The world with its IT sector revolution is supposed to make and unmake rich people overnight but going by the Forbes new list of world’s richest people, the first impression was similar as was last year’s.
The names remain unchanged and figures struggle to reflect same numbers and the list lacks enthusiasm for upcoming and ambitious businessmen to reach the top.
Here is the latest 2015 Forbes List of top 10 World’s Richest Billionaires:
Rank- Name –Net Worth –Age –Source —-Country
#1 Bill Gates $79.2 B 59 Microsoft United States
#2 Carlos Slim Helu $77.1 B 75 telecom Mexico
#3 Warren Buffett $72.7 B 85 Berkshire Hathaway United States
#4 Amancio Ortega $64.5 B 79 Zara Spain
#5 Larry Ellison $54.3 B 71 Oracle United States
#6 Charles Koch $42.9 B 79 diversified United States
#6 David Koch $42.9 B 75 diversified United States
#8 Christy Walton $41.7 B 60 Wal-Mart United States
#9 Jim Walton $40.6 B 67 Wal-Mart United States
#10 Liliane Bettencourt $40.1 B 92 L’Oreal France.
Except Bill Gates and Larry Ellison, no other IT revolutionary makes it to the top billionaires list and going by the trend, it may take another decade to see at least half the list with IT billionaires.
It’s all in Marshall’ theory of old economics that capital reaps rental benefit year after year and even the IT bigwigs who made it early have retained their ranking year after year.
Another is Forbes list itself is not modernizing itself with reality check not on these wealthy people but others who are far away from the United States and some in China too. Since research and excavation efforts are mounting, Forbes too is unable to access in-depth information elsewhere in the world.