The following are the top 5 richest people in the world today.
SO HOW MUCH IS A BILLION IN NUMBERS? WELL ONE BILLION IS ONE THOUSAND MILLION SO ONE BILLION IN NUMBERS WOULD LOOK LIKE:
Just how much is Bill Gates worth? $78.2 Billion
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Bill Gates is an American business mogul, chairman of Microsoft, author, and one of the richest people in the world Today who has a net worth of $78.2 billion dollars. Gates co-founded the software firm Microsoft with paul allen, and is known as one of the leading entrepreneurs of the personal computer revolution. Gates graduated from Lakeside School in 1973, scoring 1590 out of 1600 on the SAT, and enrolled Harvard College in the autumn of 1973.
With the release of the MITS Altair 8800 based on the Intel 8080 CPU, Gates and Allen saw this as the opening they needed to their own computer software company. The creators of the new microcomputer, Micro Instrumentation and Telemetry Systems (MITS), formed a partnership with Gates and Allen using their Altair emulator that ran on a minicomputer, and then the BASIC interpreter. The trade name “Microsoft” was registered November 26, 1976. During the first five-years of the Microsoft company, Gates personally examined every line of codes the company mailed, often modifying code when needed. On November 20, 1985, Microsoft launched its first retail version of Microsoft Windows.
Gates and his wife combined three family foundations to create the charitable Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in 2000, the largest transparently operated charitable foundation on the earth. Gates announced on June 15, 2006 that he would switch out of his day-to-day role at Microsoft over the next two years in order to give more time to philanthropy.
( Bill Gates Home Cost $63 Million, The mansion took seven years to building. The swimming pool flows 60 feet long and has a underwater music system, plus it comes with A locker room that has 4 showers and two bathrooms. Their residence contains a 2,500 square foot gym. The dining room is 1,000 square feet large.Whenever a guest arrives, they are provided a pin that links with sensors in every room inside the house. Depending upon their preferences, the temperature, music, lighting adjusts in the house wherever they are. The property is additionally an “earth sheltered house” meaning it uses its natural surroundings as walls for temperature in order to reduce heat loss. Bill Gates pays $1M a year.. on taxes on the house. )
Carlos Slim Helu
Carlos Slim Helu net-worth: $72 billion
Carlos Slim Helu was born January 28, 1940 in Mexico City,
Mexico. He is a businessman, philanthropist, and engineer mainly
focused on the telecommunications profession in Mexico. Slim possesses a
substantial influence over the telecommunications industry in Mexico and
much of Latin America. He manages Telefonos De Mexico, TelCel, and
America Movil. He maintains an active involvement in the companies, but
his three sons Carlos, Marco Antonio, and Patrick, run the firms on a
day to day basis. Slim was able to raise money for a telecommunications
business by purchasing reserve letters of credit which allowed him to
obtain guaranteed loans which provided the capital.
On August 8, 2007 Fortune magazine noted that Slim had got ahead of Bill Gates
in wealth. This signified the first time in 16 years that the wealthiest
person in the world has not been from United States, the Middle
East, or Europe and was from an “emerging economy”. Slim has been
awarded the Entrepreneurial Merit Medal of Honor from Mexico’s Chamber
Of Commerce. He is a “gold patron” of the American Academy of
Achievement and a Commander in the Belgian Order Of Leopold II. Slim was
named CEO of the year in 2003 by “Latin Trade” magazine, and one year
later Chief executive officer of the decade by the same magazine.
Vladimir Putin net-worth: $70 billion
Vladimir Putin is a Russian politician who
was born in the Soviet Union and has a net worth of $70 billion dollars.
The present Prime Minister of Russia, Vladimir Putin also served as the
President of the Russian Federation from December 1999 until May 2008.
Successful in overhauling Russia’s economic environment, he was often
criticized due to his handling of human rights and foreign policy issues.
In addition to his net worth he’s amassed a reputation as one of the most
infamous politicians in the world, with many in the west calling the
circumstances under which he has continued to hold office in Russia
“undemocratic.” Still, he has been fairly well-liked among the Russian
people themselves ever since he began serving as president in late 1999
after the surprise resignation of Boris Yeltsin. Putin’s career in
politics began after serving in the KGB, being appointed head of the
Committee for External Relations of the Saint Petersburg Mayor’s Office.
After that, his political fortunes continued to rise until he
eventually won the 2000 Russian presidential election. His public image
is fairly exceptional for a politician, largely characterized by his “macho,”
outdoorsy image, having been famously photographed shirtless and
taking part in other dangerous or extreme sports and activities. He is also
well known for his “Putinisms,” aphorisms that comes from his unique use of
the Russian language (identical to how George W. Bush is famous for his
malapropisms here in the united states of america). One example of a “Putinism”
occurred during an interview with American journalist Larry King, who
asked him what happened to the Russian submarine that had been lost in an
explosion – Putin answered simply, “she sank.”
Amancio Ortega Gaona
Amancio Ortega Gaona net-worth: $65 billion
Amancio Ortega Gaona is a Spanish fashion industry executive and entrepreneur who
has a net worth of $65 billion. Amancio Ortega has accumulated this net
worth through a number of years in the fashion industry and is most noticeable as
the founder and owner of retail store Zara.
Amancio Ortega Gaona has
been characterized by his intensive secrecy and low profile despite the
fact that he is the fifth richest person in the world behind Carlos
Helu, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Ingvar Kamprad, Bernard Arnault and
Larry Ellison. Amancio is the wealthiest person in Spain and the second
wealthiest person in all of Europe. Ortega never has given a public
interview, and in contrast to his work in the world of high fashion is
most often seen in a pair of blue jeans and a T-shirt. Make no mistake,
though: His low profile does not mean that he is a “do nothing”
executive. He is known to have a major hands-on role in his company the
Inditex group, consisting of such respected fashion brands as Zara,
Massimo Dutti, Oysho, Zara Home, Kiddy’s Class, Tempe, Stradivarius,
Pull and Bear/Often and Bershka.
At 75 years old, though, Gaona has
shown indications of slowing down. He recently announced his retirement from
the day to day operations of Inditex, and that by the vice president and
CEO of Inditex, Pablo Isla, will be taking his place at the head of the
Warren Buffett net-worth: $60 billion
Warren Buffett has become one of the richest people in the world who has a
net worth of $60 billion. Warren Buffett is debatedly the most famous and
successful Financial Investors in history.
If you had invested $10,000 with Warren
Buffett in 1966, today you would have $300 million!
$10,000 invested in the S&P would be $140,000.
Warren Buffett has declared to give away 99% of his net worth to charity. 83% of
the money would go to The Bill and Melinda Gates foundation. That
equates to roughly $41 billion making it the largest charitable
gift in the world. Buffett’s philanthropy has inspired other
billionaires to pledge at least 50% of their net worth to charity in
their lifetimes as well, a truly remarkable achievement.
U.S. President Barack Obama awards the Medal of Freedom to recipient Warren Buffett. // Warren Buffett (Larry Downing/Reuters)
The 78 year-old Warren Buffett is Famous for investing in items he
actually uses. For example, he owns Fruit of the Loom because he really liked
their shirts and underwear. Warren has made headlines recently immediately after
his love of a specific brand of suit led him to invest in the Chinese firms Trands Co. He isn’t the only powerful guy sporting Trands: Former Chinese President Hu Jintao and billionaire Bill Gates are also big fans of this very brand. The Oracle of Omaha and CEO of financial powerhouse Berkshire Hathaway also recently compiled a video commemorating the apparel company’s 30th anniversary and took the opportunity to gush about his nine Trands suits. The best part? although the cheapest Trands suit costs $880, Buffet hasn’t paid a penny for his wardrobe though he claims he has asked for a bill. It’s not a bad investment for Trands’ founder and Buffett gal-pal Li Guilian, whose
stock has risen 70% ever since the video went public.