The richest people in the world (Part-2)

 Larry Ellison

Ellison was born in Manhattan, New York City, to Florence Spellman and Louis Ellison. His family moved to Chicago when he was nine months old. Ellison attended the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, where he studied physics, mathematics, and astronomy. He left college without a degree and moved to Northern California in 1972.

In 1977, Ellison founded Oracle Corporation, originally known as Software Development Laboratories. The company gained success by offering relational database software that could be used on multiple operating systems. As of June 2021, Oracle Corporation is estimated to be worth over $183 billion.

Throughout his career, Ellison has also been involved in numerous philanthropic activities. He founded The Lawrence J. Ellison Foundation, which supports medical research and education initiatives. Ellison has donated billions of dollars to charitable causes, including the University of Southern California’s Institute for Creative Technologies, medical research organizations such as the Prostate Cancer Foundation and Stand Up To Cancer, and environmental organizations like Conservation International and the Environmental Defense Fund.

Amancio Ortega

Originally from Spain, Ortega is widely considered to be a fashion icon and visionary, having revolutionized the retail industry by introducing a quick response system to the textile industry which allowed him to quickly respond to changes in customer demand. Ortega's success lies in his ability to produce high-quality clothing at an affordable price.

Ortega began his career as a shop assistant in a local clothing store, eventually working his way up to become an executive at Gala, a Spanish clothing brand. After years of hard work and dedication, he founded Inditex in 1975. Today, Inditex has over 7500 stores in 88 markets worldwide, and it is one of the largest fashion retailers in the world.

Ortega has remained a key figure at Inditex for decades, even after his retirement in 2011. He currently serves as the company's Honorary Chairman and owns nearly 59% of Inditex shares. In addition to Inditex, Ortega also owns significant real estate assets in Europe and the United States, further increasing his wealth.


Mark Zuckerberg

Zuckerberg started off his journey to success in 2004 while he was a student at Harvard University. At the time, he created a social networking website called "TheFacebook" which was designed to connect classmates and friends. The site grew in popularity and eventually became known as Facebook.

From there, Zuckerberg's success skyrocketed. He and his team built up Facebook into one of the world's largest companies and changed the way people communicate. He also launched Instagram, a popular photo-sharing app, and acquired Oculus VR, a virtual reality company.

In addition to being one of the world's wealthiest people, Zuckerberg has made generous philanthropic donations. He and his wife Priscilla Chan founded the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, a philanthropic organization that focuses on education, healthcare, and scientific research.


Jim Walton

His wealth has allowed him to travel extensively, as he has visited numerous countries around the world. His commitment to helping others has led to millions of dollars in donations to charities and causes throughout the world. He is known for his generous philanthropic efforts, especially his substantial donation towards building libraries in economically depressed areas of the United States. Jim Walton was born into immense wealth, being part of the Walton family that founded Walmart in 1962. After his father’s passing in 1992, Jim inherited a quarter of the company’s stake and a spot on the board of directors, which made him a billionaire overnight. As a board member and shareholder, Jim still takes an active role in managing Walmart’s operations worldwide and is credited with making strategic decisions that have had a significant effect on Walmart’s success over the years. His net worth continues to grow thanks to investments in various business ventures like real estate, insurance companies, and banks. He currently holds shares in multiple large corporations including Apple Inc., Berkshire Hathaway, and Microsoft Corporation.

Alice Walton

In 2005, Alice Walton started her own business venture, Llama Company, which was later renamed Riwaka. It is a private investment firm that focuses on sustainable and responsible investments in real estate, energy, and other areas. Her investments are mostly focused on developing rural communities and creating jobs in areas that need them most. She also established Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in 2011, located in Bentonville, Arkansas. Additionally, she has donated billions of dollars to organizations such as Teach For America and The Nature Conservancy.

Rob Walton

Rob has an estimated net worth of $54.6 billion, and is ranked as the 8th richest person in the world. He is known to have inherited his father’s business acumen, and helped expand Walmart into a global retail empire. His fortune comes largely from his stake in Walmart. He also owns shares in Arvest Bank Group Inc. and First Solar Inc., among others.

Rob has made significant investments in his lifetime, including co-founding RZC Investments in 2008 with his siblings Jim and Alice. This investment firm focuses on retail businesses and technology. He is also a member of the board of directors for the Walton Family Foundation, a philanthropic organization founded by Sam and Helen Walton that focuses on environmental conservation, education, and community initiatives.

Rob was an avid collector of American Western art and artifacts, and was a founding member of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas. The museum has since become a popular tourist destination for travelers around the world.

Rob is married to Melani Lowman-Walton, with whom he has four children. He has been credited with helping preserve and grow his father’s legacy through Walmart, while also creating a legacy of his own through his investments and philanthropic efforts.


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