May 12, 2014

Top 10 billionaires in the world 2014 | wiki

Top 10 billionaires in the world for 2014 with wiki here in alltop9, As per Forbes magazine, here are the world’s top 10 billionaires in 2014,Bill Gates topped the list of top 10 billionaires and he is been listed 15 times in the top 1 spot in the last 20 years, during last 4 consecutive years, the Telecom Mogul ” Carlos slim Helu” was on top spot, but he is on 2nd place, let’s see the full list and get into their wiki

1.Bill Gates


Bill Gates is the founder and chairman of the biggest software company Microsoft is the top 1 in the list of top 10 billionaires in the world this year 2014 with a net worth of $76 billion which made him the richest person in Earth, not only he is rich but also the most generous person in the world, he started the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation with his wife Melinda Gates and donated more than 28 billion dollars to cure the diseases of polio and malaria all over the world and been working for the welfare of the people made him the real richest person in the world, He owns around 397 million shares in his firm (Microsoft) and  been found in investing in real estate, sapphire energy etc

2.Carlos Slim Helu

Carlos Slim Helu is the Chairman & CEO of Telmex, América Móvil and Grupo Carso and he is in the top 2 in the list of top 10 billionaires in the world with net worth around $74 billion , he is been in the number one spot in last consecutive 4 years. but lost to Bill Gates this year. He is a mexican aged 74 and he mostly invested on public trading companies, now his net worth dropped to $70 billion as of surging stocks. He owns around 46% of shares in his Firm.

3. Amancio Ortega

Amancio Ortega is the co-founder of Inditex Group and he is in the 3rd spot in the list of top 10 billionaires in the world with net worth around $64 billion which made him 3rd richest person in planet Earth
He is from rich family background and his ex-wife is the richest woman in spain until she died. His major income source is from Inditex group where he owns around 59% of the shares.

4. Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett is the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway and he is in top 4th in the list of top 10 billionaires in the world with a net worth of $58 billion, he is not only the 4th richest person but also the most successful investor in the 20th century, as per times magazine 2012, he is considered to be one of the most influential person in the world. He is a good friend to Bill Gates and Buffett is known to be a philanthropist too as he given a notable amount of 99% of his fortune to Gates Foundation. His major source of income is from Berkshire Hathaway and he is been in buying shares since he was 11 years old

5. Larry Ellison

Larry Ellison is the co-founder and CEO of Oracle Corporation and he is n the 5th spot in the list of top 10 billionaires in the world with a net worth around $48 billion which made him 5th richest person in the world, his major income source is from Oracle Corporation and he owns around 23% of stocks in them and his salary is around $77 million as per 2013

6. Charles Koch

Charles Koch is the Chairman and CEO of Koch Industries and he is in the 6th spot in the list of top 10 billionaires in the world (2014) with a net worth around $40.6 billion which made him to become the  6th richest person in the world, his major source of income is from Koch Industries where he owns 42% of shares and he is tied with his brother David H. Koch

7. David H. Koch

David H. Koch is the Vice president for Koch Industries and he is also in the 6th spot like his brother Charles Koch (tied with him ) as his net worth is also $48 billion as like of his brother, he is more active than his brother and been operating chemical wing of Koch industries from his home, he too owns 42% of shares in Koch Industries as like his brother Charles Koch

8.Sheldon Adelson

Sheldon Adelson is the Chairman and CEO of the Las Vegas Sands and he is in the 8th spot in the list of top 10 billionaires in the world (2014) with a net worth around $38 billion, he is famous for his casinos and hotels and his major source of income is from his casinos, he is also a major contributor to Republican party and gained a positive influence in the party.

9. Christy Walton

Christy Walton is the co-chairperson of children’s scholarship fund and she is in the 9th spot in the list of top 10 billionaires in the world (2014) with a net worth around $36.7 billion, she is known as Wal-Mart widow (as famous name given by Forbes) and she owns a whooping 402 billion shares in the retail company Wal-Mart which is around 12.2% of total shares

10. Jim Walton

Jim Walton is the chairman of Arvest Bank Group and also for Community Publishers Inc, and a board member of Wal-Mart stores Inc, and he is in the 10th  spot in the list of top 10 billionaires in the world (2014) with a net worth around $34.7 billion, he is a close relative to Christy walton and they all are famously known as Walton family, he owns around 12.6% of shares in the Wal-Mart stores Inc, and his major income comes from this source.
Source of the article: http://www.forbes.com/billionaires/
(march 2014, some changes based on wikipedia april 2014)
Image sources: Forbes, The guardian, bloomberg

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