1 ) Bill Gates ( 79.3 billion USD (2015) )


Co-founder, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

William Henry “Bill” Gates III is an American business magnate, philanthropist, investor, computer programmer, and inventor. In 1975, Gates co-founded Microsoft, the world’s largest PC software company, with Paul Allen

Born:  October 28, 1955 (age 59), Seattle, Washington, United States

Net worth:  79.3 billion USD (2015) Forbes

Spouse:  Melinda Gates (m. 1994)

Children:  Jennifer Katharine Gates, Phoebe Adele Gates, Rory John Gates

Organizations founded:  Microsoft Corporation, 

Parents:  William H. Gates, Sr., Mary Maxwell Gates

2 ) Carlos Slim Helu & family ( 72.9 billion USD (2015) )


Honorary Chairman, América Móvil

Carlos Slim Helú is a Mexican business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. From 2010 to 2013, Slim was ranked as the richest person in the world.

Born: January 28, 1940 (age 75), Mexico City, Mexico

Net worth: 72.9 billion USD (2015) Forbes

Spouse: Soumaya Domit Gemayel (m. 1967–1999)

Children: Carlos Slim Domit, Johanna Slim Domit,

Parents: Julián Slim Haddad, Linda Helú Atta

Grandchildren: Emiliano Slim Torruco, Carlos Slim Torruco

3 )Warren Buffett ( 72.3 billion USD (2015) 

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CEO, Berkshire Hathaway

Warren Edward Buffett is an American business magnate, investor and philanthropist. He is the most successful investor of the 20th century.

Born: August 30, 1930 (age 84), Omaha, Nebraska, United States

Net worth: 72.3 billion USD (2015) Forbes

Books: The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Investors and Managers

Spouse: Astrid Menks (m. 2006), Susan Buffett (m. 1952–2004)

Children: Howard Graham Buffett, Peter Buffett, Susan Alice Buffett

Education: Columbia Business School (1950–1951)

4 ) Amancio Ortega Gaona ( 66.4 billion USD (2015))

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cofounded Zara

Amancio Ortega Gaona is a Spanish fashion Businessman and founding chairman of the Inditex fashion group, best known for its chain of Zara clothing and accessories retail shops.

Born: March 28, 1936 (age 79)

Nationality: Spanish

Net worth: 66.4 billion USD (2015) Forbes

Organizations founded: Zara, Inditex, Confecciones Goa, Fundación Amancio Ortega

Spouse: Flora Pérez (m. 2001), Rosalía Mera (m. 1966–1986)

Children: Sandra Ortega Mera, Marta Ortega Perez, Marcos Ortega Mera

5 ) Larry Ellison ( 54 billion USD (2015) )


CEO and Founder, Oracle

Lawrence Joseph “Larry” Ellison is an American programmer, internet entrepreneur, businessman and philanthropist. He was the chief executive officer of the software company Oracle Corporation between its foundation in 1977 and 2014.

Born: August 17, 1944 (age 70), Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States

Net worth: 54 billion USD (2015) Forbes

Organizations founded: Oracle Corporation, Ellison Medical Foundation

Children: Megan Ellison, David Ellison

Spouse: Melanie Craft (m. 2003–2010), 

Education: University of Chicago (1964–1966),

6 ) Charles Koch ( 43.1 billion USD (2015))

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CEO, Koch Industries

Charles de Ganahl Koch is an American businessman and philanthropist. He is co-owner, chairman of the board, and chief executive officer of Koch Industries, while his brother David H. Koch serves as Executive Vice President

Born: November 1, 1935 (age 79), Wichita, Kansas, United States

Net worth: 43.1 billion USD (2015) Forbes

Spouse: Liz Koch

Siblings: David H. Koch, Bill Koch, Frederick R. Koch

Parents: Fred C. Koch, Mary R. Koch

Children: Elizabeth Koch, Chase Koch

7 ) David H. Koch ( 42.1 billion USD (2015) )

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Executive Vice President, Koch Industries

David Hamilton Koch is an American businessman, philanthropist, political activist, and chemical engineer. He joined the family business Koch Industries, a conglomerate that is the second-largest privately held company in the United States, in 1970.

Born: May 3, 1940 (age 75), Wichita, Kansas, United States

Spouse: Julia Margaret Flesher (m. 1996)

Net worth: 42.1 billion USD (2015) Forbes

Siblings: Charles Koch, Bill Koch, Frederick R. Koch

Children: John Mark Koch, David Koch Jr., Mary Julia Koch

Parents: Fred C. Koch, Mary R. Koch

8 ) Christy Walton ( 41.2 billion USD (2015) )

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Christy Ruth Walton is an American philanthropist. She is the widow of John T. Walton, one of the sons of Sam Walton, the founder of Walmart.

Born: June 9, 1955 (age 60), Jackson, Wyoming, United States

Spouse: John T. Walton (m. ?–2005)

Net worth: 41.2 billion USD (2015) Forbes

Children: Lukas Walton

9 ) Jim C. Walton ( 39.8 billion USD (2015) )

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Chairman and CEO, Arvest Bank Group, Inc.

Jim Walton is the youngest son of Sam Walton, the founder of world’s largest retailer Wal-Mart. On the 2015 Forbes list of world billionaires, Jim Walton is ranked at #9 with a net worth of $40.6 billion.

Born: June 7, 1948 (age 67), Newport, Arkansas, United States

Net worth: 39.8 billion USD (2015) Forbes

Education: University of Arkansas (1971)

Siblings: Alice Walton, S. Robson Walton, John T. Walton

Parents: Helen Walton, Sam Walton

Children: James M. Walton, Steuart L. Walton, Thomas Layton Walton, Alice Anne Walton

10 ) Liliane Bettencourt ( 40.9 billion USD (2015) )

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Liliane Henriette Charlotte Schueller, married name Bettencourt, is a French heiress, socialite, businesswoman and philanthropist.

Born: October 21, 1922 (age 92), Paris, France

Net worth: 40.9 billion USD (2015) Forbes

Spouse: André Bettencourt (m. 1950–2007)

Children: Françoise Bettencourt Meyers

Parents: Eugène Schueller, Louise Madeleine Berthe

Organizations founded: Bettencourt Schueller Foundation

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