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Top 20 Richest People In The World Who Are Even Richer Now

Money is the defining feat of wealth. Who is currently the richest man on earth?

You are not wrong to have an interest in the wealthiest people in the world. You are simply curious like every other person. Almost everyone has an idea of who the richest people in the world are. Most times, these ideas are not current. Moreover, billionaires lose and win too, some go down the list, and others get even richer and top the list. No one stays at the top of this list forever.

Several heated arguments on the topic of the richest man in the world occur daily. This article presents a current list of the richest people in the world according to trusted sources like Forbes and wealthy gorillas. Leading the billionaires of the world is Jeff Bezos, the richest man in the world, with a massive net worth of $ 140.5 billion.

1. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos

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Amazon book dealer, Jeff Bezos, is the richest man in the world. Amazon is the most popular book publishing and selling company on the internet. Jeff Bezos, currently the richest man in the world started off just as an online bookstore owner before transforming into a billionaire bookselling company.

With a huge net worth of $ 117.5 billion, Jeff Bezos became the richest man in the world in 2020. Amazon recently acquired  Wholefoods, launching drone shipping and other mind-blowing ideas to step up the business. Jeff Bezos became the first man to reach the $100 billion benchmark.  As we speak, he is currently even making more money despite the global Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Even with the world in shutdown mode, Jeff Bezos’s net worth today has grown to over $140.5bn. This increased from his net worth in mid-February when it stood at $129.9bn.

 

  • Net Worth: $140.5 Billion
  • Age: 56
  • Net worth: $140.5 billion
  • Industry: Technology 
  • Favorite car: Porshe Taycan
  • Favorite sport: His favorite sport is unknown. Although, he has an interest in purchasing the NFL team.
  • Family life: Jeff Bezos was born on January 12, 1964, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His parents are Jacklyn Gise Jorgensen and Ted Jorgensen.  He was married to Mackenzie Scott Bezos until their divorce in 2019.
  • Lifestyle: Jeff Bezos enjoys his hard-earned money in a grande style. He is a lover of investments. He is a grand owner of an estate. Jeff lives in a Beverly Hills mansion and owns a ranch in Texas.

“There are two kinds of companies, those that work to try to charge more, and those that work to charge less. We will be second.”

 

2. Business Mogul Bernard Arnault

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Bernard Harnett has made his way to the spot of the second richest man in the world in less than 3 years. He was initially placed at number 14 on the list of the richest people in the world in early 2017. The business mogul runs a merger of his two brands:  Louis Vuitton, which is a very prosperous luxury fashion brand, and Moet Hennessey, a champagne and cognac manufacturer.

Bernard Arnault has a whopping net worth of $112 billion. He earned much of his money as the CEO of LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessey).

  • Age: 71
  • Net worth: $112 billion
  • Industry: Fashion
  • Favorite car: $3 million Bugatti luxury car
  • Favorite sport: gyming
  • Family life: He has three sons. He divorced his first wife Anne and married another lady.
  • Lifestyle: Bernard owns several private jets, cars, and houses. He enjoys a lavish lifestyle. His car collection is simply amazing.

3. Microsoft founder Bill Gates, the former richest man in the world

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Bill Gates is a multimillionaire who stood as the richest man in the world for several years. He is the founder of Microsoft. He co-founded Microsoft world in 1975 alongside Paul Allen. Microsoft needs no formal introduction to the world.

 It is a very popular brand in the area of PC software. In fact, it is the largest PC software company worldwide. Bill Gates Microsoft app is now obtainable in smartphones. 

However, Bill Gates’s current net worth is estimated at $108.8 billion. 

  • Net worth: $108.8 billion. 
  • Industry: Software production
  • Favorite car: Porsche 911 turbo
  •  Favorite sport: N/A 
  • Lifestyle: As expected from a man previously at the spot of the richest man in the world, Bill Gates owns numerous private jets and several homes. He currently lives in a luxurious mansion in Medina.

“Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.” —Bill Gates

 

4. Investment expert Warren Buffett

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American affluent entrepreneur and investor, Warren Buffet, is the most outstanding and successful investor in the world. As an intellect, he already made millions of dollars from his position as the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. 

He is remarkable in the business world for his incredible investments. He has a stunning net worth of $89.9 Billion.

Lifestyle: Warren is anything but lavish. Warren still resides in his home which he purchased in the past when he was not this wealthy. Not only he is considered humble by many, he is a role model in the business world of investment and entrepreneurship.

“I will tell you how to become rich. Close the doors. Be fearful when others are greedy. Be greedy when others are fearful.” —Warren Buffett 

 

5. Spanish billionaire Amancio Ortega

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Amancio Ortega is one of the most successful billionaires from Spain. He is a devoted entrepreneur and the grand founder of Inditex fashion groups. One of the most famous clothing and shoe chains in the world “Zara” is one of the companies of Amancio Ortega’s Inditex.

Amancio Ortega lost billions in recent years but still stands as the fifth richest man in the world with a net worth of $77.9 billion.

  • Industry: Fashion
  • Favorite car: Audi A8
  • Favorite sport: N/A
  • Family life: Ortega is a father of three. He is happily married to Flora Perez.

6. Mark Zuckerberg—formerly the youngest billionaire at 23

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Mark Zuckerberg is not just a young billionaire. He is also a very famous entrepreneur. Mark Zuckerberg who became the world’s youngest billionaire in 2008 after founding the most popular and prominent social media company at 23. 

He initiated this idea right from his dorm at Harvard University. He later left school and settled full time for his projects.

However, Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook stock prices have declined in recent times. He lost a lot of his wealth in a Cambridge data scandal and several other public issues. Currently, he is the 6th richest man in the world holding a net worth of $77.7 billion. 

  • Industry: Social media expert
  • Favorite car: 2014 Volkswagen MK6 GT
  • Favorite sport: N/A
  • Family life: Mark Zuckerberg is married to Priscilla Chan. They have two daughters together.
  • Lifestyle: He is a proud owner of several houses in San Francisco, Palo Alto, Lake Tahoe, and Kauai Island in Hawaii. He also owns another house located at Lake Tahoe.

“When you give everyone a voice and give people power, the system usually ends up in a really good place. So, what we view our role as, is giving people that power.” —Mark Zuckerberg

 

7. Oracle chief technology officer, Larry Ellison

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Ellison is the co-founder of the incredible technology software firm Oracle Corporation. Larry Ellison retained his position as the CEO of Oracle until 2014. He still works as the board chairman and the chief technology officer of Oracle. 

Oracle is currently 39 years old and has employed more than 136 thousand individuals. However, Larry’s net worth is estimated at $66.6 Billion. He is the 7th richest man in the world.

  • Industry: Technology 
  • Favorite car: McLaren F1
  • Favorite sport: gyming 
  • Family life: Larry has two children with Barbara Boothe. He loves to spend quality time with his family.

 

8. Carlos Slim Helu, Mexican businessman

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Successful investor and businessman from Mexico, Carlos Slim, is the proud owner of conglomerate ‘Grupo Carso.’ Carlos owns brands of several industries (healthcare, media, energy, real estate, and retail) under the umbrella of his company conglomerate ‘Grupo Carso.’ 

In 2019, Carlos Slim Helu recovered from a drastic fall in his net worth. His net worth is presently estimated at $64.4 Billion. 

  • Industry: (healthcare, media, energy, and real estate) 
  • Favorite car: Bentley Continental Flying Spur.
  • Favorite sport: N/A
  • Lifestyle: Carlos Slim Helu owns several homes in both New York and Mexico. He owns a stunning car collection worth millions of dollars.

 

9. Larry Page, Google co-founder

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Larry Page was one of the brains behind the super unprecedented search engine Google. He co-founded Google in 1998 just in a garage. No doubt, the success of Google has a prime hand in the massive wealth of Larry Page. He is one of the successful billionaires with an estimated net worth of $61.9 Billion

  • Age: 47
  • Net worth: $61.9 Billion
  • Industry: Computer Science
  • Favorite car: Porsche Tycan
  • Lifestyle: Larry Page certainly enjoys quality life for his money. He owns really expensive private jets and several houses in California and New York. He is a proud owner of  Polo Alto’s home.

 

10. Sergey Brin

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Sergey Brin follows immediately after Larry Page as the 10th richest person in the world. He is the co-founder of the award-winning brand Google. The two technologists have moved Google to the top, acquiring Youtube and innovating mind-blowing ideas.

Sergey Brin presently has a net worth of $59.6 billion. 

 

11. Mukesh Ambani, Indian business tycoon

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Mukesh Ambani has topped the list of the richest men in Asia for some time now. He is rapidly reaching up the list of the richest people in the world with a net worth of  $59.2 billion.

Ambani is the current chairman, managing director, and largest shareholder of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL). He is a business tycoon from India. 

“Today I see a billion people as a billion potential consumers, an opportunity to generate value for them and to make a return for myself.” —Mukesh Ambani

12. Steve Ballmer, former CEO of Microsoft

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Steve Ballmer is the present owner of NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers. According to Forbes, Ballmer bought the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion. He was the CEO of Microsoft until 2014.

Steve Ballmer has a net worth of $58.1 billion and is the 10th richest man in the world.

 

13. Francoise Bettencourt Meyers, richest woman in the world

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Francoise Bettencourt Meyers is the richest woman in the world. She inherited the company L’Oreal after the death of her mother, Liliane Bettencourt, in 2017. She presently administers the holding company as the chairwoman. Her family holds 33% of L’Oreal company shares.

Meyers is the richest woman in the world with a net worth estimated at $54.6 billion.

 

14. Michael Bloomberg, committed philanthropist

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Michael Bloomberg is a well-known politician in America. He is also an entrepreneur and he is the co-founder of Bloomberg L.P, financial data, and media company. Business tycoon Michael Bloomberg is a 74-year-old billionaire by $56 Billion which makes him be on the list of the richest people in the world.

  • Age: 74
  • Net worth: $56 billion.
  • Industry: Philanthropy 
  • Favorite car: Lamborghini Gallardo 
  • Family life: Micheal Bloomberg was first married to Susan Brown in 1975, but they separated in 1983. They have two daughters together.
  • Lifestyle: Michael Bloomberg owns three cars: Audi R8, Chevrolet SUV Suburban, and Lamborghini Gallardo. He also owns six houses in various countries and a private Jet called Mooney Bravo.

 

15. Jim Walton

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Jim Watson has an estimated net worth of $53.2 billion. He made his net worth by his inheritance from his father Sam Walton in 2016. He currently sits as a member of the board of directors and CEO of Arvest Bank.

 

16. Alice Walton

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Alice Walton is the heiress to Walmart investment, an asset of her father Sam Walton. Alice is the only daughter of her father. Her company Llama which she co-founded in 1998 has been shut down. Alice presently focuses on curating arts.

Alice Walton is the 16th richest person in the world with a tremendous net worth of $52.9 billion. 

  • Age: 70
  • Net worth: $52.9 billion 
  • Industry: curating arts

“I know the price of lettuce. You need to understand price and value. You buy the best lettuce you can at the best price you can.” —Alice Walton

 

17. Robson Walton

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Robson Walton served as the chairman of Walmart after his father’s death until 2015. Rob is the eldest son of his father Sam Walton. He has made a fortune in the business world. His net worth is estimated at $52.8 billion.

 

18. Jack Ma

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Jack Ma is an inspiration to a lot of people struggling in hard times. He struggled with rejection from multiple jobs and less income.

Presently, Jack Ma is a self-made billionaire with a net worth of $43.8 billion. He is the founder of Alibaba, a shopping site. Jack Ma is one of the richest people in the world. He is also one of the richest people in Asia.  

  • Age: 55
  • Net worth: $43.8 billion
  • Industry: Shopping site
  • Favorite car: Lotus Espirit Submarine car
  • Family life: Jack Ma has three children with Zhang Ying.

“A leader should have higher grit and tenacity, and be able to endure what the employees can’t.” —Jack Ma

 

19. Ma Huateng, China’s richest man

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Huateng is a business mogul, investor, philanthropist, engineer, internet, and technology entrepreneur from China. He is the sole founder of Tencent, which is one of the most valuable companies in Asia.

Ma Huateng is the 19th richest man in the world with an estimated net worth of $43.1 billion in 2020. 

  • Age: 48
  • Net worth:$43.1 billion
  • Industry: CTelecommunication products and services.
  • Favorite car: $3 million Bugatti luxury car
  • Family life: Ma Huateng is happily married to Wang Dang Ting.
  • Lifestyle: As the richest man in China, Ma Huateng owns several houses in Hong Kong. He lives a secretive life.

 

20.  Kylie Jenner, youngest billionaire in the world

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According to Forbes, the youngest billionaire in the world is Kylie Jenner. The amazing TV personality, model, and entrepreneur is a 22-year-old American. In 2019, Forbes tagged Kylie Jenner as a self-made billionaire and one of the richest people in the world. Kylie is worth 1 billion US dollars. She made much of her income from her brand “Kylie Cosmetics” valued at $1.2 billion. She founded Kylie Cosmetics at a young age of 17. 

  • Age: 22
  • Net worth: $1 billion
  • Industry: Cosmetics
  • Favorite car: $3 million Bugatti luxury car
  • Favorite sport: gyming 
  • Lifestyle: Kylie Jenner enjoys a luxurious lifestyle. She is a lover of lavish cars and a proud owner of a car collection worth more than $14 million. Another thing Kylie knows best is how to invest in real estate. The makeup mogul has stunningly bought her fifth house at 22. Kylie Jenner also spends good money on vacations and gives no average gifts to family and friends.
  • Family Life: Kylie Jenner is a TV personality who swiftly transformed into a self-made makeup mogul billionaire. She came to the spotlight as a rich kid starring at her family’s show “Keeping up with the Kardashians.” She is currently dating Travis Scott. They have a two-year-old daughter together. 

 

We hope this list has cleared your doubts and updated your ideas on the richest people in the world. It is inspirational how rich people still strive to get richer with every passing time. You could just be on this someday.