The World’s Richest People in 2016 according to Forbes
“No dollar will pass between sofa and ass “— Bill Gates
What do other billionaires say? And how to get rich in 2017?
Forbes has published the list of the richest people in the world. It features investors, philanthropists, and entrepreneurs of different kind. Some of them you probably know. First, let’s have a look at a few interesting people who have missed the top 10.
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The American historian Steve Cohen is on the 72nd place. He is the author of several books and a holder of the Order of Friendship who specializes in the history of the Soviet period and owns 12.7 billion dollars.
Ma Yun, also known as Jack Ma, has settled on the 33rd place. He is the man to say “thank you” for having the opportunity to order a variety of items at affordable prices on AliExpress. Jack’s fortune is estimated at 20.5 billion.
The American financier from Hungary George Soros is on the 23rd place. He runs the charitable organization “Soros Foundation” and owns 24.9 billion dollars.
Okay, Google. Who is on the 13th place of the list? This position is occupied by Sergey Brin, the founder of Google, the search engine which has already become an integral part of our life. Mr Brin has earned 34.4 billion dollars so far.
David Koch, a US engineer and businessman, is the 10th. His father has founded a corporation whose departments are engaged in oil refining, investment, and chemical production. David has managed to earn $39.6 billion.
Another Koch — this time Charles Koch — the co-owner of “Koch Industries”, is on the 9th place. The two brothers are successfully conducting their family business.
Michael Bloomberg, the 108th New York City Mayor and the founder of the “Bloomberg” news agency, has occupied the 8th place. His fortune is estimated at $40 billion.
Larry Ellison, one of the “Oracle” software company founders, owns $43.6 billion and the 7th place in the list.
The legendary Mark Zuckerberg with $44.6 billion is the 6th. We guess you know who he is. If not, here you are a tip: share this article on Facebook.
The 5th place belongs to Jeff Bezos. You have most probably used some services of this man’s company, Amazon. He also owns “The Washington Post”, and $45.2 billion.
One step separates Carlos Slim Helu from the top three. His telecommunication giant “Teléfonos de México” has helped him earn $50 billion and the 4th position in the list.
The 3rd place and $60.8 billion. Welcome Warren Buffett, the largest investor in the world! Here is his advice to everyone who wants to get rich:
“Opportunities come infrequently. When it rains gold, put out the bucket, not the thimble”
The magnate and investor with 5,000 stores worldwide Amancio Ortega is the 2nd. His business activities have yielded $ 67 billion.
Who is on top? Some of you might already have guessed, because a quotation of this person is the epigraph to this article. Yes, this is Bill Gates, the Microsoft founder and the richest man in the world! Today, his wealth is reported to have reached $ 75 billion.
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