YEREVAN (Armenpress) — 4 Armenian businessmen were included in FORBES’ 30th annual ranking of the world’s billionaires Forbes official website reports. The owner and founder of FC Krasnodar Sergey Galitsky (Arutyunyan) ranked 219th place with 5.7 billion dollars capacity. The owner of “Tashir” Group Samvel Karapetyan occupies the 549th place. Argentinian-Armenian businessman Eduardo Eurnekian is the 810th with 2.2 billion dollars and CEO of Rosgosstrakh insurance company Danil Khachaturov ranks 1275th in the list with 1.4 billion dollars capacity.
Bill Gates was once again ranked world’s richest person in the Mar. 21, 2016 issue of Forbes magazine; the technology guru has topped the list for 17 of the last 22 years, with a current net worth of $75 billion, down from $79.2 billion in 2015. Spanish clothing retailer Amancio Ortega (No. 2) (best known for the Zara fashion chain), up two spots, increased his net worth $2.5 billion for a total of $67 billion. Warren Buffett (No. 3) remained in the third spot, despite having his net worth drop $11.9 billion to $60.8 billion. Telecom mogul Carlos Slim Helu (No. 4) dropped two spots, and his net worth decreased to $50 billion from $77.1 billion last year. Amazon’s Jeff Bezos (No. 5) moved up to the fifth from the fifteenth spot last year; his net worth increased to $45.2 billion.
According to Forbes, 1,810 billionaires (down from 1,826 in 2015) made the list, with an average net worth of $3.58 billion (down $280 million from $3.86 billion in 2015).