The Richest Men in the World in 2016: how did they get their start?

The Richest Men in the World

Once again, this year the American magazine “Forbes” has compiled a list of the richest men in the world. Here’s who they are and how they got their start.

Every year Forbes publishes a list of the richest men and women in the world. In the first few places, with figures that make your head spin, are always more or less the same individuals. But how did they get there? What did they study? What strategies did they use?

Bill Gates

When he was young, the “father” of Microsoft attended Lakeside School. It was here that he used a computer for the first time. From a school assignment (discover bugs), Gates and his friend Paul Allen began to study internal processes and became little geniuses.

The Lakeside Programmers Group, which had its internal systems violated by Gates and his friends themselves, decided to hire them to find weaknesses inherent in their operating system.

Net worth: $78.3 billion

Amancio Ortega

His life is the classic story of a self-made man. Ortega came from a modest family. He worked as a sales clerk until becoming manager of a store and then opening his own. Thanks to his intuition and creativity his store became a franchise which today is the empire that everyone knows as Zara.

Net worth: $67 billion

Warren Buffet

Warren Buffet

There’s a reason why they call him the Oracle of Omaha. His career and his success are a constant gamble! But he’s never wrong! Legend has it that he made is first investment at 11 years old. This is a gift together with a great deal of study.  

Net worth: $60.8 billion

Jeff Bezos

Founder of Amazon. His career, like his success, began simply. He graduated from Princeton University and then began working on Wall Street. His big leap came when he worked to create a network, Fitel, for international commerce.

Net worth: $45.2 billion