Oracle founder and CEO Larry Ellison’s $48 billion fortune puts him as the fifth-richest man in the world, according to Forbes.
Oracle founder and CEO Larry Ellison's $48 billion fortune puts him as the fifth-richest man in the world, according to Forbes. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images file photo)

NEW YORK -- A list of the world's 10 richest people and their net worth, according to the latest annual tally by Forbes magazine.

1. Bill Gates (Microsoft)          $76 billion

2. Carlos Slim Helu (telecom)          $72 billion

3. Amancio Ortega (Zara retail chain)          $64 billion

4. Warren Buffett (Berkshire Hathaway)          $58.2 billion

5. Larry Ellison (Oracle)          $48 billion

6. Charles Koch          $40 billion

7. David Koch          $40 billion

8. Sheldon Adelson (Las Vegas Sands)          $38 billion

9. Christy Walton (Wal-Mart)          $36.7 billion

10. Jim Walton (Wal-Mart)          $34.7 billion

 

A list of the top 10 female billionaires in the world:

1. Christy Walton (Wal-Mart)          $36.7 billion

2. Liliane Bettencourt (L'Oreal)          $34.5 billion

3. Alice Walton (Wal-Mart)          $34.3 billion

4. Jacqueline Mars (candy)          $20 billion

5. Gina Rinehart (mining)          $17.7 billion


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6. Susanne Klatten (BMW, Pharma)          $17.4 billion

7. Abigail Johnson (Fidelity Investments)          $17.3 billion

8. Anne Cox Chambers (Cox Enterprises)          $15.5 billion

9. Iris Fontbona (mining)          $15.5 billion

10. Laurene Powell Jobs (Apple, Disney)          $14 billion