The richest people on 2014 Forbes Billionaires List

On 3rd of March, Forbes unveiled the names of the richest people on the planet in 2014. The ranks of the world’s billionaires have swelled to a record 1,645  with an aggregate net worth of $6.4 trillion, up from $5.4 trillion in 2013. The ranks of the world’s billionaires continue to scale new heights and stretch to new corners of the world like Tanzania and Lithuania. The 1,645 billionaires include 268 new ten-figure fortunes, including 42 new women billionaires, a new record !

Bill Gates, whose fortune rose by $9 billion in the past year, has held the top spot for 15 of the past 20 years and is back again on top after four years behind Carlos Slim Helu of Mexico, who ranked No. 1 for the past four years. Spanish clothing retailer Amancio Ortega retains the No. 3 spot for the second year in a row and Warren Buffett remains No. 4. American gambling tycoon Sheldon Adelson, who added $11.5 billion to his pile, makes it back into the top ten for the first time since 2007.

Let’s discover the 10 richest people on the planet in 2014.

[forbes number=”#1″ nom=”Bill Gates” ca=”76″ profession=”Co-Chair, Bill, Melinda Gates Foundation” age=’58’ source=”Microsoft, Self Made” residence=”Medina, WA” citizenship=”United States” maritalstatus=”Married” education=”Drop Out, Harvard University” children=”3″][/forbes] [forbes number=”#2″ nom=”Carlos Slim Helu & family” ca=”72″ profession=”Honorary Chairman, América Móvil” age=’74’ source=”telecom, Self Made” residence=”Mexico City, Mexico” citizenship=”Mexico” maritalstatus=”Widowed” education=”Bachelor of Arts / Science, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico” children=”6″][/forbes] [forbes number=”#3″ nom=”Amancio Ortega” ca=”64″ profession=”” age=’77’ source=”retail, Self Made” residence=”La Coruna, Spain” citizenship=”Spain” maritalstatus=”Married” education=”” children=”3″][/forbes] [forbes number=”#4″ nom=”Warren Buffett” ca=”58.2″ profession=”CEO, Berkshire Hathaway” age=’83’ source=”Berkshire Hathaway, Self Made” residence=”Omaha, NE” citizenship=”United States” maritalstatus=”Widowed, Remarried” education=”Master of Science, Columbia University; Bachelor of Arts / Science, University of Nebraska Lincoln” children=”3″][/forbes] [forbes number=”#5″ nom=”Larry Ellison” ca=”48″ profession=”CEO and Founder, Oracle” age=’69’ source=”Oracle, Self Made” residence=”Woodside, CA” citizenship=”United States” maritalstatus=”Divorced” education=”Drop Out, University of Chicago; Drop Out, University of Illinois at Urbana” children=”2″][/forbes] [forbes number=”#6″ nom=”Charles Koch” ca=”40″ profession=”CEO, Koch Industries” age=’78’ source=”diversified” residence=”Wichita, KS” citizenship=”United States” maritalstatus=”Married” education=”Bachelor of Arts / Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Master of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology” children=”2″][/forbes] [forbes number=”#7″ nom=”David Koch” ca=”40″ profession=”Executive Vice President, Koch Industries” age=’73’ source=”diversified” residence=”New York, NY” citizenship=”United States” maritalstatus=”Married” education=”Bachelor of Arts / Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Master of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology” children=”3″][/forbes] [forbes number=”#8″ nom=”Sheldon Adelson” ca=”38″ profession=”Chairman and CEO, Las Vegas Sands” age=’80’ source=”casinos, Self Made” residence=”Las Vegas, NV” citizenship=”United States” maritalstatus=”Married” education=”Drop Out, City College of New York” children=”5″][/forbes] [forbes number=”#9″ nom=”Christy Walton & family” ca=”36.7″ profession=”Co-Chair, Children’s Scholarship Fund” age=’59’ source=”Wal-Mart” residence=”Jackson, WY” citizenship=”United States” maritalstatus=”Widowed” education=”” children=”1″][/forbes] [forbes number=”#10″ nom=” Jim Walton” ca=”34.7″ profession=”Chairman and CEO, Arvest Bank Group, Inc.” age=’66’ source=”Wal-Mart” residence=”Bentonville, AR” citizenship=”United States” maritalstatus=”Married” education=”Bachelor of Arts / Science, University of Arkansas” children=”4″][/forbes]

The year’s biggest dollar gainer was Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook), whose fortune jumped $15.2 billion, to $28.5 billion, as shares of his social network soared. He ranks No.21 in 2014 !

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