1) Bill Gates

Net Worth

$79.2 billion

Date of Birth

October 28, 1955  

Bill Gates

Bill Gates Personal history:
Founder of Microsoft is at the top of the world’s richest billionaires but he had to work hard to claim the status of World’s richest billionaire. Gates father William H. Gates and his mother Mary Maxwell were lawyers. His mother was one of the board of directors of First Interstate Bancsystem. He possessed the intelligence of a mature adult at the age of 12. He has an elder sister, Kristianne who is a tax accountant in his company and Libby is his younger sister who lives with her husband and two children in Seattle. He married Melinda French in 1994.
Bill Gates Education:
He enrolled at the lakeside School when he was 13. In his eighth grade, his school managed to computer terminals for school so it was that particular time when he got to know computers. He met his future partner Paul Allen in the same school. He was curious towards computer programming from school and would bunk his maths class to learn programming. He managed to hack his first computer at the age of 13. His school asked him to write program schedules for students. Paul and his interests matched a lot as they both had a fondness for programming. He took admission in Harvard College at the age of 15. In his sophomore year, he designed algorithms for pancake sorting
Bill Gates Corporate career:
As he and Paul had joined separate colleges, still they managed to be in contact. He joined his friend Paul at Honeywell in 1974.It was the year of 1975 when Bill Gates and Paul came up with the idea of Microsoft. They designed software for MITS who hired them to make soft wares for them but soon differences arise and he thought to detach himself from the company. He developed MS-DOS for IBM PCs and Steve Jobs also signed him for providing an operating system for Apple Macintosh computers. He personally used to check line of codes for 5 years.
Bill Gates Trivial info:
At the age of 31, he became a business magnate not only in America but also he became the richest man in the world. He resides in an earth-sheltered house in a on a hill side. Warren Buffett is his long term friend and he is the director of Warren’s company, Berkshire Hathaway. In 2010, he, Warren buffett and mark Zuckerberg signed a commitment called ‘Gate-Buffett giving pledge’ which states that they would give half of the earnings to charity every year.

2) Carlos Slim Helu

Net Worth

$77.1 billion

Date of Birth

October 28, 1955

Carlos Slim Helu Personal history:
The second richest person in the world got to know about the corporate affairs by his father. His father taught him to manage his expenses and earnings by giving each his child a pass book and he would ask them to balance their expenses with their earnings. In this way, he became a pro at managing income and expenses.
Carlos Slim Helu Education:
At the age of 22, he got the degree of civil engineering from the National Autonomous University of Mexico. He was teaching linear programming and algebra to students while studying.
Carlos Slim Helu Corporate career:
He founded a company by the name of Immobilia Carso at the age of 25 which is known by the name of Grupo Carso nowadays. It provides telecom services to mobile users. It has several other subsidiaries in industrial, commercial and construction ventures. It now has a stock market capitalisation of $12 billion. In 1996, Carso telecom separated from Groupo Carso.
Carlos Slim Helu Trivial info:
His company name Carso is the mixture of two names, Car from his own name Carso and so from his late wife Soumaya Domit Gemayel. He has created a legal framework for organ donation. Carlos went through a cardiac surgery in 1999. He prefers to manage his documents manually.

3) Warren Buffet

Net Worth

$72.7 billion

Date of Birth

August 30t, 1930

Warren Buffet

Warren Buffet Personal history:
His father Howard Buffet worked as a broker and mother was a homemaker. He was expert in algebra and calculus from his childhood. He was a child prodigy as he made his first investment at the age of 11.
Warren Buffet Education:
He was enrolled at Woodrow Wilson High school. He studied business administration from University of Pennsylvania.
Warren Buffet Corporate career:
He claimed his first tax return at the age of 13 with an amount of $35 on his bike.
He is the only son of his parents. His father used to take him to his brokerage firm where he would chalk in the prices of stocks as at that tie manual procedures of recording were being followed. His major success are the acquisition of undervalued companies. He saw potential in them and turned them into billion dollar companies. Being one of the richest guy in the world, he is described as an investment guru.
Warren Buffet Trivial info:
He is popularly known as the ‘Oracle of Omaha’. He is an avid Bridge player. In 2006, he held a Buffett Cup for bridge players. He is a fan of Nebraska football.

4) Amancio Ortega

Net Worth

$64.5 billion

Date of Birth

28th March, 1936.

Amancio Ortega

Amancio Ortega Personal history:
He belonged to a lower class family in which his father used to work on rail roads and mother was a domestic help at various houses. Belonging from a lower class family, he struggled hard to make both ends meet.
Education:
Even though he did not go the formal pursuit of learning but still he managed to learn first-hand from his various day jobs.
Amancio Ortega Corporate career:
He started working at the age of 13. His first job was delivering shirts to various customers. While working, he got to know that the rich could buy fine clothes and poor people were deprived of buying good quality clothes. This prompted him to make his own company Confecciones Goa in 1963 which used to sell bathrobes. When the business boomed over the years then he opened his first outlet of Zara in 1975. After ten years of its inception, he made a holding company of Zara by the name of Inditex which holds a diversified portfolio. The idea behind Zara of providing fine clothing at reasonable prices instantly became a hit among the people due to which its sales grew manifold. Being in one of the richest profession of selling fine clothing, he is easily regarded as the richest billionaire.
Amancio Ortega Trivial info:
He rarely takes vacation and likes to do work on his own. He dresses casually even in business meetings. He likes to avoid media eye and does not like to give interviews. He resides with his second wife in Galicia, Spain. He is the youngest in his four siblings. Before registering the name of his brand, Zara, he had another name in his mind by the name of Zorba but could not register it as it has already been taken by someone else. He is so humble and down-t-earth that he sits with his employees in cafeteria and enjoys drinking coffee with them.

5) Larry Ellison 

Net Worth

$54.3 billion

Date of Birth

August 17, 1944

Larry Ellison

Larry Ellison Personal history:
He was brought up by his aunt and uncle who adopted him from his unmarried mother. At the age of nine months, he fell victim to Pneumonia. He was emotionally distant towards his adopted father and was reticent towards him.
Larry Ellison Education:
He had interest in maths and science from his childhood. He took admission in University of Illinois but after his second year, his biological mother died which was the reason behind his falling grades and in turn became the reason behind his dropout. He later took admission in University of Chicago but also dropped from there after one semester.
Larry Ellison Corporate career:
He then shifted to Berkley, California where he spent his days by rotating from one job to another. Through his sharp conscience he had developed basic computer skills which got him the job at Amdahl which was an IT company. They hired him and his computer skills earned him in making the first IBM mainframe computer. He established his Software development Labs in 1977 along with his two Amdahl colleagues. It later registered as Oracle Corporations. He is currently the executive chairman of Oracles.
Larry Ellison Trivial info:
He flies planes and plays guitars and tennis. He loves yachting. He is the owner of several aircrafts and is a licensed pilot as well. He has been divorced four times. A brief cameo appearance in Iron man 2 is also among his credit. He owns various exotic and luxury cars including Audi R8 and a McLaren F1. Apart from owning expensive mansions, he likes to do philanthropic activities as well and has been donating huge amounts to many research centers. Larry earned his spot through struggle and made himself one of the richest ever in the world.

6) Charles Koch

Net Worth

$42.9 billion

Date of Birth

November 1, 1935

Charles Koch

Charles Koch Personal history:
His father was the owner and founder of Rock Island Oil and refining. He lost much of the fortune in Great depression. He has three brothers. His father maintained the company fortune while they were growing up.In the list of top ten richest men in the world charles koch comes at position 6.
Charles Koch Education:
He attended MIT where he studied chemical engineering and got a Master’s degree in mechanical engineering in 1958. He also did a second Masters in nuclear and chemical engineering in 1959. He is a member of Beta Theta Pi.
Charles Koch Corporate career:
After completing college, he joined Arthur D. Little Inc. His father died in 1967 due to which he preside over the company. During his tenure as a president in 1980s he expanded the company by venturing into many oil related fields. He has been a director of Entrust Financial Corp. since 1982. In the world, he is one of the richest guys.
Charles Koch Trivial info:
He has been in the news for controversies regarding his political activities. His recent statements reveal him being against of business welfare. Despite that, company has numerous awards in safety and environmental excellence are credited to his name.

7) David Koch

Net Worth

$42.9 billion

Date of Birth

May 3, 1940

David Koch

David Koch Personal history:
His father Fred Koch was the owner and the founder of Rock Island Oil and Refining. It was renamed by Charles Koch to Koch Industries in 1967. His father was a strong opponent of Civil Rights Act and communism and in turn, he was brought up under the supervision of his father’s believes which he adopted from his childhood.
David Koch Corporate career:
He worked as a research and process design engineer for Amicon Corporation and Arthur D. Little Inc. He is the co-owner of Koch industries with Charles as well. In 1970, he became the CEO of Koch Chemical Technology Group which is operating as the wholly owned subsidiary of Koch industries. He established an office in New York and in 1979, he took over the presidency of his division.
David Koch Education:
He studied at Deerfield Academy pre-school in Massachusetts and graduated in 1959. He then attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology and earned a degree in chemical engineering in 1963.
David Koch Trivial info:
He is considered a lobbyist due to his strong opposition to business welfare. . He is involved in manipulating the political activities of United States. A leading daily described him as a corporate personality who is involved in lobbying for the end to ethanol subsidies and believes in giving less to the needy. he was an avid libertarian supporter until the Libertarian Party decided to eliminate all taxes which prompted him to change sides and after then onwards, he became a Republican.

8) Jim Walton

Net Worth

$40.6 billion

Date of Birth

June 7, 1948

Jim Walton

Jim Walton Personal history:
He is the youngest son of Walmart founder Sam Walton. His company Walmart has 11000 stores in 27 countries and much of earning comes from these stores. He is married to Lynne McNabb Walton and has four children with her.
Jim Walton Education:
He studied from Bentonville High school. He did his B.A from University of Arkansas. He was also the member of Lambda chi Alpha fraternity.
Jim Walton Corporate career:
After graduating, he controlled the operations of Arvest Bank which is his family owned bank. He is the chairman and Corporate Executive Officer of the Arvest Bank. His bank has branches in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. He is also the chairman of Community Publishers which sell newspapers in different states. On sept, 2005, he replaced the position of his deceased brother John among the boards of directors of Walmart. He is one of the richest humans in the world.
Jim Walton Trivial info:
He rarely gives any interviews and is the quietest member of the Walton family. He was an all-state level football player and has learned to fly a plane.

9)Robson Walton

Net Worth

$39.1 billion

Date of Birth

October 28, 1944

Robson Walton

Robson Walton Personal history:
He is the eldest son of Walton’s. Since his childhood, he would go to his father’s retail outlets where he would spend much of his time.
Robson Walton Education:
He got the degree of Business administration from the University of Arkansas and also got the jurisprudence doctorate from Columbia University School of Law in New York.
Robson Walton Corporate career:
Before joining Walmart, world’s renowned retail chain, he joined a law firm which is responsible for managing the dealings of Walmart. He became the Chairman of Walmart when his father died of bone cancer. The Walton family members are among the richest people of all time.
Robson Walton Trivial info:
He has a venture capital firm by the name of Madrone Capital Partners which currently has a stake of $600 million in Hyatt hotels. He owned a car Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupe which got wrecked on a racing track. It’s worth was $15 million. He supports the Republicans. He is a trustee at College of Wooster.

10) Bernard Arnault

Net Worth

$37.2 billion

Date of Birth

5th March, 1949

Bernard Arnault

Bernard Arnault Background:
His father, Jean Arnault had a construction and property business firm, Ferret-Saviel.
Bernard Arnault Education:
He did his BA engineering from Ecole Polytechnique.
Bernard Arnault Business:
He joined his father’s company as an engineer and made it a profitable firm.He lived in Rouibax, norther France from his childhood. He moved to United States in 1981 with his wife and two children. He established a branch of his father’s firm in US. Soon, he realized he move back to his native country due to unreasonable circumstances he faced in New York. After returning from US, he acquired Boussaic, a textile firm. Boussaic was comprised of many businesses including Dior. He saw a potential in the functioning of Dior and over the years made it a powerful brand. Now he is currently serving as the CEO of Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessey (LVMH). He is currently one of the richest celebrities in the world.
Bernard Arnault Trivia:
He lives a lavish lifestyle as a European. He is a classical pianist and plays tennis in his free time. He married twice and has five children. He is an art collector. He owns pieces by Picasso and other notable painters. His LVMH group has created a young fashion designer prize as well. It is an international competition in which many fine school students can participate. No black man among the richest in the world made it into this list of 2015’s richest people.

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