Top 10 Richest People In The World
If you ask me I will tell you that some of the richest people in
the world were able to attain this feat by finding a pattern that work for them and constantly following that pattern.
That explains why the list of some of the top 10 richest people in the world has been relatively consistent without much change for the past few years.
In 2018 there have been a slight change in the list of the top 10 richest people in the world,the late Liliane Bettencourt,the only woman on the Top 10 richest people in the world and founder of L’Oreal fell off the list of the top 10 list this time,it also seems as if Jeff Bezos might as well be the current richest man in the world.Listed below is the list of the top 10 richest people in the world and their net worth.
Top 10 Richest People In The World
10. Ingvar Kamprad
The Scandinavian man is the 10th richest man in the world this year with a total net worth $52.4bn.
The entrepreneur Ingvar Kamprad founded the global furniture chain Ikea in the 1940s.
In 2017 his net worth rose by $8.5bn. At 91, he’s also the oldest person on the top 10 richest people in the world list.
9. Larry Page
Larry Page has a total net worth $52.6bn. Larry is a tech expert,he co-founded Google with Sergey Brin.
Mr Brin could only make it to the 11th spot with a net worth of $51.3bn,as of 28 December 2017.
Larry Page's fortune increased by $12.7bn this year, according to Google. The American is the 9th richest man in the world.
8. Larry Ellison
Another American billionaire "Larry" on this list is Larry Ellison with a total net worth of $53.1bn.
--He is the co-founder and executive chairman of technology giant Oracle.
Oracle's share price increased by 22 per cent over the last 12 months,pushing Larry Ellison’s fortune to increase by just over $11.5bn,landing him on the top 10 richest list in the world.
7. Carlos Slim
Carlos Slim's wealth seems to be declining over the years,he was once the world’s richest man in the world,however he has managed to grow his wealth by $12.5bn to still retain a spot on the top 10 richest people in the world.
Carlos currently has a total net worth of $62.3bn.
He makes his billions from a different Mexican companies such as the telecom companies, industrials, healthcare, transport, real estate, media, energy and financial services companies.
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6. Bernard Arnault
Bernard Arnault is a frenchman with a total net worth of $63.6bn.
He is a seasoned business magnate, investor and art lover. He is also the chief executive officer of luxury goods company LVMH.
In 2017 he grew his net wealth by an estimated $24.5bn,he is currently the 6th richest man in the world.
5. Mark Zuckerberg
Mark made his mark in the world of social networking.
He is the founder of Facebook,he is currently worth $73.2bn,he grew his wealth by an impressive $23.3bn in 2017 firmly securing him the fifth spot.
Mark Zuckerberg is also the youngest billionaire in this list.
4. Amancio Ortega
Amancio Ortega is the 4th richest man in the world with a total net worth of $75.7bn. The Spanish man is the co founder of Inditex, which is the parent company of exotic brands such as Zara and Massimo Dutti.
--Amancio Ortega managed to make just $3.6bn,but nevertheless he is still the 4th richest.
3. Warren Buffett
Still going strong with a total net worth of $85.5bn is Warren Buffett .
The veteran financier grew his wealth by $12.3bn in 2017. Warren is the 3rd richest man in the world.
He still lives in his 6,000-square-foot, five-bedroom gray stucco home that he bought for $31,500 in 1958.
2. Bill Gates
With a total net worth of $91.6bn,Bill Gates is the second richest man in the world,his wealth increased by $9.17bn,also he has been donating billions to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
In 2017 he donated $4.6bn to the foundation,ever since he started his foundation,he has donated over $28 billion to charities and encouraged over 40 of the world’s wealthiest to sign his "Giving Pledge" aim to donate the majority of their wealth to charity during their lifetimes which Warrren Buffet is also part of,Warren is also one of the biggest contributors.
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1. Jeff Bezos
Jeff Bezos has a total net worth of $100bn,and currently the richest man in the world,he founded Amazon in the early 1990s and it has has since grown to become one of the largest the e-retail company in the world.
Amazon shares surged more than 50 per cent in 2017,which helped Bezos grow his wealth by over $34.7bn which in turn helped in to land the position of the current richest man in the world.
These are the current richest men in the world right now,the top 3 richest men in the world are Americans,and also 6 out of the 10 current richest men in the world in 2020 are Americans.