Top 50 richest people In the world: Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire

Top 50 richest people In the world: Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire

Let us take a look at the top 50 richest people and how they reached there. The amounts and information next to each name gives clues of what made them rich. Here are a few interesting facts of the top 50 richest people of the world.


List of top 50 richest persons in the world

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PositionBillionaire’s NameNet Worth in Bn US$CompanyCountry
1Jeff Bezos140AmazonUSA
2Bernard Arnault107LVMHFrance
3Bill Gates106Microsoft USA
4Warren Buffett102Berkshire HathawayUSA
5Mark Zuckerberg84Facebook USA
6Amancio Ortega81InditexSpain
7Carlos Slim Helu & family72America MovilMexico
8Sergey Brin68Google USA
9Larry Page67Google USA
9Mukesh Ambani67Reliance India
9Steve Ballmer67MicrosoftUSA
12Alice Walton59WalmartUSA
13Michael Bloomberg58BloombergUSA
14Jim Walton57WalmartUSA
15Francoise Bettencourt Meyers56L'OrealFrance
16Bertrand Puech & family55HermesFrance
16Robson Walton55WalmartUSA
18Larry Ellison54OracleUSA
19Phil Knight49NikeUSA
20Elon Musk46Tesla MotorsUSA
21Ma Yun & Family45AlibabaChina
22Francois Pinault & family44KeringFrance
22Ma Huateng44TencentChina
22MacKenzie Bezos44AmazonUSA
25Charles Koch39Koch IndustriesUSA
25Julia Koch & family39Koch IndustriesUSA
27David Thomson & family38Thomson ReutersCanada
28Jacqueline Mars36Mars USA
28John Mars36Mars USA
30Giovanni Ferrero34Ferrero RocherBelgium
31Xu Jiayin33EvergrandeChina
32Sheldon Adelson32Las Vegas Sands USA
33Leonardo Del Vecchio29LuxotticaItaly
33Vladimir Potanin29InterrosRussia
35Li Ka-shing28Cheung KongChina
35Michael Dell28Dell TechnologiesUSA
35Sun Piaoyang & Zhong Huijuan28Hengrui, HansohChina
38Lee Shau Kee27Henderson LandChina
38SP Hinduja & family27HindujaUK
38Yang Huiyan & Family27Country GardenChina
41Carl Icahn26Icahn EnterprisesUSA
41He Xiangjian & Family26MideaChina
43Laurene Powell Jobs & family24Walt DisneyUSA
44Masayoshi Son23SoftbankJapan
45Alain Wertheimer22ChanelFrance
45Dieter Schwarz22SchwarzGermany
45Ding Lei22NeteaseChina
45Gerard Wertheimer22ChanelUSA
45Jorge Paulo Lemann223G CapitalSwitzerland
45Leonid Mikhelson22NovatekRussia


Nearly 50 % of the top 50 richest persons are from the USA

With 24 richest persons in the list hailing from the US, the country has a neat 50% presence in the list.
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Only 4 countries claim more than 1 slot in the list of top 50 richest persons

US, China, France and Russia are the four countries that have claimed more than 1 slot for its countrymen. There are 24 US residents, 9 Chinese natives, 5 French citizens and 2 Russians on the list. The remaining countries could not have more than one of the top 50 richest people on the earth.

Only 3 countries have created the majority of top 50 richest persons in the world

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With the US sending the maximum number of 24 richest persons to the list, the two other countries that have a significant representation on the list are China and France grabbing 9 slots and 5 slots respectively. No other country on the earth has created a significant percentage of rich persons figuring on the list.

List of 10 countries that have claimed one slot each for their natives

Countries including Switzerland, Germany, Japan, UK, Spain, Mexico, India, Italy, Belgium and Canada have one person each to the list of top 50 richest persons on the earth.

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The top 50 richest persons are from 14 countries of the world

The top 50 richest persons of the world are from 14 countries including US, China, France, Russia, Switzerland, Germany, Japan, UK, Spain, Mexico, India, Italy, Belgium and Canada. No other country other than these 14 could produce a billionaire to find a place among the top 50 richest persons.

Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire among the top 50 richest persons

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With a net worth of US $ 84 Bn, Mark Zuckerberg (35 years) of Facebook is the youngest one on the list of top 50 richest persons. A little older than him at the age of 39, Yang Huiyan of China is the second youngest person on the list. The remaining persons are at least more than 40 years.

Only 5 people in the list have managed to retain their same positions on the list

Only 5 among the top 50 richest persons have managed to retain their position on the list by continuing in the same position like last year. All the others have either moved up or down in the list.

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24 persons have come down from their wealth status compared to last year

24 persons (nearly 50%) in the list have lost their ranking by one or more positions when compared to last year.

21 have migrated to higher positions when compared to last year

21 billionaires have migrated to higher positions on the list of 50 richest persons when compared to their ranking last year.
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In the year 2020, three new names enter the list of top 50 richest persons.

This year, we found three new names in the list of top 50 richest persons. The new entrants to the list are MacKenzie Bezos of Amazon from the USA, Julia Koch and family of Koch Industries from USA, and Giovanni Ferrero of Ferrero Rocher of Belgium. Their net worth is at US $ 44 bn, US $ 38 bn and US $ 34 bn respectively.


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