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World’s Top 10 Billionaires

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In modern world money has become a crucial factor to people’s lives. It has impacted people’s prospects, statuses, reputation and their day to day things. There are multiple ways to earn money. It can be good or bad. But we should make sure that the earning way of ours is a fair one.

For this year, the Forbes magazine found out the list of wealthiest people in this planet. You may like to know about them.


 

http://www.nation.lk/edition/images/2015/03/15/Free/f1.jpgBill Gates
Bill Gates was born on October 28, 1955 in the USA. Bill believed in achieving his goals through hard work. He also believes that if you are intelligent and know how to use your intelligence, you can reach your goals. He is a founder of Microsoft Corporation. He is the richest person in today’s world and his wealth is US$ 79.2 billion.
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http://www.nation.lk/edition/images/2015/03/15/Free/f2.jpgCarlos Slim Helu
Carlos Slim Helu remains the world’s second richest person. He is a Mexican business magnate, investor, and philanthropist, known as the “Warren Buffett of Mexico”. From 2010 to 2013, Slim was ranked as the richest person in the world. Telmex and AméricaMóvil companies are owned by him. He turned 75 years old this year. His wealth is US$ 77.1 billion.
Wikipedia


http://www.nation.lk/edition/images/2015/03/15/Free/f3.jpgWarren Buffett
Warren Buffett is an American businessman, born on August 30, 1930. He was the most successful investor of the 20th century. Buffett is the chairman, CEO and largest shareholder of Berkshire Hathaway. Currently he has US$ 72.7 billion of wealth. On April 11, 2012, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer, for which he successfully completed treatment in September 2012.
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http://www.nation.lk/edition/images/2015/03/15/Free/f4.jpgAmancio Ortega
Spaniard Amancio Ortega grew up as the son of a railway worker in Spain and is now the world’s richest retailer. He cofounded Zara in 1975 with lingerie and bathrobe companies. In the last decade, he has taken billions in Inditex dividends and reinvested the money into real estate in marquee cities, including Madrid, Barcelona, London, Chicago, Miami and New York. Now he is in possession of US$ 64.5 billion wealth.
bornrich.com


http://www.nation.lk/edition/images/2015/03/15/Free/f5.jpgLarry Ellison
Larry Ellison was born on August 17, 1944. He is arguably the first Silicon Valley tech entrepreneur to live large and fast. He never met his biological father and was raised in a middle-class Chicago home by his great aunt. He was the CEO of the software company Oracle Corporation. Current wealth of Larry is US$ 53.4 billion.
Wikipedia


http://www.nation.lk/edition/images/2015/03/15/Free/f6.jpgCharles Koch
Charles de Ganahl Koch was born on November 1, 1935, and he is an American businessman and philanthropist. He is co-owner, chairman of the board, and CEO of Koch Industries and his net worth is US$ 42.9 billion.
Forbes


http://www.nation.lk/edition/images/2015/03/15/Free/f7.jpgDavid Koch
David Koch also has the worth of US$ 42.9 billion. He also remains sixth in rank with his older brother Charles Koch. He is the executive VP of Koch Industries. America’s second largest private company, Koch Industries has interests in oil pipelines, refineries, building materials, paper towels and paper cups. David Koch is spending his 74th year of his life.
independent.co.uk


http://www.nation.lk/edition/images/2015/03/15/Free/f8.jpgChristy Walton
Christy Walton is the wealthiest woman in the world, a title she has held for five out of the past six years. She married from Walton family which is the richest family in the world and inherited her wealth when her husband John Walton, a former Green Beret and Vietnam War medic, died in an airplane crash in 2005. Her net wealth is US$ 41.7 billion.
Forbes


http://www.nation.lk/edition/images/2015/03/15/Free/f9.jpgJim Walton
Jim Walton is the third child of Wal-Mart co-founder Sam Walton, and was born on June 7, 1948. He is a board member of Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart generated $ 473 billion in 2014 revenues from more than 11,000 stores in 27 countries. In February, Wal-Mart announced it would raise its wages in the US to at least $9 an hour in 2015 and at least $10 an hour in 2016. Jim Walton’s net worth is US$ 40.6 billion.
Wikipedia


http://www.nation.lk/edition/images/2015/03/15/Free/f10.jpgLiliane Bettencourt
Liliane Bettencourt was born October 21, 1922 in France. She grew even richer in 2014 thanks to a deal in which she purchased an additional eight percent stake in the cosmetics empire from Nestle, raising her and her family’s chunk of L’Oreal company stock to 33 percent. Her current wealth is US$ 40.1 billion.
pincpicx.com

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