Everybody loves money. And everybody wants to have more money. Unfortunately, it is often hard to earn money and make a fortune. But some people were successful. They become one of the top richest person in the world. We have gathered a short list about the top 5 richest man in the world. Also, we provided general information of these people. If you want to learn who are in top 10 in 2017, you can check this website.
Who Are the Top 5 Richest Man in the World?
Top richest person in the world are determined each year. They are selected for their net worth. The list of Forbes is one of the most popular top 5 richest man in the world. But, they provide a more comprehensive list than just 5 people. But, we will give you the top 5 richest man in the world based on this list.
1) Bill Gates
Without any doubt, Bill Gates is the number one in our top 5 richest man in the world list. His net fortune is currently $86 billion. Bill Gates is an American author, software developer, and entrepreneur. Additionally, he is considered to be a philanthropist. He is currently working on clean energy with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and founder of Alibaba Jack Mo. He is also donating his money to scientific researches such as finding a permanent cure for polio, stopping malaria, and making children vaccination more common.
2) Warren Buffet
Warren Buffet is an American businessman and philanthropist. He is one of the most successful investors of this century. And he has earned more money than we could imagine from these investments. He is known for trying to give 99% of his fortune to charity. His total fortune is $75.6 billion. And he has donated $28.5 billion dollar until today. Warren Buffet and Bill Gates are friends and encouraging billionaires to donate some of their fortunes.
3) Jeff Bezos
CEO of Amazon, Jeff Bezos has expanded this firm more than anyone can imagine. Currently, he has $72.8 billion fortune and number 3 in our richest man list. As the shares for Amazon climbed up in stock market, he is considered as one of the richest man. He owns 17% of the Amazon shares. For that reason, any increase in the stock market increases his fortune.
4) Amancio Ortega
Amancio Ortega is a European billionaire. He is the founder of Spanish textile company Intedex. Intedex has different sub-brands including Zara, Massimo Dutti, Berhska, and Oysho. Thus, this textile empire made Amancio Ortega. His total fortune is $71.3 billion.
5) Mark Zukerberg
Founder of Facebook, Mark Zukerberg could be one of the youngest billionaires around the world. He has fortune of $56 billion. And he is expanding this fortune day by day by investing to other companies.
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