The richest people in the world
Completion of the year - the best time to find out how he went from the richest people in the world. Many people probably do not know that only a small group of the richest people in the world controls a stunning part of the world economy, so it would not hurt to know who these people are.
Throughout the year, Bloomberg L.P., a provider of financial information, publishes a list of the richest people in the world, updating the data every day. So let's look at the 25 richest people in the world (as of November 14).
From the Chinese business tycoons to American tycoons software, before you - the top 25 richest people in the world!
25. Steve Ballmer (Steve Ballmer)
Condition - $ 25, 2 billion
Born in 1956 in Detroit (Michigan), Steve Ballmer is the former CEO of the Microsoft, the world's largest software maker.
He resigned in 2014 and remains the largest individual shareholder in the company that produces the Windows operating system, Xbox360 game console and tablet computer Surface. In 2014, the billionaire acquired NBA basketball club "Los Angeles Clippers" (LA Clippers).
24. Jorge Paulo Lemann (Jorge Paulo Lemann)
Condition - $ 26, 2 billion
The richest man in Brazil, Jorge Paulo Lemann - a well-known Brazilian-Swiss investor who shares the management of the company Newbelco, the largest beer producer in the world, with partners Marcel Telles (Marcel Telles) and Carlos Sikupiroy (Carlos Sicupira).
Through the Brazilian 3G Capital Group in New York, the trio also owns a chain of fast food restaurants Burger King, and together with the US holding company Berkshire Hathaway shareholders are Kraft Heinz.
23. Li Ka-shing (Li-Ka Shing) Condition - $ 29, 4 billion
Born in 1928, Li Ka-shing is a Hong Kong business magnate, investor, and philanthropist.
It monitors located in Hong Kong, the company CK Hutchison Holdings, which owns mainly energy and infrastructure assets, such as ports, retail, and mobile communication networks. He also manages the company Cheung Kong Property Holdings, which is the developer and owner of the property.
22. Sheldon Adelson (Sheldon Adelson)
Condition - $ 29, 4 billion
The father of five children, Adelson is chairman and owner of Las Vegas Sands controlling stake, the largest casino operator in the world.
Business in Las Vegas controls the casino-complexes and convention centers in the US and Asia. He owns more than half of a publicly traded company, which in 2015 had revenue of $ 11, 7 billion and has 50,000 employees.
21. John Mars (John Mars)
Condition - $ 30, 1 billion
Born in 1935 in Arlington (Virginia), John Mars is the co-owner of Mars Inc., the world's largest food company.
closed-end company, located in McLean (Virginia), produces candies and sweets (M & M's, Snickers, Milky Way), chewing gum (Juicy Fruit, Orbit), pet food (Pedigree, Whiskas), packaged foods (by Uncle ben's) and in 2015 had revenues of $ 35 billion.
20. Jacqueline Mars (Jacqueline Mars)
Condition - $ 30, 1 billion
One of only three women made the list, Jacqueline Mars is the co-owner of the company Mars Inc. (Along with his brother John Mars).
Born in 1939, he graduated from the College of Jacqueline Brian Mohr (Bryn Mawr College) in 1969 with a degree in anthropology. Divorced and has three children.
19. Wang Jianlin (Wang Jianlin)
Condition - $ 32, 1 billion
Wang is the chairman and founder of the Chinese conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group. Based in Beijing, the company is engaged in construction of residential and commercial real estate, hotels, department stores, as well as entertainment industry.
Having bought in 2012 a controlling stake in the American company AMC Entertainment, he became the world's largest cinema operator. Wang's father was a combat veteran of World War II and the civil war in China.
18. Jack Ma (Jack Ma)
Condition - $ 33, 5 billion
A former English teacher, who once earned $ 10 a month, Jack Ma is the richest man in China.
Ma founded Alibaba Group, the world's largest companies engaged in e-commerce. Located in Hangzhou (Hangzhou) Company manages B2B web portals, including Taobao, the largest shopping site in China. The Group has more than 400 million active customers in over 190 countries around the world. Ma also holds a stake in the service of online electronic payment Alipay.
17. Liliane Bettencourt (Liliane Bettencourt)
Condition - $ 33, 6 billion
Born in 1922 in Paris, Liliane Bettencourt is a French entrepreneur who owns 33 percent of L'Oreal, the world's largest cosmetics manufacturer.
The Paris company controls Lancome and Garnier, and in 2015 had revenues of $ 28 billion.
Bettencourt inherited a share of his father in 1957, and since 2012 it able to manage her daughter and two grandchildren. Due to the period of peak net worth of $ 40 billion, Liliane Bettencourt is the wealthiest woman in history.
16. Alice Walton (Alice Walton) Condition - $ 33, 7 billion
Born in 1949, Alice Walton is the youngest child of the founder of the well-known chain stores you Wal-Mart Sam Walton (Sam Walton), and heir to his fortune in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., the world's largest retailer and the largest in the US employer.
An avid lover of art, Alice Walton in 2011 gave as a gift a collection of American Art, founded by her to the Museum of American Art Crystal Bridges (Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art).
15. Jim Walton (Jim Walton)
Condition - $ 34, 6 billion
Born and still living in the state of Arkansas, Jim Walton is the third of the surviving children of Sam Walton and the heir to his fortune.
Jim replaced his brother John in the last leadership of the company after the death in 2005. In addition, he is co-owner of Wal-Mart, he also supervises the activities of the bank Arvest Bank and media company Community Publishers.
14. Rob Walton (Rob Walton)
Condition - $ 34, 8 billion
Born in 1944, Rob Walton is the eldest son of Sam Walton, founder of Wal-Mart retail network. Enthusiastic collector of old cars and lover to drive on racing cars, Rob Walton is chairman of Wal-Mart board of directors since 1992, after the death of his father.
He received a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Arkansas (University of Arkansas). He is married and has three children.
13. Bernard Arnault (Bernard Arnault)
Condition - $ 35, 4 billion
Born in 1949, Chairman and CEO of LVMH (Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton) is the richest man in France.
His company, which is the world's largest producer of luxury goods, had revenue of $ 40 billion in 2015. Arno is also the owner of famous French wineries and impressive art collections, including works by Picasso, Yves Klein, Henry Moore and Andy Warhol.
12. Sergey Brin (Sergey Brin)
Condition - $ 37, 8 billion
American Russian-born Sergey Brin is president of the Alphabet, the holding company that owns the largest operator of search engines Google, co-founder of which he is since 1998.
A California company from Mountain View (Mountain View) processes more than 3, 5 billion search requests per day and had revenue of $ 75 billion in 2015. Sergey Brin, Google controls the operation of the company X, Google research division.
11. Larry Page (Larry Page)
Condition - $ 38, 6 billion
Born in Michigan in 1973, Paige is an American business magnate and scientists working in the field of computer science.
Holder of a master's degree in computer science, he is CEO of Alphabet, the holding company which owns the Google, the largest search engine on the Internet, which he founded in 1998 with Sergey Brin.
Paige is an investor in hybrid electric vehicles and other alternative energy concepts.
10. Ingvar Kamprad (Ingvar Kamprad)
Condition - $ 40, 5 billion
Swedish business magnate Ingvar Kamprad, the Ikea runs the company, the world's largest seller of furniture through a number of trusts and foundations.
closed-end company is located in Älmhult (Almhult), Sweden, and at the end of financial year August 31, 2015, had 328 stores worldwide with more than 9,500 items of goods, 771 million visits and revenue of $ 37 billion.
9. Larry Ellison (Larry Ellison)
Condition - $ 42, 1 billion
Born in New York, grew up in Chicago and living in California, Ellison is the founder and the largest shareholder of the Oracle Corporation, the manufacturer of database management systems, which in 2016 fiscal year earned $ 37 billion.
He owns almost a quarter of the company's Redwood City in California, as well as shares of NetSuite and LeapFrog Enterprises and global objects real estate companies, including the Hawaiian island of Lanai (Lanai island).
8. Carlos Slim (Carlos Slim)
Condition - $ 45, 7 billion
Known as the "Mexican Buffett," Slim was named the richest man in the world from 2010 to 2013. He runs the company America Movil, the largest mobile operator in North and South America.
It has a share of ownership in the banking industry and the field of mining and holds stakes in publicly traded companies, including Philip Morris, The New York Times and CaixaBank.
Through a holding company Grupo Carso, which he controls, also has interests in the construction industry in Mexico.
7. Mark Zuckerberg (Mark Zuckerberg)
Condition - $ 50, 3 billion
Born in 1984, Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire on the list. A generous philanthropist, Zuckerberg is the co-founder and CEO of Facebook, the world's largest social network. The site has more than 1, 5 billion users per month, and in 2015 had revenues of $ 18 billion.
6. David Koch (David Koch)
Condition - $ 50, 7 billion
received a master's degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Koch is the executive vice president of Koch Industries, the second-largest privately held company in the United States. Conglomerate, is located in Wichita (Kansas), working in the field of oil refining, trade in primary products, animal husbandry, the paper industry and in 2015 had revenues of $ 115 billion.
Koch is considered one of the most generous American billionaires, funding many cultural and medical institutions.
5. Charles Koch (Charles Koch)
Condition - $ 50, 7 billion
The elder brother David Hough, Charles Koch is the chairman and chief executive officer of Koch Industries. Like his brother, he also owns 42 percent of the company.
Born in Wichita (Wichita) in 1935, Charles married and has two children. It supports a number of educational institutions, including the Institute of Humanitarian Studies (Institute for Humane Studies) and Merkatus Center at George Mason University (Mercatus Center at George Mason University).
4. Jeff Bezos (Jeff Bezos)
Condition - $ 62, 9 billion
One of Google's first investors, Airbnb and Business Insider, Jeff Bezos is the chairman and largest shareholder of the Amazon, the world's largest online store.
Located in Seattle, the company operates retail sites Zappos and Audible, serving as a platform for third-party providers, as well as provides services to cloud storage. Amazon publicly traded company in 2015 had revenue of $ 107 billion dollars.
3. Amancio Ortega (Amancio Ortega)
Condition - $ 70 billion
The richest man in Europe, Amancio Ortega is a Spanish businessman who owns a 59 percent stake in the company of Inditex, the world's largest network of stores selling clothes, and creator of Zara network.
Located in Arteixo (Arteixo), Spain, the company operates more than 7,000 stores, and for the year earned 22, 7 billion dollars as of January 2016. He also owns office premium and retail properties around the world.
2. Warren Buffett (Warren Buffett)
Condition - $ 71 billion
Nicknamed the "Wizard of Omaha" Warren Buffett is the chairman and largest shareholder of Berkshire Hathaway, the investment company, based in Omaha, Nebraska.
Its assets include the company Geico, Clayton Homes and MidAmerican Energy, as well as stakes in the company Coca-Cola, American Express and Wells Fargo. Born in 1930, Buffett married and has three children.
1. Bill Gates (Bill Gates)
Condition - $ 86, 9 billion
The richest man in the world from 1995 to 2007, then in 2009 and again starting in 2014, Bill Gates is the co-founder to Microsoft, the world's largest software maker, and has a 2, 5% of the company Redmond, based in Washington.
The rest of it is controlled by the state through the privately held company Cascade Investment, which controls stakes in dozens of public companies, including the "Canadian National Railway" (Canadian National Railway), Deere and Ecolab.