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The world’s richest people

Meet the planet’s wealthiest individuals, as ranked by the Bloomberg Billionaires Index (as of 3 DECEMBER 2014).

The world’s richest people
1. Bill Gates
\nFounder, Microsoft
\nUnited States
\n$87bn
The world’s richest people
2. Carlos Slim
\nOwner, America Movil
\nMexico
\n$75bn
The world’s richest people
3. Warren Buffett
\nChairman, Berkshire Hathaway
\nUnited States
\n$73.5bn
The world’s richest people
4. Amancio Ortega
\nFounder, Inditex
\nSpain
\n$61.8bn
The world’s richest people
5. Charles Koch
\nChairman and CEO, \nKoch Industries
\nUnited States
\n$52.3bn
The world’s richest people
6. David Koch
\nExecutive vice president, Koch Industries
\nUnited States
\n$52.3bn
The world’s richest people
7. Larry Ellison
\nFounder, Oracle
\nUnited States
\n$46.1bn
The world’s richest people
8. Ingvar Kamprad
\nFounder, Ikea
\nSweden
\n$44.2bn
The world’s richest people
9. Christy Walton
\nShare holder, Walmart
\nUnited States
\n$42.1bn
The world’s richest people
10. Jim Walton
\nBoard member, Walmart
\nUnited States
\n$41.1bn