A new list of the world’s wealthiest people is here, and it’s really no surprise who claimed the number one spot.
Bill Gates, Microsoft co-founder and one of the richest people in history, once again comes out on top, with a net worth of $87.4 billion.
Wealth-X, a wealth-tracking website, provided Business Insider with its newest figures on the assets of the super-rich. Wealth-X collects information on more than 110,000 ultra-high-net-worth people, tracking each person’s assets and adjusting its figures to account for currency-exchange rates, local taxes, savings rates, investment performance, and other factors.
Other notable placements on the list include potential presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg, who ranks as ninth, with a net worth upwards of $42 billion. Fellow political billionaire Donald Trump didn’t make the list. Alice Walton, the Walmart heiress, is the wealthiest woman, ranking #15 overall with a net worth of $33.2 billion.
L’Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt is the next woman on the list, just below Walton at #17 with a net worth of $29 billion. The only other woman to crack the top 50 is Laurene Powell Jobs, widow of the late Steve Jobs, tied at 47th with $14.4 billion to her name.
The 10 Richest People in the World
|Bill Gates||$87.4 billion|
|Amancio Ortega||$66.8 Billion|
|Warren Buffett||$60.7 Billion|
|Jeff Bezos||$56.6 Billion|
|David Koch||$47.4 Billion|
|Charles Koch||$46.8 Billion|
|Larry Ellison||$45.3 Billion|
|Mark Zuckerberg||$42.8 Billion|
|Michael Bloomberg||$42.1 Billion|
|Ingvar Kamprad||$39.3 Billion|
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