Tuesday, June 24, 2014

World’s Top 4 Wealthiest People

1. Microsoft Founder Bill Gates (Worth $76 B)

 Bill Gates, the former executive and chairman of Microsoft, the largest personal-computer software company, is ranked by Forbes as the world’s wealthiest man in 2014. He was one of those businessmen who saw the potential in PCs, and, why not, the first individual who passionately believed in the system that allowed him to build Microsoft into a $400 billion behemoth. According to Bill Gates, “capitalism has worked very well.” For those who are able to write software, can do a good investing in stocks, and have luck as well, it’s a good opportunity to earn a huge deal of money. Those who do not like the capitalistic system, he suggests to go to North Korea.

2. Carlos Slim Helu (Worth: $72 B)

Carlos Slim Helu is a Mexican investor, businessman, holding a huge number of Mexican companies through his conglomerate, Grupo Carso, as well as he has got interests in the fields of communications, airlines, real estates, technology and finance. As the price of gold and copper has fallen, the shares of his mining company (Minera Frisco) went down to fifty percent. Till giving up being the wealthiest person in the world in 2014, Carlos Slim Helu held this rank for four years (including 2013).

3. Amancio Ortega (Worth: $64 B)

The retail magnate Amancio Ortega Gaona is famous for holding the chain of popular fashion brand and clothing Zara. He is the founding chairman of the Inditex fashion group as well. Forbes ranked him as the world’s fourth richest person in the world with $64 Billion. The Spanish fashion magnate Amancio Ortega resides in Spain, with his second wife. Amancio’s father was a railway worker. He started as a gofer in a shirt store and after quitting this job he started to make dressings ad lingerie in his living room with his wife. Now he owns 26 buildings and skyscrapers in London, New York, Madrid.

4. Warren Buffett (Worth: $58 B)

Considered as the most successful investor of the 20th century, Warren Buffett in his 9 decade has been consistently ranked among the world’s richest people. The American magnate, investor and businessman Warren Buffett is the chairman, CEO and the largest shareholder, American conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway and was ranked as the world’s richest person in 2008.In 2012 he was names by the “Times” as one of the influential people in the world. Alongside with his fortune, Buffett is a well-known philanthropist and has the pledge of giving away the 99 percent of his fortune to this cause, via Gates Foundation.

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