World Richest Ranking Analysis – According to Forbes’ annual ranking of billionaires, India has the fourth largest number of billionaires at 84, of which four figure in top 100 richest in the world: Mukesh Ambani ($19.3 billion), Dilip Shanghvi ($16.7 billion), Aziz Premji ($15 billion) and Shiv Nadar ($11.1 billion).
The year 2016 has seen Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos (R) making their debut in Forbes’s top 10 list of billionaires. Recently, Bezos, who was at number five in the 2016 ranking, has moved to the third position based on his real time net worth. Let’s take a look at the top 30 billionaires, their real time net worth and 2016 net worth.
1. Bill Gates (USA)
2. Amancio Ortega (Brazil)
3. Jeff Bezos (USA)
4. Warren Buffet (USA)
5. Mark Zuckerberg (USA)
6. Larry Ellison (USA)
7. Carlos Slim Helu (Mexico)
8. Michael Bloomberg (USA)
9. Charles Koch (USA)
9. David Koch (USA)
10. Liliane Bettencourt (France)
12. Larry Page (USA)
World Richest Ranking Analysis 2016
So from the above “Top 12 Richest in The World” you will see that USA remains home to the most billionaires at 540, compared to 536 last year. There are 489 in Europe.
The Forbes list is dominated by men. Out of 1,810 billionaires, just 190 are women. The figure was 197 in 2015.
Billionaire List of Biggest Loser
The biggest loser in 2015 was Carlos Slim, the Mexican telecom tycoon who saw his fortune drop from $77.1 billion to $50 billion in a year.
Billionaire List of Biggest Gainer
Zuckerberg is the sixth richest person in the world, behind Jeff Bezos, the Amazon founder, Slim, investor Warren Buffett, Amancio Ortega, the businessman behind the Zara fashion empire, and Gates.