Getting to know about the richest people and their lifestyle is something we always do at one point or the other in our lives. Sometimes to get motivated, and sometimes just to see how their lives are and how is it that they are earning so much. This is one list that you might be having some idea about, even if you are not interested in this subject or don’t like to read general knowledge. The list is generated as per the annual ranking by the American business magazine named Forbes and is officially known as The World’s Billionaires. As we go ahead with the list, you might find a lot of names as per your expectations. So here we are with the 11 richest men on this planet, alive.
1. Jeff Bezos
Jeff Bezos is the founder of the e-commerce company Amazon and has a net worth of 131 Billion dollars. Born in 1964, he started the company in Seattle in his garage in 1994. Currently he remains as the Chief Executive Officer of Amazon and still holds 16% stake of the company. He now also owns The Washington Post and Blue Origin, an aerospace company.
2. Bill Gates
Bill Gates or William Henry Gates was born in 1955 in Seattle. He is one of the most influential people on the earth. Founder of Microsoft, his net worth is 96.5 billion dollars. Bill gates is also co-founder of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, with his wife, which is the largest private charitable organization. Currently, he remains as a board member of Microsoft and holds just over 1% shares of the company.
3. Warren Buffett
Being the third richest man of the world, Warren Buffett is also regarded as the “Oracle of Omaha”, being one of the most successful investors of all time. His net worth is 82.5 billion dollars and runs Berkshire Hathaway, which is a multinational conglomerate holding company and owns more than 60 companies currently. He even works actively for charitable cause and with Bill Gates, has founded the Giving Pledge.
4. Bernard Arnault
Bernard Jean Etienne Arnault is a French business tycoon. He is the chairman and CEO of LVMH, which is the world’s largest luxury-goods company. His net worth is 76 Billion dollars and owns more than 70 brands including Sephora, Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, etc. He is also and art collector and woks for social cause. He recently has donated over 200 million dollars to help repair the Notre Dame Cathedral.
5. Carlos Slim Helu
Being Mexico and Latin America’s richest man, he and his family owns America Movil, which is Latin America’s largest telecom company. Apart from this, he also holds share in a number of Mexican companies through Grupo Carso, which is his conglomerate. He has a net worth of 64 billion dollars.
6. Amancio Ortega
Amancio Ortega Gaona, with a net worth of 62.7 billion dollars, is one of the richest retailers in the world. The Spanish billionaire is the founder of Inditex Fashion Group which is known for its Zara fashion chain. His company own more than 7,500 stores around the world. He invests most of his income into real estate in different countries.
7. Larry Ellison
Lawrence Joseph Ellison, with a net worth of 62.5 billion dollars, is the seventh richest man in the world. He is the co-founder and former CEO of the software firm, Oracle Corporation. Currently, he serves as the Executive Chairman and the Chief Technology Officer. Ellison works for a number of social causes, for example, he donated 200 million dollars to University of Southern California for a cancer treatment center. He has recently joined Tesla in 2018.
8. Mark Zuckerberg
Mark Elliot Zuckerberg is known for co-founding Facebook and is currently its chairman and Chief Executive Officer. He founded Facebook from his dorm room in 2004 for students to match names with faces in college. His net worth is 62.3 billion dollars and he has set the record of becoming the youngest billionaire at the age of 23, in 2007.
9. Michael Bloomberg
Michael Rubens Bloomberg is an American Business man who has co-founded global financial services, software and mass media company, Bloomberg LP. He currently owns 88% shares of the company which brings him revenues worth 9 billion dollars. His current net worth is 55.5 billion dollars. He joined politics in 2001, and plans to spend more than 500 million dollars in 2020 to defeat Donald Trump.
10. Larry Page
Lawrence Edward Page is a computer scientist, who co-founded Google with Sergey Brin. After leaving the post of Google CEO in 2001, Page took the chief executive officer of Alphabet Inc., which is the parent company of Google and he reassumed his job as Google CEO again in 2011, only to step aside again in 2015. His net worth is 50.8 billion dollars.
11. Charles Koch
Charles de Ganahl Koch is a business magnet and is co-founder and currently the chairman and chief executive officer of Koch Industries which is the second largest conglomerate in America. Charles and his brother, David, own 42% shares of the company, each. His net worth is 50.5 billion dollars. The company was founded by his father Fred Koch which primarily dealt with heavy oil refining.
12. Elon Musk Net Worth 180 billion USD
Elon Musk is a man who needs no introduction. Elon Musk’s net worth put him in Forbes’ top richest person in the world. He is one of the most amazing people of our generation. He is far-sighted, futuristic, and a barrier-free thinker. He is the mind behind several hugely successful companies such as Tesla, SpaceX, and solar city. Here are some interesting lesser-known facts about Elon Musk.
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