We all love knowing who has the most money. It is a basic human desire and so many people are driven by the pursuit of wealth and the lifestyle it can obtain for you. These businessmen and women have used their own business enterprises to become the richest in the world, and we list the top five below.
Bill Gates will be a name known to almost everybody. He is of course the founder of Microsoft and his company and fortune have grown amazingly ever since. He is said to have a net worth of over seventy nine billion dollars, and you can even follow him and his exploits on Twitter!
Next we have Carlos Slim. His work in telecommunications with the Helu family has earned him a fortune and earned the Mexican national his place on this list. His telecommunications carrier Movil was the biggest in Latin America in 2010, He has amassed over seventy one billion dollars and Movil is said to account for about three quarters of that.
Following on from Slim we get Warren Buffett with a net worth just a shade below slims. The eighty four year olds main source of income is from multinational holding company Berkshire Hathaway. Buffett is well known for his philanthropic work, and has pledged to give away 99% of his fortune to good causes, and charities. He does most of this through the gates foundation.
Next we have Amancia Ortega with a net work of just under sixty five billion dollars. The Spaniard is best known for his wealth coming from the fashion world and founded the Inditex fashion group, that are in control of the Zara branch of shops and outlets.
Finally we bring in Larry Ellison. With fifty six billion Ellison is one of the forerunners for internet entrepreneurship. He was the CEO of software company Oracle up till 2014, since he founded it in 1977. He is maybe well known for his company sponsoring the yacht racing team, Oracle USA and is also a keen pilot.