According to Forbes’ The World’s Billionaires, the world’s richest man is Bill Gates with a net worth of 88.8 billion U.S. dollars. Born William Henry Gates III on October 28, 1955 in Seattle, Washington, he was known as the person who launched Microsoft in 1975 with Paul Allen. During his career at the company he launched, he held the positions of chairman, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and chief software architect.
It was on February 04, 2014 when he stopped down as chairman of Microsoft and became the Technology Advisor of the company. Following Bill Gates are Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffet, Amancio Ortego and Mark Zuckerberg with a net worth of 84.8 billion, 80.5 billion, 79 billion, and 73.1 billion U.S. dollars, respectively.