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Forbes' 2015 List of World's Top Billionaires


2015 World's Top 10 Billionaires

1. Bill Gates
Net worth: $79.2 billion
Source of wealth: Technology company Microsoft
Nationality: American

2. Carlos Slim Helu
Net worth: $77.1 billion
Source of wealth: Telecommunications
Nationality: Mexican

3. Warren Buffett
Net worth: $72.7 billion
Source of wealth: Investment holding company Berkshire Hathaway
Nationality: American

4. Amancio Ortega
Net worth: $64.5 billion
Source of wealth: Retail chain Zara
Nationality: Spanish

5. Larry Ellison
Net worth: $54.3 billion
Source of wealth: Technology company Oracle
Nationality: American

6. Charles Koch (tie)
Net worth: $42.9 billion
Source of wealth: Conglomerate Koch Industries
Nationality: American

6. David Koch (tie)
Net worth: $42.9 billion
Source of wealth: Conglomerate Koch Industries
Nationality: American

8. Christy Walton
Net worth: $41.7 billion
Source of wealth: Retailer Wal-Mart Stores
Nationality: American

9. Jim Walton
Net worth: $40.6 billion
Source of wealth: Retailer Wal-Mart Stores
Nationality: American

10. Liliane Bettencourt
Net worth: $40.1 billion
Source of wealth: Cosmetics company L'Oreal
Nationality: French

Source: Forbes

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