The modern world requires working to earn money to meet an individual’s basic needs. And people who work in various professions to make a living wage each year, Forbes creates a list of the wealthiest personalities in the world 2017. We see a lot of characters entering entrepreneurship or any other business to work independently, and only a few people are entirely devoted and determined to turn them into the vast market not only to earn income but also they employ a large number of personalities and have inspiring success stories. Let’s find out in this article the wealthiest characters in the world who managed to change the world and reshape it.
Bill Gates is the world’s richest person, with an estimated wealth of $ 86 billion. For the fourth year in a row, Bill Gates tops the Forbes list as the world’s richest billionaire, and his wealth this year is more than last year, which reached $ 75 billion. Bill Gates co-founded the largest computer software company, Microsoft, in 1975. Although the basis of Bill Gates’ study enabled him to be a lawyer, he found himself bewitched by the love of computers at an early age and enrolled at Harvard University in 1973. He had specific study plans, but he found himself spending a lot of time with computers at school. In 2016, Bill Gates announced the launch of a $ 1 billion energy investment fund with about 20 US people.
Warren Buffett’s fortune is valued at $ 75.6 billion and has jumped from third to second this year to surpass founder Zara Amancio Ortega with a jump of $ 14.8 million in 12 months. Warren Buffett is one of the most successful investors of all time. It owns more than 60 companies, including insurance company Geco, Duracell Battery Industry, and Dairy Queen Restaurants.
He is the CEO and principal shareholder of Berkshire Hathaway. He is known to be frugal even though he possesses enormous wealth. From a young age, he tended to work and invest. One of his first jobs was selling soft drinks, chewing gum.
Berkshire Hathaway owns other huge companies such as Gecko, Queen of Dairy, Fruit Growing. He also has significant stakes in Coca-Cola, Wells Fargo, IBM, which is the largest of the five most valuable companies in the United States of America. He was committed to giving more than 99% of his wealth to charities. So far, he has spent nearly $ 32 billion with his friend Bill Gates and is required to donate their wealth to charitable projects.
His wealth is $ 72 billion. Geneva Bezos briefly topped Forbes’ list of the world’s wealthiest personalities in July 2017, due to its rise in online retailer shares. Geneva holds approximately 17% of Amazon’s shares. Genius Bezos founded Amazon.com and despite the massive size of the Amazon, but runs two other successful companies he is the founder and owner of the Blue Origin company and runs the Washington Post page that he bought in 2013 for USD 250 million.
His wealth amounts to 71.3 billion dollars. Ortega is one of the richest men in Europe and the wealthiest retailer in the world and is the founder of Zara for clothes, accessories, and retail stores. The 80-year-old Spanish fashion executive has reached $ 71.3 billion. Amanisu Ortega co-founded Zara and Inditex with his ex-wife, Rosalia Mira, in 1975 AD, and usually earns more than $ 400 million in profit shares annually. He invested his money in real estate that includes buildings in Madrid, Barcelona, London, Chicago, Miami, and New York. Ortega recently made a considerable fortune in real estate and donated 20 million euros to Caritas Relief in 2012.
Forbes estimates Mark Zuckerberg’s fortune at $ 56 billion. For the first time, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg moved to fifth place after his wealth increased by 11.4 billion dollars in 12 months. Mark established Facebook in 2004 at the age of 19 and started to make the site appear for students at Harvard. Facebook gained wide popularity, and in 2014, Mark Zuckerberg was able to purchase the WhatsApp app, at a fantastic value of $ 19 billion. Although he is not like many billions in giving to charities, his wife Priscilla Chan has pledged to provide at least 99% of her profits to charity and calls for equality and the advancement of education, and this was influencing her husband’s decisions to establish a charity in California. In May 2012, he owned 17% of the shares and pledged to give up 99% of his stock in their lives
His fortune is valued at $ 54.5 billion. For the first time in 12 years, the family of Carlos Slim fell to sixth after always ranking first in the top five. Carlos Slim and his family control America Movil, the largest mobile operator in Latin America. It has partners in the field of international communications, and Selim bought a stake in Telmex, the only telephone company in Mexico in 1990. He also owns stakes in Mexican construction companies, FMCG, mining and real estate, and about 17% of the New York Times. Fernando Romero has participated in the Sumaya Museum, which houses a wide range of selective arts.
His fortune is valued at $ 52.2 billion. He formed his fortune by building the CIA computer databases in 1970 and called it the Oracle Database. That later became the name of the software company he later founded in 1977, which Ellison invested in building billions of dollars of his fortune. Before becoming one of the wealthiest people in the world, Ellison failed two times and spent two years at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, then enrolled at the University of Chicago for one term, which sparked his interest in computer design.
Oracle moved to the devices with the acquisition in 2010 of Sun Microsystems of $ 7.4 billion in 2016, and Ellison is $ 200 million for the University of Southern California’s Center for Cancer Treatment. Larry Ellison, Oracle chairman, had $ 52.2 billion in his wealth.
His fortune is estimated at 48.3 billion dollars. Charles Koch took over as CEO of Koch Industries, the second-largest private company in America since 1967. The group made $ 100 billion in revenue from pipelines, chemicals, and paper towels. His father, Farid Koch, started his business in 1940 in heavy refining oil.
The Charles and David Koch brothers are David Koch’s fortune at $ 48.3 billion. They are significant contributors to Koch’s multinational industries. Koch’s sectors are involved in the oil industry and industrial chemical technology as well as trading subsidiaries of investments and manufacturing products such as paper towels and boiler cups. Koch Industries is the second-largest private company in the United States of America. Charles Koch has been the company’s chairman since 1967 when his fortune was valued at $ 50 million.
He lives as a citizen in Kansas State in New York City and oversees a group of chemical technology in Koch. Koch manages $ 100 billion in revenue. He donated to the Lincoln Center in New York and the Memorial Sloan Cancer Center.
His fortune amounted to $ 47.5 billion. Michael Bloomberg co-founded the Bloomberg Information and Financial Media Company in 1981. It maintains an 88% stake in the business. He donated more than $ 4 billion to control arms and other climate change. There was a lot of speculation that Bloomberg would dissect himself in the 2016 elections and said he would stand as an independent because he was not satisfied with this initiative. Yet, he later chose to run in the polls. He began his work on Wall Street in 1966 with Salomon Brothers and shot him 15 years later. Michael has at least six homes, including one in Broda and London.