Top richest people in the world 2020

Top richest people in the world

1. Jeff Bezos
(founder of AMAZON) $110.1bn

Jeffrey Preston Bezos
is an American internet and aerospace entrepreneur, media proprietor, and
investor. He is the founder of AMAZON which is said to be one of the largest
and most successful online marketplaces in the world. Bezos has invested
heavily in space technology and also owns The Washington Post newspaper.

 

2. Bill Gates (founder
of MICROSOFT) $108.8bn

Gates was born in
Seattle, His father was a prominent lawyer. Bill Gates built his fortune in the
tech industry and continues to grow his net worth even to this day. Bill Gates
stopped working full-time at Microsoft in 2008 and stepped down as chairman in
2014. Over the course of nearly two decades, Gates has shifted his focus from
personal computers to philanthropy. Yet despite easing his workload at
Microsoft and his dedication to giving away money, Bill Gates is once again the
world’s richest person.

3. Bernard Arnault,
$109bn

Bernard Arnault is a
French billionaire business magnate, Arnault is the chairman and chief
executive of LVMH (the world’s largest luxury-goods company). He is one of the
richest people in the world with a net worth of $109 billion. His daughter
Delphine is executive vice president of Louis Vuitton, and a member of LVMH’s
executive committee. His father made a small fortune in construction; Arnault
put up $15 million from that business to buy Christian Dior in 1985.

4. Warren Buffett,
$88bn

Warren Edward Buffett
is an American business magnate, Now in his ninth decade, the Berkshire
Hathaway chief executive, known as the “Oracle of Omagh” is one of the most
successful investors of all time. Like Gates he has pledged to give away more
than 99% of his fortune to charity.

5. Mark Zuckerberg
(CEO of FACEBOOK) $70.3bn

Mark Zuckerberg is
co-founder and CEO of the social-networking website Facebook. Zuckerberg
started Facebook in 2004 at the age of 19 and now is one of the world’s
youngest billionaires
.

6. Amancio Ortega,
$76.9bn

Amancio Ortega is the
founder of retail chain Zara (founded in 1975). He started his first business
Confecciones Goa in 1972 selling quilted bathrobes, and now is one of the
world’s top billionaires
.

 

7. Larry Ellison,
$67.3bn

Cofounder of software
firm Oracle, Ellison stepped down as CEO in 2014 but still serves as chairman
of the board and chief technology officer.

8. Carlos Slim
Helu, $61.8bn

Mexico’s richest
man
, Slim Helu, and his family
control America Movil, Latin America’s biggest mobile telecommunications firm.
He also owns a stake in Mexican construction, consumer goods, mining and real
estate, as well as 17% of The New York Times.

9. Larry Page (founder
of GOOGLE) $57.9bn

In 1998, Page
co-founded Google with business partner Sergey Brin, and still helms Alphabet,
Google’s parent company.

10. Mukesh Ambani,
$57bn

One of the richest Indian
billionaires
. Ambani’s late father, Dhirubhai, founded Reliance Industries
as a small textile manufacturer in 1966. Now the oil and gas giant is among
India’s most valuable companies.

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