The World’s 10 Richest People, Seven Are Americans

Worlds 10 Richest People

Just finished reading an article on Forbes. The magazine listed out the World’s 10 Richest People. NO Malaysian on the list. Not even Ananda Krishnan. Nonetheless, it is a good read – one that brings hope that one day you will stumble onto a genie in a bottle and suddenly Microsoft is yours. 😀

According to Donald Trump, the United States is NO longer a rich country.

Yes, he said that!

When you’re not rich, you have to go out and borrow money. We’re borrowing from the Chinese and others. We’re up to $16 trillion in debt – Donald Trump

Donald Trumph

The businesman who is famous for his role in NBC reality show The Apprentice added that The United States could soon become a large-scale Spain or Greece, tethering on the edge of financial ruin.

World’s 10 Richest People

That, however, does not stop seven Americans from occupying the top 10 spots in the World’s top 10 richest people. Microsoft founder, Bill Gates comes first with a massive fortune of $79 billion.

He is joined by fellow Americans:

  • Warren Buffett
  • Lawrence J. Ellison
  • Charles Koch
  • David Koch
  • Christy Walton
  • Jim Walton

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* Infographic: The World’s 10 Richest People | Statista

The three non-Americans in the top 10 are Carlos Slim Helu and his family from Mexico, worth $77 billion, fourth placed Amancio Ortega of Spain who is worth $64.5 billion and tenth placed Liliane Bettencourt of France who has a wealth of $40 billion.

Well, if America is not rich, then how much is the worth of all the other Americans?

6 Comments

  1. These people are good role models. Many motivational speakers who speak about how to get rich will mention names such as Gates and Buffett. I admire them, but so far I still can’t find a good foundation in business.

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