The Richest People in the World

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Bloomberg’s taken data from its Bloomberg Billionaires Index to identify the world’s richest people. Here are the Top 10…

1. Carlos Slim 

Net worth: $77.5 billion

YTD change: + $15.6 billion / + 25.3%

Source of wealth: America Movil

Industry: Telecommunications

Citizenship: Mexico

Age: 72

2. Bill Gates 

Net worth: $64.4 billion

YTD change: + $8.7 billion / + 15.7%

Source of wealth: Microsoft

Industry: Technology

Citizenship: U.S.

Age: 57

3. Amancio Ortega 

Net worth: $53.6 billion

YTD change: + $18.4 billion / + 52.1%

Source of wealth: Inditex

Industry: Retail

Citizenship: Spain

Age: 76

4. Warren Buffett

Net worth: $48.4 billion

YTD change: + $5.7 billion / + 13.2%

Source of wealth: Berkshire Hathaway

Industry: Finance

Citizenship: U.S.

Age: 82

5. Ingvar Kamprad

Net worth: $41.8 billion

YTD change: + $5.0 billion / + 13.7%

Source of wealth: IKEA

Industry: Retail

Citizenship: Sweden

Age: 86

6. Charles Koch

Net worth: $38.6 billion

YTD change: + $4.8 billion / + 14.1%

Source of wealth: Koch Industries

Industry: Diversified

Citizenship: U.S.

Age: 77

7. David Koch

Net worth: $38.6 billion

YTD change: + $4.8 billion / + 14.1%

Source of wealth: Koch Industries

Industry: Diversified

Citizenship: U.S.

Age: 72

8. Larry Ellison

Net worth: $37.2 billion

YTD change: $4.2 billion / + 12.8%

Source of wealth: Oracle

Industry: Technology

Citizenship: U.S.

Age: 68

9. Christy Walton 

Net worth: $30.5 billion

YTD change: + $5.4 billion / + 21.4%

Source of wealth: Wal-Mart Stores

Industry: Retail

Citizenship: U.S.

Age: 57

10. Jim Walton

Net worth: $29.3 billion

YTD change: + $5.8 billion / + 24.7%

Source of wealth: Wal-Mart Stores

Industry: Retail

Citizenship: U.S.

Age: 64

Youngest person on the list? 35-year-old Alejandro Santo Domingo from Colombia ranks at 79 with a net worth of $11.7 billion. Behind him are the Google guys, Larry Page (No. 19) and Sergey Brin (No. 22). Both are 39 and together are worth almost $46 billion.

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