The Top Ten Richest People In The World

Added by Edan Barak on May 26, 2014

6 Charles Koch

Net Worth In U.S. Dollars: $34 Billion
Age: 77
Country of Citizenship: United States

Charles Koch is a well-known businessman and philanthropist, who is most famous for his involvement in Koch Industries, along with his brother David Koch, who is also in the top-ten list of richest people in the world (David is number 7). Charles is co-owner, chief executive officer, and chairman of the board for the massive, privately owned company, which was inherited by Charles and his brother upon the death of their father, Fred C. Koch. Since it has been under their control, the brothers have grown it to approximately 2,600 times the size it was when they inherited it. The growth is largely due to expansion into other areas not previously explored by the business. In the years following its inheritance to the two brothers, Koch Industries has grown beyond the chemical and oil refinement business to include many other industrial and technological demographics.

5 Larry Ellison

Net Worth In U.S. Dollars: $43 Billion
Age: 68
Country of Citizenship: United States

Larry Ellison, whose proper name is Lawrence Joseph Ellison, is an American businessman and the co-founder of an enterprise software company called 'Oracle Corporation'. He is also the chief executive for the company, which he founded in the year 1977 along with two partners. The initial investment in the company was $2,000, with $1,200 of it coming from Ellison himself. Ellison is also a fan of exotic automobiles. It is said that his favorite car is the Acura NSX, and that he gave them out as gifts for several years during their production. It is also said that he owns a Lexus LS600hL, an Audi R8, a McLaren F1, and a Lexus LFA. He is an avid supporter of education and medical research, and is one of the forty billionaires to-date to sign 'The Giving Pledge'.

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