September 1, 2019

Top 50 Richest People In The World List 2020 (Net Worth)

A list of empires have been built and are rapidly progressing due to the importance they give to the society. Many companies are worth hundreds of billions of dollars including Amazon that became the first company to the worth of a trillion dollars. The founders and sole investors in this companies are worth huge sums beyond various imaginations and are the wealthiest ones on earth.

The world runs on business for some reasons and smart entrepreneurs take charge of their opportunities. This includes the likes of Tech entrepreneur and Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg whose company have become one of the most valuable and richest companies in the world. Amazon founder and CEO leads the list and his company is worth 1 trillion dollars. Unimaginable!!.

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1) Jeff Bezos
Country - USA
Net Worth - $117.8 billion
Age - 55

Jeff Bezos is the richest person in the world 2019 even after the divorce from his wife recently. He is still $13 billion wealthier than the second richest person in the world, Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates. Mackenzie his ex-wife now holds $19.7 million shares of one of the world's most valued companies and is worth $36.8 billion.

He founded Amazon in late 1994 on a cross-country road trip from New York City to Seattle. The company began as an online bookstore and has since expanded to a wide variety of other e-commerce products and services, including video and audio streaming, cloud computing, and artificial intelligence.

It is currently the world's largest online sales company, the largest internet company by revenue, as well as the world's largest provider of AI assistance and cloud infrastructure services via its Amazon Web Services arm.

Jeff Bezos net worth as of 2019 after divorce is $117.8 billion according to Forbes.

2) Bill Gates
Country - USA
Net Worth - $104 billion
Age - 64

Bill Gates is the second richest individual on earth. He reclaimed back the spot after drawing back to third behind LVMH CEO Bernard Arnault.

Bill Gates is best known as the principal founder of Microsoft Corporation. During his career at Microsoft, Gates held the positions of chairman, CEO and chief software architect, while also being the largest individual shareholder until May 2014.

From 1995 to 2017, he held the Forbes title of the richest person in the world all but four of those years, and held it consistently from March 2014 to July 2017, with an estimated net worth of US$89.9 billion as of October 2017.

According to Forbes, Bill Gates is worth an estimated $103.7 billion.

3) Bernard Arnault
Country - France
Net Worth - $95 billion
Age - 70

Bernard sits third on this list. Who is the richest person in Europe? Bernard Arnault.

Bernard Jean Étienne Arnault is a French business magnate, investor, and art collector. Arnault is the Chairman and Chief Executive of LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton SE, commonly referred to as LVMH, the world's largest luxury-goods company.

In April 2018, he became the richest person in fashion, topping Zara's Amancio Ortega.

In 2008, he entered the yacht business and bought Princess Yachts for 253 million euros. He subsequently took control of Royal van Lent for an almost identical amount.

In 2007, Blue Capital announced that Arnault owns jointly with the California property firm Colony Capital acquired 10.69% of France's largest supermarket retailer and the world's second-largest food distributor Carrefour.

Bernard Arnault net worth is $95 billion as of 2019.

4) Warren Buffet
Country - USA
Net Worth - $86 billion
Age - 87

Warren Edward Buffett is an American business magnate, investor, speaker and philanthropist who serves as the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway.

Buffett has been the chairman and largest shareholder of Berkshire Hathaway since 1970. He has been referred to as the "Oracle" or "Sage" of Omaha by global media outlets.

He founded The Giving Pledge in 2009 with Bill Gates, whereby billionaires pledge to give away at least half of their fortunes.

Warren Buffet is fourth richest man. His net worth in 2019 is $86 billion according to businessinsider.

5) Carlos Slim
Country - Mexico
Net Worth - $64 billion
Age - 79

Who is the richest person in Latin America? Carlos Slim Helu. Carlos Slim Helú is a Mexican business magnate, engineer, investor and philanthropist. From 2010 to 2013, Slim was ranked as the richest person in the world by the Forbes business magazine.

In 2012 Slim sold the broadcast rights for the Leon games to Telemundo in the United States, and the cable channel Fox Sports in Mexico and the rest of Latin America and to the website

According to Forbes, Carlos Slim is the fifth richest man in the world from the magazine's listings of the world's billionaires. His net worth is placed at $64 billion.

6) Amancio Ortega
Country - Spain
Net Worth - $62.7 billion
Age - 83

Who is the richest person in Spain? Amancio Ortega.

Amancio Ortega is a Spanish billionaire businessman. He is the founder and former chairman of Inditex fashion group, best known for its chain of Zara clothing and accessories shops.

In 2012 Ortega donated about €20 million to Caritas Internationalis, a Roman Catholic relief organisation.

He purchased the Torre Picasso skyscraper in Madrid. He also purchased the Epic Residences and Hotel in Miami, Florida.

As of 2016, he owned around 60% of Inditex, which is the holding company for Zara and related chains.

Amancio Ortega net worth as of 2019, is estimated at $92.7 billion.

7) Larry Ellison
Country - USA
Net Worth - $62.5 billion
Age - 75

Larry Ellison cofounded 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 but still serves as chairman of the board and chief technology officer.

As part of Oracle's push into cloud computing, it acquired cloud-software firm Netsuite for $9.3 billion in 2016.
In May 2016, Ellison pledged $200 million to the University of Southern California for a cancer treatment center.

Ellison joined Tesla's board in December 2018, after purchasing 3 million Tesla shares earlier that year.

Larry Ellison net worth is estimated at $62.5 billion according to Forbes.

8) Mark Zuckerberg
Country - USA
Net Worth - $62.3 billion
Age - 35

Zuckerberg is known for co-founding and leading Facebook as its chairman and chief executive officer. He also co-founded and is a board member of the solar sail spacecraft development project Breakthrough Starshot.

In 2007 at age 23 he became the world's youngest self-made billionaire. As of 2018, he is the only person under 50 in the Forbes ten richest people list, and the only one under 40 in the Top 20 Billionaires list.

Since 2010, Time magazine has named Zuckerberg among the 100 wealthiest and most influential people in the world as a part of its Person of the Year award. In December 2016, Zuckerberg was ranked 10th on Forbes list of The World's Most Powerful People.

Mark Zuckerberg net worth is $62.3 billion according to Forbes.

9) Michael Bloomberg
Country - USA
Net Worth - $55.5 billion
Age - 77

Michael Bloomberg cofounded financial information and media company Bloomberg LP in 1981. He put in the seed funding for the company and now owns 88% of the business, which has revenues north of $9 billion.

Bloomberg got his start on Wall Street in 1966 with an entry level job at investment bank Salomon Brothers. He was fired 15 years later.

According to sources, he plans to spend atleast $500 million to defeat Donald Trump in 2020.

Michael Bloomberg net worth 2019 is estimated at $55.5 billion by Forbes.

10) Larry Page
Country - USA
Net Worth - $54.1 billion
Age - 46

Lawrence Edward Page is an American computer scientist and Internet entrepreneur who co-founded Google with Sergey Brin.

Page is the chief executive officer of Alphabet Inc. (Google's parent company). After stepping aside as Google CEO in August 2001, in favor of Eric Schmidt, he re-assumed the role in April 2011.

Page is the co-inventor of PageRank, a well-known search ranking algorithm for Google, which he wrote with Brin. Page received the Marconi Prize in 2004 with Brin.

Larry Page has an estimated net worth of $54.1 billion regarded by Forbes.

11) Charles Koch
Country - USA
Net Worth - $50.5 billion
Age - 83

Charles Koch has been chairman and CEO of Koch Industries, America's second largest private company by revenue, since 1967. The diversified company has some $110 billion in revenues from businesses including pipelines, chemicals, Dixie cups, and Stainmaster carpet.

His father, Fred Koch, improved a method of refining heavy oil into gasoline in 1927 and started the family business in 1940. The Kansas native owns a 42% stake in the firm, as does his brother, David; they bought their two other brothers' shares in 1983.

Charles Koch net worth is $50.5 billion as of 2019 by Forbes.

12) David Koch (Deceased)
Country - USA
Net Worth - $50.5 billion
Age - 79

David Hamilton Koch was an American businessman, philanthropist, political activist, and chemical engineer. He joined the family business Koch Industries, the second-largest privately held company in the United States, in 1970.

He became president of the subsidiary Koch Engineering in 1979, and he became a co-owner of Koch Industries, with elder brother Charles, in 1983. He served as an executive vice president until his retirement in 2018. Upon retirement in June 2018 due to health issues, Koch received the title of director emeritus.

David Koch was worth $50.5 billion before his death in 23 August, 2019.

13) Mukash Ambani
Country - India
Net Worth - $50 billion
Age - 62

Mukash Ambani is the richest person in Asia and the thirteenth richest person in the world 2019.

Mukesh Dhirubhai Ambani is an Indian businessman, engineer, the chairman, managing director, and largest shareholder of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), a Fortune Global 500 company and India's most valuable company by its market value.

As of 2016, Ambani was ranked 38 and has consistently held the title of India's richest person on Forbes magazine's list for the past ten years. He is the only Indian businessman on Forbes' list of the world's most powerful people.

He surpassed Jack Ma, executive chairman of Alibaba Group, to become Asia's richest person with a net worth of $44.3 billion in July 2018. He is also the wealthiest person in the world outside North America and Europe.

Mukash Ambani net worth as of 2019 is $50 billion from Forbes.

14) Sergey Brin
Country - USA
Net Worth - $49.8 Billion
Age - 46

Sergey Mikhaylovich Brin is an American computer scientist and Internet entrepreneur. Together with Larry Page, he co-founded Google. Brin is the president of Google's parent company Alphabet Inc.

Brin immigrated to the United States with his family from the Soviet Union at the age of 6. He earned his bachelor's degree at the University of Maryland, College Park, following in his father's and grandfather's footsteps by studying mathematics, as well as computer science.

After graduation, he enrolled in Stanford University to acquire a PhD in computer science. There he met Page, with whom he built a web search engine. The program became popular at Stanford, and they suspended their PhD studies to start up Google in Susan Wojcicki's garage in Menlo Park.

According to Forbes, Sergey Brin net worth in 2019 is $49.8 billion.

15) Francoise Bettencourt Meyers
Country - France
Net Worth - $49.3 billion
Age - 66

Francoise Bettencourt Meyers is the richest woman in the world and the granddaughter of L'Oreal's founder. Bettencourt Meyers and her family own 33% of L'Oreal stock, which recorded its best sales growth in more than a decade in 2018.

She has served on L'Oreal's board since 1997 and is chairwoman of the family holding company.

She became France's reigning L'Oreal Heiress in 2017 when her mother Liliane Bettencourt, then the world's richest woman, died at age 94.
Bettencourt Meyers serves as the president of her family's philanthropic foundation, which encourages French progress in the sciences and arts.

Francoise Bettencourt Meyers net worth in 2019 by Forbes is $49.3 Billion.

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16) Jim Walton
Country - USA
Net Worth - $44.6 billion
Age - 71

James Carr Walton is an heir to the fortune of Walmart, the world's largest retailer. He is the youngest son of Sam Walton.

He was CEO of his family owned Arvest Bank, until becoming Chairman of Arvest Bank, and Chairman of newspaper firm Community Publishers Inc.

Jim Walton net worth according to Forbes is estimated at $44.6 billion.

17) Alice Walton
Country - USA
Net Worth - $44.4 billion
Age - 69

Alice Louise Walton is an heir to the fortune of Walmart Inc. She is the daughter of Walmart founder Sam Walton and Helen Walton, and sister of S. Robson Walton, Jim Walton and the late John T. Walton.

In September 2016, she owned over US$11 billion in Walmart shares. As of April 2019, she was ranked as the 18th-richest person in the world and the second richest woman (behind L'Oreal heir Francoise Bettencourt-Myers), with an estimated net worth of $45 billion.

Alice Walton 2019 net worth by Forbes is placed at $44.4 billion.

18) Rob Walton
Country - USA
Net Worth - $44.3 billion
Age - 74

Rob Walton is the eldest son of Walmart founder Sam Walton. He ran the retailer for nearly 25 years; he first took over as chairman upon his father's death in 1992.

He retired as chairman in June 2015 and was replaced by his son-in-law, Greg Penner. He still sits on Walmart's board.

Rob Walton net worth according to Forbes as of 2019 is $44.3 billion.

19) Steve Ballmer
Country - USA
Net Worth - $41.2 billion
Age - 63

Steven Anthony Ballmer is an American businessman and investor who was the chief executive officer of Microsoft from January 13, 2000 - February 4, 2014 and is the current owner of the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Ballmer was hired by Bill Gates at Microsoft in 1980 and subsequently left the MBA program at Stanford University. He eventually became President in 1998, and replaced Gates as CEO in 2000. On February 4, 2014, Ballmer retired as CEO and resigned from the Board of Directors on August 19, 2014 to prepare for teaching a new class.

He became the Clippers owner on August 12, 2014; Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen was a fellow owner in the NBA, having owned the Portland Trail Blazers since 1988.

Steve Ballmer net worth according to Forbes as of 2019 is $41.2 billion.

20) Ma Huateng
Country - China
Net Worth - $38.8 billion
Age - 47

Ma Huateng is the founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Tencent, Asia's most valuable company, one of the largest Internet and technology companies, and the biggest investment, gaming and entertainment conglomerates in the world.

The company controls China's biggest mobile instant messaging service and its subsidiaries provide media, entertainment, payment systems, smartphones, internet-related services, value-added services and online advertising services, both in China and globally.

In 2007, 2014 and 2018, Time magazine called him one of the world's most influential people while in 2015, Forbes credited him as one of the world's most powerful people. In 2017, Fortune ranked him as among the top businessmen of the year.

Net worth of Ma Huateng according to Forbes in 2019 is $38.8 billion.

21) Jack Ma
Country - China
Net Worth - $37.3 billion
Age - 54

Jack Ma is the co-founder and executive chair of Alibaba Group, a multinational technology conglomerate. Ma is a strong proponent of an open and market-driven economy.

He applied ten times to Harvard Business School (HBS) and got rejected. As of June 2019, he is one of China's richest men, with a net worth of $35.6 billion, as well as one of the wealthiest people in the world and also was ranked 21st in Forbes' World's Most Powerful People.

In 2017, he was ranked second in the annual "World's 50 Greatest Leaders" list by Fortune. On 10 September 2018, he announced that he will retire from Alibaba and pursue educational work effective in one year, with Daniel Zhang succeeding him as executive chairman.

According to Forbes, Jack Ma net worth in 2019 is estimated at $37.3 billion.

22) Hui Ka Yan
Country - China
Net Worth - $39.2 billion
Age - 60

Hui Ka Yan  is a Chinese billionaire businessman and chairman of Evergrande Group, a Chinese real estate developer.

Hui is the largest shareholder of China Evergrande Group. It has more than 700 projects in more than 240 cities in China including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen.

The Guangzhou-based company has become China's biggest property developer in 2016 based on sales volume and had revenue of 211.4 billion yuan ($31.8 billion) in 2016.

Hui Ka Yan in 2019 has an estimated net worth of $36.2 billion according to Forbes.

23) Beate Heister
Country - Germany
Net Worth - $36.1 billion
Age - 67

Beate Heister is a German billionaire heiress. She is one of the two children of Karl Albrecht, who founded the discount supermarket chain Aldi with his brother Theo.

After World War II, Karl Sr. and his brother, Theo Sr., who died in 2010 at age 88, took over their family's corner grocery store in Essen, Germany.
Propagating the discount revolution in German retailing, they built their Aldi supermarket chain based on a low-price strategy similar to Wal-Mart.

Beate Heister net worth in 2019 is estimated at $36.1 billion according to Forbes.

24) Sheldon Adelson
Country - USA
Net Worth - $35.1 billion
Age - 86

Sheldon Adelson is the founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands Corporation, which owns the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, and is the parent company of Venetian Macao Limited, which operates The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino and the Sands Expo and Convention Center.

He owns the Israeli daily newspaper Israel Hayom and the American daily newspaper Las Vegas Review-Journal.

He is a member of the Republican Party, and made the largest single donation to any U.S. presidential inauguration when he gave the Trump inaugural committee US$5 million.

Sheldon Adelson net worth 2019 according to Forbes is $35.1 billion.

25) Michael Dell
Country - USA
Net Worth - $34.3 Billion
Age - 54

Michael Dell is the chairman and CEO of Dell Technologies, which was formed in 2016 when Dell merged with computer storage giant EMC.

The estimated $60 billion Dell-EMC merger, which was finalized in 2016, was the largest technology acquisition ever.

In 2011, his 243.35 million shares of Dell Inc. stock were worth $3.5 billion, giving him 12% ownership of the company. His remaining wealth of roughly $10 billion is invested in other companies and is managed by a firm whose name, MSD Capital, incorporates Dell's initials.

On January 5, 2013 it was announced that Dell had bid to take Dell Inc. private for $24.4 billion in the biggest management buyout since the Great Recession. Dell Inc. officially went private on October 29, 2013. The company once again went public in December 2018.

Micheal Dell's net worth 2019 is $34.3 billion according to Forbes.

26) Phil knight
Country - USA
Net Worth - $33.4 billion
Age - 81

Philip Hampson "Phil" Knight is an American business magnate and philanthropist. He is a native of Oregon, he is the co-founder and current chairman emeritus of Nike, Inc., and previously served as chairman and CEO of the company.

He is also the owner of the stop motion film production company Laika.

Knight has donated hundreds of millions of dollars to each of his alma maters, as well as Oregon Health & Science University. In total, he has donated over $2 billion to the three institutions.

Phil Knight net worth is estimated at $33.4 billion by Forbes in 2019.

27) David Thomson
Country - Canada
Net Worth - $32.5 billion
Age - 62

Upon the death of his father in 2006, David Thomson became the chairman of Thomson Corporation and also inherited his father's British title, Baron Thomson of Fleet. After the acquisition of Reuters in 2008, Thomson became the chairman of the merged entity, Thomson Reuters.

In 2018, Thomson Reuters announced it was selling a controlling stake in Refinitiv, a financial data provider, to Blackstone for $17 billion. The family also holds a stake in telecom giant Bell Canada and own the Toronto-based Globe and Mail newspaper.

David Thomson net worth in 2019 by Forbes is $32.5 billion.

28) Li Ka Shing
Country - Hong Kong
Net Worth - $31.7 Billion
Age - 91

Shing is the senior advisor for CK Hutchison Holdings, after he retired from the Chairman of the Board in May 2018;through it, he is the world's leading port investor, developer, and operator of the largest health and beauty retailer in Asia and Europe.

In September 2017, Li worked with Alibaba's Jack Ma to bring a digital wallet service to Hong Kong. In March 2018, Li retired at the age of 89 after a 68-year reign over his holdings and assets companies. He continues to serve his conglomerate as a senior advisor and his son, Victor Li, has succeeded him as chairman.

Forbes Magazine and the Forbes family honoured Li Ka-shing with the first ever Malcolm S. Forbes Lifetime Achievement Award on 5 September 2006, in Singapore.

Li Ka Shing net worth according to Forbes is $31.7 billion in 2019. Li Ka Shing is the richest Hong Kong person in the world.

29) Lee Shau Kee
Country - Hong Kong
Net Worth - $30.1 Billion
Age - 91

Lee Shau-kee is a Hong Kong-based real estate tycoon and majority owner of Henderson Land Development, a property conglomerate with interests in property, hotels, restaurants and internet services.

In 2019, aged 91, Lee stepped down as chairman and managing director of the company, in favour of two of his sons, Peter and Martin Lee. He retains a role as an executive director.

He is also affectionately known as "Uncle Four", one of the very few fourth-born children in the world to have become a multi-billionaire.

Lee Shau Kee net worth 2019 is estimated at $30.1 Billion.

30) Francois Pinault
Country - France
Net Worth - $29.7 Billion
Age - 83

François Pinault is a French billionaire businessman, the majority shareholder and honorary chairman of the retail conglomerate Kering, and art collector.

He led Pinault-Printemps-Redoute (PPR) through a long battle over control of Gucci, the Italian fashion house, which began with an attempted takeover of Gucci by LVMH, the world's largest luxury goods company.

His holding company Artemis S.A. owns (or owned) among others, Converse shoes, Samsonite luggage, Château Latour, the Vail Ski Resort in Colorado, and Christie's auction house.

Artemis also owns Executive Life Insurance Company (now Aurora Life) in California, which was sued by policy holders when the company failed.

Francois Pinault net worth is $29.7 Billion as of 2019 according to Forbes.

31) Joseph Safra
Country - Brazil
Net Worth - $25.2 Billion
Age - 80

In 2014, Joseph Safra paid more than £700 million to buy The Gherkin – one of the most distinctive towers in the City of London.

He is the chairman of all Safra companies, among them Safra National Bank of New York and Banco Safra headquartered in São Paulo, Brazil.

Joseph Safra acquired the remaining shares of Safra Group companies from his brother Moise Safra. The two brothers maintain a shareholding in Fibria Cellulose.

Joseph Safra is the richest person in Brazil 2019. Joseph safra's net worth 2019 is an estimated $25.2 billion by Forbes.

32) Leonid Mikhelson
Country - Russia
Net Worth - $24 Billion
Age - 64

Leonid Viktorovich Mikhelson is a Russian billionaire businessman, CEO, chairman and major shareholder of the Russian gas company Novatek.

Mikhelson often partners with Russian billionaire Gennady Timchenko on business and investment projects.

In 2012, Mikhelson was listed as the second-richest Russian in a number of articles including Bloomberg.

Leonid Mikhelson net worth as of 2019 is $24 Billion by Forbes.

33) Jacqueline Mars
Country - USA
Net Worth - $23.9 Billion
Age - 79

Jacqueline Mars is an American heiress and investor. She is the daughter of Audrey Ruth (Meyer) and Forrest Mars, Sr., and granddaughter of Frank C. Mars, founders of the American candy company Mars, Incorporated.

Mars was active in Mars, Inc. from 1982, when she joined the company as Food Product Group President, until her retirement in 2001.

Mars is a heiress to Mars, Inc. shares. As a member of the Mars family, Mars' shares of Mars, Incorporated and other assets were estimated by Forbes magazine in January 2019 to be worth $23.5 billion, making her the 18th richest American, and 34th on its list of "The World's Billionaires.

Jacqueline Mars net worth by Forbes is $23.9 Billion in 2019.

34) John Mars
Country - USA
Net Worth - $23.9 Billion
Age - 83

As a member of the Mars family, his share of the company and other assets were worth US$10 billion in September 2010 making him the 52nd richest person in the world and the 26th richest person in America, according to Forbes.

As of October 2012, Mars is listed as the 30th richest person in the world with an estimated net worth of 20.1 billion. According to Hurun Global Rich List 2015 he is 28th richest person in the world with a net worth of US$26 billion.

In January 2017, he reportedly paid $7.7 billion for VCA, Inc, a pet care company.

John Mars has an estimated net worth of $23.9 Billion by Forbes.

35) Jorge Paulo Lemann
Country - Brazil
Net Worth - $22.8 Billion
Age - 80

Jorge Paulo Lemann started in investment banking and later became a controlling shareholder of Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's largest brewer.

In 2016 AB InBev completed its nearly $100 billion acquisition of SABMiller, acquiring brands including Pilsner Urquell and Foster's Lager.

In 2013 Lemann's private equity firm 3G Capital and Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway bought H.J. Heinz & Company. Then Heinz merged with Kraft.

Jorge Paulo net worth is $22.8 billion according to Forbes.

36) Azim Premji
Country - India
Net Worth - $22.6 Billion
Age - 74

Azim Hashim Premji is an Indian business tycoon, investor, engineer, and philanthropist, who is the chairman of Wipro Limited. He is informally known as the Czar of the Indian IT Industry.

In 2010, he was voted among the 20 most powerful men in the world by Asiaweek. He has twice been listed among the 100 most influential people by TIME Magazine, once in 2004 and more recently in 2011.

In 2013, he agreed to give away at least half of his wealth by signing The Giving Pledge. Premji started with a $2.2 billion donation to the Azim Premji Foundation, focused on education in India.

Azim Premji net worth is $22.6 Billion in 2019 according to Forbes.

37) Dieter Schwarz
Country - Germany
Net Worth - $22.6 Billion
Age - 79

Dieter Schwarz is a German billionaire businessman, and owner of the Schwarz-Gruppe. He is the chairman and CEO of the supermarket chain Lidl, and the hypermarket chain Kaufland.

After the death of his father Josef Schwarz in 1977, he took control of the Schwarz & Lidl discount chain. He became CEO and expanded the business outside of Germany.

Dieter Schwarz is worth $22.6 Billion as of 2019 by Forbes.

38) Wang Jianlin
Country - China
Net Worth - $22.6 Billion
Age - 64

Wang Jianlin is the founder of the conglomerate company Dalian Wanda Group, China's largest real estate development company, as well as the world's largest movie theater operator.

He owns 15% of the Spanish football club Atlético Madrid. In 2016, Wang agreed on a deal with FIFA to launch the China Cup, in which national football teams compete in Asia each year.

In 2014, he acquired land at 9900 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills, California to build the American headquarters named "One Beverly Hills" of his entertainment company.

In 2011, he donated US$197 million to charitable causes such as underwriting the restoration of an ancient temple in Nanjing. In 2014-2015 he donated US$200,000 for the restoration of the Electric Fountain in Beverly Hills, California.

He assumed the leadership of the confectionery company Ferrero SpA after the death of his brother Pietro Ferrero in 2011.

Wang Jianlin net worth is $20.6 billion according to Forbes.

39) Giovanni Ferrero
Country - Italy
Net Worth - $22.4 Billion
Age - 54

Giovanni Ferrero is an Italian businessman.

In 2017 he stepped down as CEO but stayed on as executive chairman to focus on corporate strategy.

In January 2018 he inked a deal with Nestle to acquire the company's entire U.S. confections business for $2.8 billion.

Giovanni Ferrero net worth 2019 is $22.4 Billion according to Forbes.

40) Elon Musk
Country - USA, South Africa, Canada
Net Worth - $22.3 Billion
Age - 48

Elon Musk is the founder, CEO, and lead designer of SpaceX, co-founder, CEO, and product architect of Tesla, Inc.;co-founder of Neuralink; founder of The Boring Company, co-founder and co-chairman of OpenAI; and co-founder of PayPal.

In December 2016, he was ranked 21st on the Forbes list of The World's Most Powerful People. He has a net worth of $19.4 billion and is listed by Forbes as the 40th-richest person in the world.

He subsequently co-founded Zip2, a web software company, which was acquired by Compaq for $340 million in 1999. Musk then founded, an online bank. It merged with Confinity in 2000 and later that year became PayPal, which was bought by eBay for $1.5 billion in October 2002.

In May 2002, Musk founded SpaceX, an aerospace manufacturer and space transport services company, of which he is CEO and lead designer. He joined Tesla, Inc., an electric vehicle and solar panel manufacturer, in 2004, the year after it was founded and became its CEO and product architect.

Elon Musk net worth in 2019 by Forbes is $22.3 Billion.

41) Tadashi Yanai
Country - Japan
Net Worth - $22.2 Billion
Age - 70

Tadashi Yanai is a Japanese billionaire businessman, the founder and president of Fast Retailing, of which Uniqlo ("unique clothing") is a subsidiary.

In 1971, Yanai started business by selling kitchenware and men’s clothing at a JUSCO supermarket. After a year at JUSCO, he quit and joined his father’s roadside tailor shop.

Yanai opened his first Uniqlo store in Hiroshima in 1984 and changed the name of his father’s company Ogori Shoji to Fast Retailing in 1991.

Who is the richest person in Japan? Tadashi Yanai. Tadashi Yanai net worth is estimated at $22.2 billion by Forbes.

42) Yang Hui Yan
Country - China
Net Worth - $22.1 Billion
Age -37

Yang Huiyan is a Chinese property developer and the majority shareholder (57%) of Country Garden Holdings, a stake largely transferred to her by her father Yang Guoqiang in 2007. She is the richest woman in Asia.

Her father Yang Guoqiang started the real estate company Country Garden in 1997 and transferred 70% of Country Garden's shares to her before its IPO in 2007.

Yang is vice chairman of the board's governance committee and helped raise $410 million selling new shares in 2014, according to Forbes.

Yang Hui Yan is $22.1 billion as of 2019 according to Forbes.

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43) Masayoshi Son
Country - Japan
Net Worth - $21.6 Billion
Age - 62

Masayoshi Son founded and runs SoftBank, a mobile telecom and investment firm with $81 billion in 2017 revenue.

Softbank invested $35 billion across 100 deals in 2017, including making investments in office rental firm WeWork and ride hailing company Uber.

In December 2016 at Trump Tower, Son promised that SoftBank would lead $50 billion in investments in U.S. companies and create 50,000 jobs.

SoftBank acquired struggling U.S. mobile phone carrier Sprint Nextel for $22 billion in 2013.

Masayoshi Son net worth is $21.6 Billion according to Forbes.

44) Jim Simons
Country - USA
Net Worth - $21.5 Billion
Age - 81

James Harris Simons is an American mathematician, billionaire hedge fund manager, and philanthropist.

He is known as a quantitative investor and in 1982 founded Renaissance Technologies, a private hedge fund based in Setauket-East Setauket, New York.

Although Simons retired from the fund in 2009, he remains its non-executive chairman and adviser. As reported by Forbes, his net worth as of February 2019 is estimated to be $21.5 billion.

In 2016, asteroid 6618 Jimsimons, discovered by Clyde Tombaugh in 1936, was named after Simons by the International Astronomical Union in honor of his contributions to mathematics and philanthropy.

45) Vladimir Lisin
Country - Russia
Net Worth - $21.3 Billion
Age - 63

Vladimir Sergeyevich Lisin is a Russian steel tycoon. He is chairman and the majority shareholder of Novolipetsk or NLMK, one of the four largest steel companies in Russia.

He is a leading world authority on metallurgical processes; holding various patents on metallurgical processes and having published over 100 articles on metallurgy and economics which include 15 monographs.

On 30 November 2018, Mr. Lisin was elected President of the International Shooting Sports Federation by a vote of 148-144 against Vice President Luciano Rossi.

Vladimir Lisin has estimated net worth of $21.3 Billion by Forbes.

46) Susanne Klatten
Country - Germany
Net Worth - $21 Billion
Age - 57

Susanne Klatten is a German heiress, the daughter of Herbert and Johanna Quandt.

On her father's death she inherited his 50.1% stake in pharmaceutical and chemicals manufacturer Altana. She sits on Altana's supervisory board and helped transform it into a world-class corporation in the German DAX list of 30 top companies.

Her father also left her a 12.50% stake in BMW. She was appointed to the supervisory board of BMW with her brother Stefan Quandt in 1997.

According to Forbes, Susanne klatten is worth roughly $21 Billion.

47) Vagit Alekperov
Country - Russia
Net Worth - $20.7 Billion
Age - 68

Alekperov was born in Baku, Azerbaijan SSR, one of the earliest centers of the international petroleum industry. His father, who died when Vagit was a boy, worked in the oilfields all his life and inspired Alekperov to follow in his footsteps.

As of 2018 he is rated by Forbes magazine as the sixth richest person in Russia with a net worth of $17.2 billion and the 74th richest person in the world. Now he sits 47th on the list.

Vagit Alekperov net worth according to Forbes is $20.7 Billion.

48) Alexey Mordashov
Country - Russia
Net Worth - $20.5 Billion
Age - 53

Alexey Alexandrovich Mordashov is a Russian billionaire businessman. He is the main shareholder and chairman of Severstal, a Russian conglomerate with interests in metal, energy and mining companies.

In 2004, Mordashov started investing in US steel companies, purchasing companies in Dearborn, MI and Columbus, MS. The acquisition included the Rouge Plant in Dearborn. He received a loan from the United States Department of Energy to renovate and refurbish the manufacturing plants in Dearborn. The value of the loan, over $370 million, was revoked in 2012, after growing political tensions between the US and Russia.

In 2012, Mordashov consolidated Severstal's gold mining assets into one company, Nord Gold N. The company was listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: NORD LI). In 2013, Nord Gold was awarded a license to embark on gold exploration in Siberia.

Alexey Mordashov net worth by Forbes is $20.5 Billion.

49) Gennady Timchenko
Country - Russia
Net Worth - $20.1 Billion
Age - 66

Gennady Timchenko founded and owns the private investment group, Volga Group, which specializes in investments in energy, transport and infrastructure assets. Previously he was a co-owner of Gunvor Group.

He is known for being the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Kontinental Hockey League and President of the SKA Saint Petersburg ice hockey club. He is a citizen of Russia,Finland and Armenia. He is a honorary consul of Serbia in Saint Petersburg.

According to Forbes, Gennady Timchenko net worth is $20.1 Billion.

50) Leonardo Del Vecchio
Country - Italy
Net Worth - $19.8 Billion
Age - 84

Leonardo Del Vecchio is an Italian billionaire businessman, the founder and chairman of Luxottica, the world's largest producer and retailer of glasses and lenses with 77,734 employees and over 7,000 stores.

He began his career as an apprentice to a tool and die maker in Milan, but decided to turn his metalworking skills to make spectacle parts.

His company acquired Oakley in a US$2.1 billion deal in November 2007.

Leornado Del Vecchio net worth according to Forbes is $19.8 billion.

Now we all know how wealthy these persons are and why they made it to this list. Their total net worth is a mind blowing 2 Trillion Dollars.

  • Jeff Bezos 
  • Bill Gates 
  • Bernard Arnault 
  • Warren Buffet 
  • Carlos Slim 
  • Amancio Ortega 
  • Larry Ellison 
  • Mark Zuckerberg 
  • Michael Bloomberg 
  • Larry Page 
  • Charles Koch 
  • David Koch (Deceased)
  • Mukash Ambani 
  • Sergey Brin 
  • Francoise Bettencourt Meyers 
  • Jim Walton 
  • Alice Walton 
  • Rob Walton 
  • Steve Ballmer 
  • Ma Huateng 
  • Jack Ma 
  • Hui Ka Yan 
  • Beate Heister 
  • Sheldon Adelson 
  • Michael Dell 
  • Phil Knight 
  • David Thomson 
  • Li Ka Shing 
  • Lee Shau Kee 
  • Francois Pinault 
  • Joseph Safra 
  • Leonid Mikhelson 
  • Jacqueline Mars 
  • John Mars 
  • Jorge Paulo 
  • Azim Premji 
  • Dieter Schwarz 
  • Wang Jianlin 
  • Giovanni Ferrero 
  • Elon Musk 
  • Tadashi Yanai 
  • Yang Hui Yan 
  • Masayoshi Son 
  • Jim Simons 
  • Vladimir Lisin 
  • Susanne klatten 
  • Vagit Alekperov 
  • Alexey Mordashov 
  • Gennady Timchenko 
  • Leornado Del Vecchio 

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