Top 10 Richest Men 2016 in the World

This list contains top 10 richest men of 2016 in the world. Forbes magazine has released its list of the richest men in 2016 and there are some changes in the top 10 positions.

There are three new additions, Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos and Michael Bloomberg. In this edition, the magazine made a record of a new batch of billionaires. There were 290 new names, of which 71 are from China.

In total, they were registered 1,826 billionaires with assets of more than 7.05 billion dollars. This is 13 times more than the first Forbes list of which was published in 1987, when there were only 140 billionaires in 24 countries.

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David Koch: $ 39.6 billion

Company: Koch Industries

David Koch has dropped a few positions as it was the previous year. However, it has managed to slip through the 10 richest men on the planet.

David and his brother, have control of a company that became one of the largest companies in the world, with a higher annual income to $ 100 million.

He and his brother, Charles Koch (ranked number nine on this list) are holders of much of Koch Industries , of which Charles is the president and vice president David.

The Koch family controls various sectors in the manufacturing industry, trade and investment employing more than 70,000 people worldwide. 

Charles Koch: $ 39.6 billion

Company: Koch Industries

Charles is the president of Koch Industries, one of the 10 largest private companies in the world.

Koch Industries is a holding company operating in the asphalt sector, commodity, energy, fertilizer, fiber, finance, gas, minerals, paper, petroleum, plastics and chemicals.

His role as head of the company earned for Time magazine considered him as one of the 100 most influential people in the world and Forbes Magazine, in 2012, put it as the 41st most powerful person in the world. 

Michael Bloomberg: $ 40 billion

Company: Bloomberg LP

Michael, 74, is the CEO and founder of communications group called Bloomberg. The company distributes financial news and information through magazines, newspapers, radio and television around the world.

It is the most influential company in the world financial markets. Michael has also been mayor of New York for three terms.

This is the first time that becomes part of the 10 richest men in the world. 

Larry Ellison: $ 43.6 billion

Company: Oracle

Larry is the co-founder and largest shareholder of Oracle Corporation, a multinational technology that has a value of more than 160 million dollars and 105,000 employees.

Besides owning 23% of Oracle, it has 46% of the shares of NetSuite and LeapFrog Enterprises.

It is the holder of 98% of an island in Hawaii. 

Mark Zuckerberg: $ 44.6 billion

Company: Facebook

It is one of the most famous people from this list. Mark became famous for being one of the founders of Facebook, the world\'s largest social network. After its founding in 2004, with only 19 years, its assets soared and Facebook entered the stock exchange NASDAQ.

Today is 31 years old, is married and has a daughter. Zuckerberg plans to donate 99% of its shares to charity throughout his life.

Facebook also has acquired several companies: Oculus, WhatsApp and Instagram. 

Jeff Bezos: $ 45.2 billion


Bezos is CEO and founder of, one of the largest e-commerce companies in the world. He founded the company in 1994 and launched the site in 1995.

It also acquired the Alexa Internet, and the Internet Movie Database (IMDb). His latest acquisition was the newspaper The Washington Post for $ 250 million in 2013.

With 52 years he graduated in arts, is married, she has 4 children and lives in Seattle. It\'s the first time it appears among the 10 richest men in the world. 

Carlos Slim: $ 50 billion

Carlos Slim: 50 billion dollars.

Carlos Slim topped the list of world\'s richest men from 2007 to 2012.

Carlos Slim is a Mexican businessman who is 75 years old. He graduated in engineering at a local university. It is the majority shareholder of the largest mobile operator in Latin America , America Movil (Claro, Embratel, Net).

It also invests in various sectors such as minerals (Minera Frisco) financial market (Inbusa and CaixaBank group), snuff (Philip Morris) and the media (The New York Times). 

Warren Buffett: $ 60.8 billion

Company: Berkshire Hathaway.

This American of 84 years is one of the largest investors in the world. Unlike other billionaire who occupy the Top 10, has not established any large company that has led to this third place. It just has a nose for investing in the right companies. Through the holding company Berkshire Hathaway that owns, controls stakes in various enterprise infrastructures such as gas, electricity, railways and multinational companies that produced higher than expected, as Coca-Cola, Gillette, American Express and Walt Disney.

In his will he promises to leave 83% of his fortune to the foundation of Bill and Melinda Gates. 

Amancio Ortega: $ 67 billion

Company: Zara

At 78 years, the Spanish Amancio Ortega is the richest resident of Europe, with 59% stake in the Inditex group, the largest clothing retailer in the world.

He owns designer brands Zara, Massimo Dutti, Oyshio, Pull and Bear, Stradivarius.

It has more than 5,000 stores in more than 77 countries. 

Bill Gates: $ 75 billion

Company: Microsoft

Gates, as everyone knows, is the largest philanthropist in the world. It is agnostic and is 59 years old. In 2013 he regained the position of the richest in the world after the recovery of his actions man.

He retired from the presidency of Microsoft to look after the interests of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation , a project that spends more than 30 billion dollars to social and humanitarian causes. Although owns 5% of the shares of Microsoft , its biggest source of income are the actions managed by the holding company \"Cascade Investment\" , which include companies like Coca-Cola, Televisa, Ecolab, railway companies, hotels and resorts. 

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