These billionaires far exceed the minimum wage to be considered rich anywhere in the world.
They are almost the only ones who could live in the richest countries in the world. And yes, Jeff Bezos is still the richest rich in history.
One more year Forbes has published the official list of the richest people in the world. The 10 names that top this year’s list all belong to men, most of the world of technology, although families from the world of fashion and luxury or business also appear.
From last year to this there have been several changes, the most striking one of Mark Zuckerberg that after all the problems with Facebook, Cambridge Analytica etc… has dropped position number 5 to 8.
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Let’s See 2019’s 10 Richest People in The World and Their Money
1. Jeff Bezos:
Again, the owner and founder of the online commerce giant Amazon is named the richest man in the world by Forbes. $ 131 billion is Jeff’s fortune, who recently starred in a media scandal over his divorce and could cost him millions.
2. Bill Gates:
$ 96.5 billion make the creator of Microsoft the second richest person in the world. In recent years, Bill has donated about $ 35.8 billion to charitable causes.
3. Warren Buffett:
Recognized as one of the most prolific investors in history, the American owns a fortune of $ 82.5 billion. Among some of the more than 60 companies, it has the Geico insurance firm, Duracell batteries and the Dairy Queen Restaurant chain stand out.
4. Bernard Arnault:
The owner of prestigious companies such as Loius Vuitton and Sephora ranks fourth in the list with $ 76 billion.
5. Carlos Slim:
Owner of American Movil, the largest telecommunications company in Latin America, and the famous newspaper The New York Times, among other companies; The Mexican is the wealthiest Latino and his $ 64 billion gives him the fifth place among the richest people.
6. Amancio Ortega:
The Spaniard, owner of the Zara chain, is the richest person in Europe and the second Spanish-speaking person who makes up the list of the 10 richest in the world. $ 62.7 billion make Amancio the sixth wealthiest man.
7. Larry Ellison:
The American businessman and founder of the Oracle company ranks seventh with $ 62.5 billion.
8. Mark Zuckerberg:
The creator of the world’s most popular social network, Facebook, has an estimated fortune of $ 62.3 billion. Mark and his wife have stated that in the course of their lives they will donate 99% of their money to charitable causes.
9. Michael Bloomberg:
The American tycoon and founder of the Bloomberg company is the ninth richest man in the world with $ 55.5 billion. Michael has become one of Donald Trump’s staunch critics and makes sure he will spend more than $ 500 million to defeat the current president in the 2020 election.
10. Larry Page:
Google’s co-founder closes the list of the 10 wealthiest people with a fortune of $ 50.8 billion.
Although these amounts are exorbitant and among them accumulate more money than the rest of the world, Forbes emphasizes that since 2018 and so far, the rich are less rich.
There are 55 billionaires less this year of the more than 2,000 in the world, 994 have lost a lot of money and the ultra-rich are worth 400 billion less than in 2018. Although it does not seem that it will affect them too clearly.