Who are the billionaire persons of the world? Who tops the list? How these wealthy persons managed to reach this position? Well, there might be several other questions hovering in your mind. For solving all your queries, we have presented the list of ‘Top 50 Richest Billionaires’ along with their respective net worth. Go through it!
1. Bill Gates
Net Worth: $92.9 billion
The richest person in the world, Bill Gates, is an American entrepreneur, chairman of ‘Microsoft’ and philanthropist, with a net worth of $92.9 billion. He co-founded the company along with Paul Allen, and is best-known for his remarkable contribution in the field of the personal computers revolution. He resides in a pacific-lodge style house, built on the shores of Lake Washington. The seven-bedroom house is well-equipped with all the luxurious amenities, like a private library, swimming pool with underwater music, and a 20-seat art Deco theatre. He has a fancy for Porsche luxury vehicles and owns a Porsche 930 Turbo equipped with a 260 PS engine, a Porsche 911 Carrera with a 3.4 litre engine, and a Porsche 959 Coupe. Bill Gates is an avid philanthropist and combined three family charities into one organization- ‘Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’. The couple has donated around $28 billion for charitable purposes as well as co-founded “Gates-Buffett Giving Pledge” with Warren Buffett and Mark Zuckerberg.
2. Carlos Slim Helu
Net Worth: $60 billion
Carlos Slim Helu is a Mexican entrepreneur and investor with a net worth of $60 billion. His business interests include telecommunications, retail and finance. He has invested in a number of companies. Carlos is the chief executive and chairman of ‘Telmex and America Movil’. He also manages companies, like ‘Telefonos De Mexico’, and ‘TelCel’. He is a great philanthropist and established various institutions to promote education, health and sports. He founded ‘Carlos Slim Helu Foundation’, which works to promote sculptures and religious relics. He also funded the construction of ‘Plaza Mariana’, which has an evangelization center, health center, market, a museum, columbarium, as well as a parking lot. In May 2011, he was named as the ‘World’s Biggest Givers’ by Forbes after making a donation of $4 billion to his foundation. In 2003, he was named as the CEO of the year by the Latin Trade magazine. Mexico’s Chamber of Commerce awarded him with the Entrepreneurial Merit Medal of Honor.
3. Amancio Ortega Gaona
Net Worth: $68.9 billion
Amancio Ortega Gaona, a fashion entrepreneur and the richest person of Spain, has a net worth of $68.9 billion. He is best known as the founder and owner of one of the most popular clothing and accessories retail chains- ‘Zara’. He 59.29% of the Inditex group, which includes several fashion brands, like Zara, Oysho, Stradivarius, Massimo Dutti, Pull, Zara Home, Tempe and Bershka. The billionaire has a very low-profile image and doesn’t seem to be fond of public exposure as he seldom makes himself available for interviews except for some of the biggest publications. In 2011, he stepped down as the CEO of the company. Amancio also holds real estate properties in Madrid, Chicago, London, New York and San Francisco. He owns Torre Picasso, a 43-storied building in Madrid. Apart from real estate properties, he also owns a private jet- Global Express BD700, which can fly continuously between intercontinental locations with only one refuelling stop. Besides, he has a private yacht- ‘Valoria yacht’, worth €6 million.
4. Warren Buffett
Net Worth: $82.5 billion
One of the wealthiest people in the world, Warren Buffett, is an American business magnate, investor and avid philanthropist possessing a net worth of $82.5 billion. He is the chairman and CEO of the Berkshire Hathaway. He likes to invest in the brands, such as Fruit of the Loom, the brand which he enjoys wearing. The billionaire resides in a beautiful 5-bedroom Omaha home in Nebraska. He also owns a private business jet- Gulfstream IV SP. It is a 16 seater plane well-equipped with all the luxurious facilities. Its majestic body is powered by a Tay 611-8 engine, and it can reach up to a speed of 528 MPH. Buffett practices philanthropy at a very high scale, while pledging to donate 99% of his wealth to charity. 83% of his fortune will be donated to ‘Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’. In August 2012, he donated $3 billion to the charitable organizations working for children. In 2006, Buffett auctioned his own luxury sedan, Lincoln Town Car, in order to raise money for “Girls Inc.”, a non-profit institution, which works for girls. In 2012, Time named him as one of the most influential people in the world.
5. Ingvar Kamprad
Net Worth: $58.7 billion
Ingvar Kamprad is a Swedish businessman and the owner of IKEA, a furniture retail company. His fortune is $58.7 billion. His net worth dropped down drastically after his lawyers proved that the foundation headed and created by him in Liechtenstein possesses IKEA, which barred him and his family members from gaining benefits from its funds. He started his career by selling small items, like matches, Christmas tree decorations, ball-pens, pencils, seeds, and other items. Later, he added furniture to his business, which eventually turned out to be “IKEA”. He never stays in expensive hotels and always flies in an economy class. Known for his money-saving quality, Ingvar has grown to be one of the richest people in the world with his hard-work and willpower. He has also written down his way of frugality in a book, called ‘A Testament of a Furniture Dealer’, and also worked on his autobiography- ‘Leading by Design: The IKEA Story’ along with Bertil Torekull, a Swedish journalist. He drives a Volvo 240 GL.