10 Richest People in The World 2017

A rich man is a poor man with money, WC Fields said. These (mostly) men all are just that, men. You want to join their ranks? Either they build the wealth or they inherit it. You are probably in the first category.

How to Be a Billionare

  1. Have a Vision – have a vision of something you want to build towards. It can be “Build a fun resort that people love”, or, “Build a grocery store that has organic food, in an age where that is unknown.” Ask  yourself, “What from the future is missing today”
  2. Conceive of something people want – It doesn’t mean anything if you put in effort for something that people don’t want. You need to find a product-market fit.
  3. Have a Plan — Plan out each step and work towards it every day


That’s literally it.


10. Michael Bloomberg ($47.5 Billion)

Michael Bloomberg’s vision was to create a data analytics system for stock brokers way back in the 1980s. It’s grown steadily introducing new products. Back then people would have to use intuition, rumor and (more) personal networks to get info about news in the stock markets.

8 & 9: Koch Brothers ($48.3 billion each)

Koch was founded by the brother’s father, Fred Koch in the 1920s as a petroleum company. Originally they built oil refinery parts. Koch senior was forced out of the US because of patent lawsuits and started to build refineries in the USSR. It was there that Fred Koch came to despise communism and probably has resulted in the Koch brothers being champions of conservative causes. As the years went on, Koch added more and more subsidaries to become the large multinational it is today.

8. Sheldon Adelson (Net Worth – $38 Billion)

Sheldon Adelson

Sheldon Gary Adelson (80 years) is a one of the most successful businesspersons in the United States. This business magnet controls an empire worth $38 billion according to Forbes and $40.8 billion according to Bloomberg Billionaires Index. He is the CEO and the chairperson of the Las Vegas Sands Corporation, the mother company of Venetian Macao Limited, which runs the Sands Expo and Convention Center and the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino. Sheldon Adelson is also the owner of Israeli daily newspaper known as Israel Ha Yom.


5. Larry Ellison (Net Worth – $48 billion)

Larry Ellison (Net Worth – $48 billion)

Ellison is the co-founder and the CEO of Oracle Corporation, one of the world’s most famous enterprise software companies. His current net worth is $48 billion with the bulk of his wealth originating for Oracle Corporation. The future of enterprise sales is in jeapordy because of opensource alternatives for their main product and the beheamouth of cloud offerings.

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4. Warren Buffett (Net Worth $58.2 Billion)

Warren Buffett (Net Worth $58.2 Billion)

Warren Edward Buffett, born in August 30, 1930 (83 years), is a very famous American Business executive, investor and a philanthropist. He is referred to by many analysts as the most successful investor in the twentieth century. Currently Buffet is the chief executive officer, the chairman and the largest shareholder of the famous Berkshire Hathaway, an American multinational conglomerate holding company. He is well known for his adherence to the value investing philosophy as well as frugality despite the huge wealth he controls.

3. Amancio Ortega (Net Worth $64 Billion)

Amancio Ortega (Net Worth $64 Billion)

Amancio Ortega Gaona, aged 77, is a very successful Spanish billionaire with a personal net worth of $64 billion. He is a fashion executive and the founding chairperson of the famous Inditex fashion group. This group is best known for its chain of the Zara clothing and accessories retail shops distributed in Spain and elsewhere in the world. He has accrued his wealth purely from retail business making him the hardest working businessman in Spain and one of the world most influential fashion retailers.

2. Carlos Slim Helu and Family (Net worth $72 Billion)

Carlos Slim Helu and Family (Net worth $72 Billion)

Carlos Slim Helu, born in January 28, 1940, is a Mexican national well known for being a business magnet, a philanthropist and an Investor. He has extensive holdings in a large number of Mexican companies through his Grupo Carso, SA de CV conglomerate through which he has amassed interest in the fields of technology, finance, retailing and communications. At present, Carlos Helu is the chief executive officer and chairman of the telecom companies América Móvil and Telmex. Between 2010 and 2013, Carlos enjoyed the top position as number 1 richest people in the world for all those four years.

1. Bill Gates (net worth $76 Billion)

Bill Gates (net worth $76 Billion)

Bill Gates has reclaimed his rightful position at the peak of the top 10 richest people in the world 2014 thanks to the exponential growth of his company, Microsoft in the stock market in the past one year. To be exact, Bill Gates’ fortune rose by $ billion in the past one year to reach $76 billion. This 57-year-old tycoon is not only wealthy he is also extremely charitable. For instance, he is known to have contributed up to $28 billion to rid the world of polio and malaria through Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Bill Gates is the owner of Microsoft, the world’s largest software company in the planet.