Who's the Richest Man in the World?

Who's the Richest Man in the World?

Who's the Richest Man in the World?

According to Forbes, as of March 3, 2014, the richest man in the world is Bill Gates with a net worth of $76 billion. Bill Gates has held this position for 15 of the previous 20 years; however, for the past four years, Carlos Slim from Mexico held the spot.

Carlos Slim Helu is a telecom mogul from Mexico. The third-richest man is Spanish clothing retailer Amancio Ortega, and the fourth is Warren Buffett. As of 2014, there are 1,645 billionaires globally, with 172 women on the list. Roughly two-thirds of the billionaires made their own fortunes, while just 13 percent inherited them.