Do you know who the richest people in the world are? Well, most of you might know them even if you are not in business or interested in this subject. As you continue to read a few names and faces will appear in your head that will be on the list of the richest people in the world.
All of them are revolutionary in their industry and have a huge role in changing the world. Below we have listed the top 11 richest people in the world in 2020:
Net Worth – $117.5 Billion
Age – 55
The richest man on this planet is the founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos. He started Amazon as an online bookstore and was able to sell only a few in his initial years but now he is the richest person alive.
He added around $40 billion in the last couple of years as Amazon starts making huge profits. His value increased when he acquired Wholefoods, launched drone shipping, and Prime membership.
Net Worth – $112 Billion
Age – 70
Bernard Arnault is the owner of Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessey which was formed after merging two businesses.
It is a well-known luxury fashion brand. Bernard is making some major moves in the year 2017 he was in 14th place among the top richest people in the world but in 2020, he jumped to the second spot after replacing Bill Gates.
Net Worth – $108.8 Billion
Age – 64
Everyone knows the founder and former CEO of Microsoft, Bill Gates. He has been on the top of the list of richest people in the world for 12 years and his company is the world's largest PC software company.
His net worth is on a decline since he reached the $100 billion mark, therefore, he has slipped to no.3 on the list.
Net Worth – $89.9 Billion
Age – 89
The most successful investor on this planet is Warren Buffett therefore; young investors around the world idolize him. He is an entrepreneur, VC, and the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. With all of his acquisitions, he is the 4th richest person in this world but he still lives in his home which he purchased in 1958 for $31,000.
Net Worth – $77.9 Billion
Age – 83
Have you ever heard about the luxury fashion clothing brand ZARA? Amancio Ortega is the founder of the Inditex fashion group which owns ZARA. He is the 5th richest person on this planet despite losing around $11 billion from his net worth in the last few months.
Net Worth – $77.7 Billion
Age – 35
Mark Zuckerberg is an American entrepreneur and famous for making the biggest social media company, Facebook which he started with his friends in his hostel room of Harvard University. Instagram and Whatsapp are the biggest acquisition of Facebook.
After the Cambridge data scandal, he slipped to the 6th position from the 3rd due to the falling of Facebook's stock price.
Net Worth – $66.6 Billion
Age – 75
Having a net worth of over $66 billion Larry Ellison is at the 7th position in the list of richest people in the world.
He is the founder and former CEO of Oracle Corporation which has emerged as one of the most valuable tech companies over the years. It is almost a 40-year-old company and has over 130,000 employees.
Net Worth – $64.4 Billion
Age – 79
Carlos Slim Helu is the owner of conglomerate 'Grupo Carso' and he has invested in various industries like health care, media, energy, real estate, and retail.
He has been on the top of the list of richest people in the world for 4 years but now due to various losses, he has slipped to 8th spot.
Net Worth – $61.9 Billion
Age – 46
One of the most successful companies in the world currently is Google and Larry Page along with his college mate Sergey Brin created it in a garage in the year 1998. Since its inception, Google has acquired YouTube which made both of the co-founders one of the richest people in the world.
Net Worth – $59.6 Billion
Age – 46
Another co-founder of Google, Sergey Brin is at the 10th position in the list of richest people in the world. He is just a few billion behind his friend Larry Page in this list but the combined efforts of these two have made Google what is it today.
Net Worth – $59.2 Billion
Age – 62
Mukesh Ambani is a famous Indian business leader, owner, MD, and the biggest shareholder of Reliance Industries Limited. He is the richest man in India as well as in Asia and now he is moving up in the list of the richest people in the world.