Meet The Top 10 World Billionaires At The Moment – Forbes 2016


Forbes has released the current 2016 list of world billionaires. The current ranking reveals that at a $75 billion net worth, Bill Gates still tops the chart. On a top 10, there has been a reshuffle of billionaire rankings – some went up the chart while some dropped down.

Did you know that Zuckerberg at $44.6 billion made the biggest leap from his former 16th position in 2015 to a higher position this year? 93-year-old Lilian Bettencourt, owner and heiress of L’Oréal, remains the richest female billionaire in the world but currently dropped by one position to the 11th place with a $36.1 billion net worth. On the other hand, Micheal Bloomberg and Jeff Bezos made it as new entries into the top 10 chart.

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In all, Forbes recorded more world billionaires last year than the present year- it went down from 1,826 billionaires in 2015 to 1,810 billionaires in 2016. Let’s meet the latest top 10 world money bags at the moment:

10. David Koch

Net Worth: $39.6 Billion

Industry: Diversified Businesses


David is a business mogul, an engineering expert, political activist and philanthropist. In 1950, he joined his brother, Charles Koch in running the family business of which they both equally own a 42% stake.

9. Charles Koch

Net Worth: $39.6 Billion

Industry: Diversified Businesses

Charles Koch Net Worth

Charles runs the Koch industries with his younger brother. The conglomerate generates an estimated annual revenue of $115 billion and has over 100, 000 employees in about 60 nations. Both brothers are philanthropic billionaires with spotted interests in politics.

8. Micheal Bloomberg

Net Worth: $40 Billion

Industry: Media-Bloomberg LP


New to the top 10 chart is Bloomberg, the CEO of the financial and news media, Bloomberg LP. Micheal is one of those billionaires with a conspicuous interest in politics.

7. Larry Ellison

Net Worth: $43.6 Billion

Industry: Technology- Oracle


The entrepreneur, flying expert and inventor of oracle is one successful business man who seems to always fall within the top 10 range of world billionaires. In the foot steps of his co-billionaires, he has signed to The Giving Pledge and has so far donated up to 1% of his wealth to charity.

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6. Mark Zuckerberg

Net Worth: $44.6 Billion

Industry: Social Media- Facebook


From a 16th position in 2015, Zuckerberg went up ten places to a 6th position in 2016; adding up to a whooping $11 billion to his net worth in just a year.

5. Jeff Bezos

Net Worth: $45.2 Billion

Industry: Amazon. Com


This is the brain behind The tech-entrepreneur and investor who manages 3 companies makes his debut in the top 10 list of world billionaires.

4. Carlos Slim

Net Worth: $50 Billion

Industry: Telecommunication/Assorted Business


Carlos has always had a top spot in the world billionaires’ list; he has also been a 5- time richest person in the world. It appears he swapped his position with Ortega who was the 2015 4th world richest man.

3. Warren Buffet

Net Worth: $60.8 Billion

Industry: Investment- Berkshire Hathaway


Of all billionaires, Warren takes the cake as the most judicious. Often referred to as an investment expert, warren maintains his 3rd place in the list.

2. Amancio Ortega

Net Worth: $67 Billion

Industry: Fashion- Zara

Amancio Ortega

Ortega is a self-made entrepreneur and a fashion business mogul. In October 2015, he had become the world’s richest man for four hours with a net worth of $78. 6 billion.

1. Bill Gates

Net Worth: $75 Billion

Industry: Microsoft


Bill gates needs little or no introduction. Just say ‘Microsoft’ and everyone automatically knows who the boss is!

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