Top 10 billionaires in the world for 2014 according to 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:
Top 10 Billionaires in the World 2014
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
3. Amancio Ortega
4. Warren Buffett
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
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