Top 25 Richest People In The World
1) Jeff Bezos
He is an American technology and retail entrepreneur, investor, computer scientist, electrical engineer, and philanthropist, best known as the founder, chief executive, and chairman has a net worth of $98.6 billion in Jan 2018. Responsible for the growth of online shopping and e-commerce, Jeff Bezos made his fortune by founding Amazon.com. The 53-year-old CEO of Amazon launched the retail giant in 1994 after leaving his New York hedge fund job. Initially, an online book retailer operated out of Bezos’s garage in Seattle, Amazon.com grew to become the world’s largest online shopping retailer, now worth over $430 billion, according to CNBC. Bezos also owns a private space company Blue Origin and purchased The Washington Post in 2013 for $250 million. Amazon bought the upscale grocery chain Whole Foods in June for an estimated $13.7 billion.
2) Bill Gates
Bill Gates was born 28 October 1955, in Seattle, Washington, United States. He is an American business magnate, investor, author, philanthropist, and co-founder of the Microsoft Corporation along with Paul Allen has a net worth of $90.2 billion in Jan 2018. Bill Gates is the founder of Microsoft and the richest man in the world 2017. Gates founded Microsoft in 1975 with Paul Allen and has since become the world’s largest PC software company. This year, Bill Gates has obtained an incredible additional net worth of $10 billion.
3) Warren Buffett
He is an American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist has a net worth of $84.3 billion in Jan 2018. He serves as the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. Warren Buffett was born 30 August 1930, in Omaha, Nebraska, United States. One of the world’s best investors, He is also known for his cheap spending habits. In the recently released HBO documentary Becoming Warren Buffett, the 86-year-old billionaire said he typically pays under $4 for breakfast from McDonald’s every morning.
4) Amancio Ortega
He is a Spanish business tycoon. Amancio Ortega is the founder and former chairman of Inditex fashion group, best known for its chain of Zara clothing and accessories retail shops. He is the wealthiest retailer in the world has a net worth of $77.9 billion in Jan 2018. Amancio Ortega is also the wealthiest retailer in the world and owns 59% of Inditex, which operates 7,000 stores worldwide. Amancio Ortega stepped down as chairman of the company in 2011. His approach to his company’s success can be attributed to two factors: speed and customers. Oretga’s “fast fashion” philosophy included refreshing the stock at Zara stores twice a week, CNBC reported. And instead of focusing on what’s in at fashion shows, the company follows bloggers and customers for what they’re wearing to inform what is sold, Fortune reported.
5) Mark Zuckerberg
Mark Zuckerberg is an American computer programmer and Internet entrepreneur has a net worth of $72.3 billion in Jan 2018. He is best known as one of five co-founders of the social networking website Facebook. He is the chairman and chief executive of Facebook, Inc. His personal wealth, as of July 2015, is estimated to be $38.6 billion. Zuckerberg receives a one-dollar salary as CEO of Facebook.
6) Carlos Slim Helu
He is a Mexican business magnate, investor, and philanthropist has a net worth of $64.3 billion in Jan 2018. From 2010 – 2013, Slim was ranked as the richest person in the world. Carlos Slim Helu is the sixth-richest person in the world according to Forbes’ listing of The World’s Billionaires.
7) Bernard Arnault
He is a French business magnate, an investor, and an art collector has a net worth of $63.8 billion in Jan 2018. Arnault is the chairman and Chief Executive Officer of LVMH, the world’s largest luxury-goods company. He was born 5 March 1949, in Roubaix, France.
8) Larry Ellison
He is an American businessman, entrepreneur, and philanthropist who is a co-founder, executive chairman and chief technology officer of Oracle Corporation has a net worth of $98.6 billion in Jan 2018. Larry Ellison is the executive chairman and chief technology officer of Oracle. As of February 2017, he was listed by Forbes magazine as the fifth-wealthiest person in America and as the 8th wealthiest in the world, with a fortune of $61.2 billion.
9) Michael Bloomberg
Michael Bloomberg is an American businessman, author, politician, and philanthropist has a net worth of $49.7 billion in Jan 2018. He served as the 108th Mayor of New York City, holding office for three consecutive terms beginning with his first election in 2001. With a net worth of $40.8 billion, he is the 8th richest person in the United States and the 13th wealthiest in the world.
10) Larry Page
He is an American computer scientist and Internet entrepreneur who co-founded Google with Sergey Brin has a net worth of $49.4 billion in Jan 2018. Page is the chief executive officer of Google’s parent company, Alphabet Inc. Larry Page is the co-founder of Google, which was founded back in a garage in 1998. Google’s success has made Larry Page one of the richest people in the world. Google, no doubt, has become the most successful search engine in the world, and the company has gone on to make various acquisitions such as YouTube.
11) Charles Koch
He is an American businessman, political donor, and philanthropist has a net worth of $48.3 billion in Jan 2018. Koch is the co-owner and CEO of Koch industries. In 2017 Forbes ranked him 11th in The World’s Billionaires list. Koch Industries now includes process and pollution control equipment and technologies; polymers and fibers; minerals; fertilizers; commodity trading and services; forest and consumer products; and ranching.
12) David Koch
According to Forbes, David Koch Worth 2018 is $48.3 billion. He joined the family business Koch Industries, a conglomerate that is the second-largest privately held company in the United States, in 1970. David Koch is an American businessman, political activist, philanthropist, and chemical engineer. David and Charles both own a 42% stake in the conglomerate.
13) Sergey Brin
He is a Russian-born American computer scientist and internet entrepreneur has a net worth of $47.9 billion in Jan 2018. Together with Larry Page, he co-founded Google. Brin is the President of Google’s parent company Alphabet Inc.
14) S. Robson Walton
S. Robson Walton is an American businessman and is the eldest son of Helen Walton and Sam Walton, founder of Walmart, the world’s largest retailer has a net worth of $45.5 Billion in Jan 2018. S. Robson Walton served as Chairman of Walmart from 1992 – 2015.
15) Jim Walton
Jim Walton is the youngest son of Sam Walton, the founder of the world’s largest retailer, Walmart has a net worth of $45.5 billion in Jan 2018. On the 2016 Forbes list of world billionaires, He was ranked as #15 with a net worth of $33.6 billion.
16) Alice Walton
Alice Walton is an American heiress to the fortune of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc has a net worth of $45.2 billion in Jan 2018. She is the daughter of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton and Helen Walton, and sister of S. Robson Walton, Jim Walton, and the late John T. Walton.
17) Ma Huateng
He is a Chinese business magnate, investor, philanthropist, engineer, internet, and technology entrepreneur has a net worth of $44.3 billion in Jan 2018.
18) Mukesh Ambani
He is an Indian business magnate who is the chairman, managing director and largest shareholder of Reliance Industries Limited, a Fortune Global 500 company and India’s most valuable company by market value has a net worth of $41 billion in Jan 2018.
19) Liliane Bettencourt
She was a French heiress, socialite, and businesswoman has a net worth of $44.9 billion in Jan 2018. She was one of the principal shareholders of L’Oréal. She was born 21 October 1922, Paris, France and died 21 September 2017, Neuilly-sur-Seine, France.
20) Sheldon Adelson
He is an American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist has a net worth of $38.6 billion in Jan 2018. He is the founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands Corporation. Sheldon Adelson was born 4 August 1933, in Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts, United States.
21) Jack Ma
He is a Chinese business magnate, philanthropist, internet, and technology entrepreneur, who is the founder and executive chairman of Alibaba Group, a conglomerate of Internet-based businesses has a net worth of $37.9 billion in Jan 2018.
22) Hui Ka Yan
He is a Chinese billionaire businessman, and chairman of Evergrande Group, a Chinese real estate developer has a net worth of $36.5 billion in Jan 2018. Evergrande’s debt to equity ratio peaked at over 170% in 2011. It was over 150% at the end of 2015.
23) Steve Ballmer
Steven Anthony Ballmer is an American businessman, investor, and philanthropist has a net worth of $36.9 billion in Jan 2018. A Harvard grad, he led Microsoft from 2000 to 2014. He bought the Clippers for $2 billion the same year he stepped down as chief executive. His philanthropic Ballmer Group pledged $96 million over 6 years to StriveTogether, a group supporting local efforts to reduce economic disparities.
24) Li Ka-shing
He is a Hong Kong business magnate, investor, and philanthropist has a net worth of $33.6 billion in Jan 2018. As of September 2017, Li was one of the wealthiest people in Asia, with an estimated net worth of US$33.8 billion, putting him ahead of Rupert Murdoch.
25) Jorge Paulo Lemann
He is a Brazilian-Swiss investor has a net worth of $28.7 billion in Jan 2018. He is ranked as the 25th richest person in the world by Forbes, with an estimated net worth of $32.7 billion as of September 2016 he is the richest person in Brazil.