Who comes under the list of the richest people in the world?
These are the people who never have to worry about their savings or whether they can afford something that they wish. The reason is, they are the richest people in the world.
Let’s start this article with real-time data and see who made this list. Here, we are going to show the top 20 richest people by their net worth in 2019.
20 Top Billionaires: Richest people in the world
Now lets have a look on the Richest people in the world.
1. Jeff Bezos
Net Worth: US$113 billion
Jeffrey Preston Bezos is an American internet and media proprietor, known as the founder and president of the most popular company on the web Amazon.com, Inc. and Blue Origin. According to the Forbes wealth index, Jeff Bezos was considered as the “richest man in modern history” in 2019. His net worth reached $150 billion in 2018.
Forbes described Jeff as “far richer than anyone else on the planet”. Amazon began as an ordinary online bookstore from Jeff Bezos’s bedroom. Its initial response was very slow.
Later, he implemented other strong ideas such as drone shipping, Wholefoods, etc. As a result, he added $40 billion to his net worth last year.
As per Wikipedia, in November 2019, Jeff Bezos’s net worth estimated roughly US$113 billion.
Jeffrey Preston Jorgensen born on January 12, 1964, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.
He completed his 55th year in 2019.Recently, he divorced his wife MacKenzie. She received 4% of Amazon that worth in billions.
2. Bill Gates
Net Worth: US $107.4 Billion
William Henry Gates III is an American business business magnate, investor, and software developer.
He made his name as the Co-founder of Microsoft Corporation. At Microsoft, Bill Gates held the positions of CEO, president, and chief software architect.
He founded Microsoft in 1975 with Paul Allen and became the richest man in the world. Last year, Bill added $10 billion in his net worth.
This made his estimated net worth at $107.4 billion in November 2019.
Since 2017, Gate was surpassed by Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, who had a net worth of $90.6 billion compared to Bill Gates’s net worth of $89.9 billion.
On 9 November 2019, Gates became the second in the list of richest people in the world with a net worth of $107.1 billion behind Bezos.
3. Bernard Arnault
Net Worth: US$106.6 billion
Bernard Jean Etienne Arnault is a French business magnate and art collector. He is well known as the chairman and chief executive of Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy (LVMH), a French multinational luxury goods conglomerate.
The company was established with the merging of two businesses, Louis Vuitton and Moet Hennessey.
Louis Vuitton is a successful fashion brand, whereas Moet Hennessey is the merged champagne and cognac manufacturers.
Arnault is the wealthiest person in Europe as well as the third-richest person in the world.
Bernard’s net worth is estimated at $106.6 billion in November 2019. In 2018, he topped the list of the richest person in fashion, exceeding Zara’s Amancio Ortega.
Bernard Arnault oversees an empire of over sixty brands such as Sephora and Louis Vuitton.
4. Warren Buffett
Net Worth: US$86.9 billion
Warren Edward Buffett is an American investor, business magnate, and philanthropist.
He is famous as the chairman and CEO of an American multinational conglomerate holding company, Berkshire Hathaway.
Warren Buffett is one of the richest people in the world with a net worth of $86.9 billion as of July 2019.
Despite all these, Warren still lives in the home he purchased before when he didn’t get the fame and billion dollars which today he has.
5. Mark Zuckerberg
Net Worth: US$74.9 billion
Mark Elliot Zuckerberg is well known as the founder of Facebook. Facebook has become a popular social media brand in the world. He is also a co-founder and board member of the solar sail spacecraft development project, Breakthrough Starshot. As per Wikipedia, Mark Zuckerberg’s net worth is estimated to be $74.9 billion in May 2019.
With this, he ranked 5th in the list of richest people in the world.
In 2007, 23 years old Zuckerberg made the youngest self-made billionaire in the world.
He is the single person under 50 in the list of richest 10 people by Forbes as of 2018.
Even though Mark has dropped down last year from the 3rd position due to the Cambridge data scandal and lost his net worth.
But still, he rose from 7th position to 5th with a net worth of $74.9 billion.
6. Larry Ellison
Net Worth: US$69.2 billion
Lawrence Joseph Ellison is a CTO (chief technology officer) and co-founder of Oracle Corporation.
Forbes magazine has listed him at 6th position in the list of richest people in the world with an estimated net worth of 69.2 billion as of October 2019.
Larry Ellison’s net worth in 2018 was estimated at $54.5 billion. He led to the Oracle in new heights and employing more than 136,000 employees.
7. Amancio Ortega
Net worth: US$70.2 billion
Amancio Ortega Gaon is a Spanish businessman, famous as the founder of the Inditex fashion group. Inditex owns Zara, the most popular clothing chain and accessories shop.
According to Wikipedia, Amancio Ortega ranked in 7th position on this list of the richest people in the world with a net worth of $70.2 billion.
Moreover, he is the second richest person in Europe just after Bernard Arnault.
In 2015, for a brief time, Ortega left behind Bill Gates with a net worth of $80 billion as Zara’s parent company.
8. Carlos Slim
Net Worth: US$60.8 billion
Carlos Slim Helu is a Mexican investor, business magnate, and engineer. He is the owner of the conglomerate ‘Grupo Carso’.
As of October 2019, he took the position of 8 in the list of Forbes of “The World’s Billionaires.”
Carlos Slim’s conglomerate consists of financial services, high-technology, retail, hospitality, real estate, media, health care, education and many more.
9. Mukesh Ambani
Net Worth: US$60.8 billion
Mukesh Ambani is an Indian businessman, managing director, and the chairman of the Reliance Industries Limited.
This company is considered as the most valuable company in India by its market value.
According to Forbes, Ambani is the richest man in Asia and ranked 9th in the list of richest people in the world in October 2019.
Mukesh Ambani glued on the title of India’s richest person from past ten years. He is the only Indian ranked in the list of richest people in the world by Forbes magazine.
Last year, Mukesh Ambani surpassed Jack Ma (chairman of Alibaba Group) to become the richest person in Asia with a net worth of $44.3 billion.
Ambani was appointed as a Director of Bank of America. With this, he became the first non-American to be on its board.
10. Larry Page
Net Worth: US$59.6 billion
Larry Page is the co-founder of Google along with Sergey Brin. He is also the chief executive officer of Google’s parent company, Alphabet Inc.
As of 2019, Larry Page is the 10th richest person in the world with $59.6 billion of net worth.
Moreover, Page is the co-inventor of the search ranking algorithm for Google, PageRank.
Forbes ranked him on 10th position in the list “Billionaires 2019”. In 2004, he was awarded Marconi Prize with Brin.
11. Sergey Brin
Net Worth: US$57.5 billion
Sergey Brin is the co-founder of Google together with Larry Page in 1998. Google’s success has made him one of the richest people in the world.
He is the president of Alphabet Inc, Google’s parent company. In October 2019, Brin ranked 11th in the list of richest people in the world with a net worth of $57.5 billion.
Sergey Brin makes a donation to the University of Maryland School of Medicine during his mother’s treatment of Parkinson’s disease.
Moreover, he donated to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, Barack Obama’s reelection campaign, etc.
12. Francoise Bettencourt Meyers
Net Worth: US$55.7 billion
Francoise Bettencourt Meyers became the reigning L’Oreal heiress after her mother, Liliane Bettencourt’s death in September 2017.
At that time, her net worth was estimated at $39.5 billion.
As of 2019, she became the wealthiest woman in the world with a net worth of $55.7 billion, according to Forbes.
Moreover, Francoise spotted on the 12th position in the list of richest people in the world.
13. Steve Ballmer
Net Worth: US$55.6 billion
Steven Anthony Ballmer is the present owner of the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers and former CEO of Microsoft. He was hired at Microsoft by Bill Gates. As of 2019, Steven Anthony Ballmer’s net worth is estimated at $55.6 billion.
With this, he became the 13th richest person in the world. Ballmer retired as CEO of Microsoft on February 4, 2014. On August 12, 2014, Steve purchased the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers with $2 billion.
14. Michael Bloomberg
Net Worth: US$54.6 billion
Michael Bloomberg is the CEO, co-founder and majority owner of Bloomberg L.P. He was also a former mayor of New York City(2002-2013).
AS of November 2019, his net worth estimated to be $54.6 billion that made him the 14th richest people in the world.
Moreover, Michael made the announcement on 24th November 2019 that he was seeking the Democratic Party’s nomination in the 2020 presidential election.
15. Jim Walton
Net Worth: US$53.2 billion
Jim Walton is well known as an heir to the world’s largest retailer, Walmart.
He is the youngest son of Sam Walton, co-founder of Walmart.
As of November 2019, Jim is considered as the world’s 14th wealthiest person with an estimated net worth of $53.2 billion.
Jim Walton is 71 years old, born on June 7, 1948. He is the third child of his parents, Sam Walton (co-founder of Walmart) and Helen Walton.
His siblings are Alice Walton, Rob Walton, and John Walton.
16. Alice Walton
Net Worth: US$52.9 billion
Alice Walton is an heir to the Walmart Inc. She is the daughter of Sam Walton, co-founder of Walmart and Helen Walton.
In April 2019, she ranked as the 16th richest people in the world as per Wikipedia.
In 2016, she owned more than $11 billion as Walmart shares. Alice Walton is 70 years old, born on October 7, 1949, in Newport, Arkansas, U.S.
She was lived with her 3 brothers, Rob Walton, Jim Walton, and John Walton.
17. S. Robson Walton
Net Worth: US$52.8 billion
S. Robson Walton is an heir to the largest retailer, Walmart as an elder son of Helen Walton and Sam Walton.
In 2019, Walton spotted on 12th position in the list of world’s wealthiest people.
In 2005, Robson Walton married to Melani Lowman-Walton third time. He is a famous collector of automobiles.
18. Charles Koch
Net Worth: US$42.9 billion
Charles Koch is a co-owner and CEO of Koch Industries.
As of 2019, he ranked at 11th position in the Forbes list of richest people in the world with a net worth of $42.9 billion.
Presently, Koch Industries includes pollution control equipment and technologies, fertilizers, minerals, polymers, and fibers.
Charles Koch was born on November 1, 1935, in Wichita, Kansas, U.S. He was married to wife Liz and blessed with two kids Elizabeth, and Chase Koch.
19. David Koch
Net Worth: US$42.9 billion
David Koch is an American philanthropist, chemical engineer, and businessman.
He joined the family business in 1970 named Koch Industries.
David became president of Koch Engineering (subsidiary) in 1979 as well as co-owner of Koch Industries with his elder brother Charles.
David Koch served as an executive vice president of the company until retired because of health issues.
In 2019, David ranked as 19th richest people in the world.
20. Jack Ma
Net Worth: US$41.4 billion
Jack Ma is a Chinese politician, philanthropist, and investor. He is well known as the co-founder and former executive chairman of a multinational technology conglomerate, Alibaba Group.
By Bloomberg Billionaires Index and Forbes, Jack Ma is considered as the world’s 20th wealthiest Person.
As of February 2019, Jack became the richest man in China and also appeared in the list of the richest people in the world with an estimated net worth of $41.4 billion.
Here’s a quick recap of the Forbes list of top 20 richest people in the world in 2019 with their estimated net worth:
1. Jeff Bezos: US$113 billion
2. Bill Gates: US$107.4 billion
3. Bernard Arnault: US$106.6 billion
4. Warren Buffett: US$86.9 billion
5. Mark Zuckerberg: US$74.9 billion
6. Larry Ellison: US$69.2 billion
7. Amancio Ortega: US$70.2 billion
8. Carlos Slim: US$60.8 billion
9. Mukesh Ambani: US$60.8 billion
10. Larry Page: US$59.6 billion
11. Sergey Brin: US$55.7 billion
12. Francoise Bettencourt Meyers: US$55.7 billion
13. Steve Ballmer: US$55.6 billion
14. Michael Bloomberg: US$54.6 billion
15. Jim Walton: US$53.2 billion
16. Alice Walton: US$52.8 billion
17. S. Robson Walton: US$52.9 billion
18. Charles Koch: US$42.9 billion
19. David Koch: US$42.9 billion
20. Jack Ma: US$41.4 billion