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Top 10 Richest People in the World - Forbes List 2016

The Forbes 2016 world’s billionaires list profiled 1,810 billionaires across the globe, down from 2015’s record of 1,826. Two hundred and twenty-one people fell off the list, while 198 newcomers joined the ranks.

Bill Gates is once again the wealthiest person in the world, although even the Microsoft founder’s fortune has dipped, from $79.2bn to $75bn. Forbes has ranked Bill Gate the wealthiest person in the world for the third year in a row in the list of the Richest people in the world according to Forbes


The biggest gainer on the list was Mark Zuckerberg, the boss of Facebook, whose wealth grew by $11.2bn to give him a total net worth of $44.6bn. Zuckerberg is the sixth-richest person in the world, behind Jeff Bezos, the Amazon founder, Slim, the investor Warren Buffett, Amancio Ortega, the Spanish businessman behind the Zara fashion empire, and Gates.

Across all billionaires, 1,186 are self-made, 228 inherited their wealth and 396 inherited a portion, but are growing it. Just 33 of the 190 female billionaires are self-made but here we will be giving you the list of the top ten Forbes list of Richest people in the world 2016.

Top 10 Forbes list of Richest people in the world 2016

Here is a comprehensive list of the top ten world billionaires according to Forbes.
Rank Name Net worth Source of Wealth Age Country
1 Bill Gate $75B Microsoft 60 United States
2 Amancio Ortega $67 Zara 70 Spain
3 Warren Buffett $60.8B Berkshire 79 United States
4 Carlos Slim Helu $50B Telecom 76 Mexico
5 Jeff Bezos $45.2B Amazon.com 52 United States
6 Mark Zuckerberg $44.6B Facebook 31 United States
7 Larry Ellison $43.6B Oracle 71 United States
8 Micheal Bloomberg $40 Bloomberg 74 United States
9 Charles Koch $39.6B Diversified 75 United States
9 David Koch $39.6B Diversified 80 United States

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