The authoritative publication Forbes, in the spring of this year, again published a list of the richest and most prosperous people in the world. With a fortune of more than 1 billion American dollars were not enough, about 2 thousand people. And it is noteworthy that in the rating of famous “oligarchs”, persons under 40 years of age, there are 67 people. Which indicates a large increase in young, but very well-off people. Also in the ranking of billionaires, 77 people come from Russia. The total wealth of all billionaires is $ 6.4 trillion.
$75 billion (Microsoft)
Opens the list of the richest people in 2016-bill gates. One of the main and major shareholders of Microsoft. Its capital at the end of 2015 was 75 billion dollars. Over the past 20 years, he has topped the list 16 times, but it is worth noting that bill is actively engaged in charity, having donated about $ 32 billion. Only because of this, it fell to the second line of the rating several times. The past year has brought bill gates about 4.2 billion bill also invests in railroads, recycling companies, and engineering companies.
$67 billion (Zara)
The businessman’s income is 67 billion us dollars. He became famous for creating the world-famous brand “Zara”. Quite economical and at the same time good quality clothing, produced at the moment in 70 countries, and during the crisis, it helped not only to stay its owner afloat, but also at times to increase profits. For a year, he increased his fortune by $ 2.5 billion, and if you take from 2009 to 2014, then for 6 years, Ortega got rich by $ 45 billion, such income is caused by the rapid growth of shares. Ortega also invests in real estate in major cities, gas, tourism, and many other areas.
$60.8 billion (Berkshire Hathaway)
Oil tycoon. The owner of 60 billion dollars. Engaged in buying up oil shares, metallurgy, food products. Last fall, Warren became the owner of the precision Castparts metallurgy holding, which in fact became one of the most important and profitable agreements for his business. The purchase cost a whopping $ 37 billion. Also, do not forget about Warren’s charity, in 2010, he announced that he gives away more than 50% of his fortune (37 billion rubles) for free. $) to charitable foundations, this is the largest charitable act in the history of mankind.
Carlos slim ELU
$50 billion (telecommunications)
In 2016, Carlos has a fortune of 50 billion dollars. The main direction of “Bogach” is the corporatization of the holding “America Movil”. 2015 was not a good year for Carlos, as his income plummeted, reducing his capital by $ 27 billion. This is due to the policy of the authorities, which tightened the legislation in the field of telecommunications, as well as the crisis and the weakening of the Mexican currency, all of which dealt a crushing blow to the shares of Carlos. During the year, the TV Mogul dropped from the first position in the rating to the fourth. But in addition to this activity, he owns the financial company “Ideal “and is on the founding Board of the house”New York Time”.
$45.2 billion (Amazon)
The next richest person in the ranking is Jeff Bezos, with $ 45 billion in savings. Jeff closes out the top five, the best of the best, oligarchs in the world. The owner of the Washington Post newspaper and the Blue Origin aerospace Corporation, he is also the main face of the online sales portal Amazon, which earned $ 107 billion in 2015. Jeff’s fortune has increased by 10.4 billion this year
$44.6 billion (Facebook)
Favorite of young people all over the world. The young patron’s fortune is estimated at 44.5 billion dollars. Founder of the most popular social network Facebook. The profit to the billionaire’s capital over the past year amounted to more than $ 11 billion, 99 % of which, he is going to give to charity. Mark also makes a serious bet on the Oculus Rift helmet, which is now at the prototype stage, but he has already invested about $ 2 billion there.
$43.6 billion (Oracle)
Director of the Oracle company and the greatest sponsor of various types of games in America. As of February 2016, his fortune is estimated at $ 43 billion, part of which was brought to him by the investment of such organizations as” Salesforce “and”NetSuite Inc”. But overall, over the past year, Larry has lost $ 10.7 billion. All this does not prevent the billionaire from buying real estate around the world, for example, not so long ago, he bought the island of Lanai for $ 300 million.
$40 billion (Bloomberg LP)
On the eighth line of the list is Michael Bloomberg, with a capital of 40.6 billion dollars. As a retired mayor of new York, he founded the famous Bloomberg Agency and donated approximately $ 4 billion. for charitable purposes. It was assumed that Michael would run for President of the United States, in an interview, he admitted that he was very dissatisfied with both candidates, and did not turn off his participation in the election campaign.
David and Charles Koch
$39.6 billion (Koch Industries)
9.10 place-David and Charles Koch. They both shared the last 2 places in the top 10 richest people in the world, with the same number of savings of $ 39.4 billion. their Main income is brought by a family business-the diversified community of “Koch Industries”, with earnings per year of about $ 110 billion. The Koch brothers ‘ assets include the production of building materials, the repair and construction of pipelines and oil refineries, and, of course, extensive philanthropy. Unfortunately, the state of the brothers in the past year has decreased by 3.3 billion dollars.