The list of the world’s richest person can vary from year to year. Depending on their latest net worth and Also financial performance. Here is the latest list of the top 10 richest people in the world. Based on the real time forbes list of august 17. Also there is some interesting facts about each of them.
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List of Top 10 Richest People in the World
|1||Jeff Bezos||Amazon||$188.7 B|
|2||Bill Gates||Microsoft||$113.7 B|
|3||Bernard Arnault||LVMH||$110.3 B|
|4||Mark Zuckerberg||$96 B|
|5||Warren Buffet||Berkshire Hathaway||$79.6 B|
|6||Mukesh Ambani||Petrochemicals,oil & gas||$78.3 B|
|7||Elon Musk||Tesla, SpaceX||$76.7 B|
|8||Steve Ballmer||Micrsoft||$71.5 B|
|9||Larry Ellison||Software||$71.4 B|
|10||Larry Page||$67.7 B|
Let’s start with first one…
1. Jeff Bezos
Jeff Bezos founded e-commerce colossus Amazon in 1994 out of garage in seattle. He runs it as CEO and also owns an 11.1% stake.
Between March and April 2020, amid the pandemic, Amazon aid it hired 175,000 additional workers. Amazon has faced criticism from U.S. senators and the general public for its treatment of warehouse workers during coronavirus pandamic.
He divorced his wife Mackenzie in 2019 after 25 years of marriage and also transferred a quarter of his Amazon stake to her.
Bezos owns the Washington post and blue origin. Also owns aerospace company that is develoing rockets for commercial use.
Finally, Amazon founder and CEO jeff Bezos has a net worth of $188.7 Billion. Also ranks as the richest one on the earth today.
2. Bill Gates
The co-founder of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Bill Gates net worth having 113.7 Billion US $.
Gates has sold or given away much of his stake in Microsoft. He owns just over 1% of shares and invested in a mix of stocks and other assets.
In 2020, Gates stepped down as a board member of Microsoft, the software firm he founded with paul Allen in 1975.
The foundation works to improve global health and also to create equal opportunity for people around the globe. To date, Gates has donated $35.8 billion worth of Microsoft stock to Gates foundation.
Finally, Bill Gates is 2 richest man in the world.
3. Bernard Arnault & family
LVMH – France chairman and CEO Bernard Arnault ranks the third in the world in terms of riches. Arnault is the wealthiest European on the list.
The Frenchman oversees an empire of more than 70 brands including Louis Vuitton and sephora.
His father made a small fortune in construction. Arnault got his start by putting up $15 million from that business to buy christian Dior in 1985.
Bernard Arnault & family has a net worth of 110.3 Billion US $.
LVMH also spent $3.2 billion in 2019 for luxury hospitality group, belmond. Which owns or manages 46 hotels, trains and river cruises.
4. Mark zuckerberg
I don’t think there is a need of explaining this person.
The co-founder, CEO and also chairman of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg champions the social network. That has become a go-to communications avenue today.
Zuckerberg started Facebook at Harvard in 2004 at the age of 19 for students to match names with photos of classmates. He also took Facebook public in May 2012 and still owns about 15% of the stock.
In December 2015, Zuckerberg and his wife pledge to give away 99% of their Facebook stake over their lifetimes.
Mark Zuckerberg net worth having $96 billion.
5. Warren Buffet
Also known as the “Oracle of Omaha” warren Buffet is one of the most successful investors of all time.
Buffet runs berkshire Hathaway, which owns more than 60 companies, including insurer Geico, battery maker Duracell.
He first bought stock at age 11 and first filed taxes at age 13. he’s also promised to donate over 99% of his wealth. So far he has given more than $41 billion away.
In 2010, he and Gates launched the Giving Pledge, asking billionaires to commit to donating half their wealth to charitable causes.
finally, Warren Buffet reach 5th position in the top 10 richest people in the world. Warren Buffet has net worth of $79.6 Billion.
6. Mukesh Ambani
Billionaire Mukesh Ambani is now the world’s sixth richest man. Mukesh Ambani is the chairman of oil-to-telecom conglomerate Reliance industries.
Mukesh Ambani chairs and runs $88 billion oil and gas giant Reliance Industries. It is also India’s most valuable company.
After his father’s death in 2002, Ambani and his younger sibling Anil divvied up the family empire.
In 2016, Reliance sparked a price war in India’s hyper-competitive telecom market with the launch of 4G phone service Jio. Jio has signed on more than 340 million customers by offering free domestic voice calls, data service and also virtually free smartphones.
Now Ambani’s net worth is about 78.3 Billion US $.
7. Elon Musk
Elon Musk is working to revolutionize transportation both on earth and space.
He owns 21% of Tesla but has pledged more than half his stake as collateral for loans. He settled with the SEC in september 2018 for making alleged “false statement” about a plan to take Tesla private. And also had to step down as chairman.
spaceX, Musk’s rocket company, is now valued at nearly $37 billion. Currently his net worth is about $76.7 Billion.
8. Steve Ballmer
As the former CEO of Microsoft, Steve Ballmer led the firm from 2000 to 2014. His able leadership during a very tough time steered Microsoft towards sustainability and also in progress.
He joined Microsoft in 1980 as employee no. 30 after dropping out of Stanford’s MBA program.
The same year he retired from Microsoft he bought the NBA’s Los angeles Clippers for $2 billion.
Also in 2018, he invested $59 million in social Solutions, which makes software for nonprofit and Government agencies.
Steve Ballmer ranks 8 in the list of top 10 richest people in the world with net worth of $71.5 billion.
9. Larry Ellison
Larry Ellison co-founded software firm Oracle in 1977 to tap into the growing need for customer relationship management databases.
He gave up the Oracle CEO role in 2014. Nut still serves as chairman of the board and chief technology officer.
In May 2016, Ellison pledged $200 million to the University of Southern California for a cancer treatment center. Also, Ellison joined Tesla’s board in December 2018, after purchasing 3 million Tesla shares earlier that year.
Larry Ellison has net worth of 71.4 Billion US $.
10. Larry Page
Larry page stepped down as CEO of Alphabet, the parent of Google, in December 2019. But remains a board member and a controlling shareholder
He also co-founded Google in 1998 with fellow Stanford Ph.D. student Segey Brin. With Brin, page invented Google’s PageRank algorithm, which powers the search engine.
Net worth of Larry page is $67.7 Billion.
He is founding investor in space exploration company planetary Resources and is also funding “flying car” startups Kitty Hawk and Ope`ner.
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