After the controversial report that found the concentration U $ 1.7 trillion in the hands of the 85 richest people on the planet (the same wealth as the 3.5 billion poorest people in the world) released in January 2014. The Forbes announces its list of 2016 with some changes positions in the Top 10. with three new additions, Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos and Michael Bloomberg. In this edition, the magazine saw a billionaires input record. There were 290 new names, of which 71 come from China. In total, we recorded 1,826 billionaires with assets plus U $ 7.05 trillion. This is more than 13 times greater than the first Forbes list in 1987 when there was only 140 billionaires in 24 countries worldwide.
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David Koch – US $ 39.6 billion (US) – Koch Industries
David and his brother control the holding company that became one of the largest companies of closed capital of the world, with annual revenues above 100 billion. He and his brother, Charles Koch (9th), holds each 42% of Koch Industries, which Charles is the president, and David is the vice, so the family controls the various sectors active in the industry of manufacturing, trade and investment employing over 70,000 people across the planet.
Charles Koch – US $ 39.6 billion (US) – Koch Industries
Charles is one of the brothers, mega entrepreneurs, the US industry. 79, is president of one of the 10 largest private companies there. Koch Industries is a holding company that operates in the asphalt sector, commodity, energy, fertilizer, fiber, finance, gas, mineral, paper, petroleum, plastics and chemicals. His performance in front of the company, has been elected one of the 100 most influential people by Time magazine and 41st most powerful person in the world by Forbes Magazine in 2012.
Michael Bloomberg – US $ 40 billion (US) – Bloomberg LP
Currently 74 years old, Michael is CEO and founder of Bloomberg communications conglomerate. The company distributes information and financial news through magazines, newspapers, radio and television for the whole world. It is the most influential company in the world of financial markets. Michel has also been mayor of New York for three terms, and aims to run for the US presidency. In 2016, it was the first time to be among the 10 richest men in the world.
Larry Ellison – US $ 43.6 billion (US) – Oracle
Larry is co-founder and largest shareholder of Oracle Corporation, a multinational technology and computer valued at over 160 billion and 105,000 employees. In addition to owning 23% of Oracle, holds 46% of NetSuite and Leapfrog Enterprises shares, totaling a net worth of 37 billion. Also has 4.5 billion in equity / personal money. Among its luxury goods, there are 98% of an island in Hawaii, with yachts and hotels.
Mark Zuckerberg – US $ 44.6 billion (US) – Facebook
One of the best known people in this list, Mark became famous for being one of the founders of Facebook, the largest social network in the world. After the foundation in 2004 with only 19 years, its assets shot with growth and entry of Facebook in the Nasdaq stock exchange. Currently, 31 years old, married and with a daughter, Zuckerberg announced plans to donate 99% of its shares to charity during his lifetime. Facebook also acquired several companies on the rise, including the Oculus, WhatsApp and Instagram.
Jeff Bezos – US $ 45.2 billion (US) – Amazon.com
Bezos is CEO and founder of Amazon.com, one of the largest e-commerce companies in the world. He founded the company in 1994 and launched the site in 1995 with only 20 books sale. Obstinate the online field, he also acquired the Alexa Internet, A9.com, and the Internet Movie Database (IMDb). His latest acquisition was the newspaper The Washington Post for $ 250 million in 2013.
With 52 years, graduated in arts, he is married, has 4 children and residence in Seattle. It is the first time it appears among the 10 richest men in the world.
Carlos Slim – US $ 50 billion (Mexico) – America Movil
It was considered from 2007 to 2012, the richest man in the world , surprising the former owner of the post – Bill Gates. Carlos is a Mexican businessman of 75 years, graduated in engineering at a local university. He is the majority shareholder of the largest mobile operator of the Americas, America Movil (Claro, Embratel, Net). It currently has only 43% of the company corresponding to 40.8 billion (53% of his fortune). It also invests in various sectors, such as minerals (Minera Frisco), financial (Inbusa and CaixaBank group), tobacco (Philip Morris) and media (newspaper New York Times).
Warren Buffett – US $ 60.8 billion (US) – Berkshire Hathaway
This American 84, is one of the largest investors in the world. Unlike other billionaire that top 10, he founded no great company to be what it is. He has a nose for investing in the right companies. Through the holding company Berkshire Hathaway, which owns, controls stake in several company infrastructures, such as gas, electricity, railways and multinational companies that yielded higher than expected, as Coca-Cola, Gillette, American Express and Walt Disney.
In his will, promises to leave 83% of fortune to the Bill and Melinda Gates, and while staying alive donates 5% to charity every summer.
Amancio Ortega – US $ 67 billion (Spain) – Zara
At age 78, the Spaniard Amancio Ortega is the richest resident of Europe with 59% share of the Inditex group, the largest textile retailer in the world. He owns the designer brands Zara, Massimo Dutti, Oyshio, Pull and Bear, Stradivarius with more than 5,000 stores in over 77 countries, including 35 in Brazil. His personal wealth is valued at 1.4 billion, mostly in real estate. The company is 90% ($ 53.1 b.) Of his fortune, and other private investments.
Bill Gates – US $ 75 billion (US) – Microsoft
Gates, as everyone knows, is the largest philanthropist in the world , agnostic, mogul, lives in excellence to its 59 years. In 2013 he recovered the position of richest man in the world after recovery of their actions. But he has been at the top of that list in 16 opportunities over the past 21 years.
He retired from the presidency of Microsoft to look after the interests of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, a project directed more than 30 billion in social and humanitarian causes. Although owns 5% stock in Microsoft, its greatest asset is the actions managed by the holding company “Cascade Investment”, which include companies like Coca-Cola, Televisa, Ecolab, railway companies, hotels and resorts.