Wealth-X Reveals: The World’s 50 Wealthiest People
The top 50 wealthiest people in the world have a combined fortune of US$1.45 trillion, nearly equal to the GDP of Australia, according to a new list by Wealth-X in collaboration with Business Insider. The United States is home to 29 billionaires on the list, more than any other country. Only four billionaires from China made the top 50.
- 46 male billionaires versus 4 female billionaires are on the list.
- 12 billionaires from the technology sector are on the list — more than any other sector, including finance.
- The youngest billionaire on the list is 31-year-old Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, ranked 8th with a net worth of US$42.8 billion.
- The oldest billionaire, 93-year-old L’Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt, is also one of four women in the list. She is ranked 17th, with a net worth of US$29 billion.
Below are the first 5 names on the list, including the billionaires’ country of citizenship, current primary company and the industry in which they made their fortune:
|Rank||Name||Age||Country||Net Worth*||Primary Company||Industry|
|1||Bill Gates||60||US||87.4||Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation||Technology|
|2||Amancio Ortega Gaona||79||Spain||66.8||Inditex||Retail|
|3||Warren Buffett||85||US||60.7||Berkshire Hathaway||Diversified Investments|
|5||David Koch||75||US||47.4||Koch Industries||Diversified Investments|
* in US$ billions
For the full list, go here.
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