The 27 Richest People in the World – 2020

List Of The 27 Richest People in the World In 2020:

#1 Jeff Bezos – 113 Billion

Jeff Bezos
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Jeff Bezos is a billionaire and founder of Amazon.com. His company “Bezos Expeditions” is a partial funder of businesses like Uber, Twitter, and Airbnb. He is considered to be an e-commerce pioneer and consumerism revolutionary. In 2013, Jeff purchased The Washington Post.

In 1986, he graduated summa cum laude and received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Princeton University.

In 2019, he suffered a drop in net worth after he paid out $38 billion in a divorce settlement.

#2 Bill Gates – 107 Billion

Bill Gates
Bill Gates

Forbes ranked him the wealthiest person in the world from 1995 to 2009.

Bill Gates is the co-founder of Microsoft, that he grew to become one of the most successful companies in history. 

In 2019, the founder of Microsoft added $16 billion to his net worth.

#3 Bernard Arnault – 106 Billion

Bernard Arnault
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Arnault was the richest person in Europe at one time with a net worth of $41 billion.

He is a French businessman and CEO of the world’s largest luxury products company, LVMH. LVMH itself now comprises 75 ‘houses,’ including:

  • TAG Heuer;
  • Givenchy;
  • Bulgari;
  • Dom Pérignon.

In 2019, he had an increase of nearly $32 billion to his net worth.

#4 Warren Buffett – 86 BillionWarren Buffett

He is an American stock market genius who was nicknamed The Oracle of Everything. Buffett served as chairman, CEO, and largest shareholder of Berkshire Hathaway. Warren was considered the 20th century’s most successful investor. 

#5 Mark Zuckerberg – 74 Billion

He is an American businessman and programmer who co-founded Facebook at age 20. In 2015, he was worth more than $30 billion. In 2004, Zuckerberg became the world’s youngest billionaire after founding a social media site. 

#6 Carlos Slim Helu – 65 BillionCarlos Slim Helu

He owns many Mexican companies via his conglomerate Grupo Carso, including one of Latin America’s largest mobile-phone carriers América Móvil.

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Slim was named the richest person in the world from 2010 until 2013. 

#7 Larry Ellison – 64 BillionLarry Ellison

Ellison dreamed of taking over the post of Apple’s CEO, however, he had to settle for a spot on its board of directors. Larry is the founder of Oracle and one of the richest men in the world. 

#8 Amancio Ortega – 64 Billion

Ortega was named the third-richest person on the 2013 Bloomberg Billionaires Index. His group employed over 92,000 people. Amancio is the founder of the Inditex fashion group which included chains such as Zara. 

#9 Michael Bloomberg – 56 BillionMichael Bloomberg

He is the founder and owner of Bloomberg L.P., a global financial data and media company. Bloomberg is an American businessman, independent politician, and philanthropist who served three consecutive terms as NYC’s mayor. 

#10 David Koch – 51.5 BillionDavid Koch

In 1970, David joined the family business Koch Industries, the 2nd-largest privately held company in the US. Koch is an American political activist and businessman who is known for being the executive vice president of Koch Industries. 

#11 Charles Koch – 51.5 BillionCharles Koch

He has received three honorary doctorates along with numerous other awards. In 2011, Charles was one of Time Magazine’s most influential people for his work.

Charles is the chief executive officer, co-owner, and chairman of the board of Koch Industries, that is involved in oil refining.

#12 Sergey Brin – 51 Billion

Sergey Brin
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Brin was once called the Enlightenment Man by The Economist newspaper. In 2015, Sergey had a personal worth of over $25 billion.

Sergey co-founded Google with Larry Page, a search engine which utilized their system of ranking websites based on incoming links and a myriad of other factors. When launching Google, he analyzed the link structure of the web as a way to better rank web pages.

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#13 Larry Page – 51 Billion

Larry Page
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Page is the co-founder of Google alongside Sergey Brin. In 2011, Larry became CEO of Google, replacing Eric Schmidt. 

#14 Mukesh Ambani – 50.2 Billion

In 2012, Ambani was ranked 22nd on Forbes List of Billionaires with an estimated wealth of $22 billion. In 2013, Mukesh was ranked as the second-richest man in Asia. Currently, he is the Chairman of Reliance Industries.

#15 Françoise Bettencourt Meyers – 49.5 Billion

Françoise is the only daughter and heiress of Liliane Bettencourt whose family owns the company L’Oréal. Françoise is an author of Bible commentaries as well as a French billionaire heiress. She also works on Jewish-Christian relations.

#16 S. Robson Walton – 44.6 Billion

He is an heir to the fortune of Walmart, the world’s largest retailer. Walton is the eldest son of Sam Walton and Helen Walton. From 1992 to 2015, Robson served as Chairman of Walmart.

#17 Alice Walton – 44.6 BillionAlice Walton

According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Alice was named the 14th richest person in the world in 2012. She is the daughter of Sam Walton, the founder of Walmart.

#18 Jim Walton – 44.6 Billion

As of March 2018, Jim was the 16th-richest person in the world, with a net worth of $41.9 billion. Walton is an heir to the fortune of Walmart, the world’s largest retailer. 

#19 Steve Ballmer – 41.4 Billion

He purchased the LA Clippers National Basketball Association team in late 2014. Ballmer is best known for serving as Chief Executive Officer of the Microsoft Corporation from 2000 until 2014.

#20 Ma Huateng – 39 Billion

In 2013, Huateng was one of the two hundred wealthiest people in the world. In 2007, Time magazine named him one of the “World’s Most Influential People.” 

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Ma is a Chinese entrepreneur who became famous for co-founding Tencent Holdings Limited.

#21 Hui Ka Yan – 37.5 Billion

He is chairman of Hong Kong-listed Evergrande Group, one of China’s biggest real estate developers. Evergrande has more than 800 projects in over 280 cities.

#22 Jack Ma – 37.4 Billion

Jack Ma
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In 1995, Ma created China Yellowpages and many specialists consider the venture to be China’s first internet-based company. Jack is also the founder of Alibaba, a Chinese e-commerce company. In September of 2014, the company was worth more than $200 billion. 

#23 Sheldon Adelson – 36.4 Billion

He is a billionaire casino mogul who bought the Sands Casino in Las Vegas. During the 2012 presidential election, Sheldon became a prominent supporter of Mitt Romney – an American businessman and politician who is serving as the junior US senator from Utah.

#24 Beate Heister – 36.2 Billion

Heister is one of the two children of Karl Albrecht, who founded the supermarket chain Aldi with his brother.

#25 Phil Knight – 34.5 Billion

Knight is an American multibillionaire who co-founded the famous shoe company, Nike. In 1984, Nike created the Air Jordan, a shoe designed for superstar Michael Jordan. Phil served as chairman and CEO of the company until he stepped down in 2015. 

#26 Michael Dell – 34.4 Billion

Michael Dell
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He founded the computer company Dell at 19 in his dorm room. In 2012, Michael was listed as the 41st richest person in the world by Forbes.

#27 Li Ka-shing – 32.7 Billion

Li is a Hong Kong business magnate who was named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire and was awarded a Grand Bauhinia Medal. In 2013, Li was named the richest person in Asia, when he was worth $29 billion. 

 

References

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Jeff-Bezos
https://www.forbes.com/profile/jeff-bezos/#407cc5dd1b23
https://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/private/person

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