According to Forbes:
1. Jeff Bezos:
Net worth: $146.3B
Jeff Bezos is the founder of Amazon, one of the biggest and most popular companies on the web. Amazon started as a simple online bookstore in Jeff’s bedroom, and the initial sales were slow.
In 2019, Jeff Bezos has become the richest man in the world, after adding a whopping $40 billion to his net worth last year! Amazon is making major moves, after recently acquiring wholefoods, launching drone shipping and a bunch of other strong ideas.
Jeff Bezos is the first man ever to reach the $100 billion mark, which is just insane!
2. Bill Gates:
Net worth: $99.7B
Bill Gates is the founder of Microsoft, and was the richest man in the world for several years running. Gates founded Microsoft in 1975 with Paul Allen, and has since become the largest PC software company worldwide.
Last year, Bill Gates has gained an incredible $10 billion in additional net worth! This has put him at an estimated net worth of $99.7 billion overall.
3. Bernard Arnault:
Net worth: $89.10BBernard Arnault is the CEO of LVMH (Louis Vitton Moet Hennessey). Ultimately, the company was formed from merging the two businesses together. Louis Vitton is the very successful luxury fashion brand, and Moet Hennessey is the merged champagne and cognac manufacturers. Bernard has been making serious movements up this list in the past year. In fact, at the beginning of 2017, he was at 14th. Now, a year later, he’s placed at 3rd on the list of the 20 richest people on earth in 2019
4. Warren Buffett:
Net worth: $81.60B
Warren Buffett is an American entrepreneur and investor, and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. Buffett is the most successful investor worldwide, and millions of other traders look up to him because of his success.
Warren Buffett is the 4th richest man in the world, with an incredible net worth of $81.60 billion. However, despite this fact, Buffett still lives in the home he purchased back when he didn’t even know what a billion dollars looked like.
What a humble guy!
5. Mark Zuckerberg:
Net worth: $66.00BWe all know Mark Zuckerberg as the founder of Facebook. Facebook has become the most popular and most valuable social media company in the world. And it all started in Mark’s dorm room at Harvard University. Mark Zuckerberg has recently dropped off from the 3rd spot, after losing a lot of his net worth due to the Cambridge data scandal and various other issues causing the Facebook stock prices to fall. Mark Zuckerberg is now the 5th richest man in the world, with an estimated net worth of $66 billion.
6. Larry Ellison:
Net worth: $61.90B
Larry Ellison is the co-founder of the Oracle Corporation, and he was also the company’s CEO until September 2014. Over the years, Oracle has become an incredibly successful tech company, now being 39 years old and employing over 136,000 people.
7. Amancio Ortega:
Net worth: $61.60B
Amancio Ortega is a Spanish entrepreneur and founder of the Inditex fashion group. Inditex owns Zara, and Zara is one of the most popular clothing chains worldwide.
Ortega recently moved back up to the 5th richest man in the world, after other players on the list have dropped down slightly. However, Ortega’s also lost over $11 billion from his net worth in recent months.
8. Carlos Slim Helu:
Net Worth: $59.00B
Carlos Slim Helu is a Mexican businessman and investor; owner of the conglomerate ‘Grupo Carso’. The conglomerate’s portfolio consists of brands in many different industries, such as health care, media, energy, real estate and retail.
Carlos is 8th on this list of the richest people in the world, with a net worth of $59.00 billion. In recent months, Carlos Slim has lost almost $6 billion from his net worth, and dropped from 4th to 8th.
9. Michael Bloomberg:
Net worth: $54.40B
Michael Bloomberg is an American entrepreneur and politician. Bloomberg is the founder and CEO of Bloomberg L.P, the financial data and media company. Bloomberg is now 74 years old and one of the richest people in the world.
Michael Bloomberg has added another $5 billion dollars to his net worth in the past 6 months, which has caused him to re-gain his previous position of 9th on this list. His net worth is now estimated at $54.40 billion.