Top 10 richest people in the world

The list of the world's richest persons can vary from year to year depending on their latest net worth and financial performance. Here is the latest list of the world’s top 20 richest persons based on forbes list and some interesting facts about each of them.

1. Jeff Bezos

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has a net worth of 153.6 Billion US$ and ranks as the richest one on the earth today. His position remains the same even after divorcing his wife MacKenzie in 2019 and transferring a quarter of his stakes in Amazon to her.


2. Bill Gates

The co-founder of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates has a net worth of 107.8 Billion US$. Having founded the software giant Microsoft along with Paul Allen, Bill Gates eventually sold away much of his stakes in the company retaining just 1% of the shares and investing the rest in stocks and other assets.

3. Bernard Arnault


LVMH – France Chairman and CEO Bernard Arnault ranks the second in the world in terms of riches. His net worth today is 104.7 Billion US$ ensues from his business across an empire of more than 70 brands including Louis Vuitton and Sephora.

4. Mark Zuckerberg

The co-founder, CEO and chairman of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg champions the social network that has become a go-to communications avenue today. His net worth is 82.7 Billion US$ and today he owns about 15% stakes in Facebook after the firm went public in May 2012.


5. Warren Buffet

Popularly known as the Oracle of Omaha, Warren Buffet is seen as one of the most successful investors of all times. He runs Berkshire Hathaway that owns over 60 companies including the famous ones Geico insurance, Duracell, Dairy Queen Restaurant. His net worth is 70.4 Billion US$.

6. Steve Ballmer


As the former CEO of Microsoft, Steve Ballmer led the firm from 2000 to 2014. His able leadership during a very tough time steered Microsoft towards sustainability and progress. His net worth is 66.2 Billion US$ and in 2018 he invested $59 million in Social Solutions, a company that makes software for government agencies and non-profit organizations.

7. Amancio Ortega

Noted as the richest person in Europe, Amancio Ortega is also the wealthiest clothing merchant in the world today. He co-founded Inditex, the firm that is popular for its Zara Fashion chain. He owns 60% stakes in Inditex that has 8 brands like Massimo Dutti and Pull & Bear, and runs 7,500 stores around the world. His net worth is 65.9 Billion US$.


8. Larry Ellison

Larry Ellison has a net worth of 65.4 Billion US$ which he earned from Oracle, the software firm he cofounded in 1977. He quit as the CEO of the company in 2014 and since then he functions as the chairman of the board and chief technology advisor of the company.

9. Larry Page


Larry Page, the cofounder of Google has a net worth of 63.2 Billion US$ and ranks in the ninth position among the world’s richest persons. He has also invested in Planetary Resources, the famed space exploration company and is also funding “Flying Car”, startup companies Kitty Hawk and Opener.

10. Sergey Brin

The cofounder and board member of Alphabet, Sergey Brin has a net worth of 61.7 Billion US$ which ranks him in the eighth position among the world’s richest persons. He cofounded Google along with Larry Page in 1998 which went public in 2004 and became Alphabet in 2015.


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