Top 100 world billionaires list 2015

The World’s Billionaires is an annual ranking of the world’s wealthiest people, compiled and published by the American business magazine Forbes:

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1. Bill Gates
Net Worth: $79.2 B
Source of wealth: Microsoft
2. Carlos Slim Helu & family
Net Worth: $77.1 B
Source of wealth: telecom
3. Warren Buffett
Net Worth: $72.7 B
Source of wealth: Berkshire Hathaway
4. Amancio Ortega
Net Worth: $64.5 B
Source of wealth: Zara
5. Larry Ellison
Net Worth: $54.3 B
Source of wealth: Oracle
6. Charles Koch
Net Worth: $42.9 B
Source of wealth: diversified
6. David Koch
Net Worth: $42.9 B
Source of wealth: diversified
8. Christy Walton & family
Net Worth: $41.7 B
Source of wealth: Wal-Mart
9. Jim Walton
Net Worth: $40.6 B
Source of wealth: Wal-Mart
10. Liliane Bettencourt & family
Net Worth: $40.1 B
Source of wealth: L’Oreal
11. Alice Walton
Net Worth: $39.4 B
Source of wealth: Wal-Mart
12. S. Robson Walton
Net Worth: $39.1 B
Source of wealth: Wal-Mart
13. Bernard Arnault & family
Net Worth: $37.2 B
Source of wealth: LVMH
14. Michael Bloomberg
Net Worth: $35.5 B
Source of wealth: Bloomberg LP
15. Jeff Bezos
Net Worth: $34.8 B
Source of wealth: Amazon.com
16. Mark Zuckerberg
Net Worth: $33.4 B
Source of wealth: Facebook
17. Li Ka-shing
Net Worth: $33.3 B
Source of wealth: diversified
18. Sheldon Adelson
Net Worth: $31.4 B
Source of wealth: casinos
19. Larry Page
Net Worth: $29.7 B
Source of wealth: Google
20. Sergey Brin
Net Worth: $29.2 B
Source of wealth: Google
21. Georg Schaeffler
Net Worth: $26.9 B
Source of wealth: ball bearings
22. Forrest Mars Jr
Net Worth: $26.6 B
Source of wealth: candy
22. Jacqueline Mars
Net Worth: $26.6 B
Source of wealth: candy
22. John Mars
Net Worth: $26.6 B
Source of wealth: candy
25. David Thomson & family
Net Worth: $25.5 B
Source of wealth: media
26. Jorge Paulo Lemann
Net Worth: $25 B
Source of wealth: beer
27. Lee Shau Kee
Net Worth: $24.8 B
Source of wealth: real estate
28. Stefan Persson
Net Worth: $24.5 B
Source of wealth: H&M
29. George Soros
Net Worth: $24.2 B
Source of wealth: hedge funds
29. Wang Jianlin
Net Worth: $24.2 B
Source of wealth: real estate
31. Carl Icahn
Net Worth: $23.5 B
Source of wealth: investments
32. Maria Franca Fissolo & family
Net Worth: $23.4 B
Source of wealth: Nutella, chocolates
33. Jack Ma
Net Worth: $22.7 B
Source of wealth: e-commerce
34. Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud
Net Worth: $22.6 B
Source of wealth: investments
35. Steve Ballmer
Net Worth: $21.5 B
Source of wealth: Microsoft
35. Phil Knight
Net Worth: $21.5 B
Source of wealth: Nike
37. Beate Heister & Karl Albrecht Jr.
Net Worth: $21.3 B
Source of wealth: supermarkets
38. Li Hejun
Net Worth: $21.1 B
Source of wealth: solar power equipment
39. Mukesh Ambani
Net Worth: $21 B
Source of wealth: petrochemicals, oil & gas
40. Leonardo Del Vecchio
Net Worth: $20.4 B
Source of wealth: eyeglasses
41. Len Blavatnik
Net Worth: $20.2 B
Source of wealth: diversified
41. Tadashi Yanai & family
Net Worth: $20.2 B
Source of wealth: retail
43. Charles Ergen
Net Worth: $20.1 B
Source of wealth: Dish Network
44. Dilip Shanghvi
Net Worth: $20 B
Source of wealth: pharmaceuticals
45. Laurene Powell Jobs & family
Net Worth: $19.5 B
Source of wealth: Apple, Disney
46. Dieter Schwarz
Net Worth: $19.4 B
Source of wealth: retail
47. Michael Dell
Net Worth: $19.2 B
Source of wealth: Dell
48. Azim Premji
Net Worth: $19.1 B
Source of wealth: software
49. Theo Albrecht Jr & family
Net Worth: $19 B
Source of wealth: Aldi, Trader Joe’s
50. Michael Otto & family
Net Worth: $18.1 B
Source of wealth: retail, real estate
51. Paul Allen
Net Worth: $17.5 B
Source of wealth: Microsoft, investments
52. Joseph Safra
Net Worth: $17.3 B
Source of wealth: banking
53. Anne Cox Chambers
Net Worth: $17 B
Source of wealth: media
54. Susanne Klatten
Net Worth: $16.8 B
Source of wealth: BMW, pharmaceuticals
55. Pallonji Mistry
Net Worth: $16.3 B
Source of wealth: construction
56. Ma Huateng
Net Worth: $16.1 B
Source of wealth: internet media
57. Patrick Drahi
Net Worth: $16 B
Source of wealth: Telecom
58. Thomas & Raymond Kwok
Net Worth: $15.9 B
Source of wealth: real estate
59. Stefan Quandt
Net Worth: $15.6 B
Source of wealth: BMW
60. Ray Dalio
Net Worth: $15.4 B
Source of wealth: hedge funds
60. Vladimir Potanin
Net Worth: $15.4 B
Source of wealth: metals
62. Serge Dassault & family
Net Worth: $15.3 B
Source of wealth: aviation
62. Robin Li
Net Worth: $15.3 B
Source of wealth: internet search
64. Donald Bren
Net Worth: $15.2 B
Source of wealth: real estate
65. Francois Pinault & family
Net Worth: $14.9 B
Source of wealth: retail
66. Shiv Nadar
Net Worth: $14.8 B
Source of wealth: information technology
67. Aliko Dangote
Net Worth: $14.7 B
Source of wealth: cement, sugar, flour
68. Mikhail Fridman
Net Worth: $14.6 B
Source of wealth: oil, banking, telecom
69. Hinduja Brothers
Net Worth: $14.5 B
Source of wealth: diversified
69. Ronald Perelman
Net Worth: $14.5 B
Source of wealth: leveraged buyouts
71. Cheng Yu-tung
Net Worth: $14.4 B
Source of wealth: diversified
71. Alisher Usmanov
Net Worth: $14.4 B
Source of wealth: steel & mining, telecom, investments
73. Henry Sy & family
Net Worth: $14.2 B
Source of wealth: diversified
73. Viktor Vekselberg
Net Worth: $14.2 B
Source of wealth: metals, energy
75. Masayoshi Son
Net Worth: $14.1 B
Source of wealth: internet, telecom
76. James Simons
Net Worth: $14 B
Source of wealth: hedge funds
77. German Larrea Mota Velasco & family
Net Worth: $13.9 B
Source of wealth: mining
77. Rupert Murdoch & family
Net Worth: $13.9 B
Source of wealth: media
77. Johanna Quandt
Net Worth: $13.9 B
Source of wealth: BMW
80. David & Simon Reuben
Net Worth: $13.7 B
Source of wealth: investments, real estate
81. Dhanin Chearavanont
Net Worth: $13.6 B
Source of wealth: food
82. Iris Fontbona & family
Net Worth: $13.5 B
Source of wealth: mining
82. Lui Che Woo
Net Worth: $13.5 B
Source of wealth: casinos
82. Lakshmi Mittal
Net Worth: $13.5 B
Source of wealth: steel
85. Abigail Johnson
Net Worth: $13.4 B
Source of wealth: money management
85. Luis Carlos Sarmiento
Net Worth: $13.4 B
Source of wealth: banking
87. Lei Jun
Net Worth: $13.2 B
Source of wealth: smartphones
87. Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi
Net Worth: $13.2 B
Source of wealth: beverages
89. Alexey Mordashov
Net Worth: $13 B
Source of wealth: steel, investments
89. Marcel Herrmann Telles
Net Worth: $13 B
Source of wealth: beer
91. Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor & family
Net Worth: $12.6 B
Source of wealth: real estate
92. Hans Rausing
Net Worth: $12.5 B
Source of wealth: packaging
92. Jack Taylor & family
Net Worth: $12.5 B
Source of wealth: Enterprise Rent-A-Car
94. Charles Butt & family
Net Worth: $12.3 B
Source of wealth: supermarkets
94. Gina Rinehart
Net Worth: $12.3 B
Source of wealth: mining
96. Vagit Alekperov
Net Worth: $12.2 B
Source of wealth: Lukoil
96. Harold Hamm
Net Worth: $12.2 B
Source of wealth: oil & gas
96. Patrick Soon-Shiong
Net Worth: $12.2 B
Source of wealth: pharmaceuticals
99. Stefano Pessina
Net Worth: $12.1 B
Source of wealth: drugstores100. Richard Kinder
Net Worth: $12 B
Source of wealth: pipelines

100. Richard Kinder
Net Worth: $12 B
Source of wealth: pipelines

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