Forbes analysts have once again calculated the incomes of the world's wealthiest inhabitants. As a result, it became known that there are 492 billionaires in the United States alone, in China - 152. Surprisingly, there are billionaires in such traditionally poor countries as Tanzania, Algeria and Uganda.
We also offer the top ten, which included the richest people of the world in 2014 .Russians were not among them. Alisher Usmanov with a considerable fortune of $ 18.6 billion is located on the 40th line of the Forbes rating.
- 10. Jim Walton( owns $ 34.7 billion)
- 9. Christy Walton( owns $ 36.7 billion)
- 8. Sheldon Adelson( owns $ 38 billion)
- 7. David Koch( owns $ 40 billion))
- 6. Charles Koch( owns $ 40 billion)
- 5. Larry Ellison( owns $ 48 billion)
- 4. Warren Buffett( owns $ 58.2 billion)
- 3. Amancio Ortega( owns $ 64 billion)
- 2.Carlos Slim( owns $ 72 billion)
- 1. Bill Gates( owns $ 76 billion)
10. Jim Walton( owns $ 34.7 billion)
The youngest son of Sam Walton, who founded the Wal-Mart network, not only owns a stake in the company, but also occupyt of the post of director general of the Walton Arvest Bank family bank. Jim is only slightly inferior in size to his daughter-in-law Christy Walton, which is located on the 9th line of the rating.
9. Christy Walton( owns $ 36.7 billion)
The only woman in the top ten of the world's richest people is the widow of the son of the founder of Wal-Mart. In 2013, Christie got rich by $ 466 million. Shares of Wal-Mart increased in price over the past year by 6%.
8. Sheldon Adelson( owns $ 38 billion)
Throughout 2013, Adelson earned about $ 32 million a day. Sheldon is the owner of the largest US empire of games called Las Vegas Sands. The billionaire plans to build a new gaming capital in Europe in Spain.
7. David Koch( owns $ 40 billion)
In 73 years, David is actively involved in the management of family conglomerate companies Koch Industries. The conglomerate is the second largest private company in America. Diversified business allows you to receive income from a wide range of industries from construction and oil to the production of toilet paper.
6. Charles Koch( owns $ 40 billion)
The CEO and co-owner of Koch Industries is doing business together with his brother David. In addition, the Koch brothers are actively engaged in political lobbying, investing millions in the Senate elections from the Republican party.
5. Larry Ellison( owns $ 48 billion)
The founder and director of Oracle is rich in the growth of quotations of his offspring. Ellison owns several houses in the south of Malibu and 98% of the Hawaiian island of Lanai. The businessman also invests in sports - his team of yachtsmen Oracle Team USA won first place in the regatta for the America's Cup.
4. Warren Buffett( owns $ 58.2 billion)
At 83, the Oracle of Omaha does not reduce activity. Last year, the food concern H.J. Heinz moved into Buffett's ownership, about $ 4bn the tycoon invested in ExxonMobil, and for $ 5.6bn he acquired the energy company NV Energy.
3. Amancio Ortega( owns $ 64 billion)
The Spanish billionaire owns a well-known brand Zara and several other successful brands. Ortega is actively building up a portfolio of real estate, acquiring buildings in Madrid, New York, and London.
2. Carlos Slim( owns $ 72 billion)
Shares of one of Sliema's major assets - mining company Minera Frisco for the year fell by 50%, which prevented Carlos from remaining the leader in the rating. Nevertheless, the tycoon still controls 70% of Mexico's mobile and fixed telephone networks.
1. Bill Gates( owns $ 76 billion)
Four previous years the richest man in the world was inferior to the ranking in the ranking of Mexican Carlos Slim. However, the growth of quotations Microsoft allowed Bill again to lead the list. Naturally, Gates traditionally sacrifices a lot for charity. In total, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation provided assistance to the needy for $ 28 billion.