Manila, Philippines – Tycoon Henry Sy is ranked No. 73 in the List of The 500 Richest People in the World 2015 released by Forbes on March 2.
Sy and Family net worth is $14.2 billion. Forbes stated that Sy’s source of wealth is diversified. Sy is the Chairman and CEO of SM Investments Corporation, SM Prime Holdings, SM Development Corporation and Highlands Prime Holdings. He is also the Chairman Emeritus of Banco de Oro. Sy is a Honory Chairman of China Banking Corporation. In August 2014, Sy was listed as the richest man in the Philippines with a net worth of $12.7 billion.
Bill Gates tops the list with $79.2 billion net worth while Carlos Slim Helo of Mexico ranks second with $77.1 billion net worth. Warren Buffet is third in this year’s list with 72.7 billion net worth.
Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg is at No. 16 with a net worth of $33.4 billion. Amazon.com Jeff Bezos is at No. 15 with a net worth of $34.8 billion.
Google’s Larry Page is at No. 19 with a net worth of $29.7 billion while Sergey Brin is at No. 20 with a net worth of $29.2 billion.
There are 290 new comers in this year’s Forbes Billionaires list, including Michael Jordan.
John Gokongwei Jr ranked No. 254 with a net worth of $5.8 billion, also from the Philippines. Enriquie Razon Jr is is at No. 291 with a net worth of 5.2 billion. Andrew Tan ranked No. 330 with $4.8 billion. Lucio Tan’s wealth has dropped from $6.1 billion to $4.4 billion that tied him with George Ty at No. 369. David Consunji made it to the top 500 at No. 405 with a net worth of $4. 1 billion.