Top 10 Richest People In The World 2014-2015
Richest People In The World 2014-2015? Here is a list of the top ten richest people in the world based on statistics carried out in 2014. The list contains individuals who are investors and retail owners rather than multi-generational families. As you will see there is no Athletes on The Richest people list – you can see the Richest Football Players In The World 2014. The US has most billionaires followed by China then Russia. Wondering who is responsible for all this wealth? Who are The Richest Americans 2014-2015?
Top Ten Richest People In The World 2014-2015
Which people are The Wealthiest People in the World? The richest list is the definitive list of The World’s wealthiest people, profiling and ranking billionaires from all around the World. Well, check out the gallery to see The Richest People In The World according to 2014 statistics. Here is our richest peoples list:
10. Jim Walton
Jim Walton is the last born son of Sam Walton. His father was the founder of Wal-Mart stores. Jim is currently worth $34.7 billion. His wealth has increased by $3 billion since 2013. Jim is one of the directors of Wal-Mart and is also a CEO of Arvest Bank which is family-owned. He is married with four children. He lives in Bentonville, AR.
9. Christy Walton – the richest women in the World
Christy Walton is the only woman who has made it to the 2014 top ten list of the richest people in the world. She is the wife to the late John Walton. Her net worth is $36.7 billion. She inherited the riches of $18.32 billion after the death of her husband. She is not new to most people because she was ranked the sixth richest individual in U.S. She is a widow with only one child and she stays in Jackson, WY. Heard of Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation? Well, Christy supports the foundation which mainly deals with funding education. Christy is well-known for her charitable efforts.
8. Sheldon Adelson
Sheldon Adelson is on the eighth list of the top ten richest people in the world is Sheldon. He has a net worth of $38 billion. He is married and lives in Las Vegas, NV and has five kids. Sheldon is the CEO and chairman of the Las Vegas Sands Corporation which is a big casino operator in Las Vegas in Nevada and Macao China. Apart from that, Sheldon is the owner of Israel Hayom. It is a daily newspaper in Israel. Sheldon is well-known for his charitable actions as he has a foundation known as Adelson Foundation in Israel which he supports. He also supports the Adelson Education Campus which is based in Las Vegas as well as the Adelson Medical Research Foundation.
7. David Koch
David Koch is the vice president of Koch Industries. David is married and has three children and they stay in New York, NY. He has a net worth of $40 billion. Koch Industries is the second-largest private company in U.S. David is a business man, a political activist, engineer and a philanthropist. David was the wealthiest person in New York in the year 2013.
6. Charles Koch
Charles Koch is the CEO and chairman of Koch Industries. Charles is married and with two children and they live in New York, NY. Charles has tied on this spot with his brother David. He is also worth $40 billion and they are co-owners of Koch industries which they inherited from their father and they have expanded it since then. Just like his younger brother, Charles supports charitable organizations. Charles’ wife is the founder of Koch Cultural Trust which is involved in funding artistic projects and creative artists.
5. Larry Ellison
Larry Ellison is the next man on the richest list. Larry Ellison is the chief executive officer of Oracle, a computer technology corporation. According to this research, Larry is worth $48 billion which means he is $8 billion richer than the Koch brothers. In 2013, Larry was listed the third richest man in America. Larry has many other corporations which he plays an important role in like Astex Pharmaceuticals, NetSuite and Quark Biotechnology. He is philanthropic and he signed the Giving Pledge in 2010. Larry is divorced with two kids. Larry Ellison lives in Woodside, CA.
4. Warren Buffett
Warren Buffett comes next on this list with a net worth of $58.2 billion. This fourth richest person began his investments in the 20th century. Warren is the CEO and chairman of Berkshire Hathaway which is the biggest shareholder in the creditcard company American Express and insurance company Munich Re, Warren Buffett is also the largest shareholder of the corporation as well as the most influential person. He is philanthropic and has pledged to give 99% to the Giving Pledge. Warren has been widowed but he remarried and currently lives in Omaha, NE.
3. Amancio Ortega
Amancio Ortega is the third richest person in the world and he is worth $64 billion. He is involved in retail business and he is the founder and chairman of Inditex fashion group. This is a Spanish clothing company with its headquarters in Arteixo in Spain. The company has about hundred companies. Ortega was ranked the third richest person in the world in 2013 and has still held the position in 2014 though his net worth has increased from $57 billion. The company is well-known for Zara clothing and accessories retail shops. The 77 year old is married with three kids.
2. Carlos Slim Helú
Carlos Slim Helú is the CEO of the telecommunication companies in Telmex. Telmex is a subsidiary of American Movil. The 74 year old Carlos has held the position of richest person in the world since 2010 but lost it this year. He is worth $72 billion. He is a Mexican businessman and is philanthropic. He is involved in many Mexican companies via Grupo Carso and SA de CV. He is the founder of Fundacion Telmex which was founded in 1995. Carlos is on the list of world’s biggest givers.
1. Bill Gates – the richest person and man in the World
And the 2014 title of world’s richest person goes to Bill Gates. Bill is well-known worldwide and it is not a wonder for him to hold this post. The 58 year old CEO of Microsoft is worth $76 billion. Bill is an investor, inventor, philanthropist and programmer. He has been the third richest in the world for the last three years. Bill Gates is the founder of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation which was founded in 2000. He is also involved in many other charitable organizations all over the world. Bill is married with three kids. He lives in Medina, WA.
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