Meet the 10 Richest People in the World 2019
Who is the richest man in the world? Who comes on top positions when it comes to net worth?
These are some common questions, we get in our mind. Many people know a few names. Some international organizations like Forbes release report every year on this. We have come up some top names; although it is not final but we try to cover the top names
If you’re reading this article that means you may have few names popping into your mind as to who will come on the list of the richest men in the world.
Let’s go through the article, where we list the top 10 richest people on the Earth as of 2019. These are the industry trailblazer, and the people who have supported transform and re-shape the world.
- Jeff Bezos
Net Worth: $153.72 Billion
When we talk about the richest people in the world, Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon comes in the first position. He has become the richest man in the world this year by adding a whopping $40 billion to his net worth last year.
His company Amazon is one of the biggest and most popular companies. The venture was started as a simple online bookstore in Jeff’s bedroom, and the initial sales were slow. Jeff Bezos is the first man in the world who reaches the $100 billion mark.
- Bill Gates
Net Worth: $90 billion
Bill Gates is on the second rank; he is the co-founder of Microsoft. Apart from his money, Bill Gates is a very kind-hearted person. Through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, he spent billions to fight polio and malaria. Additionally, he pledged $50 million in 2014 to help fight Ebola. Presently, Bill Gates is a board member for Microsoft and Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
- Warren Buffett
Net Worth: $84 billion
Warren Buffett, widely known as “The Oracle of Omaha” because of his knack for value investing, holds the third rank in world’s richest men. He is also the most famous living value investor; he filed his first tax return in 1944 at the age 14, declaring his earnings from his boyhood paper route. Buffett donates much of his wealth to charity and has said that he doesn’t intend to leave his riches to his children.
- Bernard Arnault
Net Worth: $93.9 Billion
Bernard Arnault the CEO of LVMH (Louis Vitton Moet Hennessey) is the fourth richest man in the world. It is really surprising to hear that Bernard was at 14th position in the rich man list at the beginning of 2017. But later, he made serious movements up this list in the past year. Now, he’s placed at 3rd on the list of the richest people on earth in 2019.
- Mark Zuckerberg
Net Worth: $71 billion
The inventor of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg also comes in top 5 in the list of richest men of the world. He founded Facebook in his Harvard dorm room in 2004, with Harvard classmate Eduardo Saverin. Apart from his creation, Zuckerberg has used his fortune and influence towards some charitable causes, like a solar-powered drone, which can deliver internet to areas deprived of the web, and donating $100 million to public schools in New Jersey.
- Larry Ellison
Net Worth: $64.9 Billion
Larry Ellison holds 6th place in this list with a net worth of $64.9 billion. He is the co-founder of the Oracle Corporation. Over the years, Oracle is a 39 years old company and has become an incredibly successful tech company.
- Amancio Ortega Gaona
Net Worth: $64 Billion
A Spanish billionaire businessman, Amancio Ortega Gaona is placed on 7th rank. He founded Inditex fashion group, widely famous for its chain of Zara clothing and accessories shops. Last year, Ortega had a net worth of $70 billion, making Amancio the second-wealthiest person in Europe after Bernard Arnault.
- Carlos Slim
Net Worth: $63.1 billion
Carlos Slim is a Mexican business magnate, engineer, and inventor.
From 2010 to 2013, he was in the first position as the richest person in the world by the Forbes business magazine. Presently, his family has a net worth estimated at $63.1 billion. And, Carlos Slim is the richest person in Latin America.
- Françoise Bettencourt Meyers
Net Worth: $54.9 Billion
A French billionaire heiress, Françoise Bettencourt Meyers the only daughter and heiress of Liliane Bettencourt and her family owns the company L’Oréal. Meyers’s mother died in September 2017 that time, her entire money came to Françoise Bettencourt Meyers that makes her the richest person in the world.
- Michael Bloomberg
Net Worth: $53.9 billion
An American entrepreneur and politician, Michael Bloomberg is the founder and CEO of Bloomberg L.P. It is a financial data and media company. Now, Bloomberg is 74 years old and one of the richest people in the world. In the past 6 months, Michael Bloomberg has added $5 billion dollars to his net worth, which has caused him to gain his position of 10th on this list.