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.
In the 32nd annual Forbes list of the 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.
The Bloomberg Billionaires Index is a daily ranking of the world’s richest people. Details about the calculations are provided in the net worth analysis on each billionaire’s profile page. The figures are updated at the close of every trading day in New York.
The 2016 edition ranks the wealthiest entrepreneurs, investors and tech billionaires in the world, including many of the usual suspects such as Bill Gates and Carlos Slim Helu. We have compiled the 10 richest ones, based on their net worth according to Forbes.
The 10 Richest People in the World =6) Charles Koch: $42.9 billion Charles Koch is one half of the most affluent sibling partnership in the world. Koch owns 42 per cent of Kansas-based industrial firm Koch Industries where he serves as chairman and chief executive. Koch Industries owns firms that are involved in refinery, chemicals and financial trading, among many others.
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.