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Top 100 richest people in the world: Some interesting facts

Top 100 richest people in the world: Some interesting facts
LifeThelife32 min read
The 100 richest persons holding the most wealth in the world. Here are a few interesting facts that we gather by analyzing the list.

List of top 100 people in the world


Position

Name of the billionaire

Net Worth in Bn US$

Company

Country

1

Jeff Bezos

140

Amazon

USA

2

Bernard Arnault

107

LVMH

France

3

Bill Gates

106

Microsoft

USA

4

Warren Buffett

102

Berkshire Hathaway

USA

5

Mark Zuckerberg

84

Facebook

USA

6

Amancio Ortega

81

Inditex

Spain

7

Carlos Slim Helu & family

72

America Movil

Mexico

8

Sergey Brin

68

Google

USA

9

Larry Page

67

Google

USA

9

Mukesh Ambani

67

Reliance

India

9

Steve Ballmer

67

Microsoft

USA

12

Alice Walton

59

Walmart

USA

13

Michael Bloomberg

58

Bloomberg

USA

14

Jim Walton

57

Walmart

USA

15

Francoise Bettencourt Meyers

56

L'Oreal

France

16

Bertrand Puech & family

55

Hermes

France

16

Robson Walton

55

Walmart

USA

18

Larry Ellison

54

Oracle

USA

19

Phil Knight

49

Nike

USA

20

Elon Musk

46

Tesla Motors

USA

21

Ma Yun & Family

45

Alibaba

China

22

Francois Pinault & family

44

Kering

France

22

Ma Huateng

44

Tencent

China

22

MacKenzie Bezos

44

Amazon

USA

25

Charles Koch

39

Koch Industries

USA

25

Julia Koch & family

39

Koch Industries

USA

27

David Thomson & family

38

Thomson Reuters

Canada

28

Jacqueline Mars

36

Mars

USA

28

John Mars

36

Mars

USA

30

Giovanni Ferrero

34

Ferrero Rocher

Belgium

31

Xu Jiayin

33

Evergrande

China

32

Sheldon Adelson

32

Las Vegas Sands

USA

33

Leonardo Del Vecchio

29

Luxottica

Italy

33

Vladimir Potanin

29

Interros

Russia

35

Li Ka-shing

28

Cheung Kong

China

35

Michael Dell

28

Dell Technologies

USA

35

Sun Piaoyang & Zhong Huijuan

28

Hengrui, Hansoh

China

38

Lee Shau Kee

27

Henderson Land

China

38

SP Hinduja & family

27

Hinduja

UK

38

Yang Huiyan & Family

27

Country Garden

China

41

Carl Icahn

26

Icahn Enterprises

USA

41

He Xiangjian & Family

26

Midea

China

43

Laurene Powell Jobs & family

24

Walt Disney

USA

44

Masayoshi Son

23

Softbank

Japan

45

Alain Wertheimer

22

Chanel

France

45

Dieter Schwarz

22

Schwarz

Germany

45

Ding Lei

22

Netease

China

45

Gerard Wertheimer

22

Chanel

USA

45

Jorge Paulo Lemann

22

3G Capital

Switzerland

45

Leonid Mikhelson

22

Novatek

Russia

51

James Simons

21

Renaissance Technologies

USA

51

Takemitsu Takizaki & family

21

Keyence

Japan

51

Vagit Alekperov

21

Lukoil

Russia

54

Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi

20

Thai Beverage

Thailand

54

Stephen Schwarzman

20

Blackstone

USA

56

Gennady Timchenko

19

Gunvor

Switzerland

56

Qin Yinglin & Qian Ying

19

Muyuan

China

56

Rupert Murdoch

19

News

USA

56

Wang Wei

19

SF Express

China

60

Eric Schmidt

18

Google

USA

60

Huang Zheng

18

Pinduoduo

China

60

Leonard Blavatnik

18

Lyondellbasell

UK

60

R Budi Hartono

18

Bank Central Asia

Indonesia

60

Ray Dalio

18

Bridgewater Associates

USA

60

Thomas Peterffy

18

Interactive Brokers

USA

60

Vladimir Lisin

18

Novolipetsk Steel

Russia

60

Zhang Zhidong

18

Tencent

China

68

Donald Bren

17

Irvine Company

USA

68

Elaine Marshall & family

17

Koch Industries

USA

68

Gautam Adani

17

Adani Enterprises

India

68

Henry Cheng Kar-shun & family

17

Chow Tai Fook

China

68

Hugh Grosvenor

17

Grosvenor

UK

68

Joseph Lau Luen Hung

17

Chinese Estates

China

68

Joseph Safra

17

Safra

Brazil

68

Lee Kun Hee

17

Samsung

South Korea

68

Michael Hartono

17

Bank Central Asia

Indonesia

68

Petr Kellner

17

PPF

Czech Republic

68

Shiv Nadar & family

17

HCL

India

68

Tadashi Yanai

17

Fast Retailing

Japan

68

Wang Jianlin & family

17

Wanda

China

68

Yan Hao

17

China Pacific Construction

China

82

Abigail Johnson

16

Fidelity

USA

82

Andrey Melnichenko

16

Suek

Russia

82

Dietrich Mateschitz

16

Red Bull

Austria

82

Klaus-Michael Kuhne

16

Kuehne & Nagel

Switzerland

82

Lukas Walton

16

Walmart

USA

82

Roman Abramovich

16

Millhouse

Russia

82

Viktor Vekselberg

16

Renova

Russia

82

Yao Zhenhua

16

Baoneng

China

82

Zhang Yong & Shu Ping

16

Haidilao

China

91

Beate Heister

15

Aldi Sued

Germany

91

Chen Jianhua & Fan Hongwei

15

Hengli

China

91

Karl Albrecht Jr & family

15

Aldi Sued

Germany

91

Lakshmi N Mittal

15

ArcelorMittal

UK

91

Li Shufu & family

15

Geely

China

91

Reinhold Wurth & family

15

Wurth

Germany

91

Robert Kuok

15

Kuok Brothers

China

91

Ronald Perelman

15

Scientific Game

USA

91

Steve Cohen

15

Sac Capital

USA

91

Uday Kotak

15

Kotak Mahindra

India

91

Xu Rongmao & family

15

Shimao

China




The highest and the lowest net worth

Jeff Bezos of Amazon, the richest one of the world from the US has a net worth of US$ 140 bn. The last 11 members of the list share the same net worth of US$ 15 bn each. Hence to find a place even at the tail end of the list, you must have earned a lot.

The majority of the richest persons are from the US

The US has created 36% billionaires among the world’s top 100 richest persons. With 23%, China occupies the second position with the most in top 100 richest persons in the world.

Seven countries produced more than 4 billionaires in the top 100 richest list

Analyzing the list, we find 36 US billionaires, 23 Chinese nationals, 7 Russians, 7 UK residents, 5 billionaires from France, 4 German residents, and 4 Indians. These seven countries are the ones that have produced more than 4 billionaires to find a place in the top 100 richest persons of the world.

Shiv Nadar & family of HCL grew his wealth the fastest

When compared to the earlier list, Shiv Nadar family of HCL company in India has moved up by 290 positions by growing their wealth rather very fast to capture the 68th position in the top 100 persons list.

Five people have moved downward in the list

Dietrich Mateschitz of Red Bull in Austria has moved down by 44 positions to find a place in the 82nd place. In the earlier list, he could be seen among the top 50 richest persons in the world. Viktor Vekselberg of Renova from Russia and Ronald Perelman of Scientific Game from the USA have moved down by 25 points. Elaine Marshall and family of Koch Industries, USA and Joseph Safra from Safra, Brazil have slid down in the list by 24 positions when compared to the previous list.

The youngest and the oldest billionaires

At the age of 29, Hugh Grosvenor of Grosvenor from the UK holding a place in the 68th position is the youngest billionaire we find in the list. The senior most billionaire by age in the 91st position Robert Kuok of Kuok Brothers from China who is aged 96 years. He is followed by Lee Shau Kee of Henderson Land aged 92 years is also from China and he holds the 38th position. In the 35th position, we find Li Ka-shing of Cheung Kong who is again from China. Hence the three senior most billionaires in the list aged over 90 are from China.

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