Forbes has released its annual list of world’s richest man for 2015 with 1,826 billionaires on the list!
For this year, it has been reported that 290 newcomers had made it to the list including Michael Jordan, the best-paid athlete of all time who is placed at number #1741 with a USD1 billion net worth.
Meanwhile, the person who tops the list is none other than the founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates who has once again placed on top of the list and has been doing so for 16 years.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has entered the top 20 list for the very first time, placing at number #16 with a USD33.4 billion net worth.
Christy Walton, founder of Wal-Mart is the richest women of 2015 with a USD41.7 billion net worth, placing at number #8.
The youngest billionaire in the world is 24-year-old Evan Spiegel, the co-founder of messaging app Snapchat, with a fortune of USD1.5 billion net worth, while the oldest billionaire aged 99, David Rockfeller , Chairman of Chase Manhattan Corporation, maintained his position as the oldest billionaire to make it to the list with a net worth of USD3 billion.
The country with the most billionaires who made the list is America.
Here are the Top 5 Billionaires of 2015:
1. Bill Gates (USD79.2 billion), United States – Microsoft
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2. Carlos Slim (USD77.1 billion), Mexico – Telmex, Grupo Carso
3. Warren Buffett (USD72.7 billion), United States – Berkshire Hathaway
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4. Amancio Ortega (USD64.5 billion), Spain – Inditex Group
5. Larry Ellison (USD54.3 billion), United States – Oracle Corporation
Here is the full list.