Top 20 Richest People in the World
Who are the top richest people in the world currently in 2018? Most of the people do have little idea about this. The majority of the billionaires on the list are self-made. These people had low competition but the competition increased over the period of time. These people worked very hard and built business empires in different fields such as finance, fashion, tech, and sports. Let us have a look on who stands where in the list.
Jeff Bezos (U.S.)
No.1 on the list of top 20 richest people in the world is Jeff Beroz. He is the current CEO of E-commerce website Amazon. Amazon had low competition when it started. The company is growing rapidly and he would get richer by the end of 2018. His current net worth is $120+ billion at the age of 54 years.
Bill Gates (U.S.)
No. 2 on the list is the co-founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates. For a long time, he held the top position of being the richest person in the world. Microsoft is still the leader in PC (personal computer) market. He is currently 62 years old with a net worth of $90+ billion.
Warren Buffett (U.S.)
No. 3 on the list is Warren Buffet. He is the CEO and chairman of Berkshire Hathaway. Warren Buffet is regarded as the most successful investor in the world. He is currently 87 years old with a total net worth of $84 billion.
Bernard Arnault (France)
The CEO and chairman of LVMH, the world’s largest Luxury-goods company rank 4th in the list of top 20 richest people. He is the richest person in France. He is 69 years old with a total net worth of $83+ billion.
Mark Zuckerberg (U.S.)
The Mark Zuckerberg, the co-founder of social networking site Facebook is the 5th richest person in the world. When Facebook started, it had very low competition. He is also the youngest billionaire as well. He is 33 years old and his net worth is $77 billion.
- Amancio Ortega (Spain)
Amancio Ortega is the founder and former chairman of the Inditex fashion group. The group is best known for its popular Zara clothing chain around the world. At the age of 82, his net worth is $68 billion.
Carlos Slim Helu (Mexico)
Carlos Slim is the 7th richest person in the world currently. He is famously known as CEO of Telmex, America Movil and Grupo Carso. He is currently 78 years with a net worth of $67 billion.
and 9. Charles Koch (U.S.) and David Koch (U.S.)
Charles Koch and David Koch, the two brothers rank 8th and 9th in the list of top 20 richest people. Charles Koch is the CEO of Koch Industries whereas his brother serves as the executive vice president of the company. Both brothers have a net worth of $60 billion.
Larry Ellison (U.S.)
Larry Ellison is the co-founder of Oracle Corporation. Oracle is known for providing a robust database management system. Oracle is a master company and have very low competition. He is currently 73 years old with a net worth of $58 billion.
- Michael Bloomberg (U.S.)
Michael Bloomberg is the CEO of Bloomberg L.P. It is a global financial services, mass media, and software company. He was also the mayor of New York city. He is currently 76 years old with a net worth of $50 billion.
Larry Page (U.S.)
Larry Page is the co-founder of Google. He is the CEO of Google’s parent company, Alphabet Inc. He invented the Google’s most effective page ranking algorithm. He is currently 45 years old with a net worth of $48 billion.
Sergey Brin (U.S.)
Sergey Brin is the President of Google’s parent company Alphabet Inc. He is number 13 on the list of top 20 richest people. Google has low competition now as it is a well established company. He is 44 years old with a net worth of $47.5 billion.
Jim Walton (U.S.)
Jim Walton is the son of Sam Walton who founded Walmart. Jim is the chairman of Arvest Bank and Community Publishers. He is 70 years old with a net worth of $46.6 billion.
Rob Walton (U.S.)
Rob Walton is the current chairman of Walmart stores. Walmart is the world’s largest retailer. He is the eldest son of Sam Walton. He is currently 73 years old with a net worth of $46.2 billion.
Alice Walton (U.S.)
Alice Walton is the daughter of Walmart founder Sam Walton. She is on 16th spot in the list of top 20 richest people. She is also the richest women in the world. She is 68 years old with a net worth of $45.6 billion.
Ma Huateng (China)
Ma Huateng is the chairman and CEO of Tencent. This company is the most valuable company. Ma is 46 years old with a total net worth of $45 billion.
- Francoise Bettencourt Meyers (France)
She is the Chairwoman of family’s L’Oreal holdings and granddaughter of L’Oreal’s founder. She is also the author of Bible Commentaries. She is currently 65 years old with a net worth for $44 billion.
Mukesh Ambani (India)
Mukesh Ambani is the Founder and Chairman of Reliance Industries. He is the richest person of India. Reliance Retail Ltd. a subsidiary of Reliance Industry is the largest retailer in India. There is very low competition in this field as the prices at which he sells products are very cheap. He is currently 61 years old with a net worth of $43 Billion.
Jack Ma (China)
Jack Ma is the founder and Chairman of Alibaba Group. He is the richest person of China. Jack Ma was ranked 2nd as the “World’s Biggest Leader” by Fortune. He is currently 53 years old with a net worth of $42 billion.
Bonus- Kim Kardashian
Kim is an American TV personality and socialite. She is an influential online and social media person. She is 37 years old with a net worth of $350 million.
Who is the richest person in LA is?
There is a strong competition between people on who is the richest person in LA, the person is Elon Musk. He is the Founder and CEO of SpaceX and Neuralink. The richest person in LA, Elon Musk is 47 years old with a net worth of $20 billion.
We hope you enjoyed reading our article on top 20 richest people in the world. These people give us motivation and make us believe that everything is possible. Anyone who strives to be successful can achieve success with his/her hard work. If they can do it, so can we. We just need to keep “never give up” attitude.
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