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Forbes 2016 World’s Billionaires List

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Forbes Magazine released its 30th annual list of the world’s richest people, featuring 1,810 billionaires around the world. Their total net worth was $6.48 trillion.

  • Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates sat again at top position for the third consecutive year with a net worth of $75 billion.
  • The US has 540 billionaires followed by mainland China with 251 and Germany with 120.

Forbes 2016 World's Billionaires ListHere is the list of top 10 World Billionaires:

Rank Name Net Worth Source Country
1 Bill Gates (60) $75 B     Microsoft United States
2 Amancio Ortega (79) $67 B     Zara Spain
3 Warren Buffett       (85) $60.8 B  Berkshire Hathaway United States
4 Carlos Slim Helu (76) $50 B     Telecom Mexico
5 Jeff Bezos (52) $45.2 B  Amazon.com United States
6 Mark Zuckerberg (31) $44.6 B  Facebook United States
7 Larry Ellison (71) $43.6 B  Oracle United States
8 Michael Bloomberg (74) $40 B Bloomberg LP United States
9 Charles Koch (80) $39.6 B Diversified United States
9 David Koch (75) $39.6 B  Diversified United States

  • The youngest billionaire in the world is a 19 year old Norwegain heiress, Alexandra Andresen, who has a 42% in her family’s business.

Among Indian Billionaires:
There are 84 Indian billionaires listed in the Forbes annual ranking of the world’s billionaires for 2016, which is topped by Mukesh Ambani while IndiGo’s Father and son Kapil and Rahul Bhatia made their debut in list with a net worth of $3.1 billion.

Here is the list of top 10 Indian Billionaires:

Rank Name Net Worth Source
36 Mukesh Ambani (58) $20.6B Reliance
44 Dilip Shanghvi (60) $16.7 B Sun Pharmaceuticals
55 Azim Premji (70) $15 B Wipro Ltd
88 Shiv Nadar (70) $11.1 B HCL
133 Cyrus Poonawalla (74) $8.5 B Serum Institute of India
135 Laxmi Mittal (65) $8.4 B Steel
184 Uday Kotak (56) $6.3 B                    Kotak Mahindra
196 Kumar Birla (48) $6.1 B Aditya Birla group
219 Sunil Mittal (58) $5.7 B Bharti Airtel

  • There are 5 Indian women billionaires who have marked their names in the list and are – Savitri Jindal (OP Jindal group), Indu Jain (Bennett, Coleman & Co), Smita Crishna Godrej (Godrej), Leena Tiwari (USV) and Vinod Gupta (Havells India).
  • The youngest Indian billionaires are the Bansal duo of Flipkart – Sachin and Binny Bansal with net worth of 1.2 billion.