Who are the richest people in the world?
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates are the two top richest people in the world with an estimated worth of $131 billion dollars and $102.1 Billion, according to Forbes.
In this article we are going to list the top ten richest people in the world according to Forbes Magazine
Top Ten Richest People In The world
10 Larry Pages
Net worth $50.8B
Lawrence Edward Page (born March 26, 1973) is an American computer scientist and Internet entrepreneur who co-founded Google with Sergey Brin.
Page is the chief executive officer of Alphabet Inc. (Google’s parent company). After stepping aside as Google CEO in August 2001, in favor of Eric Schmidt, he re-assumed the role in April 2011. He announced his intention to step aside a second time in July 2015, to become CEO of Alphabet, under which Google’s assets would be reorganized. Under Page, Alphabet is seeking to deliver major advancements in a variety of industries
9 Michael Bloomberg
Net worth $55.5B
Michael Rubens Bloomberg (born February 14, 1942) is an American businessman, politician, author, and philanthropist. As of April 2019, his net worth was estimated at $62.1 billion, making him the sixth-richest person in the United States and the ninth richest person in the world. He has joined The Giving Pledge, whereby billionaires pledge to give away at least half of their wealth To date, Bloomberg has given away $8.2 billion, including his November 2018 $1.8 billion gift to Johns Hopkins University for student aid—the largest private donation ever made to a higher education institution
8 Mark Zuckerberg
Net worth $62.3B
Mark Elliot Zuckerberg ( born May 14, 1984) is an American technology entrepreneur and philanthropist. Zuckerberg is known for co-founding and leading Facebook as its chairman and chief executive officer.He also co-founded and is a board member of the solar sail spacecraft development project Breakthrough Starshot.
7 Larry Ellison
Net worth $62.5B
Lawrence Joseph Ellison (born August 17, 1944) is an American businessman, entrepreneur, and philanthropist who is a co-founder and the executive chairman and chief technology officer (CTO) of Oracle Corporation. As of March 2019, he was listed by Forbes magazine as the fourth-wealthiest person in the United States and as the seventh-wealthiest in the world
6 Amancio Ortega
Net worth $62.7B
Amancio Ortega Gaona ( born 28 March 1936) is a Spanish billionaire businessman. He is the founder and former chairman of Inditex fashion group, best known for its chain of Zara clothing and accessories shops. As of late September 2018, Ortega had a net worth of $70 billion, making him the second-wealthiest person in Europe after Bernard Arnault, and the sixth-wealthiest in the world. He is the head of the Ortega family.
5 Carlos Slim Helu & family
Net worth $64B
Mexico’s richest man, Carlos Slim Helu and his family control America Movil, Latin America’s biggest mobile telecom firm.
With foreign telecom partners, Slim bought a stake in Telmex, Mexico’s only phone company, in 1990. Telmex is now part of America Movil.
He also owns stakes in Mexican construction, consumer goods, mining and real estate companies and 17% of The New York Times
4 Bernard Arnault & family
Net worth $76B
One of the world’s ultimate taste-makers, Bernard Arnault oversees an empire of 70 brands including Louis Vuitton and Sephora.
His luxury goods group, LVMH, posted record sales and profits in 2018, thanks in part to increased spending by Chinese customers.
The arts patron is the visionary behind the $135 million Frank Gehry-designed Foundation Louis Vuitton museum near Paris, opened in 2014.
Arnault and LVMH pledged over $220 million to help repair the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris following a devastating fire in mid April 2019.
His daughter Delphine is executive vice president of Louis Vuitton, and a member of LVMH’s executive committee.
His father made a small fortune in construction; Arnault put up $15 million from that business to buy Christian Dior in 1985.
3 Warren Buffett
Net worth $82.5B
Warren Edward Buffett ( born August 30, 1930) is an American business magnate, investor, speaker and philanthropist who serves as the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. He is considered one of the most successful investors in the world and has a net worth of US$82 billion as of July 18, 2019, making him the third-wealthiest person in the world.
2 Bill Gates
Net worth $103.9B
William Henry Gates III (born October 28, 1955) is an American business magnate, investor, author, philanthropist, and humanitarian. He is best known as the principal founder of Microsoft Corporation.During his career at Microsoft, Gates held the positions of chairman, CEO and chief software architect, while also being the largest individual shareholder until May 2014.
1 Jeff Bezos
Net worth $131B
Jeffrey Preston Bezos ( January 12, 1964) is an American technology entrepreneur, investor, and charity donor. He is the founder, CEO, and president of Amazon.com, Inc.