Do you want to meet Richest Person in the World? If yes then ready and prepared because I am going to introduce you with world’s top five richest persons. An author says ”How you climb up a mountain is more important than reaching the top”. In short, success can not be achieved by shortcuts and illegal ways because when we like something, we can get blind for that thing and get ready to do any legal or illegal thing to get that particular goal which isn’t a very good approach.
Similarly, our struggle would not depend on money it would depend on the level of your hard work. History of human shows that only those people got success who gave intention to just their goals. The main goal of this article is not only to introduce you to the richest person in the world, in fact, you should focus on learning something new from this detailed article.
Richest Person In The World – List of Top 5 billionaires
Here is the list of top 5 Richest Person in the World, read how they got such exceptional success.
- Bill Gates
- Warren Buffet
- Jeff Bezos
- Amancio Ortega
- Mark Zuckerberg
1. Bill Gates
Net Worth: $86.0 billion
Nationality: United States
Age: 61 years old
Source of Wealth: Microsoft
Bill Gates, the Richest Person in the world is a citizen of the United States and he is 61 years old. Bill Gates remained no. 1 billionaire in the ranking list during 1995 to 2007 but in 2007 to 2008 Carlos Slim snatched Bill Gates top one position and moved him down to the no. 2. His determination led him to regain his 1st position and in 2009 Bill Gates was again the richest person in the world. Then after two years, he was again beaten by Carlos but Bill again beat him in 2013 and from 2013 to till now he remains at the no 1 spot in the list of the wealthiest people in the world.
The Early life of Bill Gates
From his early age of 12 years, Bill found to be interested in computer programs. That was the reason, he wrote a computer program named tic-tac-toe whose purpose was to allow a human user to play against the human computer. And he wrote this program in BASIC computer language. In Lakeside school, Bill Gates and his friend, Paul Allen spent most of his time in the computer lab (And according to some rumors both of them were also involved in hacking school systems to change their results). In 1970, Bill and his friend wrote another computer program Traf-o-Data whose basic purpose was to supervise the traffic pattern in Seattle. After that Bill and his friend did work for MITS (Micro Instrumentation and Telemetry Systems).
The Partnership of Bill Gates and Allen
In 1975, a new company Microsoft came into being. Micro-Soft is a combination of a partnership of Bill and his friend Allen. In 1980, Bill met CEO of IBM and impressed him with his work because IBM’s CEO was already looking for a computer programmer. Between 1979 to 1989 Microsoft was in peak revenue increased from $2.5 million to $16 million and the staff is increased from 25 to 128 people. Their hard work proved its worth and 30% of computers in the world started using software that was built by the Microsoft. Seeing the success of those Softwares Microsofts launched WINDOWS operating system.
Bill Gates is a Struggle Towards Success
Now Bill Gates is an American businessman and co-founder of world’s largest PC software company i.e. Microsoft. With the philanthropist, he is a programmer, investor, entrepreneur and also served as CEO and software architect at Microsoft. He is a kind hearted man and found of doing social activities. He also has his own foundation called as Bill and Milinda Gates Foundation where he denotes his massive amount of wealth to the poor people.
So, what do you think why have I put him as the no 1 richest person in the world?
2. Warren Buffet
Net Worth: $75.6 billion
Nationality: United States
Age: 86 years old
Source of Wealth: Berkshire Hathaway
Waren Buffet, 2nd Richest person in the World is also a citizen of the United States and he is 86 years old. Waren Buffet is a most successful investor in the world. He is an American Business tycoon, philanthropist, chairman, CEO and major shareholder of Berkshire Hathaway (since 1970).
The Early life of Warren Buffet
The journey of the success of Warren starts from his early childhood when he visited his father’s stock brokerage shop and he took great interest in stock prices. As a result, he did his first investment when he was 11 years old and technically bought 3 shares at$38 per share and according to him, that share gave him the best lessons of his practical life. In the age of 13, he started his first business in the form of horseracing tip sheet.
The Success Story of Warren Buffet
With the passage of time, in 1956, he made a firm in Omaha names as Buffet Partnership Ltd. In spite of this partnership, he kept his concentration towards the Berkshire Hathaway. Coca-Cola is one of the greatest investments of Berkshire Hathaway.
Bill And Warren Stood for Humanity
Bill and buffet decided to denote their wealth for humanity in 2012. He also gave away 99% of his wealth to Bill Gates foundation. Warren faced many hurdles during his life career and one of those struggles were cancer but guess what? Warren successfully beat cancer now he stands among the richest people in the world.
3. Jeff Bezos
Net Worth: $72.8 billion
Nationality: United States
Age: 53 years old
Source of Wealth: Amazon.com
Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, how can we forget him in this list? He is an American entrepreneur who invested in emerging e-commerce business (decades ago) and now he stands amongst the richest people in the world. Bezos is the 3rd wealthiest person in the world.
The Early Life of Jeff Bezos
His real name is Jeffrey Preston says ‘’jeff ‘’ Bezos. Jeff Bezos is a self-made person. If you read his biography then you will be impressed knowing that he did each and everything on his own. No doubt he was an intelligent student in the class. Dream Institute was his first business which he started during his regular study in high school and basic purpose of this institute was to educate the fourth, fifth and six grades students. As time passed he got a degree in computer science and electrical engineering from summa cum laude in 1986.
Career Building of Jeff Bezos
After that, he did work for different firms that were located at wall street (A street in lower Manhattan where the New York Stock Exchange is located). Wall Street including investment firm D.E. Shaw, Field, Bankers Trust. It was the time when his career was extremely profitable for him, he took a risky decision and decided to take interest in emerging e-commerce. So he left that job in 1994 and went to Seattle and opened an online bookstore in the internet market.
The Success Story of Jeff Bezos
He opened his software company in a garage and he invited his 300 friends to test his newly created website i.e. Amazon.com. Amazon is actually the name of an American river. It was a struggle of Jeff Bezos without any print media promotion, he sold books not only in the United States but also in 45 foreign countries of the world just in 30 days. It was a journey start from $20,000 in 1995 and reached 17 billion dollars 2011. Now Amazone is well known for its better customer care service for example last year they launched a drone delivery system wich got popular in no time.
4. Amancio Ortega
Net Worth: $71.3 billion
Age: 81 years old
Source of Wealth: Zara, Inditex
Amancio Ortega is the fourth richest person in the world having a net worth of $71.3 billion and he is a citizen of Spain. Nobody even imagined that a 13 years old boy who works as a delivery boy, who delivers clothes to rich people and also tailor assistant will be a business tycoon for the whole world in future (So, never give up). He is now founder and CEO of a Spanish textile industry called as Inditex. So, from his net total income you can estimate that why he is richest person in the world.
The Early Life of Amancio Ortega
In his early life, when he worked in a clothing shop, he noticed one thing due to expensive price of clothes only rich people can fulfill their desires and poor people can never afford such expensive clothes. This thing gave a startup boost to his small business where he sold clothes at the cheapest price and got a maximum profit in 1963 at the age of 27. In 1975, he opened a department store with the name of ZARA and with the passage of time this brand started selling fancy clothes for all standers of the people. And this attitude helped him expand his business from one store to 100 stores in Spain in till 1989. Zara is the biggest fashion empire in Spain and also worldwide. Zara store is a foundation of Inditex company that basic purpose fashion model of clothing from the design stage to store in minimum time.
Net Worth: $56 billion
Nationality: United States
Age: 33 years old
Source of Wealth: Facebook
One of the youngest billionaire in the world and also CEO and founder of social networking site Facebook. This youngest billionaire started working on many amazing things from his early childhood life.
The Early Life of Mark Zuckerberg
Mark Zuckerberg’s father was a dentist. Mark developed ‘’zucknet’’ software whose purpose was an alarming receptionist on arrival of the new patient. He also developed some computer games just for fun in his early life. His father hired special tutor David Newman to polish Mark’s hidden talent. His tutor gave great remarks about him and remarked him as an intelligent boy.
The Sucess Story Of Mark Zuckerberg
During enrollment in Harvard University, he developed a course match software for comparison between most attractive students and also find classes according to their course selection. The program became popular in no time but school administration did not support him. Now Mark is considered as the youngest richest person in the world.
Social Networking Site a Big Breakthrough in The Form of Facebook
During his undergraduate year with his three friends, he thought about making a site for social communication between Harvard students and his friends. The idea converted from Harvard students to common user and with his friend he developed a site, where he can see profile, upload pictures and communicate throughout the world. In 2012, there were one billion users signing up Facebook with this figure is increasing rapidly. He is also a kind-hearted human being devoted 99% of his Facebook share to Chan-Zuckerberg’s initiative.
SO, this was the list of the richest person in the world and let us know what do you think about these rich and kind people.