Bill Gates tops world's richest self-made billionaire's list: report

June 20, 2015 03:46 AM
Bill Gates Co-founder Microsoft

Chandigarh: Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is the world's richest self-made billionaire with a personal fortune totalling nearly $ 86 billion, according to Wealth-X, global wealth intelligence and prospecting company.

Warren Buffett with $ 70.1 billion took the second slot on the list. Spain's Amancio Ortega ($65 billion) came in next, Khaleej Times reported. The top 10 includes Larry Ellison ($ 51.5 billion), Ingvar Kamprad ($ 48.1 billion), Jeff Bezos ($39.8 billion), Carlos Slim ($35.4 billion), Mark Zuckerberg ($35.3 billion), Wang Jianlin ($35.2 billion) and Michael Bloomberg ($ 33.7 billion).

American entrepreneurs dominate the Wealth-X list, snapping up 14 of the 25 spots. The combined wealth of the 14 Americans on the list read $514.2 billion. Sector-wise, the technology sector proved yet again to be an incubator of great fortunes.

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