There are countless businessmen and professionals the world over who have had been our inspiration. This list consists of top 10 richest professionals in the world 2015. Regardless of where they belong to or what have had been their past, today, they are known to be rich and successful. So, let us have a look.
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10. Amancio Ortega
Amancio Ortega is a successful businessman with an approximate net worth of USD66.7 billion. Ortega stepped down as chairman of Inditex, a company that operated under a number of brand names like Zara, Massimo Dutti and Stradivarius. Ortega also has his properties in Florida, Madrid, London and Lisbon.
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9. Ingvar Kamprad
Ingvar Kamprad is a reputed professional who laid the foundation of the retailing company IKEA. This Swedish business magnate has an approximate net worth of USD41.7 billion. He had been selling matches from his bicyvcle in early days of his life. He also was selling items like seeds, ballpoint pens, pencils, fish and Christmas tree decorations. Finally in 1943, he founded KEA.
8. Jim Walton
Jim Walton is a popular American businessman, CEO and the Chairman of Arvest Bank. His net worth is USD40.6 billion approximately. His bank has its branches across Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri. His father, Sam Walton founded Wal-mart in 1962. Jim Walton received over USD300 million in dividend payouts. He is also the chairman of Community Publishers.
7. Larry Ellison
Software mogul, Larry Ellison founded Oracle. His net worth is around USD54.3 billion. He is one of the highest paid executives of USA. Larry got USD960 million in compensation in the past 5 fiscal years. He is the owner of a USD580 million stake in Web business-software outfit Netsuite.
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6. Warren Buffett
Warren Buffett is an exceptional professional, investor, and philanthropist. His net worth is approximately USD73.5 billion. Like other rich professionals, he doesn’t own a well-known company, but a lot of share certificates. He has long been investing in big companies the world over.
5. Carlos Slim
Mexican investor, philanthropist, and businessman, Carlos Slim has an estimated net worth of USD69.5 billion. He has long been one of the richest men worldwide. Through Grupo Carso, Carlos Slim holds massive investments in fields of finance, retailing, technology, and communications. He has also been serving as the chief executive officer and chairman of América Móvil and Telmex telecommunications companies.
4. Charles Koch
Charles Koch is one more popular businessman of America. His estimated net worth is USD42.1 billion. He is the co-owner, board member and chief executive officer of Koch Industries Inc. He inherited Koch Industries from his father alongside his brothers. Today, he has investments in pipelines, refineries, fertilizer, fibers and polymers, forest and consumer products, chemical technology.
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3. Liliane Bettencourt
Liliane Bettencourt is a successful French heiress, socialite, businesswoman and philanthropist. Her net worth is approximately USD40.2 billion. She is the only child of the founder of L’Oréal, Eugene Schueller. She has inherited this company from her father after his death. L’Oreal is one of the largest cosmetic companies in the world and currently has over 66,620 employees.
2. S. Robson Walton
The eldest son of Helen Walton and Sam Walton, founder of Wal-Mart, Samuel Robson “Rob” Walton needs no introduction. His net worth is around USD39.1 billion. He is the chairman of Wal-Mart since 1992. He has worked really hard to maintain the repute of his company. He has also established Bentonville store with brother James 1962.
1. Michael Bloomberg
Michael Bloomberg is an American businessman, politician and philanthropist. His net worth is approximately USD37.4 billion. He is one of the richest politicians in the world. He is the mayor of New York since 2002. Michael completed his studies from John’s Hopkins University in 1964, and from Harvard Business School in 1966. He founded Innovative Market Systems (later Bloomberg LP) in 1981.
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