Finance magazine, Forbes has put out a list of the ten richest people in the world. The list includes some very familiar names, many of them American.
The list starts with number 10, and works down to the richest person in the world, 2017:
10. Michael Bloomberg. $47.5B
Origin of wealth: Bloomberg LP
Sharing the #8 and #9 spot are the Koch brothers, David and Charles; each is worth $48.3B
Origin of wealth: diversified business holdings
7. Larry Ellison. $52.2B
Origin of wealth: software company, Oracle
6. Carlos Slim Helu. $54.5B
Origin of wealth: telecom
5. Mark Zuckerberg. $56B
Origin of wealth: Facebook
4. Amancio Ortega. $71.3B
Origin of wealth: Zara
3. Jeff Bezos. $72.8B
Origin of wealth: Amazon.com
2. Warren Buffett. $75.6B
Origin of wealth: Berkshire Hathaway
1. Bill Gates. $86B
Original of wealth: Microsoft
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