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Revealed: The top 10 richest billionaires of 2015

by LLB Editor
30th Dec 15 9:42 am

The world’s top 400 richest people lost a total of $19bn this year, according to Bloomberg’s Billionaire Index.

The biggest losers was Warren Buffett who lost $11.3bn while Bill Gates’ wealth shrunk by $3bn.

Zara boss Amancio Ortega, with a $73.2bn wealth pile, pipped Carlos Slim to become the world’s second-richest person.

The year has been kind to tech billionaires with Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos’ net worth more than doubling to $59bn, making him now the fourth-richest person in the world.

Zuckerberg became the world’s eighth richest man after a $11.6bn boost to his riches. He’s now worth a cool $46.1bn.

According to Bloomberg, the 400 richest people in the world control around $3.9 trillion. Take a look at the top 10 richest people as of today:

The world’s richest people

1. Bill Gates – $83.6bn

2. Amancio Ortega – $73.2bn

3. Warren Buffett – $62.5bn

4. Jeff Bezos – $59.3bn

5. Carlos Slim – $53bn

6= Charles Koch – $50.4bn

6= David Koch – $50.4bn

8. Mark Zuckerberg – $46.1bn

9. Larry Page – $40.1bn

10. Larry Ellison – $39.9bn

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