2015 ranking of richest people:

1. Bill Gates $79.2bn (Microsoft)

2. Carlos Slim Helu $77.1bn (Phones and construction in Mexico)

3. Warren Buffett $72.7bn (Global investor)

4. Amancio Ortega $64.5bn (Zara and other fashion chains)

5. Larry Ellison $54.3bn (Oracle data storage technology)

6. Charles Koch $42.9bn (Industrialist)

7. David Koch $42.9bn (Industrialist)

8. Christy Walton $41.7bn (Walmart retail giant)

9. Jim Walton $40.6bn (Walmart retail giant)

10. Liliane Bettencourt $40.1bn (L’Oreal cosmetics firm)

 

 

1. Bill Gates

$79.2bn

(Microsoft)

1

Born: October 28, 1955 (age 59), Seattle, Washington, USA
Nationality: United States of America
Height: 5′ 10″ (1.78m)
Spouse: Melinda Gates (m. 1994-present)
Parents: Mary Maxwell Gates, William H. Gates, Sr.
Children: Jennifer Katharine Gates, Phoebe Adele Gates, Rory John Gates

 

2. Carlos Slim Helu

$77.1bn

Phones and construction in Mexico

2

Slim was born in Mexico City, Mexico in 1940 to Maronite Catholic parents, Julián Slim Haddad and Linda Helú, both of Lebanese descent.In August 1926, Julián Slim and Linda Helú married. They had six children: Nour, Alma, Julián, José, Carlos and Linda. Julián senior died in 1953.

 

3. Warren Buffett

$72.7bn

Global investor

Warren Buffett

Born: August 30, 1930 (age 84), Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Nationality: United States of America
Height: 5′ 10″ (1.78m)
Spouse: Astrid Menks (m. 2006-present), Susan Buffett (m. 1952-2004)
Parents: Leila Buffett, Howard Buffett
Children: Peter Buffett, Susan Alice Buffett, Howard Graham Buffett

 

4. Amancio Ortega

$64.5bn

Zara and other fashion chains

4,4

Born: March 28, 1936 (age 78), Busdongo de Arbás, León, Spain
Nationality: Spanish
Spouse: Flora Pérez (m. 2001-present), Rosalía Mera (m. 1966-1986)
Children: Marta Ortega Perez, Sandra Ortega Mera, Marcos Ortega Mera, Sandra Ortega Mera

 

5. Larry Ellison

$54.3bn

Oracle data storage technology

The Israeli Consulate Celebrates Israel's 65th Independence Day At Nobu Malibu

Born: August 17, 1944 (age 70), Bronx, New York, USA
Nationality: American
Height: 6′ 3″ (1.91m)
Spouse: Melanie Craft (m. 2003-2010), Barbara Boothe (m. 1983-1986), Nancy Wheeler Jenkins (m. 1977-1978), Adda Quinn (m. 1967-1974)
Parents: Louis Ellison, Lillian Ellison, Florence Spellman
Children: David Ellison, Megan Ellison

 

6. Charles Koch

$42.9bn

Industrialist

Charles Koch

Born: November 1, 1935 (age 79), Wichita, Kansas, USA
Nationality: United States of America
Spouse: Liz Koch
Parents: Fred C. Koch, Mary R. Koch
Children: Elizabeth Koch, Chase Koch

 

7. David Koch

$42.9bn

Industrialist

7

Born: May 3, 1940 (age 74), Wichita, Kansas, USA
Nationality: American
Spouse: Julia Margaret Flesher (m. 1996-present)
Parents: Mary R. Koch, Fred C. Koch
Children: John Mark Koch, David Koch Jr., Mary Julia Koch

 

8. Christy Walton

$41.7bn

Walmart retail giant

8

Born: 1955 (age 60)
Nationality: American
Spouse: John T. Walton
Children: Lukas Walton

 

9. Jim Walton

$40.6bn

Walmart retail giant

Key Speakers At The Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Annual Shareholder Meeting

Born: June 7, 1948 (age 66), Newport, Arkansas
Nationality: American
Spouse: Lynne McNabb Walton
Parents: Sam Walton, Helen Walton
Children: Alice Anne Walton, Thomas Layton Walton

 

10. Liliane Bettencourt

$40.1bn

L’Oreal cosmetics firm

L'Oreal-heiress Liliane Bettencourt

Born: October 21, 1922 (age 92), Paris, France
Nationality: France
Spouse: André Bettencourt (m. 1950-2007)
Parents: Eugène Schueller, Louise Madeleine Berthe
Children: Françoise Bettencourt Meyers

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