Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has retained the No. 1 spot on Forbes’s annual ranking of the world’s richest billionaires. Gates has been named the undisputed king of riches for the third time in a row.
Gates’s net worth is valued at $75.8 billion, and even though it’s gone down by $236 million from last year, the tech guru has not budged from his seat at the top.
According to the magazine, “Bill Gates has built a reputation as a serious thinker about the world’s problems and has steered the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to tackle knotty issues like improving health care and the use of vaccines in developing countries. In December 2015, at the United Nations climate talks in Paris, Gates raised his profile on the global stage when he announced the formation of the Breakthrough Energy Coalition, a group of more than 20 billionaires who have agreed to invest in innovative clean energy.”
The top ten names on Forbes’s list also include first-timers Mark Zuckerberg and Jeff Bezos. Over 2015’s rankings, Zuckerberg moved from spot No. 16 to No. 6, while Bezos climbed from No.15 to No. 5. Rank 8 has been shared by Charles Koch and David Koch.
Here’s a look at the world’s wealthiest top ten.
#1 Bill Gates, Microsoft ($75.8 billion)
#2 Amancio Ortega, Zara ($68.2 billion)
#3 Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway ($63.4 billion)
#4 Carlos Slim Helu, América Móvil ($53.2 billion)
#5 Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com ($48.9 billion)
#6 Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook ($46.7 billion)
#7 Larry Ellison, Oracle ($45.2 billion)
#8 Charles Koch, Koch Industries ($41 billion)
#8 David Koch, Koch Industries ($41 billion)
#10 Michael Bloomberg, Bloomberg LP ($40 billion)
As far as the Indians are concerned, Mukesh Ambani has topped the country’s rankings of the richest men by being listed at No. 36 with a valued net worth of $20.6 billion.