Forbes 2016 World’s Billionaires

Meet the Richest People on the Planet. The wealthiest people in the World got a little less rich over the last year. Some blame dropping oil prices, a few got caught up in corruption scandals and most fortunes were squeezed by falling currencies and sluggish global economy. Still 1,810 billionaires made this year’s World’s Billionaires List, with a total net worth of $6.48 trillion, down from $7.05 trillion last year. Altogether, 221 former billionaires dropped out of the ranking, while 198 newcomers joined for the first time.

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Beyond the numbers, their business touch every industry in each corner of the globe, weaving their brands across the fabrics of society.

FORBES 2016 RICHEST 100 BILLIONAIRES IN THE WORLD

No. BILLIONAIRE WORTH COMPANY/SOURCE OF WEALTH
1. Bill Gates $75 B Microsoft
2. Amancio Ortega $67 B Zara
3. Warren Buffett $60.8 B Berkshire Hathaway
4. Carlos Slim Helu $50 B telecom
5. Jeff Bezos $45.2 B Amazon.com
6. Mark Zuckerberg $44.6 B Facebook
7. Larry Ellison $43.6 B Oracle
8. Michael Bloomberg $40 B Bloomberg LP
9. Charles Koch $39.6 B diversified
10. David Koch $39.6 B diversified
11. Liliane Bettencourt $36.1 B L’Oreal
12. Larry Page $35.2 B Google
13. Sergey Brin $34.4 B Google
14. Bernard Arnault $34 B LVMH
15. Jim Walton $33.6 B Wal-Mart
16. Alice Walton $32.3 B Wal-Mart
17. S. Robson Walton $31.9 B Wal-Mart
18. Jianlin Wang $28.7 B real estate
19. Jorge Paulo Lemann $27.8 B beer
20. Ka-shing Li $27.1 B diversified
21. Beate Heister & Karl Albrecht Jr. $25.9 B supermarkets
22. Sheldon Adelson $25.2 B casinos
23. George Soros $24.9 B hedge funds
24. Phil Knight $24.4 B Nike
25. David Thomson $23.8 B media
26. Steve Ballmer $23.5 B Microsoft
27. Forrest Mars $23.4 B candy
28. Jacqueline Mars $23.4 B candy
29. John Mars $23.4 B candy
30. Maria Franca Fissolo $22.1 B Nutella, Chocolates
31. Shau Kee Lee $21.5 B real estate
32. Stefan Persson $20.8 B H&M
33. Jack Ma $20.5 B Alibaba
34. Theo Albrecht $20.3 B Aldi, Trader Joe’s
35. Michael Dell $19.8 B Dell
36. Mukesh Ambani $19.3 B petrochemicals, oil & gas
37. Leonardo Del Vecchio $18.7 B eyeglasses
38 Susanne Klatten $18.5 B BMW, pharmaceuticals
39. Georg Schaeffler $18.1 B ball bearings
40. Paul Allen $17.5 B Microsoft, Investments
41. Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud $17.3 B Investments
42. Joseph Safra $17.2 B banking
43. Carl Icahn $17 B investments
44. Laurene Powell Jobs $16.7 B Apple, Disney
45. Dilip Shanghvi $16.7 B pharmaceuticals
46. Huateng Ma $16.6 B internet portal
47. Dieter Schwarz $16.4 B retail
48. Ray Dalio $15.6 B hedge funds
49. Stefan Quandt $15.6 B BMW
50. James Simons $15.5 B hedge funds
51. Aliko Dangote $15.4 B cement, sugar, flour
52. Michael Otto $15.4 B retail, real estate
53. Len Blavatnik $15.3 B diversified
54. Donald Bren $15.1 B real estate
55. Azim Premji $15 B software services
56. Serge Dassault $14.7 B aviation
57. Tadashi Yanai $14.6 B retail
58. Yu-tung Cheng $14.5 B diversified
59. Hinduja $14.5 B Hinduja Group
60. Leonid Mikhelson $14.4 B gas, chemicals
61. David & Simon Reuben $14.4 B investments, real estate
62. Stefano Pessina $13.4 B drugstores
63. Mikhail Fridman $13.3 B oil, banking, telecom
64. Dietrich Mateschitz $13.2 B Red Bull
65. Abigail Johnson $13.1 B money management
66. Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen $13.1 B Lego
67. Joseph Lau $13.1 B real estate
68. Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor $13 B real estate
69. Thomas & Raymond Kwok $13 B real estate
70. Marcel Herrmann Telles $13 B beer
71. Henry Sy $12.9 B SM Investments Corporation
72. Steve Cohen $12.7 B hedge funds
73. Pallonji Mistry $12.5 B construction
74. Hans Rausing $12.5 B packaging
75. Alisher Usmanov $12.5 B steel, telecom, investments
76. Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken $12.3 B Heineken
77. Charles Ergen $12.2 B satellite TV
78. Ronald Perelman $12.1 B leveraged buyouts
79. Vladimir Potanin $12.1 B metals
80. Stephen Ross $12 B real estate
81. Patrick Soon-Shiong $11.9 B pharmaceuticals
82 Masayoshi Son $11.7 B internet, telecom
83. Heinz Hermann Thiele $11.7 B brakes
84. Francois Pinault $11.5 B retail
85. David Tepper $11.4 B hedge funds
86. Gennady Timchenko $11.4 B oil & gas
87. Carlos Alberto Sicupira $11.3 B beer
88. Shiv Nadar $11.1 B software services
89. Thomas Peterffy $11.1 B discount brokerage
90. Robin Li $11 B internet search
91 Alain Wertheimer $11 B Chanel
92. Gerard Wertheimer $11 B Chanel
93. Alexey Mordashov $10.9 B steel, investments
94. Elon Musk $10.7 B Tesla Motors
95. Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi $10.7 B beverages
96. Petr Kellner $10.6 B banking, insurance
97. Rupert Murdoch $10.6 B media
98. Viktor Vekselberg $10.5 B metals, energy
99. Lukas Walton $10.4 B Wal-Mart
100. Eric Schmidt $10.2 B Google

The Youngest billionaire in the world is a 19 year old Norwegain heiress, Alexandra Andresen, who has a 42% in her family’s business.

Among Indian Billionaires:

There are 84 Indian billionaires listed in the Forbes annual ranking of the world’s billionaires for 2016, which is topped by Mukesh Ambani while IndiGo’s Father and son Kapil and Rahul Bhatia made their debut in list with a net worth of $3.1 billion.

Here is the list of top 10 Indian Billionaires:

 

  1. Mukesh Ambani

Net Worth: $19.3 B

Source of wealth: petrochemicals, oil & gas

  1. Laurene Powell Jobs

Net Worth: $16.7 B

Source of wealth: Apple, Disney

  1. Azim Premji

Net Worth: $15 B

Source of wealth: software services

  1. Shiv Nadar

Net Worth: $11.1 B

Source of wealth: software services

  1. John Fredriksen

Net Worth: $8.5 B

Source of wealth: shipping

  1. Gianluigi & Rafaela Aponte

Net Worth: $8.4 B

Source of wealth: shipping

  1. John Grayken

Net Worth: $6.3 B

Source of wealth: private equity

  1. Giorgio Armani

Net Worth: $6.1 B

Source of wealth: Armani

  1. Zhidong Zhang

Net Worth: $5.9 B

Source of wealth: internet media

 

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