After reading the title you may be wondering about the names that will appear in this particular list. However before going to that part let’s have a brief look at the factors that come under discussion after hearing about abundance of wealth adopt by individuals and their effects on the societies around the globe.
However, it is not easy to get to the billionaire club and success to this extent cannot be achieved overnight or by any magical trick. To get up there, one must possess extraordinary talent, skills and obviously the luck factor. People with staggering amount of wealth automatically come in limelight and are followed by millions of people around the world.
Billionaires also become the source of inspiration for many young entrepreneurs and new entrants in the field of business as they try to harness the same level of potential and adeptness from within them. The role of these influential figures is extremely eminent in the field of business and finance as they set new dimensions and principles for others to follow. Here are a few names of the wealthiest individuals living on earth.
Yes, it happened in just five trading days that Amazon’s Jeff Bezo became the richest man in history, surpassing Bill Gates. The net worth of this 53-year-old billionaire is now $105.1 billion and most it comes from the 78.9 billion shares. The year 2017, especially it’s holiday shopping season turned out to be a game-changer for the founder of world’s largest e-commerce store.
It was a time when a large number of people from across the globe purchased products available in special discount offers and deals such as Black Friday Sale, increasing the fame of Amazon.com that already has global existence and popularity.
With a worth of over $90 billion, Bill Gates comes after Jeff Bezo in the race of being the richest man on earth. Bill Gates is one of those people who don’t need any introduction as every penny that he own has been earned by him with his hard work, determination and passion. Being the co-founder of Microsoft, all the steps he took in the journey of his professional career yielded successful results.
It is the diverse capabilities of Gates that has made him this much famous and rich. He is a philanthropist, an entrepreneur, a tech magnate and a programmer. Gates remained on top position in the list of the richest people in the world but just a couple of months ago, he lost his position to Jeff Bezo of Amazon.com and now comes on the second number. It is also to be noted here that a lot of wealth and stock has either been given away or donated in charity by this man otherwise he would have retained the first place by having a worth of nearly $150 billion.
An American entrepreneur and the Chief Operating Officer of Berth Hathaway, Warren Buffett is the inspiration for the traders around the world as he is one of the most successful investors and has astounded everyone with his performance in the field of business. In the group of billionaires he comes at the third position with fortune topping over $84 billion.
Despite all the money possessed, he is greatly known for his humbleness as he still resides in the same house he bought before becoming a millionaire. He is also a philanthropist and his name is also included in the list of world’s biggest charity donor as he has donated the second-highest amount of money in charity.
After bearing a loss of about $7 billion dollar in the recent months, Amancio Ortega now stands at the fourth position in the list of wealthiest men alive while having the net worth of about $76.1 billion. He can be undoubtedly termed as the Spanish Business Tycoon and is counted as one of the most influential entrepreneurs around the world.
Amancio Ortega is the founder of Inditex fashion group. It is this group that owns eight brands including the most renowned brands of fashion industry, Zara. Amancio Ortega is also known as the wealthiest retailer in the world. With his determination, efforts and passion towards improving his lifestyle, the 81-year-old has made it to the billionaire club. He is an extremely low profile person and until 1999 there wasn’t even a single photograph of him. He has also made some noteworthy donations.
Yes, he is the man behind Facebook. Just like Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg needs no introduction as almost all of us are now using the biggest social network in the world that he developed. The net worth of this bright young man is $71.5 billion that makes him to stand at the fifth position in the race of being the wealthiest man on earth. It is quite an achievement for him if compared in terms of age to the other competitors in the list.
However in a very short time span of just a decade, Facebook has gained popularity that is way beyond imagination. It has also made his owner extremely rich and famous. Mark Zuckerberg created the platform of Facebook back in 2004, just at the age of 19 in his dorm room in order to stay connected with his local friends. Though, it was this platform that started attracting more people day by day gaining more attention of the people.
This is how the network of Facebook spread around the world and later this newly formed social network witnessed skyrocketing success while challenging and surpassing the popularity of already existing social networks. After seeing the pace of Zuckerberg’s growth, the experts believe that his popularity and the process of wealth accumulation is not going to stop any time soon and he may continue to climb this list, making his way to the top.