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Rahul Yadav is Digital Marketing consultant and Expert in Delhi, India. He provides SEO, Social Media Marketing & PPC Consulting Services worldwide. Follow Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin

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