This list is billionaire guaranteed! Not narrowed to one category, this list contains the top 5 richest people in the entire world and their splendid luxury houses. This list is purely based off of net worth and only contains individuals with a net worth that exceeds $60 billion. How many have you heard about?
#5º – Amancio Ortega
For men who have risen from ‘nothing’ to everything’, simplicity is often the buzz word as has been highlighted in the case of several top billionaires, such as the likes of Warren Buffett, Carlos Slim etc. Same can be said of Amancio Ortega, the man who rose from rags and riches and has claimed the number five spot in the global billionaire rankings. When it comes of luxury houses and villas, Mr. Ortega prefers a conventional common-man apartment and as such owns a modest apartment in Spain, where he lives with his first wife. There is also a second apartment purchased by Mr. Ortega in Zaleta, Orzan Beach, where he lives with his second wife Flora and his daughter Maria who is also the billionaire’s heir apparent.
Net Worth: $61.6 Billion
Amancio Ortega is a businessman with a personal net worth of $61.6 billion as of July 2014 according to Forbes. Ortega stepped down as chairman of Inditex, the $15.8 billion (sales) fashion firm, but retains 87% of his fortune from his stake in the publicly traded firm. The company, which operates under several brand names including Zara, Massimo Dutti, and Stradivarius, has 5,000 stores in 77 countries.
#4º – Warren Buffett
When people think of the name Warren Buffett, they almost instinctively envision the billionaire businessman and one of the richest men in the world. But, it is surprising to find out that Buffett’s luxury home in Omaha, Nebraska is one that he has lived in for most of his life. He purchased the home in 1958 for $31,500. The stucco house has 5 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. Buffett calls his Nebraska home his third best investment of his life, just behind two wedding ring purchases.
Net Worth:$63 Billion
American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist, Warren Buffett, has a net worth of $63 billion as of 2014. Unlike the other wealthy people on Forbes’ top 10 rich list, Buffett doesn’t have an oil well, retail empire, or a brain for computing to show for it – he simply has a lot of share certificates. The world’s third richest man made his fortune through companies that he believed were worth more than their market value, investing in them for the long-term. It’s certainly paid off. He joined Bill Gates’ “Giving Pledge,” aim to donate 99% of his wealth to charity. He wants the 99% spent 10 years of his death.
#3º – Vladimir Putin
Russia’s prime minister lives in a huge palace built at the Black Sea.Until today, there is no evidence that this luxury house is really Vladimir Putin’s.This residence price rises to $1 billion and the mansion, with which is still under construction include an amphitheater. The luxury mansion was named “Putin Palace”.
Net Worth: $70 Billion
Current President of Russia Vladimir Putin has an estimated net worth of $70 billion. He has been serving the post since May 7, 2012. Since 2008, he has been serving as the Chairman of political party, United Russia. From 1999 through 2000, Putin served as Russia’s Prime Minister. A year later, he became the country’s president, a position he held until 2008. During the 2008 presidential election, Dmitry Medvedev won as President. He appointed Putin as Prime Minister, a position he held from 2008 through 2012. Putin again became President in May of 2012.
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#2º Bill Gates
Bill Gates’ house “Xanadu 2.0” is a magnificent example of modern design filled with a rustic feel. This large mansion is located on the waterfronts adjacent to the hill in Medina situated in Lake Washington, Washington. This home of Bill Gates covers an area of 66,000 sq foot. This extravagant home is named Xanadu 2.0. This name is inspired by the estate on the main character in the story Citizen Kane.
Net Worth: $80 Billion
American business magnate, computer programmer, investor, philanthropist and author, Bill Gates, has a net worth of $80 billion. The software giant and current richest person in the world co-founded the largest computer software company in the world, Microsoft, with Paul Allen. The company officially established on April 4, 1975, with Bill Gates as the CEO. He stepped down as Microsoft’s CEO in 2008, to concentre his charity work through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. A charitable foundation he founded with his wife, Melinda. He is now the world’s second-richest person and United States’ richest person.
#1º – Carlos Slim
Carlos Slim Helu owns a modest house in the “Lomas de Chapultepec”. In spite of being crowned as the richest person in the world thrice in a row, the Mexican business tycoon prefers to stay in the same 6 bedroom house in which he has now spent almost 40 years. The house is just 3 miles from his office and he prefers to drive his Mercedes from his place to the office on his own. He moved in the house after his marriage and it is located just 3 miles from where he was born, his childhood home.
Net Worth: $81 Billion
Mexican investor, philanthropist and business magnate Carlos Slim has an estimated net worth of $81 billion. Carlos Slim was considered the world’s wealthiest man from 2010 through 2013. Through Grupo Carso, Carlos Slim holds massive investments in diverse fields which include finance, retailing, technology, and communications. Currently, he serves as the chief executive officer and chairman of América Móvil and Telmex telecommunications companies. He also chairs the Grupo Financiero Inbursa and Teléfonos de Mexico.
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