Who are the richest people in the world and where do they rank in the list of the richest people in the world?
It doesn’t matter whether you are an entrepreneur or not, We all are pretty hooked to this subject.
Even at this moment as you are reading this, I am pretty sure that there are some names popping out in your head that you are sure would make a cut in our Top 15 Richest people in the world.
So without any further delay, let’s jump into the list of Top 15 Richest people in the world who are capable of changing the tides of world economics with their overwhelming wealth.
15. Alice Louise Walton
Net worth: $52.6 B
Alice Walton is the daughter to the Sam Walton and is one of the heiresses to the fortune of Walmart, the world’s largest retailer.
Alice Walton is also an avid collector of art which includes her owning the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. And her contribution also includes politics in it.
As of 2019, Alice Walton net worth over $52.6 billion, she is the 2nd richest woman in the world behind Francoise Bettencourt-Myers.
14. Jim Walton
Net Worth: $52.9 B
James Carr Walton is the youngest song of the Walmart founder Sam Walton.
Jim along with Alice Walton, Rob Walton and John Walton is one of the heir to the fortune of Walmart.
The death of his brother John Walton on September 28, 2005, dragged him to the Walmart Board of Directors.
Jim played a major role in the success of Walmart and his family-owned Arvest Bank.
Jim Walton worked on Walmart’s Strategic Planning and Finance committees for a decade and then recently in 2016 he yielded his position to his son Steuart.
13. Steve Baller
Net Worth: $53.2 B
Steve Ballmer is the business mind behind the tripling the sales and doubling the profits of Microsoft during his career as it’s CEO.
Baller is also the first business manager hired by Bill Gates.
Steve Ballmer’s career consists of him working at various positions at Microsoft.
He is quite famous for his energetic and exuberant personality, which is meant to motivate employees and partners.
The shouting efforts to motivate his employees made him undergo surgery on his vocal cords. Steve Baller net worth over $53.2 B makes him the 13th most richest person.
12. Sergey Brin
Net Worth: $55.6 B
Sergey Brin is one of the co-founder of Google alongside with Larry page which was started in a small Garrage and later became the worlds most used search engine.
Fun Fact:Google per Avg generates over 63k searches per sec which literally leads to 5.6 billion searches per day and 3 trillion searches per year.Tweet
In addition to being one of the co-founder of Google he is also the president of Google’s parent company Alphabet Inc.
As per 2019 Sergey Brin Net worth over $55.6 Billion dollars he is the 12th most wealthiest person in the world.
11. Mukesh Ambani
Net Worth: $56.9 B
Mukesh Dhirubhai Ambani is an Indian businessman who own 42% of Reliance Indutries Limited.
Reliance Industries is India’s most valuable company by its value in the market.
Even though Reliance is known for being India’s largest Oil and Petrolium supplier it also includes a 4G wireless network called Jio which provides voice and data services at cheap prices.
Mukesh Amabni’s net worth over 56.9 makes him the richest man in Asia according to Forbes.
10. Francoise Bettencourt Meyers
Net worth: $57.5 B
Bettencourt Meyers is a french billionaire heiress of the one of the leading fashion brands Loreal.
She became the chairwomen of the company after death of her mother Lilliane Bettencourt on 2017. Bettencourt Meyers is one and only heiress of L’Oreal where her family owns 33% of company wealth
Aside from being the chair woman of Loreal she is also an author of Bible commentaries and works on Jewish-Christian relations.
Bettencourt Meyers net worth over $53.2 billion makes her richest woman in the world.
9. Larry Page
Net worth: $57.6 B
Larry page is one of the backbone of google. He co founded Google alongside Sergey Brin on Septemer 4, 1998 in a small garage.
Google is now unarguably the most used search engine in the world and it’s the purchase of Youtube on November 13, 2016, makes it more powerful.
Currently he is also the CEO of Google parent company Alphabet. Larry Page alongside his student Sergrey Brin hold 14% of Google’s stocks.
Larry Page Net worth over $57 billion makes him the 9th most-richest person.
8. Carlos Slim
Net Worth: $61.7 B
Carlos Slim is a Mexican business man and investor.
He is the owner of conglomerate ‘Grupo Carso’ which consist of brands in many industries like education, health care, industrial manufacturing, transportation and many more.
Slim was ranked the richest person in the world by Forbes business magazine for 3 consecutive years from 2010 to 2013. Nevertheless, he is the largest single share holder of The New York Times Company.
Some of Insane Facts about Carlos Slim:
1. Carlos Slim single handily accounts for 40% of the listings on the Mexican Stock.
2. Carlos Slim’s net worth is equal to 6 per cent of Mexico’s G.D.P.
7. Larry Ellison
Net Worth: $66.8 B
Larry Ellison is an American businessman who is a co-founder of Oracle the worlds leading Data base company.
Currently Ellison serves as chairman of the board and chief technology officer of Oracle after resigning his role as CEO in 2014.
Recently by buying 3 million worth of Tesla shares on December 2018. Larry Ellion joined Tesla’s board
“Great achievers are driven, not so much by the pursuit of success, but by the fear of failure.” – Larry EllisonTweet
Larry Ellison’s net worth over $66 billion makes him the 7 most richest person in the world.
Net Worth: $69.7
Amancio Ortega Gaona is a Spanish billionaire. He is the founder and former chairman of Inditex fashion group, famously for it’s of Zara clothing and accessories shops.
“The problem of succession in businesses anywhere in the world arises from the fact that not all legal heirs are suitable.” – Amanco OrtegaTweet
Currently he is the worlds richest retailer and the head of the Ortega family.
As of November 2019, Amanco Ortega net worth of $62.7 billion makes him the second-wealthiest person in Europe.
5. Mark Zuckerberg
Net Worth: $72.4 B
Mark Zuckerberg is the co-founder of Facebook and is owner of other social media leading apps like Instagram, Whats-app.
Clearly, Mark is the one who gave us platforms to express ourselves on social media and interact with people online with ease.
Fun Fact: Mark Zukerberg initially made Facebook to help students select college campuses but when the site was made public it skyrocketed beyond colleges reaching 1 billion users by 2012.Tweet
Although the Mark faces criticism for several issues still in December 2015 he and his wife Priscilla Chan guaranteed to give away their 99% lifetime worth of Facebook stocks to charity.
By the way would you have donated your wealth to people even knowing that they were the ones who criticized you? Let me know in the comments I will be waiting to read them in comments.
4. Warren Buffet
Net Worth: $84.3 B
Warren Buffet is an American Businessman who serves as chairmen and CEO of Berkshire Hathway.
Warren Buffet is unarguably one of the best investors of all time.
He is also called as the king of stock markets and “Wizard”, “Oracle”, or “Sage” of Omaha by various global media.
Warren Buffett is a notorious philanthropist who has pledged to give away 99 per cent of his fortune to philanthropic causes, primarily via the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
3. Bernard Arnault
Net Worth: $102.6 B
Bernard Arnault is a French business magnate, Chairman and Chief Executive of LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton SE, commonly termed to as LVMH, the world’s largest luxury-goods company.
“Luxury goods are the only area in which it is possible to make luxury margins.” – Bernard ArnaultTweet
Bernard Arnault’s Net worth over $102 billion makes him the 3rd richest person in the world and Europe’s richest person.
2. Bill Gates
Net Worth: $106.5 B
Bill Gates is an American businessman is best known as the principal founder of the Microsoft Corporation.
Even though Bill gates is founder of Microsoft he’s love for technology made him work several posts at Microsoft.
In 2009, Gates along with Warren Buffett founded The Giving Pledge, whereby they and other billionaires pledge to give at least half of their wealth to philanthropy.Tweet
Gates donated huge amounts of money to numerous charitable acts through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, reported being the world’s largest private charity.
The foundation works for a great cause to save lives working with Rotary International to eliminate polio and improve global health.
1. Jeff Bezos
Net worth: $111.5 B
Jeffrey Preston Bezos is an American technology entrepreneur is a founder, chairman, CEO, and president of Amazon.com, Inc.
Amazon the biggest E-commerce site was started an online bookstore in a small garage and ever since expanded to many other services, including video and audio streaming, cloud computing, and artificial intelligence.
Jeff Bezos Net worth over $112 billion makes him the richest man in the world even after his divorce with is wife MacKenzie costed him $38 billion.
If you think she is a Gold digger or something then first keep in your mind that she was there when Jeff had nothing so she deserves this.
Note: This article about List of Top 15 Richest Billionare’s is written according to the info we got from Forbes, the worlds best business magazine.
Hey folks as you can see even great companies like Google, Alibaba and Amazon were started in small garage’s. Always remember that great things take time so just keep working harder you will eventually succeed.
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