The richest people in the world have a staggering amount of wealth—which can be compared to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of a small county.
Be it self-made of inherited wealth, here are the following richest people on the world, as compiled by Young Entrepreneurs Forum.
Bill Gates started his interest in computers at a young age. Then, a decade later, he and his childhood friend Paul Allen co-founded Microsoft together in 1975. As of now, he has become the technology adviser of the multi-million global brand.
Amancio Ortega is a Spanish self-made billionaire. He is known as the founder of the global company Inditex Fashion Group, which includes the Zara Clothing Store. As of now, he is considered the richest retailer in the world.
Warren Buffett is the CEO of the Berkshire Hathaway and owns more than 60 companies. He is regarded as an iconic figure and an investment genius. He is also called as the Oracle of Omaha.
Jeff Bezos is the founder of the retail giant, Amazon. The 54-year-old billionaire is responsible for the growth of the online shopping and e-commerce. As of now, his company is the largest online shopping retailer in the world.
David Koch and Charles Koch
David Koch and Charles Koch are the responsible for the establishment of Koch Industries. It is the second largest private company in the United States of America.
Larry Ellison is the founder, chairman, and former CEO of the software company, Oracle. He is also responsible for building a database for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
Unknown to many of us, the billionaire has never taken any computer science class in his life. According to him, he learned about computer programming through his past several jobs.
Mark Zuckerberg is a self-made billionaire who founded the most popular social media application, Facebook. He also became the youngest billionaire by Forbes Magazine in 2006 at the age 0f 23.
Ingvar Kamprad is a self-made billionaire and the founder of global furniture retailer, IKEA. As of now, IKEA, continues to expand to new markets through the world.