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5. Larry Ellison
An american businessman, Ellison is the co-founder and chairman of the Oracle corporation. According to a French magazine, Ellison earned $94.6 million in 2013. Also, in 2013, Forbes listed him as the third-wealthiest man in America. Residing in Wood side, California, Ellison receives a salary of $77 million. Ellison is a licensed pilot and owns several air crafts. Once a drop out from the University of Chicago, Ellison’s net worth is approximately $ 41 billion.
4. Warren Buffett
Considered the most successful investor of the 20th century, Warren Buffett is an American business magnate, investor and philanthropist. consistently ranked among the world’s wealthiest people, Buffett is the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. He is known for his proclivity towards value investing philosophy and frugality. Buffett has pledged to give away 99% of his wealth to philanthropic causes, primarily through the Gates foundation. He is often called the “Wizard of Omaha”, “Oracle of Omaha” or “Sage of Omaha” for his business prowess. His net worth was approximately $ 58.5 billion, as of 2013.
3. Amancio Ortega Gaona
Ortega is a 77-year old Spanish fashion executive.He is the founding chairman of the Inditex fashion group, best known for its chain of Zara clothing. He was ranked as the third richest person in the world by Forbes in 2013 with a net worth of $57 billion. Ortega is a very simple man and, until 1999, no photograph of Ortega had ever been published. He refuses to wear a tie and goes to the same coffee shop daily.
2. Carlos Slim Helu
A Mexican business magnate and philanthropist, Carlos Slim is the chairman and CEO of telecommunications companies Telmex and América Móvil. His holdings as of 2013 have been estimated at $71.2 billion. Slim holds a considerable number of Mexican companies through his conglomerate, Grupo Carso, SA DE CV. Slim was included in Forbes’ World’s Biggest Givers after he donated $4 billion to his foundation. . Slim was ranked as the richest person in the world, from 2010 to 2013 by the Forbes magazine.
1. Bill Gates
The former chief executive and current chairman of Microsoft,Bill gates is an American businessman, investor and philanthropist. Microsoft is world’s largest personal-computer software company, which he co-founded with Paul Allen. He has been repeatedly ranked number 1 in the Forbes list of the world’s wealthiest people from 1995 to 2007. Bill Gates is the second-most generous philanthropists in America, having given way over $28 billion of his wealth to charity.