The 15 Richest People on Earth Unveiled, The Who is Who

By Juma Fred / May 18, 2017

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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. Mark Zuckerberg

This is the chairman, CEO, and co-founder of Facebook. The man is 32 years and is worth 47.7 billion pounds.

  1. 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.

  1. Larry Ellison

This is the founder of the Oracle. He is worth 40.6 billion pounds.

  1. 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.

  1. Benard Arnault

He is worth 35.2 billion pounds. He is the chairman and CEO of LVMH, the world’s largest luxury goods company.

  1. Larry Page

He is worth 34.2 billion Pounds. He is the cofounder of Google.

  1. Sergey Brin

He is worth 33.4 billion pounds. He is a computer scientist and a cofounder in Google.

  1. Liliane Bettencourt

She is worth 31.8 billion pounds. She inherited L’Oreal cosmetics fortune and she is the company’s largest shareholder.


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Juma Fredrick is an enthusiastic journalist who believes that journalism has power to change the world either negatively or positively depending on how one uses it. You can reach him on: (020) 528 0222 or Email: [email protected]

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