Top 10 Richest People in The World 2020

Top 10 Richest People in The World 2020

Top 10 Richest People in The World 2020

The World’s Billionaires

The World’s Billionaires is an annual ranking by documented net worth of the wealthiest billionaires in the world, compiled and published in March annually by the American business magazine Forbes. The list was first published in March 1987. The total net worth of each individual on the list is estimated and is cited in United States dollars, based on their documented assets and accounting for debt and other factors.

World’s Richest Person

Royalty and dictators whose wealth comes from their positions are excluded from these lists. This ranking is an index of the wealthiest documented individuals, excluding and ranking against those with wealth that is not able to be completely ascertained.

How many Billionaires are there in the World?

In 2018, there was a record of 2,208 people on the list, that included 259 newcomers mostly from China and the U.S.; there were 63 people under 40 and it had a record number of 256 women. The average net worth of the list came in at US$4.1 billion, up US$350 million from 2017. Added together, the total net worth for 2018’s billionaires was US$9.1 trillion, up from US$7.67 trillion in 2017. As of 2018, Microsoft founder Bill Gates had topped the list 18 of the past 24 years, while Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is ranked at the top for the first time and he became the first centibillionaire included in the ranking.

In 2017, Mark Zuckerberg was the only person in the top 10 billionaires list who is under the age of 50, and the only one in the top 20 billionaires list who is under the age of 40.

In 2017, 500 of the richest people in the world became richer by US$1 trillion, according to a report by Bloomberg News. According to a 2017 Oxfam report, the top eight billionaires own as much combined wealth as “the poorest half of the human race”.

The World’s Billionaires
List of the world’s billionaires, ranked in order of net worth
The net worth of the world’s billionaires increased from less than $1 trillion in 2000 to over $7 trillion in 2015.

 the 34th annual Forbes list of the world’s billionaires, the list included 2,095 billionaires with a total net wealth of $8 trillion, down 58 members and $700 billion from 2019.

Current list details (2020)
WealthiestJeff Bezos
Net worth (1st)Decrease US$113 billion
Number of billionairesDecrease 2,095
Total list net worth valueDecrease US$8trillion
New members to the listIncrease 178

The list was finalized as of 18 March, thus was already partially influenced by the coronavirus pandemic.The rankings are published annually in March, so the net worths listed are snapshots taken at that time. These lists only show the top 10 wealthiest billionaires for each year.

1 SteadyJeff Bezos$113 billion Decrease56Top 10 Richest People in The World 2020 1United StatesAmazon
2 SteadyBill Gates$105.6 billion Increase64Top 10 Richest People in The World 2020 1United StatesMicrosoft
3 IncreaseBernard Arnault and family$111.8 billion Steady71Top 10 Richest People in The World 2020 3FranceLVMH
4 DecreaseWarren Buffett$70.5 billion Decrease89Top 10 Richest People in The World 2020 1United StatesBerkshire Hathaway
5 IncreaseLarry Ellison$59 billion Decrease75Top 10 Richest People in The World 2020 1United StatesOracle Corporation
6 SteadyAmancio Ortega$55.1 billion Decrease84Top 10 Richest People in The World 2020 6SpainInditex, Zara
7 IncreaseMark Zuckerberg$54.7 billion Decrease35Top 10 Richest People in The World 2020 1United StatesFacebook
8 IncreaseJim Walton$54.6 billion Increase71Top 10 Richest People in The World 2020 1United StatesWalmart
9 IncreaseAlice Walton$54.4 billion Increase70Top 10 Richest People in The World 2020 1United StatesWalmart
10 IncreaseS. Robson Walton$54.1 billion Increase77Top 10 Richest People in The World 2020 1United StatesWalmart

Lets find out the Top 10 Richest People in The World 2020

1. Jeff Bezos Net Worth

as of 7/24/2020 (forbes)

Jeff Bezos Net Worth
Jeff Bezos Net Worth

Jeffrey Preston Jorgensen

January 12, 1964 (age 56)

Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.
EducationPrinceton University (BSE)
  • Businessman
  • Media proprietor
  • Investor
  • Computer engineer
Years active1986–present
Known forFounder of Amazon and Blue Origin
Net worthUS$196.6 billion (July 13, 2020)
TitleCEO and President of Amazon
MacKenzie Tuttle
(m. 1993; div. 2019)


2. Bill Gates Net Worth

as of 7/24/2020 (forbes)

Bill Gates Net Worth
Bill Gates Net Worth

William Henry Gates III

October 28, 1955 (age 64)

Seattle, Washington, U.S.
EducationLakeside School, Harvard University (dropped out)
  • Software developer
  • investor
  • entrepreneur
  • philanthropist
Years active1975–present
Known forCo-founder of Microsoft
Net worthUS$105.6 billion (May 2020)
  • Co-chairman and co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Chairman and founder of Branded Entertainment Network
  • Chairman and co-founder of TerraPower
  • Chairman and founder of Cascade Investment
  • Technology advisor of Microsoft
Melinda Gates (m. 1994)


3. Bernard Arnault Net Worth

as of 7/24/2020 (forbes)

Bernard Arnault Net Worth
Bernard Arnault Net Worth

Bernard Jean Étienne Arnault

5 March 1949 (age 71)

Roubaix, French Fourth Republic
Alma materÉcole Polytechnique, Palaiseau
OccupationBusinessman, media proprietor, art collector
Net worthUS$110.9 billion (June 2020)
TitleChairman and CEO, LVMH
Chairman, Christian Dior SE
Anne Dewavrin
(m. 1973; div. 1990)
Hélène Mercier (m. 1991)


4. Warren Buffett Net Worth

as of 7/24/2020 (forbes)

Warren Buffett Net Worth
Warren Buffett Net Worth

Warren Edward Buffett

August 30, 1930 (age 89)

Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
EducationUniversity of Pennsylvania
University of Nebraska–Lincoln (BS)
Columbia University (MS)
OccupationBusinessman, investor, philanthropist
Years active1951–present
Known forLeadership of Berkshire Hathaway with Charlie Munger
Net worthUS$70.5 billion (April 2020)
Susan Thompson
(m. 1952; died 2004)
Astrid Menks
(m. 2006)
ChildrenSusan Alice Buffett
Howard Graham Buffett
Peter Buffett


5. Larry Ellison Net Worth

as of 7/24/2020 (forbes)

Larry Ellison Net Worth
Larry Ellison Net Worth

Lawrence Joseph Ellison

August 17, 1944 (age 75)

New York City, U.S.
EducationUniversity of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
University of Chicago (no degree)
OccupationCo-Founder, Executive Chairman and CTO of Oracle Corporation
Net worthUS$66.7 billion (May 2020)
Adda Quinn
(m. 1967; div. 1974)
Nancy Wheeler Jenkins
(m. 1977; div. 1978)
Barbara Boothe
(m. 1983; div. 1986)
Melanie Craft
(m. 2003; div. 2010)


6. Amancio Ortega Net Worth

as of 7/24/2020 (forbes)
Amancio Ortega Portrait Painting Collage By Danor Shtruzman.jpg
Amancio Ortega portrait
Amancio Ortega Gaona

28 March 1936 (age 84)

Busdongo de Arbás (León), Castile and León, Spanish Second Republic
OccupationBusiness magnate
Known forCo-founder of Inditex Group
Net worthUS$70.6 billion (June 2020)
Board member of
  • Inditex (CEO)
  • Daez (COO)
  • Rosalía Mera
    (m. 1966; div. 1986)
  • Flora Pérez Marcote (m. 2001)
Children3 (including Sandra Ortega Mera)


7. Mark Zuckerberg Net Worth

as of 7/24/2020 (forbes)

Mark Zuckerberg Net Worth
Mark Zuckerberg Net Worth

Mark Elliot Zuckerberg

May 14, 1984 (age 36)

White Plains, New York, U.S.
EducationHarvard University (dropped out)
  • Internet entrepreneur
  • philanthropist
  • media mogul
Years active2004–present
Known forCo-founding and leading Facebook, Inc.
Home townDobbs Ferry, New York, U.S.
Net worthUS$88.2 billion (July 14, 2020)
  • Founder and CEO of Facebook, Inc.
  • Co-founder and co-CEO of Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
Priscilla Chan (m. 2012)


8. Jim Walton Net Worth

as of 7/24/2020 (forbes)

Jim Walton Net Worth
Jim Walton Net Worth

BornJune 7, 1948 (age 72)
Newport, Arkansas, U.S.
CitizenshipUnited States
EducationUniversity of Arkansas
  • Chairman of Arvest Bank
  • Chairman of Community Publishers
Net worthUS$54.9 billion (May 2020)
Board member of
  • Arvest Bank
  • Community Publishers
  • Walmart
Spouse(s)Lynne McNabb


9. Alice Walton Net Worth

as of 7/24/2020 (forbes)

Alice Walton Net Worth
Alice Walton Net Worth

Alice Louise Walton

October 7, 1949 (age 70)

Newport, Arkansas, U.S.
CitizenshipUnited States
EducationTrinity University
Known forHeiress, Walton family fortune
Net worthUS$54.9 billion (June 2020)
Board member ofAmon Carter Museum
  • Sam Walton (father)
  • Helen Walton (mother)
  • Rob Walton (brother)
  • John Walton (brother)
  • Jim Walton (brother)


10. Samuel Robson Walton Net Worth

US$54.5 billion (May 2020)

Samuel Robson Walton Net Worth
Samuel Robson Walton Net Worth

BornOctober 28, 1944 (age 75)
Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.
EducationUniversity of Arkansas
Columbia Law School
OccupationChairman of Walmart
Known forWalton family fortune
Net worthUS$54.5 billion (May 2020)
Board member ofWalmart
Spouse(s)Melani Lowman-Walton
  • Sam Walton (father)
  • Helen Walton (mother)
  • John Walton (brother)
  • Jim Walton (brother)
  • Alice Walton (sister)

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