Top 20 Richest People in The World 2019

Introduction

Most people have a pretty good idea, even if they are not an entrepreneur or at all interested in the topic. You probably already have names popping into your head as you read this, as to who will appear on the richest list. These are the game-changers and the people who contributed to the world’s transformation and re-form. I have a list of the top 20 richest people in the world as of 2019.

The 20 Richest People in the World

Over the past year, there has been a huge fluctuation in these billionaires’ net worth. But below, you can learn more about that. The net worth stats from Forbes and Wikipedia. In 2019, these are the world’s top 20 richest people:

1. Jeff Bezos (Amazon)

Born: 12 January 1964 (New Mexico, U.S)

Nationality: American

Current Residence: Medina, Washington, U.S.

Net Worth: $161 Billion

Jeff Bezos is Amazon’s founder, one of the web’s largest and most popular firms. Amazon began in Jeff’s bedroom as a simple online bookstore, and initial sales were slow.
In 2019, after adding a whopping $40 billion to his net worth last year, Jeff Bezos became the richest man in the world! After recent acquisition of wholefoods, the launch of drone shipping and a bunch of other strong ideas, Amazon is making major moves.
Jeff Bezos is the first man to ever reach the $100 billion mark that’s just crazy! His net worth is $161 billion as of May 2019.

2. Bill Gates (Microsoft)

Born: 28 October 1955 (Seattle, Washington, U.S)

Nationality: American

Current Residence: Medina, Washington, U.S.

Net Worth: $98.3 Billion

Bill Gates is Microsoft’s founder and has been the world’s richest man for several years. Gates was founded with Paul Allen in 1975 by Microsoft and has since become the world’s largest PC software company.
Bill Gates won an amazing $10 billion in additional net worth last year! This put him at an overall estimated net worth of $98.3 billion. Recently, though, the next man on this list has overtaken him.

3. Bernard Arnault (LVMH)

Born: 5 March 1949 (Rubaix, France)

Nationality: French

Current Residence: Paris, France.

Net Worth: $94.6 Billion

The CEO of LVMH (Louis Vitton Moet Hennessey) is Bernard Arnault. Ultimately, from merging the two companies together, the company was formed. The very successful luxury fashion brand is Louis Vitton, and the merged champagne and cognac producers are Moet Hennessey.
In the past year, Bernard has made serious moves up this list. In fact, he was at 14th at the start of 2017. Now, a year later, in 2019, he was ranked 3rd on the list of the 20 richest people on earth with his net worth $94.6 billion as of April 2019.

4. Warren Buffett (Berkshire Hathaway)

Born: 30 August 1930 (Nebraska, U.S)

Nationality: American

Current Residence: Nebraska, U.S.

Net Worth: $89.9 Billion

Warren Buffett is Berkshire Hathaway’s American entrepreneur and investor and CEO. Buffett is the world’s most successful investor, and because of his success millions of other traders look up to him.
Warren Buffett is the world’s fourth richest man with an amazing $89.9 billion net worth as of May 2019. Despite this fact, however, Buffett still lives in the home he bought back when he didn’t even know how it looked like a billion dollars.

5. Amancio Ortega (Zara)

Born: 28 March 1936 (Leon, Spain)

Nationality: Spanish

Current Residence: A Coruña, Spain.

Net Worth: $70.3 Billion

Amancio Ortega is a Spanish fashion group entrepreneur and founder. Zara is owned by Inditex, and Zara is one of the world’s most popular clothing chains. Ortega has recently moved back to the world’s fifth richest man, after other players on the list slightly dropped. 

6. Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook)

Born: 14 May 1984 (New York U.S)

Nationality: American

Current Residence: California U.S.

Net Worth: $66.6 Billion

We all know Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. Facebook has become the world’s most popular and valuable company for social media. And it all began at Harvard University in Mark’s dorm room.
Recently, Mark Zuckerberg dropped off the 3rd spot after losing a lot of his net worth due to the Cambridge data scandal and various other problems causing stock prices to fall on Facebook. With an estimated net worth of $66.6 billion, Mark Zuckerberg is now the 6th richest man in the world.

7. Larry Ellison (Oracle Corporation)

Born: 17 August 1944 (New York City, U.S)

Nationality: American

Current Residence: California, U.S.

Net Worth: $66.1 Billion

Larry Ellison is the Oracle Corporation’s co-founder, and until September 2014 he was also the CEO of the company. Over the years, Oracle has become an incredibly successful tech company with more than 136,000 employees now aged 39. His net worth is $66.1 billion as of March 2019. Larry Ellison is 7th on this list of the world’s richest people.

8. Michael Bloomberg (Bloomberg L.P)

Born: 14 February 1942 (Boston, U.S)

Nationality: American

Current Residence: New York, U.S.

Net Worth: $62.1 Billion

Michael Bloomberg is a businessman and politician from the United States. Bloomberg is the Bloomberg L.P, financial data and media company’s founder and CEO. Bloomberg is now 74 and one of the world’s richest people. It is now estimated that his net worth is $62.1 billion as of April 2019.

9. Carlos Slim Helu (Grupo Carso)

Born: 28 January 1940 (Mexico City, Mexico)

Nationality: Mexican

Current Residence: Mexico City, Mexico

Net Worth: $61.7 Billion

Carlos Slim Helu is a Mexican businessman and investor who owns the ‘Grupo Carso’ conglomerate. The portfolio of the conglomerate is made up of brands in many different industries, including health care, media, energy, real estate, and retail.
Carlos is 6th on this list of the world’s richest people, with $61.7 billion in net worth. Carlos Slim has lost nearly $6 billion from his net worth in recent months, dropping from 4th to 9th.

10. Larry Page (Google)

Born: 26 March 1973 (Michigan, U.S)

Nationality: American

Current Residence: California, U.S.

Net Worth: $56.4 Billion

Larry Page is Google’s co-founder, founded back in 1998 in a garage. Google has undoubtedly become the world’s most successful search engine, and the company has made various acquisitions like YouTube. The success of Google has made Larry Page one of the world’s richest people.

11. Sergey Brin (Google)

Born: 21 August 1973 (Moscow, Russia)

Citizenship: United States (Since 1979), (Soviet Union 1973-1979)

Current Residence: California, U.S.

Net Worth: $55.6 Billion

Back in 1998, Sergey Brin and Larry Page co-founded Google in a simple little garage. The duo took Google to the top, placing Sergey Brin in this list of the world’s richest people just behind Page.

12. Francoise Bettencourt Meyers (L’Oreal)

Born: 10 July 1953 (Neuilly-sur-Seine, France)

Nationality: French

Net Worth: $54.3 Billion

When her mother, Liliane Bettencourt, passed away in 2017, Francoise Bettencourt Meyers became the reigning L’Oreal heiress. She now runs the holding as chairwoman, with 33 percent of L’Oreal owned by her family.

13. Charles Koch (Koch Industry)

Born: 1 November 1935 (Kansas, U.S)

Nationality: American

Current Residence: Kansas, U.S.

Net Worth: $51.5 Billion

Charles Koch is an American philanthropist and businessman. Koch is the Koch industry’s co-owner and CEO. Koch Industries now includes equipment and technologies for process and pollution control; polymers and fibres; minerals; fertilizers; trade and services in commodities; forest and consumer products; and ranching.
Koch made the list of the richest people this year, with an impressive $51.5 billion net worth as of March 2019.

14. David Koch (Koch Industry)

Born: 3 May 1940 (Kansas, U.S)

Nationality: American

Current Residence: Kansas, U.S.

Net Worth: $50.6 Billion

David Koch is the brother of Charles Koch and serves as the Koch Industries Executive Vice President. Both David and Charles own 42% of the conglomerate’s stake. Koch appears fifteenth on this 2019 list of the richest people, with a net worth of $50.6 billion as .

15. Mukesh Ambani (Reliance Industries Limited)

Born: 19 April 1957 (Aden, Yemen)

Nationality: Indian

Current Residence: Mumbai, India

Net Worth: $50 Billion

Mukesh Ambani is an Indian business magnate, currently Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) chairman, managing director and largest shareholder. For a while now, Ambani has been the richest man in Asia, and this year he put it on the list of the world’s richest! As of March 2019, the net worth of Mukesh Ambani is $50 billion.

16. Jim Walton (Walmart)

Born: 7 June 1948 (Arkansas, U.S)

Nationality: American

Current Residence: Arkansas, U.S.

Net Worth: $47.3 Billion

Jim Walton is Sam Walton’s son, who founded ‘ Walmart, ‘ the world’s largest retail chain. He’s on his own company’s Walmart board of directors and CEO, Arvest Bank. The net worth of Jim Walton in 2019 is $47.3 billion.

17. S. Robson Walton (Walmart)

Born: 28 October 1944 (Oklahoma, U.S)

Nationality: American

Current Residence: Arkansas, U.S.

Net Worth: $45.4 Billion

Rob Walton is Sam Walton’s eldest son, serving as Walmart’s chairman until 2015 after his father’s death. In addition, he recently briefly surpassed his brother Jim on this list of the world’s richest people. He fell back to his original spot, though.

18. Steve Ballmer (Los Angeles Clippers – NBA)

Born: 24 March 1956 (Michigan, U.S)

Nationality: American

Current Residence: Washington, U.S.

Net Worth: $45.3 Billion

Steve Ballmer is the current owner of Los Angeles Clippers at the NBA, as well as Microsoft’s former CEO. The net value of Steve Ballmer is estimated at $45.3 billion as of April 2019.

19. Alice Walton (Walmart)

Born: 7 October 1949 (Arkansas, U.S)

Nationality: American

Current Residence: Texas, U.S.

Net Worth: $45.2 Billion

Alice Walton is Sam Walton’s daughter and Walmart’s fortune heiress. In 1988, she founded the Llama Company, but since then it has been closed. Today, it is estimated that Alice Walton’s net worth is $45.2 billion, making her the world’s 19th richest person.

20. Ma Huateng (Tencent)

Born: 29 October 1971 (Dongfang City, Hainan)

Nationality: Chinese

Current Residence: Shenzhen

Net Worth: $42.8 Billion

Ma Huateng is an entrepreneur of Chinese business, investor, philanthropist, engineer, internet and technology. He is also Tencent’s founder, which is Asia’s most valuable company. Huateng is another of Asia’s richest who made it on this list in 2019, with a net worth estimated at $42.8 billion as of March 2019.

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