American business magazine Forbes released its annual list featuring richest people in the world on March 02, 2015. As per Forbes, there are a record 1826 billionaires in the world, which shows an increase of 181 in the past 12 months.
Bill Gates (Net Worth-: 81.1 Billion)
William Henry “Bill” Gates III is an American business magnate, philanthropist, investor and computer programmer who co-founded Microsoft along with Paul Allen in the year 1975. Gates is currently the richest man in the world with a net worth of 81.1 billion.
Carlos Slim Helu (Net Worth-: 75.1 billion)
Carlos Slim Helu is a Mexican business magnate, investor and philanthropist. From 2010 to 2013 Slim was ranked as the richest person in the world. Slim is the chairman and chief executive of telecommunications companies “Telmex” and “America Movil”, Latin America’s largest mobile-phone carrier.
Warren Buffett (Net Worth-: 73.8 billion)
Warren Edward Buffett is an American business magnate, investor and philanthropist. He is the most successful investor in the world. Buffett is the chairman, CEO and largest shareholder of Berkshire Hathaway, and is consistently ranked among the world’s wealthiest and influential people.
Amancio Ortega (Net Worth-: 65.6 billion)
Amancio Ortega Gaona is a Spanish fashion businessman and founding chairman of the Inditex fashion group, best known for its chain of Zara clothing and accessories retail shops. In October 2015, he was ranked as the richest person in the world for four hours by Forbes ahead of Bill Gates.
Larry Ellison (Net Worth-: 56.2 billion)
Lawrence Joseph “Larry” Ellison is an American internet entrepreneur, businessman and philanthropist. He serves as executive chairman and chief technology officer of Oracle Corporation, having previously been chief executive from its founding until September 2014. He is also the third-wealthiest man in America.
Charles Koch (Net Worth-: 43.2 billion)
Charles G. Koch is an American businessman and philanthropist. He is co-owner, chairman of board and chief executive officer of Koch Industries. He owns 42% of the conglomerate along with his brother David Koch.
David Koch (Net Worth-: 42.9 billion)
David Hamilton Koch is an American businessman, philanthropist, political activist and chemical engineer. He joined the family business Koch Industries, a conglomerate that is second largest privately held company in the United States in 1970. He became president of Koch Engineering in 1979 and became co-owner of Koch Industries, with older brother Charles in 1983.
Christy Walton (Net Worth-: 41.7 billion)
Christy Ruth Walton is the widow of John T. Walton, one of the sons of Sam Walton, the founder of Walmart. She is the world’s leading female philanthropist according to the amount she gives as a percentage of her wealth. As of 2015 Walton is the richest woman in the world.
Jim Walton (Net Worth-: 40.6 billion)
James Carr Walton is the youngest son of Sam Walton, the founder of world’s largest retailer Walmart. On the 2015 Forbes list of world billionaires, Jim Walton is ranked 9th with a net worth of $40.6 billion. Walton replaced his deceased brother, John on the Walmart board of directors.
Liliane Bettencourt (Net Worth-: 40.1 billion)
Liliane Henriette Charlotte Schueller is a French heiress, socialite, businesswoman and philanthropist. She is one of the principal shareholders of L’Oreal and according to Forbes; she is the richest woman in the world, making her the 10th richest person in the world.