The 10 Wealthiest People in 2016

As we all continue to make an honest living, occasionally flirting with the thought of coming up with the next big idea, there are times where it’s appropriate to take a step back and admire those who nailed it. As 2016 comes to a close, we checked Forbes.com’s latest updates on the wealthiest individuals and it appears that the 10 biggest honchos’s are sitting on tad over half a trillion dollars. That’s 500,000 chunks of a million bucks. Here’s the top 10:

  1. Bill Gates – $75 Billion – Microsoft, CEO and Co-founder.
  2. Amancio Ortega – $67 Billion – Zara, Founder and former Chairman.
  3. Warren Buffet – $60.8 Billion – Berkshire Hathaway, CEO and largest shareholder.
  4. Carlos Slim Helu – $50 Billion – Carlos Slim Helu – Telecom.
  5. Jeff Bezos – $45.2 Billion – Amazon.com, CEO and Founder.
  6. Mark Zuckerberg – $44.6 Billion – Facebook, CEO, Co-founder, Chairman.
  7. Larry Ellison – $43.6 Billion – Oracle, Co-founder and former CEO.
  8. Michael Bloomberg – $40 Billion – Bloomberg L.P, Founder, CEO, Owner.
  9. and 10. Charles Koch and David Koch – $39.6 Billion each – Co-owners of Koch Industries.