Business Insider has culled the Top 5 richest of the world. These wealthiest people in the world control a staggering portion of the world economy, that is $1.23 trillion – more than the annual GDP of Spain, Mexico, or Turkey etc.
5. Mark Zuckerberg
Age: 32, Country: US, Net worth: $58.5 billion
In 2004, Mark Zuckerberg, then a 19-year-old sophomore at Harvard, launched TheFacebook.com, a rudimentary version of the now ubiquitous social network known as Facebook. Zuckerberg dropped out of college to work full-time as Facebook‘s CEO, and is now in the list of top 5 richest people in the Earth.
4. Amancio Ortega
Age: 80, Country: Spain, Net worth: $68.5 billion
Amancio Ortega is the fourth-richest man in the world. He started out as a delivery boy for a local clothing store at 14 — turned from a small-town dress shop into one of the largest fashion empires on the planet. However, in the past year Ortega’s wealth has decreased by $800 million.
3. Jeff Bezos
Age: 53, Country: US, Net worth: $73.1 billion
Jeff Bezos earned by introducing e-commerce to the world. Bezos founded Amazon.com in the garage of his Seattle home in 1994 and operated it exclusively as an online book retailer. The company was launched globally three years later and is generating $136 billion in revenue (recorded in 2016).
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