Richest Person in the World – September 2017

Bill Gates is the richest person in the world. The co-founder and former CEO of Microsoft has not had an official role with the company for quite some time, but having no salary and giving much of his money away has not stopped him from remaining the richest person in the world. His estimated net worth is $86 billion.

Gates is still one of the largest shareholders in Microsoft, but he has also diversified his money into a range of investments including Canadian National Railway, AutoNation, Deere, Four Seasons Hotels, and more.

Gates has also contributed quite a bit of his wealth to The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation — over $30 billion altogether. This money is in addition to the $88 billion that Gates is estimated to be worth, so it is easy to see how much richer Gates could be if he was so inclined.

Who else is in the Top 10 of the world’s richest people? Check out the short list here.