Bill Gates tops Forbes’ richest list, Mark Zuckerberg jumps to sixth place

By Shaoor Munir on
December 30, 2016
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Forbes has released the list of richest people in the world for the year 2016. Bill Gates has maintained his top position while Mark Zuckerberg jumped 10 places to climb to 6th place.

Top ten billionaires in the world

The top ten richest people in the world for 2016 are:

  1. Bill Gates
    1. Net Worth: $75 billion
    2. Country: United States
  2. Amancio Ortega
    1. Net worth: $67 billion
    2. Country: Spain
  3. Warren Buffet
    1. Net worth: $60.8 billion
    2. Country: United States
  4. Carlos Slim Helu
    1. Net worth: $50 billion
    2. Country: Mexico
  5. Jeff Bezos
    1. Net worth: $45.2 billion
    2. Country: United States
  6. Mark Zuckerberg
    1. Net worth: $44.6 billion
    2. Country: United States
  7. Larry Ellison
    1. Net worth: $43.6 billion
    2. Country: United States
  8. Michael Bloomberg
    1. Net worth: $40 billion
    2. Country: United States

9th and 10th place is shared by Charles Koch and David Koch, brothers from France with net worth of $39.6 billion

Mark Zuckerberg’s incredible ascension to the top ten

Mark Zuckerberg has made a huge jump from 2015’s list of richest people in the world. Zuckerberg was placed 16th on 2015’s list with the net worth around $33.4 billion. In the time span of just one year, Zuckerberg has added more than $10 billion to his name. Bill Gates, while still remains the richest person, has seen a decrease in his net worth from $79.2 billion to $75 billion.

 
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