Entrepreneurs and self-made business people have dominated this year’s top spots as the richest people on earth according to the list released by the Sunday Times and not just those who only became rich by inheriting wealth as it was before.
Some of the self-made rich people dominating the list are from the tech industry including Jack Ma, the founder of Alibaba and Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook.
- The Walton Family
This is an American family that has a net worth of 100.6 billion pounds and it is the founder of the world’s largest retailer, Walmart.
- Charles and David Koch
Charles is the chairman and CEO of the second-largest private company in the United States of America, Koch Industries and his brother David is the Vice President. Both are now worth 78.9 billion pounds.
- Bill Gates
Bill Gates in now worth a net of 70.8 billion pounds. He is the co-founder of the world largest software company, the Microsoft.
- Amancio Ortega
He is the founder of Inditex, founded in 1985 and it owns such brands as Zara, Pull, and Bear. The man now owns 60 percent of the company and he has a net worth of 63.5 billion pounds.
- Jeff Bezos
This is the founder of the world’s largest shopping retailer, the Amazon. He has a net worth of 61.8 billion pounds.
- Warren Buffet
He is a legendary investor. He is the largest shareholder of Berkshire Hathaway. What is more is that the man has promised to give away 99 percent of his fortune to philanthropic causes.
- John & Jacqueline Mars
This is a brother and sister who have inherited the confectionary empire that makes Mars Bars. The two have a net worth of 49 billion pounds.
- Mark Zuckerberg
This is the chairman, CEO, and co-founder of Facebook. The man is 32 years and is worth 47.7 billion pounds.
- Carlos Slim Helu and Family
This is Mexico’s wealthiest man as well as one of the richest self-made billionaires in the world. He is the man in control of Latin America’s biggest mobile telecom firm, America Movil. The man has a net worth of 46 billion pounds.
- Larry Ellison
This is the founder of the Oracle. He is worth 40.6 billion pounds.
- Michael Bloomberg
He is worth 39 billion pounds. He is the owner and CEO of Bloomberg, a global financial service, mass media, and software company.
- Benard Arnault
He is worth 35.2 billion pounds. He is the chairman and CEO of LVMH, the world’s largest luxury goods company.
- Larry Page
He is worth 34.2 billion Pounds. He is the cofounder of Google.
- Sergey Brin
He is worth 33.4 billion pounds. He is a computer scientist and a cofounder in Google.
- Liliane Bettencourt
She is worth 31.8 billion pounds. She inherited L’Oreal cosmetics fortune and she is the company’s largest shareholder.