For the third year in a row, Bill Gates was named the richest man in the world by Forbes's 2016 list of the world's billionaires. This is the 17th time that the founder of Microsoft has claimed the top spot. Amancio Ortega rose from last year's position of number four to second.
On the 30th anniversary of the Forbes' list of the world's billionaires, for the fourth year in a row, Bill Gates was named the richest man in the world. In 2017, there was a record of 2,043 people on the list, which is the first time over 2,000 people were listed, that included 195 newcomers that included 76 from China and 25 from the U.S.; there were 56 people under 40 and it had a record of 227 women.
Christy Walton married into what became the richest family in the world: Walmart's Waltons. She inherited her fortune when her husband, John Walton, died in a 2005 plane crash. She received about one-sixth of his fortune, mostly stakes in Walmart, First Solar and Arvest Bank.
On the 32nd list of world's billionaires, the gap between the top one percent and the rest of the billionaires continued to widen, with the 20 richest people on the planet worth $1.2 trillion that amounts to 13 percent of all billionaires' fortunes combined.
Bettencourt passed away at age 94 in September 2017 at a time when she was worth about $39.5 billion and among the top 20 richest people in the world overall, according to Forbes. Her father, Eugene Schueller, founded the iconic cosmetics company L’Oréal in 1907, and Bettencourt owned a third of the makeup brand with her children.
Alice Walton is the only daughter of Walmart founder Sam Walton. She has focused on curating art, rather than working for Walmart like her siblings, Rob and Jim. In 2011 she opened the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in her hometown, Bentonville, Arkansas.
Methodology: The Bloomberg Billionaires Index is a daily ranking of the world's richest people. In calculating net worth, Bloomberg News strives to provide the most transparent calculations available, and each individual billionaire profile contains a detailed analysis of how that person's fortune is tallied.
As of 2014, his personal wealth was estimated to be US$ 28.9billion, as one of the top 100 innovators in the world under the age of 35. In 2004, Brin received the Academy of Achievement’s Golden Plate Award with Larry Page at a ceremony in Chicago, Illinois.According to Forbes he is the 20th richest person in the world with a personal wealth of US$ 28.9 billion as of April, 2014.
Owner of the reputed confectionary company “Mars, Incorporated” and 82,000 acre “Diamond Cross Ranch”, Mars is the richest man in Virginia, 26th richest American and the 52nd richest person in the world. The businessman acquired gum maker “Wrigley” in 2009 for a massive $23 billion to create the world’s largest confectionary company.
In 2014, Forbes listed her among the 30 most powerful women in the world. 2. Jacqueline Mars – Net worth: $22 billion. The second position among the 10 wealthiest US ladies belongs to Jacqueline Mars, a 79-years old heiress and influential investor known everywhere in the world. Mrs.
David Kenneth Roy Thomson, 3rd Baron Thomson of Fleet (born 12 June 1957) is a Canadian hereditary peer and media magnate. Upon the death of his father in 2006, Thomson became the chairman of Thomson Corporation and also inherited his father's British title, Baron Thomson of Fleet.
Jorge Paulo Lemann started in investment banking and later became a controlling shareholder of Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's largest brewer. His fellow controlling shareholders at AB Inbev include Brazilian business partners Carlos Sicupira and Marcel Herrmann Telles, both billionaires.
Wang Jianlin is the Chinese richest person with tentacles dispersion of worldwide. Wang Jianlin total net worth is US $ 32.3 billion and appears first on the list richest people of China. Wang Jianlin is the Chinese richest person with tentacles dispersion of worldwide.
Eventually, Pietro was able to manipulate the formula sufficiently to give his product a creamier texture. Today the company generates over $11 billion per year in revenue. When David Rockefeller died at the age of 101 on March 20, 2017, Maria Franca Fissolo became the oldest billionaire in the world at 99.
Al-Waleed was born in Jeddah on 7 March 1955 to Prince Talal bin Abdul-Aziz, long-time known as The Red Prince, and Mona Al Solh, daughter of Riad Al Solh (Lebanon's first prime minister). His father was Saudi Arabia’s finance minister during the early 1960s, before he went into exile due to his advocacy for political reform.
About Mukesh Dhirubhai Ambani Indian business magnate, Mukesh Ambani, has an estimated net worth of $39.1 billion in February 2018. Despite dropping from the list of top ten richest people in the world after losing $4.7 billion, Mukesh Ambani is still the richest Indian in the world. He is the chairman and managing director of the one of India's largest conglomerate, Reliance Industries Limited.
Tadashi Yanai ( 柳井 正 Yanai Tadashi, born 7 February 1949) is a Japanese businessman, the founder and president of Fast Retailing , of which Uniqlo (ユニクロ, "unique clothing") is a subsidiary. In January 2014 he was ranked 35th richest person in the world by Bloomberg , making him the richest man in Japan with an estimated net worth of US$19.9 billion in 2009 and US$17.6 billion in ...
The son of a pharmaceuticals distributor, Dilip Shanghvi borrowed $200 from his father to start Sun Pharma in 1983 to make psychiatric drugs. The company is the world's fourth largest generics maker and India's most valuable pharma outfit with March 2017 revenues of $4.7 billion.
Now google has become one of the most popular search engine even the PC magazine praised so. In 2011, he was ranked 24th on the Forbes list of billionaires and as the 11th richest person in the United States.As of October 2012, the Bloomberg Billionaires Index lists Page as the 27th richest man in the world.
The massive conglomerate owned by Anne Cox Chambers and her family is adding to its automotive business. Cox Enterprises announced a $4 billion purchase of Dealertrack, a maker of software for car dealerships, in June 2015. The company's other interests include communications (cable and broadband), media (newspapers, TV, radio stations) and the automotive unit (Autotrader.