Monday, 2 March 2015
2015 World's Richest- Released by Forbes
Forbes Magazine, a reputable Organization known for publishing articles on finance, industry, investing, and marketing topics.
The magazine is also known for its lists and rankings, including its lists of the richest Americans (theForbes 400) and rankings of world's top companies.
It has just released it's ranking for 2015 and below is the result:
With Microsoft Boss still retaining the No. 1 position for the 16th time with a net worth of $79.2 billion despite taking a whooping sum of $1.5 billion to the Bills & Melinda Foundation in November 2014.
Carlos Slim Helu of Mexico comes in again at No. 2 while revered American investor Warren Buffett stayed at the No. 3.
Mark Zuckerberg of facebook was not left out of the race as he moved up 5 spots to 16th position making him be among the first 20 billionaires in the world.
Alibaba.com founder, Jack ma and three other Chinese made the first 50.
Zuckerberg also falls among the 46 billionaires under the age of 40.
The youngest billionaire on the planet is Evan Spiegel, 24, co-founder of photo- messaging app Snapchat.
The biggest loser of the year goes to Nigeria Business mogul, Aliko Dangote who went down $14.7 billion from $25 billion last year, propelled downward by a weaker Nigerian currency and shrinking demand for cement, his largest asset. He still retains the title of Africa’s richest man. The country that was lost the most ground by far was Russia, which now has 88 billionaires down from 111, less than not just the U.S. and China but now also Germany and India.