2016 Top 20 Richest People In the World


Forbes has released the 2016 list of the richest people in the world and Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft is the richest man on earth.

Aliko Dangote who is Nigeria and Africa’s richest man does not make the list as he dropped from a net worth of $25 billion last year to to $12.5 billion this year.

Find List of 2015 Top 20 Richest People In the World

Rank Name Net Worth Age Source of Wealth
Country of Citizenship
1 Bill Gates $75 B 60 Microsoft United States
2 Amancio Ortega $67 B 79 Zara Spain
3 Warren Buffett $60.8B 85 Berkshire Hathaway United States
4 Carlos Slim Helu $50 B 76 Telecom Mexico
5 Jeff Bezos $45.2 B 52 Amazon.com United States
6 Mark Zuckerberg $44.6 B 31 Facebook United States
7 Larry Ellison $43.6 B 71 Oracle United States
8 Michael Bloomberg $40 B 74 Bloomberg LP United States
9 Charles Koch $39.6 B 80 Diversified United States
10 David Koch $39.6B 75 Diversified United States
11 Liliane Bettencourt $36.1 B 93 L’Oreal France
12 Larry Page $35.2 B 42 Google United States
13 Sergey Brin $34.4 B 42 Google United States
14 Bernard Arnault $34 B 66 LVMH France
15 Jim Walton $33.6 B 51 Wal-Mart United States
16 Alice Walton $32.3 B 66 Wal-Mart United States
17 S. Robson Walton $31.9 B 72 Wal-Mart United States
18 Jianlin Wang $28.7 B 61 Real Estate China
19 Jorge Paulo Lemann $27.8 77 Google Switzerland
20 Ka-shing Li $27.1B 88 DIversified United States
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  1. junaidumbawa

    Dangote is one of the greatest people in Nigeria’s history he has help the destitute and orphans if you are doubting it ask kano state people the issue of religion does not arise for those criticizing the gentle tycoon remembered he is richest blackman in the world so he deserve respect and has provided job opportunity to many Nigerians and Africans across the globe

  2. How can one be rich when over 95 % of the world’s population are in abject poverty? To me, true wealth with the wealthiest in America, for instance, is to see the streets empty of beggars and the homeless. I have never seen Dangote as a rich person because he uses his so-called wealth to suffocate the non-muslims in Nigeria. If you doubt what I have said asked the Benue people who are largely non-muslims and what the Benue Cement Company is to them. The Plateau State people equally have more gory stories to share if only they know it means to buy a packet of Dangote’s salt or a bag of cement. The bloodletting in the Middlebelt Region is doubtlessly connected to such wealthy people.

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