Top 5 World Richest Men

Find below a list of the Top 5 Richest Men in the world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Microsoft Founder Bill Gates has topped the Forbes 2017 Billionaires List, the fourth straight year with a net worth of $86bn.

He was followed by Warren Buffett, the chief of Berkshire Hathaway, whose wealth is around $75.6 billion.

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos came third with a net worth of $72.8bn

Amancio Ortega from Spanish clothing retailer Zara, fourth, with a net worth of $71.3bn.

Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg came fifth.

Notable newbies include Patagonia sportswear founder Yvon Chouinard; Viking Cruises founder Torstein Hagen of Norway; U.S. hedge fund tycoon Cliff Asness and two of his partners; and John and Patrick Collison, Irish citizens who co-founded San Francisco-based Stripe, which enables online payments. John Collison, age 26, is now the world’s youngest self-made billionaire, just two months younger than Snapchat’s Evan Spiegel.

The Collisons are two of just four self-made billionaires in their 20s (the other two are the Snapchat co-founders).

Nigeria’s industrialist, Aliko Dangote is on the 105 spot in the list, with a fortune of $12.2 billion, making him the richest person on the African continent.

U.S. President Donald Trump also slipped 220 spots on the list.

According to the list, Trump lost $1 billion dollars, with his worth dropping from $4.5 billion to $3.5 billion.

That was enough to see the president fall from the 324th to 554th spot on the list.

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