Forbes 2016: Bill Gates richest person in World, Mukesh Ambani 36th

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Forbes 2016 list of World’s billionaires has been unveiled in which Microsoft’s co-founder Bill Gates continued his reign as the world’s richest person with a net worth of $75 billion. Gates topped for 17 times of the last 22 years.


The second place in the list was taken by spanish clothing retailer Amanico ortega , well known for his Zara fashion chain which was followed by warren buffet in the third spot.

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Mukesh ambani was ranked 36th among world’s 1,810 billionaires with an aggregate net worth of $6.48 trillion, down from $7.05 trillion last year.

United state was in the lead with the topmost number of billionaires with 540,followed by China with 251, Germany with 120, India with 84 and Russia with 77.

Maximum new comers in the list was from china with 198 billionaires ,33 from united state followed by india with 84 and adding 77 to the list were from russia.

India’s top ten: 1 (world ranking 36) Mukesh Ambani $19.3 bn; 2 (44) Dilip Shanghvi $16.7 bn; 3 (55) Azim Premji $15 bn; 4 (88) Shiv Nadar $11.1 bn; 5 (133) Cyrus Poonawalla $8.5 bn; 6 (135) Lakshmi Mittal $8.4 bn; 7 (184) Uday Kotak $6.3 bn; 8 (196) Kumar Birla $6.1 bn; 9 (219) Sunil Mittal $5.7 bn; 10 (233)Desh Bandhu Gupta $5.5 bn.

At No. 4 the list marked the telecom mogul Carlos Slim Helu, who dropped  two spots, and his net worth decreased to $50 billion from $77.1 billion last year.followed by Amazon’s Jeff Bezos on the fifth position who moved from the fifteenth spot last year; his net worth increased to $45.2 billion.

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg (No. 6) moved into the top 10 for the first time. He was the biggest gainer with his fortune going up by $11.2 billion for a total net worth of $44.6 billion. He is the sixth richest in the world.

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