The Top Ten Richest People In The World
4 Warren Buffett
Net Worth In U.S. Dollars: $53.3 Billion
Country of Citizenship: United States
Warren Buffett is a widely acclaimed investor, business magnate, and philanthropist. His is definitely one of the most well-known individuals on our list, as many books and studies have been dedicated to his investment strategies. He started his business career as a young boy, selling Coca-cola, bubble gum, and weekly magazines door to door… but it was when Berkshire Hathaway (the venture generally seen as his greatest) began to sell class A shares in May of 1990 that he became the billionaire that he is today. Warren Buffett is well known for his surprisingly frugal lifestyle, as well as for his pledge to give away most of his wealth when he passes away, with a large percentage of it going to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
3 Amancio Ortega
Net Worth In U.S. Dollars: $57 Billion
Country of Citizenship: Spain
Amancio Ortega made his fortune in the Spanish fashion industry, namely for the development of his own clothing chain 'Zara', and for his involvement in the 'Inditex' fashion group. He got his start selling quilted bathrobes, and opened his first Zara store in 1975. He is known primarily for his combination of practicality and secrecy. He has gone to the same coffee shop every day for years, and eats lunch every day in the cafeteria with his staff. He has also shunned the media, and has offered interviews to only 3 journalists during his entire lifetime.