Here is the list of the top 10 richest people in the world 2015:
10. Sheldon Adelson
Sheldon Adelson is the tenth richest person in the world. With a 14.4 billion surge in his wealth in 2013 this gambling’s richest man managed to bump the CEO of Arvest Bank Group, Jim Walton, from this position. One of Adelson’s largest investments is in the world’s largest casino company, the Las Vegas Sands. Sheldon Alderson is currently worth around 37.5 billion dollars.
9. Christy Walton
Christy Walton is a 58 year old tycoon and currently the ninth riches person in the world. She inherited most of her fortune from her late husband, John Walton, the second son of Sam Walton, the founder of Wal-Mart. Currently, she owns around 12.2 percent (around 402 million shares) of the dominant retail outlet. She also co-chairs the Children scholarship fund. Christy is now worth 39.1 billion dollars after her fortune rose by 19.5 million dollars in 2013.
8. Larry Ellison
The 69 year old, Larry Ellison, founded and is currently the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Oracle. One of his major investments is in Oracle, where he owns around 23 percent of the stocks. He has also invested in the Hawaiian Island Lanai, among other projects. Compared to other billionaires, Larry Ellison had mixed fortunes in 2013. His gaining index was low, forcing him to drop down three spots on the list of top 10 richest people in the world 2015. Larry is now worth 43.3 billion dollars, making him the eighth richest globally.
7. David Koch
David Koch is the executive vice president of the Koch family business, Koch Industries. The 77 year old operates the chemical wing of the company and owns around 42 percent of the company’s stocks. Like other billionaires all over the world, David is not only a hard worker, but also has a charitable heart. He supports numerous charities all over the United States, especially those dealing with art. He is also a patron of many clubs in the niche. David is worth 50 billion dollars and is currently the seventh richest person in 2015.
6. Charles Koch
Charles Koch partners with his brother, David Koch, to run one of the most prosperous companies in the United States, Koch industries, while David is the executive vice president and takes care of the chemical wing of the company, Charles Koch is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and chairman of the board of the company. Like his brother, Charles owns 42 percent of the company’s shares. He is worth 50 billion dollars and currently the sixth richest worldwide.
5. Ingvar Kamprad
Ingvar Kamprad is the richest person in Sweden. According to 2015 statistics, he is also considered the fifth richest person globally. Ingvar Kamprad draws his income from numerous sources. First, Ingvar founded one of the world’s largest furniture retailers, IKEA, that his youngest son manages. He also makes a lot of money through foundations and diverse trusts he established in many countries. Ingvar Kamprad is now worth around 52.8 billion dollars.
4. Warren Buffett
Warren Buffet is a world-leading entrepreneur who is interested in the Textile industry. He is also the CEO of his investment firm, Berkshire Hathaway, which unfortunately is going through hard times since the advent of the global recession. Warren Buffett started investing at an early age (11 years). His first investment was in company stocks that he once considered dumb, but ended up being a blessing in his life. From 57.5 billion dollars in 2013, Warren Buffet is now worth 60.3 billion dollars, making him the forth richest person in 2015.
3. Amancio Ortega
He is the richest person in Spain. He own around 59 percent of shares in Inditex, a leading clothing retailer worldwide. Until 2011, Amancio Ortega was also the chairperson of the company. Even though 77 year old did not complete his education (quit studying at 13 years) he is now worth 65.3 billion dollars and recognized as the second richest person in 2015.
2. Carlos Slim Helu
Carlos Slim Helu is the richest person in Mexico. He owns the largest telecommunication company in North and South America. He also owns 46 percent of share of his retail and industrial company, Grupo Carso, whose financial arm, Grupo Financiero Inbursa, has been doing where others have failed. Until recently, Carlos Slim Helu was the richest person in the world. Now worth 72 billion dollars Carlos Slim Helu is the second richest globally.
1. Bill Gates
According to recent statistics, Bill Gates has regained the title of the richest person in the world, which he lost to Carlos Slim Helu in 2013. Apart from his chairmanship at Microsoft, this 57 year old co-chairs the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, a charitable organization that supports research, and developmental projects that lower the burden of infectious diseases such as malaria all over the world. Bill Gates is now worth 78.2 billion dollars.