Bill Gates world's richest self-made billionaire: Report

Bill Gates worlds richest self-made billionaire: Report

Warren Buffett with $ 70.1 billion took the second slot on the list. Spain’s Amancio Ortega ($65 billion) came in next.



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Published: Fri 19 Jun 2015, 11:07 AM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 2:58 PM

New York: Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is the world’s richest self-made billionaire with a personal fortune totalling nearly $ 86 billion, according to Wealth-X, a global wealth intelligence and prospecting company.

Warren Buffett with $ 70.1 billion took the second slot on the list. Spain’s Amancio Ortega ($65 billion) came in next.

The top 10 includes Larry Ellison ($ 51.5 billion), Ingvar Kamprad ($ 48.1 billion), Jeff Bezos ($39.8 billion), Carlos Slim ($35.4 billion), Mark Zuckerberg ($35,3 billion), Wang Jianlin ($35.2 billion) and Michael Bloomberg ($ 33.7 billion).

American entrepreneurs dominate the Wealth-X list, snapping up 14 of the 25 spots. The combined wealth of the 14 Americans on the list read $514.2 billion, which is greater than GDP of Norway.

No Indian made it to the coveted list. Sector-wise, the technology sector proved yet again to be an incubator of great fortunes.

The list also features Google’s Larry Page and Sergey Brin, and Alibaba chairman Jack Ma.

 


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