Who Is The Richest Man In The World Right Now?

Who is the richest man in the world? This is the most searched question on the internet in the finance category. Right now the richest man in the world is Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft (MSFT) followed by Warren Buffet who is the Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-B). Carlos Slim, the Mexican telecom giant is in the third place.

Who’s on top can change by the year or even the day depending on how their holdings are doing and how the list is calculated. (The way charitable giving is tallied can cause big variants in these types of lists.) But essentially, you can bet that the richest man in the world by assets at any given time is one of these three. Plus, when you’re talking about net worth’s topping $60 billion, which is where these guys are all hanging out, really, what’s a rotating couple of billion mean?

Mark Zuckerberg the founder and CEO of Facebook is 13th on the World’s Billionaires list with a net worth of $35.5. You can go through Forbes list of World’s Billionaires. These people hold an aggregate wealth of $6.4 trillion. This is another academic question how only a few hundred people hold a large percentage of the global aggregate wealth.