Wealth-X released World’s Wealthiest Self-Made Billionaires List

The list was topped by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates with a personal fortune totaling nearly 86 billion US dollars.

Created On: Jun 19, 2015 17:34 ISTModified On: Jun 20, 2015 09:39 IST

Wealth-X on 17 June 2015 released the World’s Wealthiest Self-Made Billionaires List. It included world’s top 25 richest self-made billionaires.

The list was topped by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates with a personal fortune totaling nearly 86 billion US dollars.

American entrepreneurs dominate the list claiming 14 of the 25 spots. The list features numerous notable American billionaires who are responsible for building some of the most successful companies in the world including Berkshire Hathaway, Oracle and Google.

The combined wealth of the 14 Americans on the Wealth-X list is 514.2 billion US dollars, which is greater than the GDP of Norway.

The technology sector has proved yet again to be an incubator of great fortunes with many on the list such as Oracle’s Larry Ellison, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook and Jack Ma, chairman of Alibaba, China’s e-commerce giant, amassing significant wealth by founding and building technology-based companies.

List of world’s top 10 self-made billionaires

Rank

Name

Nationality

Estimated Net Worth (billion US dollars)

1

William Gates III

United States

85.7

2

Warren Buffett

United States

70.1

3

Amancio Ortega

Spain

65.0

4

Lawrence Ellison

United States

51.5

5

Ingvar Kamprad

Sweden

48.1

6

Jeffrey Bezos

United States

39.8

7

Carlos Slim

Mexico

35.4

8

Mark ZUckerberg

United States

35.3

9

Wang Jianlin

China

35.2

10

Michael Bloomberg

United States

33.7

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