World’s richest people in 2K17

#1.Bill Gates

Bill gates born Oct 28, 1955, is a co-founder of the Microsoft Corporation and American business magnate, author, and philanthropist.

In 1975, Gates and Paul Allen launched Microsoft, which became the world’s largest computer software company. During his career at Microsoft, Gates held the positions of chairman, CEO and chief software architect, while also being the largest individual shareholder until May 2014. Gates stepped down as chief executive officer of Microsoft in Jan 2000, but he remained as chairman and created the position of chief software architect for himself In June 2006, Gates announced that he would be transitioning from full-time work at Microsoft to part-time work and full-time work at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He gradually transferred his duties to Ray Ozzie and Craig Mundie. He stepped down as chairman of Microsoft in February 2014 and assumed a new post as technology adviser to support the newly appointed CEO.

 

 

#2.Warren Buffett

Mr.buffett was born on 30 August 1930 is an American business magnate, investor, Buffett serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway. He is considered by some to be one of the most successful investors in the world, and as of August 2017 is the second wealthiest person in the United States, and the fourth wealthiest in the world, with a total net worth of $77.9 billion.

Born in Omaha, Buffett developed an interest in business and investing in his youth, eventually entering the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1947 before transferring and graduating from University of Nebraska–Lincoln at the age of 19. Buffett went on to enroll and graduate from Columbia University where he learned and eventually molded his investment philosophy around a concept pioneered by Benjamin Graham–value investing. He attended New York Institute of Finance to specialize his economics background and soon after began various business partnerships, including one with Graham. After meeting Charlie Monger, Buffett created the Buffett Partnership. His firm would eventually acquire a textile manufacturing firm called Berkshire Hathaway and assume its name to create a diversified holding company.

 

#3.Jeffrey Bezos

Jeffrey Bezos born in 12Jan 1964 is an American technology and retail entrepreneur, investor, computer scientist, and philanthropist,[ best known as the founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Amazon.com, the world’s largest online shopping retailer. The company began as an Internet merchant of books and expanded to a wide variety of products and services, most recently video streaming and audio streaming. Amazon.com is currently the world’s largest Internet sales company on the World Wide Web, as well as the world’s largest provider of cloud infrastructure services, which is available through its Amazon Web Services arm.

Bezos’ other diversified business interests include aerospace and newspapers. He is the founder and manufacturer of Blue Origin founded in 2000 with test flights to space which started in 2015, and plans for commercial suborbital human spaceflight beginning in 2018. In 2013, Bezos purchased The Washington Post newspaper. A number of other business investments are managed through Bezos Expeditions.

When the financial markets opened on July 27, 2017, Bezos briefly surpassed Bill Gates to become the world’s richest person, with an estimated net worth of just over $90 billion. He lost the title later in the day when Amazon’s stock dropped, returning him to second place with a net worth just below $90 billion.

 

#4.Amanicio Ortega

The youngest of four children, Ortega was born in Busdongo de Arbas, Leon, Spain, to Antonio Ortega Rodríguez and Josefa Goanna Hernández from the province of Valladolid, and spent his childhood in Leon

He left school and moved to A Coruna at the age of 14, due to the job of his father, a railway worker. Shortly after, he found a job as a shop hand for a local shirtmaker called Gala, which still sits on the same corner in downtown A Coruna, and learned to make clothes by hand. In 1972, he founded Confecciones Goa (his initials in reverse), selling quilted bathrobes which Ortega produced using thousands of local women organized into sewing cooperatives

In 1975, he opened his first Zara store with his wife Rosalía Mera. so-called because his preferred name Zorba was already taken.

Today, Zara is part of the Inditex group (Industrias de Diseño Textil Sociedad Anónima), of which Ortega owns 59.29%, and aside from over 6,000 stores includes the brands Zara, Massimo Dutti, Oysho, Zara Home, Kiddy’s Class, Tempe, Stradivarius, Pull and Bear, Bershka and has more than 92,000 employees.

Ortega keeps a very low profile and is known for his preference for a simple lifestyle. Until 1999, no photograph of Ortega had ever been published. He refuses to wear a tie and typically wears a simple uniform of a blue blazer, white shirt, and gray trousers, none of which are Zara products

His public appearance in 2000, as part of the warm-up prior to his company’s initial public offering on the stock market in 2001, made headlines in the Spanish financial press. However, he has only ever granted interviews to three journalists

In 2011, Ortega announced his imminent retirement from Inditex, the parent company of the Zara chain, stating that he would ask Inditex vice-president and CEO Pablo Isla to take his place at the helm of the textile empire. In 2012 Ortega donated about €20 million to Caritas Internationalist, a Roman Catholic relief organization.

 

#5.Mark Elliot Zuckerberg

born 14 May 1984 is an American PC programmer and Internet entrepreneur. He is a co-founder of Facebook and currently operates as its chairman and chief executive officer. His net worth is estimated to be US$71.5 billion as of Sep 2017 and in 2016 was ranked by Forbes as the fifth richest person in the world.

Zuckerberg launched Facebook from his Harvard University dormitory room on February 4, 2004. He was assisted by his college roommates and fellow Harvard students Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes The group then introduced Facebook to other college campuses. Facebook expanded rapidly, reaching one billion users by 2012. Meanwhile, Zuckerberg was involved in various legal disputes brought by others in the group, who claimed a share of the company based upon their involvement during the development phase of Facebook

In Dec 2012, Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan announced that over the course of their lives they would give the majority of their wealth to “advancing human potential and promoting equality” in the spirit of The Giving Pledge On December 1, 2015, they announced they would eventually give 99 percent of their Facebook shares worth about US$44 billion at the time to the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Since 2010, Time magazine has named Zuckerberg among the 100 wealthiest and most influential people in the world as a part of its Person of the Year award In December 2016, Zuckerberg was ranked 10th on Forbes list of The World’s Most Powerful People.

 

 

 

 

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