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Top 10 world's richest man 2016

This year's list of world richest man dropped by 16 than in 2015. Read this article to know who was able to survive and not lose wealth. You’ll find out everything you wanted to know about world’s richest man here!

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Stock market volatility, falling oil prices and the strengthening of the dollar - it all led to that total wealth of the world's richest men has decreased for the first time since 2009. If we compared with the year 2015, we'd see that the rating "World's richest man" in Forbes left 221 people. They were replaced by 198 billionaires’ newcomers.

Bill Gates is in the first position with a fortune of $ 75 billion (this is $ 4.2 billion less than last year). One of the founders of Microsoft retains leadership for three consecutive years. And in just 22 years, Gates headed the list 17 times. Another billionaire who defended last year's result in rating - investor Warren Buffett. "Oracle from Omaha" remained in third place with a fortune of $ 60.8 billion.

The second line in the list for the first time took Amancio Ortega (the managing company Inditex owns several chains of clothing stores, including Zara). From this position, Ortega has replaced Carlos Slim, the Mexican billionaire Forbes list fell in the fourth line ($ 50 billion).

World's richest man

This year the most successful businessman Forbes rating become the founder of social network Facebook Mark Zuckerberg. 31-year-old billionaire added to his wealth $ 11.2 billion fortune and changed the ranking 16th position in the sixth. Chinese businessman Wang Tszyanlin, which owns a network of cinemas AMC Theaters, first entered the top 20.

The United States lead in the ranking by the number of billionaires (540 individuals). China is next - 251 billionaires, and in Hong Kong are 69. There are 120 the owners of wealth with nine zeros in Germany, and 77 individuals are in Russia. Forbes takes into account all the assets of members of the share of private and public companies, cash, real estate values, art, luxury goods and more. The ranking compilers take into account the debt of figurants.

Members of royal families and authoritarian rulers who seized fortune, relying solely on their authority do not include in the rating. In addition, there miss members of royal families who manage national resources on behalf of their countries in the list

Bill Gates

Bill Gates

Country: United States

Industry: Information Technology

Fortune: $ 75 billion

The richest man in the world likes to give forecasts for the future, though not all of them come true. Nowadays one of the founders of Microsoft says a lot about climate change and urges the people more carefully to relate to the world. According to the businessman, during these 15 years, humanity will make a breakthrough in clean energy and save the planet from environmental disaster.

As for the underlying asset Gates - the company Microsoft – during the last year the new Director Satya Nadella managed to strengthen confidence in the company from the stock market. Last year Microsoft shares rose more than 10%, and the capitalization of software giant came in third place in the world, second only to Apple and Alphabet. Gates is an advisor to CEO, but he is no longer involved in the operational management. Billionaire devoted himself to charity, and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donates hundreds of millions each year to combat poverty, disease, and illiteracy.

Amancio Ortega

Amancio Ortega

Country: Spain

Industry: Retail

Fortune: $ 67 billion

Spain's richest man for a few hours became the leader of the global online ranking of Forbes last year. Spanish billionaire managed to get ahead Bill Gates thanks to a sharp jump the price of shares Inditex Group. It is a company that manages of international retailers on trade clothing. The last few years, the founder of the empire Zara confidently kept in the five wealthiest people in the world: his firm demonstrates excellent financial performance.

Due to the popularity of Zara, Pull & Bear, Oysho and other brands of the company's shares rose three times. Analysts say: this is not the limit. According to their forecasts, already during this year, Inditex shares could soar by another 15-20%. Amancio itself is not engaged in operations management, but he often visits sewing manufacturing and fashion designers.

Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett

Country: United States

Industry: Investment

Fortune: $ 60.8 billion

A few days before the publication of the updated list of the richest people in the world, Warren Buffett sent to shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway annual letter. A document in the investment business is traditionally considered visionary. In addition to financial results of the company (annual profit increased 21% to $ 24.08 billion), "Oracle from Omaha" talks about his views on what is happening in the world.

This year, Buffett shares by several considerations. First, in his opinion, it's no matter to hide the US economy: pessimists share gloomy predictions during 240 years already, and they always have mistakes. Second, climate change is dangerous for the planet and should not be ignored. Third, the only one thing that can hurt business of Berkshire Hathaway today is extreme force majeure, such as the terrorist attack in the United States. 85-year-old billionaire feels great and is going to live at least 100 years.

Carlos Slim

Carlos Slim

Country: Mexico

Industry: Telecom, construction

Fortune: $ 50 billion

Carlos Slim became the main loser last year in the list of the richest man in the world Forbes. For 12 months his fortune fell by $ 19.9 billion. Once the richest man in the world, today, Slim is not even one of the three richest. The main reason for its failure was the fall of shares of America Movel, which owner is Carlos. The businessman decided to return the lost positions by expansion into foreign markets. For example, billionaire plans to buy Spanish developer Realia and he invests in technology start-ups (one of the most attractive of its assets - online music project Shazam). In 2015 Slim launched apparel brand Philosophy Jr. Studio.

Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos

Country: United States

Industry: E-Commerce

Fortune: $ 45.2 billion

The past 2015 became one of the most successful in the history of Amazon - the primary asset Bezos. The biggest online retailer the US finally shows stable earnings. In July 2015 due to favorable financial results, Amazon increased its capitalization to $ 261 billion and had outstripped on this indicator chain discounters Walmart ($ 233 billion). The assets of the billionaire have another victory: his cosmic startup Blue Origin has successfully made a vertical landing rocket New Shepard from a height of 100 km.

Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg

Country: United States

Industry: Information Technology

Fortune: $ 44.6 billion

In IV-quarter 2015 net income of Facebook for the first time exceeded $ 1 billion and reached $ 1.56 billion. For comparison, a year ago the figure was two times lower. During the full 2015, the company managed to earn over $ 17 billion, 44% higher than a year earlier. So much so favorable financial results not only recouped the purchase of expensive Zuckerberg (e.g., internet messenger WhatsApp for $ 19 billion) but also increased the cost of the company by 15%. The personal fortune of Zuckerberg exceeded $ 40 billion, and the founder of social network Facebook is firmly entrenched in the top ten richest people in the world.

This year Mark Zuckerberg has taken an important decision: he promised to donate most of their fortunes to charity and create a special fund for this purpose.

Larry Ellison

Larry Ellison

Country: United States

Industry: Information Technology

Fortune: $ 43.6 billion

Things haven't been going very well for Larry Ellison primary asset. Following the results of 2015, its revenue fell by 18.8%. Experts point out that one reason for this confusion is in top management Oracle. Ellison appointed in his place of two CEO stepping down from the post of CEO in 2014. However, he has not ceased to intervene in the management of the company actively. In addition, the company is experiencing intense competitive pressure from the projects open source which have competing products with Oracle. They have almost identical the total cost of ownership and ease of setup. Another source of competition is a cloud-based business in which Oracle is struggling with Amazon.

One relatively new project Elissona is his personal "tourist paradise" on the island of Lanai. The billionaire bought the island in 2012 for $ 300 million to open a resort. It seems that the project is progressing: In 2016 Ellison opened 5-star Four Seasons Resort Lanai.

Michael Bloomberg

Michael Bloomberg

Country: United States

Industry: Media

Fortune: $ 40 billion

74-year-old billionaire returned to managing his media empire - Bloomberg, leaving the post of mayor of New York. The first thing Bloomberg has done - he has dismissed more than a hundred editors. According to Bloomberg, his newspaper has become too politicized, but their main subject is a business. About New York Bloomberg also do not forget, he still actively involved in promoting city among IT-startups which want to go to California.

According to the former mayor, unlike Silicon Valley, New York is a metropolis where there is something to see and where to go in the evening. The American press is actively prepared Bloomberg place on the list of candidates for the US presidency. But the billionaire does not state about his desire to join in the election race at the time of preparation the material.

Charles Koch

Charles Koch

Country: United States

Industry: Industrial production

Fortune: $ 39.6 billion

Charles Koch is among the largest financial donors to the Republican Party of the USA. But in the current presidential race, he has not yet decided on a favorite candidate. Koch apparently does not want to see Republican Donald Trump the master of the Oval Office. Charles Koch even said he was willing to finance the campaign against the candidate. The financial basis of political influence the businessman is his company Koch Industries. In 1967, when Koch was the Chairman of the Board, the cost of Koch Industries estimated at $ 50 million. Today it has become more expensive in about 2000 times ($ 100 billion). Charles and his brother David own more than 50% of the industrial giant. David is responsibility for chemical direction Koch Industries.

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David Koch

David Koch

Country: United States

Industry: Industrial production

Fortune: $ 39.6 billion

Together with his elder brother, David Koch controls Koch Industries, the second-largest private company with annual revenues US $ 115 billion. Koch business empire products produce petrochemicals, construction materials, fertilizers and other goods (for example - paper napkins and cups). Koch interesting not only politics: their total donations to science, culture, and education have exceeded $ 1.2 billion.

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