There has been significant fluctuation in the net worth of world billionaires in the last year.
The statistics given here regarding equity come directly from Forbes. Here are the 15 richest people in the world in 2019:
15. Mukesh Ambani
Assets: $51.4 billion
Mukesh Ambani is a business tycoon in India, currently chairman, CEO and largest shareholder of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL).
Ambani has been Asia’s richest man for some time, and this year, he is in the list of the richest in the world!s
14. S. Robson Walton
Assets: $52.6 billion
Rob Walton is Sam Walton’s eldest son, and served as Walmart’s president, after his father’s death, until 2015.
Also, he briefly surpassed his brother Jim recently on this list of the richest people in the world. However, it has now returned to its original place.
13. Alice Walton
Assets: $52.7 billion
The Walton family is an American family. Alice is the daughter of Sam Walton and heiress to Walmart’s fortune. She founded Llama Company in 1988 but has since closed.
12. Jim Walton
Assets: $53 billion
Jim is the son of Sam Walton, who was the founder of Walmart. He is on the board of directors of Walmart and CEO of his own company, Arvest Bank.
11. Sergey Brin
Assets: $54.2 billion
Sergey and Larry Page co-founded Google in 1998, in a small garage. They have taken Google to the top, placing Sergey Brin behind Page on this list of the richest people in the world.
10. Francoise Bettencourt Meyers
Assets: $54.6 billion
Francoise Bettencourt Meyers became L’Oreal’s ruling heiress when her mother, Liliane Bettencourt, died in 2017. She now runs the holding company as president, and her family owns 33% of L’Oreal.
9. Larry Page
Assets: $56.2 billion
Larry Page is the co-founder of Google
Google has undoubtedly become the most successful search engine in the world, and the company has made several acquisitions such as YouTube. All this has made Larry one of the richest people in the world.
8. Carlos Slim Helu
Assets: $57.6 billion
Carlos Slim Helu is a Mexican businessman, owner of the ‘Grupo Carso.’ The portfolio of Grupo Carso consists of brands in many different industries, such as healthcare, media, energy, real estate, and retail.
7. Mark Zuckerberg
Assets: $65.8 billion
Mark Zuckerberg is the founder of Facebook.
Mark Zuckerberg has recently fallen from third place, after losing much of his net worth due to the Cambridge data scandal and several other problems that caused Facebook’s share price crash.
6. Larry Ellison
Assets: $66 billion
He is a co-founder of Oracle Corporation. Oracle has become an amazingly strong technology organization, is now 39 years old, and employs more than 136,000 people.
Larry Ellison ranks sixth on this list of the richest people in the world, with a net worth of $66 billion.
5. Amancio Ortega
Assets: $68.7 billion
Amancio Ortega is the founder of the fashion group Inditex. Ortega is now the fifth richest man in the world after other players on the list have dropped slightly. However, Ortega also lost more than $11 billion of his net worth in recent months and has been steadily recovering it.
4. Warren Buffett
Assets: $81.9 billion
Warren Buffett is an American businessman and investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. He is the world’s most successful investor, and millions of other traders around the globe admire him for his success.
3. Bernard Arnault
Assets: $94.7 billion
He is the CEO of LVMH. Eventually, the company was formed from the merger of the two businesses. Louis Vuitton is a successful luxury fashion brand, and Moet Hennessey is the combined manufacturer of champagne and cognac.
2. Bill Gates
Assets: $105.3 billion
Bill Gates, a founder of Microsoft, remaind the richest person around the world for many years.
Last year, He earned an incredible additional net worth of $10 billion! This has put it in an estimated net worth of $105.3 billion overall. However, he has recently been overtaken by the next man on this list.
1. Jeff Bezos
Assets: $107.8 billion
Jeff is the founder of Amazon, one of the most significant and most successful companies. Amazon started as an online bookstore in Jeff’s room, and opening sales were slow.
In 2019, Jeff has become the richest man in the world. Amazon is making big moves, after recently acquiring Wholefoods, launching drone sending and lots of other strong ideas.