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Bill Gates is not the richest man in the world – here's who's overtaken him

by LLB Reporter
9th Sep 16 10:59 am

Richest people in the world revealed

Zara billionaire Amancio Ortega has overtaken Microsoft magnate Bill Gates to become the richest person in the world.

Latest figures from Forbes show that shares of Ortega’s business Inditex, parent company to Zara, Massimo Dutti and Pull&Bear,are up boosting his personal fortune by $1.7bn. His wealth stands at $79.5bn compared to Gates’ $78.5bn.

Ortega was briefly the world’s richest man for the first time in October 2015 after Inditex shares hit an all-time high and boosted Ortega’s net worth to $80bn.

ame Net Worth Age Source Country of Citizenship
#1 Bill Gates $75 B 60 Microsoft United States
#2 Amancio Ortega $67 B 80 Zara Spain
#3 Warren Buffett $60.8 B 85 Berkshire Hathaway United States
#4 Carlos Slim Helu $50 B 76 telecom Mexico
#5 Jeff Bezos $45.2 B 52 Amazon.com United States
#6 Mark Zuckerberg $44.6 B 32 Facebook United States
#7 Larry Ellison $43.6 B 71 Oracle United States
#8 Michael Bloomberg $40 B 74 Bloomberg LP United States
#9 Charles Koch $39.6 B 80 diversified United States
#9 David Koch $39.6 B

 

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