25 Of The Richest People In the World

Posted by on December 18, 2016

With 2016 slowly winding down, it is a good time to take a look at how some of the world’s richest people have been doing this year. You may have not realized it, but just a little group of the world’s wealthiest people control a staggering portion of the world’s economy, so it is good to know who these people are. Throughout the year, Bloomberg L.P., a financial software, data and media company publishes a chart of the richest people in the world, and they update the ranking every day. So let us have a look at the world’s 25 wealthiest people (as of November 14). From Chinese business magnates to American software tycoons, here is the latest ranking of the 25 Of The Richest People In the World.


Steve Ballmer (net worth: $25.2 billion)

Source: bloomberg.com

Born in 1956 in Detroit, Michigan, Steve Ballmer is the former CEO of Microsoft, the world’s biggest software maker. He stepped down in February 2014 and remains the largest individual shareholder of the company, which makes the Windows operating system, the Xbox360 game console, and Surface tablet computers. The billionaire bought the NBA team LA Clippers in 2014.


Jorge Paulo Lemann (net worth: $26.2 billion)

Source: bloomberg.com

The richest person in Brazil, Jorge Paulo Lemann is a prominent Brazilian-Swiss investor who shares control of Newbelco, the world’s largest beer maker, with partners Marcel Telles and Carlos Sicupira. Through New York-based 3G Capital, the trio also own Burger King and, with Berkshire Hathaway, are shareholders in Kraft Heinz.


Li-Ka Shing (net worth: $29.4 billion)

Source: bloomberg.com

Born in 1928 in China, Li-Ka Shing is a Hong Kong business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He controls Hong Kong-based CK Hutchison Holdings, which holds mainly energy and infrastructure assets, such as ports, retail, and mobile phone networks. He also controls Cheung Kong Property Holdings, a developer and owner of real estate.


Sheldon Adelson (net worth: $29.4 billion)

Source: bloomberg.com

A father of five children, Adelson is the chairman and majority shareholder of Las Vegas Sands, the world’s largest casino operator. The Las Vegas-based business controls casino resorts and convention centers in the U.S. and Asia. He owns more than half of the publicly traded company, which had revenue of $11.7 billion in 2015 and 50,000 employees.


John Mars (net worth: $30.1 billion)

Source: bloomberg.com

Born in 1935 in Arlington, Virginia, John Mars shares ownership of Mars Inc., the world’s largest confectioner. The closely held, McLean, Virginia-based company makes candy (M&M’s, Snickers, Milky Way), chewing gum (Juicy Fruit, Orbit), pet chow (Pedigree, Whiskas), and packaged foods (Uncle Ben’s), and had revenue of $35 billion in 2015.