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.
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