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The Top 10 Wealthiest People In The World

Bill Gates has once again been named the wealthiest person in the world by Forbes magazine’s annual rich list

There’s no surprise as to who tops the most recent list of the wealthiest people in the world. Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is the richest person in history, weighing in with a net worth of $87,4 billion.

Wealth-tracking website Wealth-X, provided Business Insider with the most recent figures on the assets of the ultra-rich. Wealth-X tracks more than 110 000 ultra-high-net-worth people, calculating each person’s assets and adjusting “to account for currency-exchange rates, local taxes, savings rates, investment performance, and other factors.”

Gates overtook Spain’s Amancio Ortega (who came in at second place), by more than $20 billion. Ortega, founding chairman of clothing retailer Inditex, is net-worthed at $66,8 billion.

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Other placements on the list include potential presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg who ranks as the ninth wealthiest person on earth, with a net worth north of $42 billion. It is interesting to note political billionaire Donald Trump doesn’t make the Top 50 list . The wealthiest woman in the world is Alice Walton, Walmart heiress, ranking number 15 overall with a net worth of $33,2 billion.

L’Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt is the next woman on the list, sitting just below Walton at number 17 with a net worth of $29 billion. The only other woman to crack the top 50 is Laurene Powell Jobs, widow of the late Steve Jobs, tied at 47th with $14,4 billion to her name.

The Top 10 wealthiest people in the world are:
1. Bill Gates
2. Amancio Ortega
3. Warren Buffett
4. Jeff Bezos
5. David Koch
6. Charles Koch
7. Larry Ellison
8. Mark Zuckerberg
9. Michael Bloomberg
10. Ingvar Kamprad

source: destinyman

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