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Forbes list of World Billionaires 2016 released

Mar 3, 2016 10:08 IST

Forbes list of World Billionaires 2016 was released on 1 March 2016. In its 30th annual guide to the world’s richest, Forbes found 1810 billionaires in 2016 compared to 1826 in 2015.

Bill Gates remained as the richest person in the world with a net worth of 75 billion US dollars. He has been No. 1 for 3 years in a row and topped the list 17 out of 22 years. 

Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg and Head of Amazon, Jeff Bezos made their first appearance in the top ten of Forbes’ annual ranking of the world’s wealthiest.

The 31-year-old Zuckerberg added 11.2 billion US dollars in this year and moved up to No. 6 from 16.

Forbes list of top 10 World Billionaires 2016            

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Rank

Name

Net Worth in Billion Dollars

Source

Country of Citizenship

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1

Bill Gates

75

Microsoft

United States

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2

Amancio Ortega

67

Zara

Spain

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3

Warren Buffett

60.8

Berkshire Hathaway

United States

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4

Carlos Slim Helu

50

telecom

Mexico

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5

Jeff Bezos

45.2

Amazon.com

United States

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6

Mark Zuckerberg

44.6

Facebook

United States

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7

Larry Ellison

43.6

Oracle

United States

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8

Michael Bloomberg

40

Bloomberg LP

United States

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9

Charles Koch

39.6

diversified

United States

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9

David Koch

39.6

diversified

United States

India was the country with the fourth highest number of billionaires. The United States was first with 540 followed by China with 251 and Germany with 120.

Forbes list of top 10 Indian Billionaires

S.No

Name

Net Worth in Billion Dollars

Overall Rank in Forbes List

Source

1

Mukesh Ambani

19.3

36

Reliance Petrochemicals, Oil & Gas

2

Dilip Shanghvi

16.7

44

Pharmaceuticals

3

Azim Premji

15

55

Wipro Software Services

4

Shiv Nadar

11.1

88

HCL Software Services

5

Cyrus Poonawalla

8.5

133

Vaccines

6

Lakshmi Mittal

8.4

135

Steel

7

Uday Kotak

6.3

184

Banking

8

Kumar Birla

6.1

196

Commodities

9

Sunil Mittal

5.7

219

Telecom

10

Desh BandhuGupta

5.5

233

Pharmaceuticals

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