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Five Richest People Of The World

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How does it feel to be the richest person of the world. I am sure beyond words.And in this article we will talk about top Five Richest people Of The World.

Five Richest People Of The World

Carlos Slim Helu

Carlos Slim Helu

On top of the list of five richest person’s of the world is Carlos Slim Helu. His net worth about $73 billions sourced from telecom business and . Helu Present chairman and chief executive(CEO) of telecommunications companies Telmex and America Movil.

Carlos  was Born on January 28, 1940 His Nationality is Mexico City.He is a bachelor Graduate From from Mexico University.Carlos wife Soumaya Domit Gemayel died in 1999. his marital status is widowed.

Bill Gates

Bill Gates

At number 2 in our list of five richest people of the world  is Bill Gates His full name is William Henry Bill Gates III, and was born on October 28,1955. Bill Gates net worth is $ 67 billion. He is an American business investor, programmer philanthropist etc. Bill Gates was not only the former Chief Executive of Microsoft but is currently the active Chairman of Microsoft as well. Microsoft is considered to be the worlds largest software company, Bill Gates and Paul Allen are the co-founder of this giant company. He was considered to be the wealthiest person of the year during 1995 – 2009, excluding the year 2008. In 2008 he was recorded to be the third wealthiest person. He is currently the wealthiest person of America and second wealthiest person of the World.

Bill Gates as an individual has the largest shares in Microsoft with 6.4 percent of the common stocks. Beside all this he is a author. He has authored and co-authored several books.

Amancio Ortega

Amancio Ortega

At number three we have Amancio Ortega with the net worth of $57 billion. Amancio was born on 28 March 1936 in Busdongo de Arbás, León, Spain, and spent most of  his childhood in León. The major reason behind his success is the Brand ZARA.  He opened his first Zara store in 1975, although his initial idea for the brand was Zobra which was already taken, resulting him to opt for ZARA. Today Zara is part of Inditex group of which Ortega owns 59.29%. There are almost 6000 stores including the brands  Zara, Massimo Dutti, Oysho, Zara Home, Kiddy’s Class, Tempe,Stradivarius, Pull and Bear, Bershka. He has more than 92,000 employees. working for him. 

Amancio Ortega keeps a very low profile, he has granted interviews with only three journalists ever and because of his secrecy, a book naming  Amancio Ortega: de cero a Zara (From Zero to Zara) was published on him. In 2011 Amancio announced his retirement from Inditex, stating the he woould ask Inditex vice-president and CEO Pablo Isla to take his place at the helm of the textile empire

Warren Buffett

Warren Buffet

At number 4 in our list of five richest people of the world we have Warren Buffett with the net worth of $ 53.5 billion. Warren Edward Buffett was born on born August 30, 1930 in in Omaha, Nebraska. He is considered to be an American business magnate, philanthropist, and investor. Warren Buffett is not only the primary shareholder but also the chairman and CEO of BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY. He is considered to be the most astute and successful investor of the 20th century and is consistently ranked among the richest people of the world.  He was ranked as the world’s wealthiest person in 2008. In 2012, American magazine Time named Warren one of the most influential people in the world. 

There are many nick names for Warren such as  “Wizard of Omaha“, “Oracle of Omaha“, or the “Sage of Omaha”.

 Larry Ellison

Larry Ellison

In the list of five Richest people of the world, at number 5 we have Larry Ellison with the net worth of $43 billion. Lawrence Joseph “Larry” Ellison was born on August 17, 1944  in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. He is said to be an American business magnate. He is not only the co-fonder but also the chief executive of Oracle Corporation, which is one of the worlds leading software company. In the year 2012 Larry was considered to be the  third-wealthiest American with an estimated worth of $41 billion including his ownership of Oracle company stock. In 1977, he founded Software Development Laboratories (SDL) which in 1979 was renamed as Relational Software Inc. and  later renamed Oracle after the flagship product Oracle database.

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