Top 10 richest man in the world
Karl Hans Albrecht was a German entrepreneur who founded the discount supermarket chain Aldi with his brother Theo. He was for many years the richest person in Germany.
Born: February 20, 1920, Essen, Germany
Spouse: Maria Albrecht (m. ?–2014)
Children: Beate Albrecht, Karl Albrecht Jr.
Nephews: Berthold Albrecht, Theo Albrecht, Jr.
Sir Ka-shing Li, GBM, KBE, JP is a Hong Kong business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, as of 16 April 2014 he is the richest person in Asia, with a net worth of $31.9 billion.
Born: July 29, 1928 (age 87), Chaozhou, China
Net worth: 26.6 billion USD (2015) Forbes
Spouse: Chong Yuet Ming (m. 1963–1990)
Children: Richard Li, Victor Li Tzar-kuoi
Organizations founded: Cheung Kong Holdings, more
Grandchildren: Ethan Li Cheung Tsz, N. Li, H. Li
Carl Stefan Erling Persson is a Swedish business magnate. In March 2013, Forbes reported Persson’s net worth as $28 billion making him the richest of Sweden’s 12 billionaires and the 17th richest person in the world.
Born: October 4, 1947 (age 68), Stockholm, Sweden
Net worth: 23.9 billion USD (2015) Forbes
Spouse: Carolyn Denise Persson
Children: Karl-Johan Persson, Tom Persson, Charlotte Söderström
Education: Stockholm University, Lund University
Eike Fuhrken Batista da Silva is a Brazilian business magnate who made and lost a fortune in mining and oil and gas exploration. Presently, he is the chairman of Brazilian conglomerate EBX Group.
Born: November 3, 1956 (age 59), Governador Valadares, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Spouse: Luma de Oliveira (m. 1991–2004)
Education: RWTH Aachen University
Children: Olin Batista, Thor Batista
Organizations founded: EBX Group, MMX Mineração, OSX Brasil S.A.
Parents: Jutta Fuhrken, Eliezer Batista
Lawrence Joseph “Larry” Ellison is an American internet entrepreneur, businessman and philanthropist.
Born: August 17, 1944 (age 71), Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
Net worth: 49.3 billion USD (2015) Forbes
Children: Megan Ellison, David Ellison
Organizations founded: Oracle Corporation, Ellison Medical Foundation
Spouse: Melanie Craft (m. 2003–2010)
Amancio Ortega Gaona is a Spanish fashion businessman and founding chairman of the Inditex fashion group, best known for its chain of Zara clothing and accessories retail shops.
Born: March 28, 1936 (age 79)
Net worth: 70.7 billion USD (2015) Forbes
Organizations founded: Zara, Inditex, Confecciones Goa, Fundación Amancio Ortega
Spouse: Flora Pérez (m. 2001), Rosalía Mera (m. 1966–1986)
Children: Sandra Ortega Mera, Marta Ortega Perez, Marcos Ortega Mera
Bernard Jean Étienne Arnault is a French business magnate, investor, philanthropist and art collector. He is the chairman and Chief Executive Officer of LVMH since 1989.
Born: March 5, 1949 (age 66), Roubaix, France
Net worth: 38 billion USD (2015) Forbes
Children: Antoine Arnault, Delphine Arnault, Frederic Arnault, Alexandre Arnault
Organizations founded: LVMH
Spouse: Hélène Mercier (m. 1991), Anne Dewavrin (m. 1973–1990)
Warren Edward Buffett is an American business magnate, investor and philanthropist. He is the most successful investor in the world.
Born: August 30, 1930 (age 85), Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Net worth: 66.7 billion USD (2015) Forbes
Spouse: Astrid Menks (m. 2006), Susan Buffett (m. 1952–2004)
Children: Howard Graham Buffett, Peter Buffett, Susan Alice Buffett
William Henry “Bill” Gates III is an American business magnate, philanthropist, investor, computer programmer, and inventor. In 1975, Gates and Paul Allen co-founded Microsoft, which became the world’s largest PC software company.
Born: October 28, 1955 (age 60), Seattle, Washington, United States
Net worth: 79.2 billion USD (2015) Forbes
Spouse: Melinda Gates (m. 1994)
Children: Jennifer Katharine Gates, Phoebe Adele Gates, Rory John Gates
Organizations founded: Microsoft Corporation
Carlos Slim Helú is a Mexican business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. From 2010 to 2013, Slim was ranked as the richest person in the world.
Born: January 28, 1940 (age 75), Mexico City, Mexico
Net worth: 72.9 billion USD (2015) Forbes
Spouse: Soumaya Domit Gemayel (m. 1967–1999)
Children: Carlos Slim Domit, Johanna Slim Domit, more
Parents: Julián Slim Haddad, Linda Helú Atta
Grandchildren: Carlos Slim Torruco, Emiliano Slim Torruco