If you thought that only the United States of America has the richest people in the world, think again. According to Forbes Magazine, there are now 1,226 billionaires in the world with a total net worth rising up to $ 4.6 trillion. This is equal to the total GDP (Gross Domestic Product) of India, the 2nd most populated country in the world. Read on to find out which people occupy the top 5 positions in the list of the richest people in the world.
1) Carlos Slim Helu
Owner of Mexico’s largest telecommunications company, Carlos Slim with an estimated worth of $ 69 billion dollars. He tops the list for the third year running, despite a drop of $ 5 billion in net worth from last year.
2) Bill gates
Microsoft Corp’s cofounder, Bill Gates, bags the second spot with a net worth of $ 62 billion dollars. He is also an investor, author and philanthropist.
3) Warren Buffet
Berkshire Hathaway’s self-made Warren Buffet retained his position at no.3. He is a U.S citizen with a net worth of $ 44 billion.
4) Bernard Arnault
He is a French Businessman who is the chairman and chair executive of LVMH. He is also Europe’s richest person. His net worth is $ 41 billion.
5) Amancio Ortega
A net worth of $ 39.5 billion, Amancio Ortego is the richest man in Spain and the fifth richest in the world. He is a fashion entrepreneur and owns 59% of the Inditex group which includes brands such as Zara and Bershka.