Here Are The 62 People Who Are Richer Than Half The World’s Population Today & What They Do!


The gross financial inequality between the rich and the poor has created a world where 62 people own as much as the poorest half of the world’s population, according to an Oxfam report published yesterday ahead of the annual gathering of the world’s financial and political elites in Davos. This number has fallen dramatically from 388 as recently as 2010 and 80 last year.
An economy for the one per cent, shows that the wealth of the poorest half of the world’s population – that’s 3.6 billion people – has fallen by a trillion dollars since 2010. This 41 per cent drop has occurred despite the global population increasing by around 400 million people during that period. Meanwhile the wealth of the richest 62 has increased by more than half a trillion dollars to $1.76tr. Just nine of the 62 are women.

Here are the 62 people who are richer than half the world’s population and what they do:

#1 Bill Gates $79.2 B 60 Microsoft United States

#2 Carlos Slim Helu $77.1 B 75 telecom Mexico

#3 Warren Buffett $72.7 B 85 Berkshire Hathaway United States

#4 Amancio Ortega $64.5 B 79 Zara Spain

#5 Larry Ellison $54.3 B 71 Oracle United States

#6 Charles Koch $42.9 B 80 diversified United States





#6 David Koch $42.9 B 75 diversified United States

#8 Christy Walton $41.7 B 61 Wal-Mart United States

#9 Jim Walton $40.6 B 68 Wal-Mart United States

#10 Liliane Bettencourt $40.1 B 93 L’Oreal France

#11 Alice Walton $39.4 B 66 Wal-Mart United States

#12 S. Robson Walton $39.1 B 72 Wal-Mart United States

#13 Bernard Arnault $37.2 B 66 LVMH France

#14 Michael Bloomberg $35.5 B 73 Bloomberg LP United States

#15 Jeff Bezos $34.8 B 52 Amazon.com United States

#16 Mark Zuckerberg $33.4 B 31 Facebook United States

#17 Li Ka-shing $33.3 B 87 diversified Hong Kong

#18 Sheldon Adelson $31.4 B 82 casinos United States

#19 Larry Page $29.7 B 42 Google United States

#20 Sergey Brin $29.2 B 42 Google United States

#21 Georg Schaeffler $26.9 B 51 ball bearings Germany

#22 Forrest Mars, Jr. $26.6 B 84 candy United States

#22 Jacqueline Mars $26.6 B 76 candy United States

#22 John Mars $26.6 B 79 candy United States

#25 David Thomson $25.5 B 58 media Canada

#26 Jorge Paulo Lemann $25 B 76 beer Brazil

#27 Lee Shau Kee $24.8 B 87 real estate Hong Kong

#28 Stefan Persson $24.5 B 68 H&M Sweden





#29 George Soros $24.2 B 85 hedge funds United States

#29 Wang Jianlin $24.2 B 61 real estate China

#31 Carl Icahn $23.5 B 79 investments United States

#32 Maria Franca Fissolo $23.4 B 98 Nutella, chocolates Italy

#33 Jack Ma $22.7 B 51 e-commerce China

#34 Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud $22.6 B 60 investments Saudi Arabia

#35 Steve Ballmer $21.5 B 59 Microsoft United States

#35 Phil Knight $21.5 B 77 Nike United States

#37 Beate Heister & Karl Albrecht Jr. $21.3 B – supermarkets Germany

#38 Li Hejun $21.1 B 48 solar power equipment China

#39 Mukesh Ambani $21 B 58 petrochemicals, oil & gas India

#40 Leonardo Del Vecchio $20.4 B 80 eyeglasses Italy

#41 Len Blavatnik $20.2 B 58 diversified United States

#41 Tadashi Yanai $20.2 B 66 retail Japan

#43 Charles Ergen $20.1 B 62 Dish Network United States

#44 Dilip Shanghvi $20 B 60 pharmaceuticals India

#45 Laurene Powell Jobs $19.5 B 52 Apple, Disney United States

#46 Dieter Schwarz $19.4 B 76 retail Germany

#47 Michael Dell $19.2 B 50 Dell United States

#48 Azim Premji $19.1 B 70 software India

#49 Theo Albrecht, Jr. $19 B 65 Aldi, Trader Joe’s Germany

#50 Michael Otto $18.1 B 72 retail, real estate Germany





#51 Paul Allen $17.5 B 62 Microsoft, investments United States

#52 Joseph Safra $17.3 B 77 banking Brazil

#53 Anne Cox Chambers $17 B 96 media United States

#54 Susanne Klatten $16.8 B 53 BMW, pharmaceuticals Germany

#55 Pallonji Mistry $16.3 B 86 construction Ireland

#56 Ma Huateng $16.1 B 44 internet media China

#57 Patrick Drahi $16 B 52 Telecom France

#58 Thomas & Raymond Kwok $15.9 B – real estate Hong Kong

#59 Stefan Quandt $15.6 B 49 BMW Germany

#60 Ray Dalio $15.4 B 66 hedge funds United States

#60 Vladimir Potanin $15.4 B 55 metals Russia

#62 Serge Dassault $15.3 B 90 aviation France

#62 Robin Li $15.3 B 47 internet search China

It May Sound Outrageous, but the Fact is You Too Can Be On This list!
A careful study into the lives of most of these people especially the self made ones, will show you an interesting pattern. This pattern will reveal the fact that you too can be as rich as they are If you are willing to pay the price. No man or woman is limited except by his own mind! Go For It!

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