Brisbane-based sales specialists Alba International are advocates of entrepreneurship. One of the firm’s primary objectives is employee development, offering a structured pathway of progression, and ongoing coaching and training. They take a keen interest in entrepreneurs and their success stories, and they have reviewed the top 5 richest people in the world.
As supporters of entrepreneurship, Alba International viewed a recent article by wealthygorilla.com with great interest, as it shone a spotlight on the richest people in the world.
1. Bill Gate’s Net Worth: $86 Billion
Unsurprisingly, in the number 1 spot, with a net worth of $86 billion, is Microsoft founder Bill Gates. Gates founded Microsoft in 1975 with Paul Allen, and the two turned the company into the largest PC software company worldwide. This year alone, Gates gained a staggering $10 billion in additional net worth, giving the American business magnate an estimated net worth of $86 billion overall.
2. Warren Buffett’s Net Worth: $75.6 Billion
CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Edward Buffett is an American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. Buffett is considered by some to be one of the most successful investors in the world. With a net worth of $75.6 billion, Buffett is the second richest man in the world. Despite his billionaire status, Buffett still lives in the home he purchased before he joined the billionaire club, and his humbleness makes him an icon and inspiration for budding entrepreneurs worldwide.
3. Jeff Bezos’ Net Worth: $72.8 Billion
American technology and retail entrepreneur, Jeff Bezos is the founder of Amazon, one of the largest companies on the web. Bezos started Amazon, the original concept being a simple online bookstore, in 1994 from his bedroom. From a modest beginning, Amazon has made major moves, acquiring Wholefoods and launching drone shipping. These business moves saw Bezos become the third richest man in the world after amassing a net worth of $72.8 billion.
4. Amancio Ortega’s Net Worth: $71.3 Billion
Amancio Ortega is a Spanish entrepreneur and founder of the Inditex fashion group which owns one of the most popular clothing chains in the world, Zara. Ortega previously held the number three spot on the list with a net worth of $71.3 billion. However he dropped down to fourth place after Amazon founder, Bezos started making serious moves.
5. Mark Zuckerberg’s Net Worth: $56 Billion
One of the most recognisable entrepreneurs in the world, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is the fifth richest entrepreneur in the world. Since its launch in 2004, Facebook has become the most popular and valuable social media company in the world. As of June 2017, there were 1.94 billion monthly active users on the social media network. (Source: https://zephoria.com/top-15-valuable-facebook-statistics/) And it all famously started in Zuckerberg’s dorm room at Harvard University. As the youngest entrepreneur on the list, at only 33, Zuckerberg is expected to climb to the top of the list as Facebook continues to acquire other platforms and expand their influence.
Alba International is a Brisbane-based sales firm, specialising in face-to-face promotional marketing and sales campaigns at retail stores throughout Queensland. One of the firm’s primary objectives is to expand their services nationally and internationally, and they recognise that nurturing their employees and offering a structured career path for people to progress through the company is key to them achieving their growth goals.