world top 10 billionaires Forbes
1 Jeff Bezos
2 Bill Gates
3 Warren Buffett
4 Bernard Arnault
5 Mark Zuckerberg
6 Amancio Ortega
7 Carlos Slim
8 Charles Koch
8 David Koch
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In the 32nd annual Forbes list of the world’s billionaires, the gap between the top one percent and the rest of the billionaires continued to widen with the 20 richest people on the planet worth $1.2 trillion that amounts to 13 percent of all billionaires’ fortunes combined. A record of 2,208 billionaires was in the ranking and the total wealth was $9.1 trillion, up 18% since 2017. For the first time, Jeff Bezos was listed as the top billionaire due to Amazon’s rising stock price that resulted in one person’s biggest one year gain in wealth ($35 billion) since Forbes started tracking in 1987.
Net Worth: $130.5 Billion
Jeff Bezos is the founder of Amazon, one of the biggest and most popular companies on the web. Amazon started as a simple online bookstore in Jeff’s bedroom, and the initial sales were slow.
In 2018, Jeff Bezos has become the richest man in the world, after adding a whopping $40 billion to his net worth last year! Amazon is making major moves, after recently acquiring wholefoods, launching drone shipping and a bunch of other strong ideas.
Jeff Bezos is the first man ever to reach the $100 billion mark, which is just insane! Click the ‘Next’ button below to view a complete summary of the richest people in 2018.
Net Worth: $92.2 Billion
Bill Gates is the founder of Microsoft and was the richest man in the world for several years running. Gates founded Microsoft in 1975 with Paul Allen and has since become the largest PC software company worldwide.
Last year, Bill Gates has gained an incredible $10 billion in additional net worth! This has put him at an estimated net worth of $92.2 billion overall. However, he’s recently been overtaken by the next man on this list…
Net Worth: $91.3 Billion
Warren Buffett is an American entrepreneur and investor, and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. Buffett is the most successful investor worldwide, and millions of other traders look up to him because of his success.
Warren Buffett is the 3rd richest man in the world, with an incredible net worth of $91.3 billion. However, despite this fact, Buffett still lives in the home he purchased back when he didn’t even know what a billion dollars looked like.
Net Worth: $75.7 Billion
Bernard Arnault is the CEO of LVMH (Louis Vitton Moet Hennessey).
Ultimately, the company was formed by merging the two businesses together. Louis Vitton is the very successful luxury fashion brand, and Moet Hennessey is the merged champagne and cognac manufacturers.
Bernard has been making serious movements up to this list in the past year. In fact, at the beginning of 2017, he was at 14th. Now, a year later, he’s placed at 4th on the list of the 20 richest people on earth in 2018.
Net Worth: $74.6 Billion
We all know Mark Zuckerberg as the founder of Facebook. Facebook has become the most popular and most valuable social media company in the world. And it all started in Mark’s dorm room at Harvard University.
Mark Zuckerberg has recently moved up a position on the list this year, after gaining a ridiculous $30 billion in net worth, now making him the 5th richest man in the world.
It’s expected that he will continue to climb the list in the future, and maybe even make it to the top. Considering how young he is, it’s not out of his reach.
Net Worth: $70.5 Billion
Amancio Ortega is a Spanish entrepreneur and founder of the Inditex fashion group. Inditex owns Zara, and Zara is one of the most popular clothing chains worldwide.
Ortega recently dropped down to the 7th richest man in the world, after other players on the list have been making some serious moves. He’s also lost over $11 billion from his net worth in recent months.
Net Worth: $70.5 Billion
Carlos Slim Helu is a Mexican businessman and investor; owner of the conglomerate ‘Grupo Carso’. The conglomerate’s portfolio consists of brands in many different industries, such as health care, media, energy, real estate and retail.
Carlos is 6th on this list of the richest people in the world, with a net worth of $70.5 billion. In recent months, Carlos Slim has lost almost $6 billion from his net worth and dropped from 4th to 6th.
Net Worth: $61.8 Billion
Charles Koch is an American businessman and philanthropist.
Koch is the co-owner and CEO of Koch industries. Koch Industries now includes process and pollution control equipment and technologies; polymers and fibers; minerals; fertilizers; commodity trading and services; forest and consumer products; and ranching.
Koch made this year’s list of the richest people, and with an impressive net worth of $61.8 billion!
Net Worth: $61.8 Billion
David Koch is Charles Koch’s brother and serves as the Executive Vice President of Koch Industries. David and Charles both own a 42% stake in the conglomerate.
Koch appears 10th on this list of the richest people in 2018, and with a net worth of $61.8 billion.
Net Worth: $64.1 Billion
Larry Ellison is the co-founder of the Oracle Corporation, and he was also the company’s CEO until September 2014. Over the years, Oracle has become an incredibly successful tech company, now being 39 years old and employing over 136,000 people.
Larry Ellison is 8th on this list of the richest people in the world, with a net worth of $64.1 billion.