Introduction: Who are the Richest Men in the World and How Much Money Do They Have?
Top 5 Richest People in the world
This blog is written just for sharing information with having approximately metric not exact.
The wealthiest people in the world have amassed their fortunes through a variety of means, including inheritance, business ownership, and investing.
The concept of wealth is relative and depends on social context. For instance, if a person owns a company worth billions of dollars but lives in an area where average annual income is just US$10,000 they might be considered poor or even homeless by people in other parts of the world.
#1- Jeff Bezos – Net Worth $149 billion
Jeff Bezos is an American entrepreneur and businessman. He is the founder, chairman, and CEO of Amazon.com.
He was born on January 12, 1964 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. After graduating from Princeton University in 1986 with a degree in computer science and electrical engineering, he worked on Wall Street in the early 1990s before founding Amazon in 1994.
#2- Bill Gates – Net Worth $95.4 billion
Bill Gates is an American business magnate, philanthropist and author. He is the former CEO and current chairman of Microsoft.
He was born on October 28, 1955 in Seattle, Washington. His father William H. Gates Sr., was a lawyer, and his mother Mary Maxwell Gates served on the board of directors for First Interstate BancSystem and the United Way of America.
Gates attended a private school in Seattle until 1977 when he enrolled at Harvard University as a sophomore where he lived off campus with fellow student Steve Ballmer. He graduated from Harvard University in three years with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1977.
#3- Warren Buffett – Net Worth $84.5 billion
Warren Buffett is an American business magnate, investor and philanthropist. He is one of the most successful investors in the world.
He was born on August 30, 1930 in Omaha, Nebraska. He was raised by his father Howard Buffett who was a stockbroker and his mother Leila Stahl Buffett who was a homemaker.
He has been married to Susan Thompson since 1952 and they have three children together: Howard Graham Buffett (1953), Peter Andrew Buffett (1956) and Susan Alice Buffett (1960).
#4 Elon Musk – Net Worth $146.5 billion
Elon Musk is an American business magnate, investor, and engineer. He is the founder, CEO, and CTO of SpaceX; co-founder, CEO, and product architect of Tesla Inc.; co-founder of Zip2; and founder of SolarCity. As of March 2017, he has an estimated net worth of $20.8 billion (14th wealthiest person in the world).
Born in Pretoria, South Africa on June 28th 1971 to a Canadian mother and a South African father. Musk moved to Canada at age 17 to attend Queen’s University after his parents divorced when he was young. He transferred to the University of Pennsylvania two years later because they offered him a scholarship.
He is currently married to Canadian author Justine Wilson with whom he has six children: five sons and one daughter.
#5- Larry Ellison – Net Worth $102.4 billion
Larry Ellison is the founder of Oracle Corporation and has been a computer programmer, entrepreneur, inventor, and philanthropist. He is the third wealthiest person in the world with a net worth of $102.4 billion.
Ellison was born on August 17th 1944 in New York City to Florence Spellman (née Moritz) and Louis Ellison. His mother had been born in Russia to Jewish parents who emigrated from Poland during a time when Jews were discriminated against in Europe. His father was an African American man from Chicago who served as a navy officer for 25 years.
He attended University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for two years before dropping out and moving to Northern California where he would go on to become one of the most successful tech entrepreneurs ever.
Ellison’s first company was Software Development Laboratories (SDL). It was originally based on software that he developed while working for Ampex Corporation that allowed engineers to produce code more quickly
#5- Gautam Adani – Net Worth $125 billion
Gautam Adani is an Indian business tycoon and the founder of the Adani Group. He has a net worth of $125 billion and is one of India’s richest people.
He started his career as a commodities trader in Mumbai, India and then ventured into coal trading with his elder brother, Rajesh Adani. The two brothers then founded the Adani Group in 1988.
The group now has interests in coal mining, oil & gas exploration, ports & shipbuilding, power generation and transmission, agribusiness, real estate among other sectors.
In 2014 he was ranked as the 12th richest person on Forbes’ list of billionaires globally with a personal value of $7 billion.