World’s 30 Richest Billionaires

30. Ma Huateng (Pony Ma): Net worth — £20.1 billion ($26.09 billion). The Chinese internet entrepreneur is the founder, president, CEO and executive board member of Tencent. Tencent is a holding company for subsidiaries that provide everything from online advertising, media, entertainment, and payment systems.

31. Ma Huateng (Pony Ma): Net worth — £20.1 billion ($26.09 billion). The Chinese internet entrepreneur is the founder, president, CEO and executive board member of Tencent. Tencent is a holding company for subsidiaries that provide everything from online advertising, media, entertainment, and payment systems.

Tencent Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Pony Ma attends a news conference announcing the company’s results in Hong Kong March 18, 2015REUTERS/Bobby Yip

T=28. George Soros: Net worth — £20.7 billion ($26.87 billion). Soros is one of the world’s most famous and successful investors. However he started from humble beginnings where he worked as a railway porter and waiter to put himself through his university education at the London School of Economics.

T=28. George Soros: Net worth — £20.7 billion ($26.87 billion). Soros is one of the world's most famous and successful investors. However he started from humble beginnings where he worked as a railway porter and waiter to put himself through his university education at the London School of Economics.

Georges Soros, Chairman of Soros Fund Management in 2016.Reuters

 

T=28. Phil Knight: Net worth — £20.7 billion ($26.87 billion). Knight is the co-founder and chairman emeritus of one of the world’s largest and most recognisable sports brands, Nike.

T=28. Phil Knight: Net worth — £20.7 billion ($26.87 billion). Knight is the co-founder and chairman emeritus of one of the world's largest and most recognisable sports brands, Nike.

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T=28. Maria Franca Fissolo: Net worth — £20.7 billion ($26.87 billion). The Italian billionaire is the owner of Europe’s second largest confectionery company Ferrero. She is a widow of Michele Ferrero.

T=28. Maria Franca Fissolo: Net worth — £20.7 billion ($26.87 billion). The Italian billionaire is the owner of Europe's second largest confectionery company Ferrero. She is a widow of Michele Ferrero.

Maria Franca Fissolo.YouTube/Gazzetta D’Alba

 

27. Mukesh Ambani: Net worth — £21.8 billion ($28.29 billion). Ambani, pictured on the right of former UK chancellor George Osborne, is the chairman, managing director and largest shareholder of a Fortune Global 500 company Reliance Industries Limited (RIL).

27. Mukesh Ambani: Net worth — £21.8 billion ($28.29 billion). Ambani, pictured on the right of former UK chancellor George Osborne, is the chairman, managing director and largest shareholder of a Fortune Global 500 company Reliance Industries Limited (RIL).

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26. Axel Dumas: Net worth — £22.2 billion ($28.8 billion). He is the CEO of major fashion house Hermès. He is the sixth-generation member of the family to lead it after his family founded it in 1837.

26. Axel Dumas: Net worth — £22.2 billion ($28.8 billion). He is the CEO of major fashion house Hermès. He is the sixth-generation member of the family to lead it after his family founded it in 1837.

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25. The Henkel family: Net worth — £22.5 billion ($28.88 billion). The German chemical and consumer goods company was founded in 1876 by Fritz Henkel. Christoph Henkel inherited a £1 billion stake in the group in 1999 shortly after his father Konrad’s death in 1999.

25. The Henkel family: Net worth — £22.5 billion ($28.88 billion). The German chemical and consumer goods company was founded in 1876 by Fritz Henkel. Christoph Henkel inherited a £1 billion stake in the group in 1999 shortly after his father Konrad's death in 1999.

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24. Steve Ballmer: Net worth — £23.6 billion ($30.63 billion). He was the former CEO of Microsoft from January 2000 to February 2014 and is the current owner of the basketball team, the Los Angeles Clippers.

24. Steve Ballmer: Net worth — £23.6 billion ($30.63 billion). He was the former CEO of Microsoft from January 2000 to February 2014 and is the current owner of the basketball team, the Los Angeles Clippers.

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23. Jorge Paulo Lemann: Net worth — £23.9 billion ($31 billion). Pictured on the left, Lemann is the richest person in Brazil and made his fortune as a corporate takeover legend.

23. Jorge Paulo Lemann: Net worth — £23.9 billion ($31 billion). Pictured on the left, Lemann is the richest person in Brazil and made his fortune as a corporate takeover legend.

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22. Sheldon Adelson: Net worth — £24.6 billion ($31.93 billion). He is the founder and CEO of gambling giant Las Vegas Sands Corp and is a major Republican party donor.

22. Sheldon Adelson: Net worth — £24.6 billion ($31.93 billion). He is the founder and CEO of gambling giant Las Vegas Sands Corp and is a major Republican party donor.

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21. Li Ka-shing: Net worth — £25.4 billion ($32.97 billion). He is one of Asia’s richest men after being one of the first big investors in Facebook while also acquiring British telecom company O2, which he purchased in 2015 for $15 billion.

21. Li Ka-shing: Net worth — £25.4 billion ($32.97 billion). He is one of Asia's richest men after being one of the first big investors in Facebook while also acquiring  British telecom company O2, which he purchased in 2015 for $15 billion.

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20. Wang Jianlin: Net worth — £25.7 billion ($33.36 billion). He is the founder of China’s largest real estate developer Dalian Wanda Group and also owns a 20% stake in Spanish football club Atlético Madrid.

20. Wang Jianlin: Net worth — £25.7 billion ($33.36 billion). He is the founder of  China's largest real estate developer Dalian Wanda Group and also owns a 20% stake in Spanish football club Atlético Madrid.

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19. Jack Ma: Net worth — £26.7 billion ($26.7 billion). The Chinese tech billionaire is the founder and executive chairman of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group.

19. Jack Ma: Net worth — £26.7 billion ($26.7 billion). The Chinese tech billionaire is the founder and executive chairman of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group.

Jack Ma, Executive Chairman of Alibaba REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

18. Ingvar Kamprad and family: Net worth — £28 billion ($36.34 billion). The Swedish business magnate has been at the helm of IKEA, one of the world’s largest furniture stores and most beloved brands, for more than 70 years.

18. Ingvar Kamprad and family: Net worth — £28 billion ($36.34 billion). The Swedish business magnate has been at the helm of IKEA, one of the world's largest furniture stores and most beloved brands, for more than 70 years.

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17. Karl & Theo Albrecht Jr & Beate Heister and family: Net worth — £30.5 billion ($39.59 billion). Germany’s Karl Albrecht founded the discount supermarket chain Aldi with his brother Theo.

17. Karl & Theo Albrecht Jr & Beate Heister and family: Net worth — £30.5 billion ($39.59 billion). Germany's Karl Albrecht founded the discount supermarket chain Aldi with his brother Theo.

In this July 30, 2002 file photo a man carries two plastic bags in front of an ALDI market in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. AP Photo /Martin Meissner, file

16. Stefan Quandt & Susanne Klatten: Net worth — £30.8 billion ($39.98 billion). He is the son of the late Herbert and Johanna Quandt, and owns 25.6% of BMW while his sister claims a 20.8%.

16. Stefan Quandt & Susanne Klatten: Net worth — £30.8 billion ($39.98 billion). He is the son of the late Herbert and Johanna Quandt, and owns 25.6% of BMW while his sister claims a 20.8%.

Stefan Quandt in 1999.Reuters

 

15. Liliane Bettencourt: Net worth — £31.8 billion ($41.28 billion). She is the heiress to the L’Oreal cosmetics fortune and the company’s largest shareholder.

15. Liliane Bettencourt: Net worth — £31.8 billion ($41.28 billion). She is the heiress to the L'Oreal cosmetics fortune and the company's largest shareholder.

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14. Sergey Brin: Net worth: £33.4 billion ($43.35 billion). The Russian American computer scientist co-founded tech giant Google with Larry Page.

14. Sergey Brin: Net worth: £33.4 billion ($43.35 billion). The Russian American computer scientist co-founded tech giant Google with Larry Page.

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13. Larry Page: Net worth — £34.2 billion. Page beats his cofounder of Google counterpart, Sergey Brin, by £1 billion.

13. Larry Page: Net worth — £34.2 billion. Page beats his cofounder of Google counterpart, Sergey Brin, by £1 billion.

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12. Bernard Arnault: Net worth — £35.2 billion ($45.69 billion). Arnault is the Chairman and CEO of the world’s largest luxury goods company, LVMH.

12. Bernard Arnault: Net worth — £35.2 billion ($45.69 billion). Arnault is the Chairman and CEO of the world's largest luxury goods company, LVMH.

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11. Michael Bloomberg: Net worth — £39 billion ($50.62 billion). He is the founder, owners and CEO of the huge global financial services, mass media, and software company Bloomberg. He has also pledged half of his fortune to charity after his death.

11. Michael Bloomberg: Net worth — £39 billion ($50.62 billion). He is the founder, owners and CEO of the huge global financial services, mass media, and software company Bloomberg. He has also pledged half of his fortune to charity after his death.

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10. Larry Ellison: Net worth — £40.6 billion ($52.7 billion). He is the founder and chairman of the international giant Oracle. He is also big into yacht racing and buying whole Hawaiian islands.

10. Larry Ellison: Net worth — £40.6 billion ($52.7 billion). He is the founder and chairman of the international giant Oracle. He is also big into yacht racing and buying whole Hawaiian islands.

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9. Carlos Slim Helu and family: Net worth — £46 billion ($59.71 billion). He is Mexico’s wealthiest man and one of the richest self-made billionaires in the world after taking control of Latin America’s biggest mobile telecom firm America Movil.

9. Carlos Slim Helu and family: Net worth — £46 billion ($59.71 billion). He is Mexico's wealthiest man and one of the richest self-made billionaires in the world after taking control of Latin America's biggest mobile telecom firm America Movil.

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8. Mark Zuckerberg: Net worth — £47.7 billion ($61.92 billion). The 32-year-old is the chairman, CEO, and cofounder of social networking giant Facebook.

8. Mark Zuckerberg: Net worth — £47.7 billion ($61.92 billion). The 32-year-old is the chairman, CEO, and cofounder of social networking giant Facebook.

Founder and CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerber gives his speech during the presentation of the new Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 edge on February 21, 2016 in Barcelona, Spain. David Ramos/Getty Images

 

7. John & Jacqueline Mars: Net worth — £49 billion ($63.6 billion). The brother and sister are heirs to the confectionary empire that makes Mars Bars.

7. John & Jacqueline Mars: Net worth — £49 billion ($63.6 billion). The brother and sister are heirs to the confectionary empire that makes Mars Bars.

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6. Warren Buffett: Net worth — £61.6 billion ($79.96 billion). The legendary investor is also considered the most successful investor in the world, as chairman and largest shareholder of Berkshire Hathaway. He has also promised to give 99% of his fortune away to philanthropic causes.

6. Warren Buffett: Net worth — £61.6 billion ($79.96 billion). The legendary investor is also considered the most successful investor in the world, as chairman and largest shareholder of Berkshire Hathaway. He has also promised to give 99% of his fortune away to philanthropic causes.

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5. Jeff Bezos: Net worth — £61.8 billion ($80.22 billion). He is the founder, chairman, and CEO of the world’s largest online shopping retailer Amazon. He is also an investor in Business Insider through his personal investment company Bezos Expeditions.

5. Jeff Bezos: Net worth — £61.8 billion ($80.22 billion). He is the founder, chairman, and CEO of the world's largest online shopping retailer Amazon. He is also an investor in Business Insider through his personal investment company Bezos Expeditions.

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4. Amancio Ortega: Net worth — £63.5 billion ($82.42 billion). Ortega founded Inditex in 1985, which owns brands like Zara, Pull & Bear, Bershka, and Massimo Dutti. He also owns around 60% of the company.

4. Amancio Ortega: Net worth — £63.5 billion ($82.42 billion). Ortega founded Inditex  in 1985, which owns brands like Zara, Pull & Bear, Bershka, and Massimo Dutti. He also owns around 60% of the company.

Amancio Ortega attends the International Jumping of Monte Carlo in 2012.Piovanotto Marco/ABACA/PA Images

3. Bill Gates: Net worth — £70.8 billion ($91.9 billion). Gates made his fortune from cofounding the world’s largest PC software company Microsoft.

3. Bill Gates: Net worth — £70.8 billion ($91.9 billion). Gates made his fortune from cofounding the world's largest PC software company Microsoft.

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2. Charles & David Koch: Net worth — £78.9 billion ($102.4 billion). Charles has been the chairman and CEO of the US’ second largest private company Koch Industries since 1967. It is a family run business and his brother David is vice president.

2. Charles & David Koch: Net worth — £78.9 billion ($102.4 billion). Charles has been the chairman and CEO of the US' second largest private company Koch Industries since 1967. It is a family run business and his brother David is vice president.

Charles (left) and David KochYouTube still, Reuters

1. The Walton family: Net worth — £100.6 billion ($130.59 billion). The American family are the founders of the world’s largest retailer, Walmart. The three most prominent living members are Jim, Rob and Alice.

1. The Walton family: Net worth — £100.6 billion ($130.59 billion). The American family are the founders of the world's largest retailer, Walmart. The three most prominent living members are Jim, Rob and Alice.

Walton family members (L to R) Jim, Rob and Alice Walton speak onstage at the Wal-Mart annual meeting in Fayetteville, Arkansas, June 5, 2015.Reuters

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