Just like every year, no matter what line of events take place in world’s economy, some people just manage to mark their place among world’s richest people. Wondering who are the richest people in the world? Here is a list of top 10 richest people in the world for 2015.
Before we move on to identifying the richest people in the world, let’s have a quick recap on the list of top 10 richest people in the world in 2014. Last year wasn’t actually much different than this year. The top 4 positions were secured by Bill Gates, Carlos Slim Helu, Warren Buffet & Amanico Ortega respectively. The only difference that did take place this year is a number change in their total net worth.
All 4 richest men experienced a rise in their total assets and wealth however, the percentage increase was different for each. With that said, we would want to set some ground rules while listing the top 10 richest people in the world for 2015 and to start-off, below are few:
1) To start off, if they have to make it to the list, they should have been there on the list of top 20 richest people in the world in 2014. Position this year may vary.
2) The people making it to the top 10 richest people have an individual or family owned net worth in USD billions.
3) Last but not the least, all their worth is white listed !
With that, here’s a list of top 10 richest people in the world in 2015:
Liliane Bettencourt & family
At number 10 on our list for top 10 world’s richest people this year is the all famous family owning L ’Oreal. So far, being the major shareholder of L ‘Oreal, her estimated net worth equals to $40.1 Billion. L ‘Oreal is currently listed as the largest cosmetics company in the world with it’s headquarters in France.
Who doesn’t love to shop at any of the Wal Mart stores? Well, that same love has made Jim Walton secure a place at number 9 on the list of top 10 richest people in the world. With a total net worth of $40.6 Billion, the pioneer of brick & mortar stores – Wal Mart currently staffs around 2.2 Million employees and listed a net income for almost $16.3 Million last year.
Christy Walton & Family
Now, some might be surprised to see 2 members for a single family make it to the list of world’s richest people. Christy was lucky enough to inherit most of the wealth from her late husband and become the major owner of Wal Mart. Her net worth as of 2015 is reported to be $41.7 Billion.
Charles Koch & David Koch
So the 7th and 6th positions on the list of top 10 richest people in 2015 are actually shared by two brothers. Both have an estimated net worth of $42.9 Billion and serve on executive positions in Koch Industries.
Now that we have wrapped up the bottom half of the list of top richest people in the world, we can expect that the upper top 5 could be people from the technology industry. So it is, at number 5, we have Larry Ellison – known as CEO and now CTO of the ORACLE Corporation. His net worth of $54.3 Billion makes not only one of the richest man in the world, but also puts him in a spot with very few other highly successful internet entrepreneurs.
Being a ‘fashion businessman’ is definitely not an easy job for several reasons. First, making sure you keep up with fashion trends or introduce styles which are likeable by most of the people. It is like shooting in the dark and always hoping you hit the spot. Second, being a fashion designer and possess that skill or sense to monetize your roll outs. If you can ace both, you can definitely make a fortune for yourself, but as much as Amancio? Is question your efforts can address well. For now, Amancio Ortega ranks at the number 4 spot on our list of top 10 richest people in the world with a net worth of $ 64.5 Billion.
A name that we all look up to while figuring out how to become the richest man in the world. Warren Buffett has been in the list of most richest people in the world for several years but with varying positions. However, this year, Mr. Buffett secures a spot at number 3 this year on the list of top 10 richest people in the world with a net worth of $72.7 Billion while major source of wealth listed as the income generated from Berkshire Hathaway.
Carlos Slim Helu and Family
One of the wealthiest business tycoons when it comes to telecom industry. Though there are several other entities operating worldwide including AT&T, yet this family owned telecom businesses surpasses them if owning the majority of wealth is considered. Since 2010 to 2013, Carlos Slim Helu was ranked as the richest man in the world, but in the past couple of years, Bill Gates and his company have set the bar higher when it comes to becoming the richest in the world. For now, Carlos Slim Helu and family earns a spot at number 2 with a net wealth of $77.1 Billion on the top 10 richest people in the world.
At the number 1 spot and the title for richest man in the world in 2015 goes to Bill Gates. An investor, software programmer and an inventor by profession. Mr. Gates is also most famously known as the co-founder of Microsoft Corporation, which is now reportedly world’s most largest PC software development company. Not only this, he is the only man to be and remain one of the wealthiest man in the world from the years 1995 to 2014, except for just few years after the impact of financial crises that took place between 2007 to 2008. In the year 2015, Bill Gates has a net worth of $79.5 Billion, making him the richest man in the world.