The list of Top 10 Richest People in The World may vary from time to time. It all depends on the latest net worth and their financial performance. Below is the list of Top 10 Richest People in The World according to Bloomberg Billionaires Index as on 11 August 2020 and some of their interesting facts.
1. Jeff Bezos, $ 186 billion
Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has total assets of US $ 186 billion and is the richest person on earth today. After divorcing his wife McKenzie in 2019 and transferring a quarter of his wager to him at Amazon, his situation is similar. Jeff Bezos has also invested a lot in space technology and he owns the Washington Times newspaper.
2. Bill Gates, $ 121 billion
A permanent fixture at the top end of the affluent list for the last 20 years, the founder of Microsoft has sold or lent most of his stake in the company (he owns just 1% of Microsoft) and is now primarily focused on himself. After establishing software giant Microsoft with Paul Allen, Bill Gates eventually retained most of his shares in the company with only 1% of the shares and invested in the remaining shares and other assets.
3. Mark Zuckerberg, $ 99.7 billion
Zuckerberg founded Facebook in 2004 at the age of 19 and now ranks among the five richest people in the world. The co-founder, CEO and chairman of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg is the champion of the social network, which has become a trend for communication today. After the company went public in May 2012, its net worth is the US $ 99.7 billion today and it owns about 15% of its stake in Facebook.
4. Warren Buffett, $ 80.4 billion
Like Gates, he has resolved to donate more than 99% of his fortune. Popular as the Oracle of Omaha, Warren Buffet is seen as one of the most successful investors of all time. He runs Berkshire Hathaway, which has over 60 companies, including the famous Geo Insurance, Durackle, Dairy Queen Restaurant. His net worth is the US $ 80.4 billion.
5. Mukesh Ambani, $ 79.8 billion
Indian Ambani owns a 42% controlling stake in Reliance Industries, which owns the world’s largest oil refining complex. He also owns assets of more than $ 400 million. The founding chairman of Reliance Industries, Mukesh Ambani has total assets of $ 79.8 billion. He runs one of the largest oil and gas companies in India besides a very popular and influential telecommunications network in India.
6. Bernard Arnault $ 79 billion
Arnault is the richest European on the list. He has an empire of over 60 brands. His total assets today are US $ 79 billion, tied to his business in an empire of over 70 brands including Louis Luiton and Sepora.
7. Steve Ballmer, $ 75 billion
Steve Ballmer was the former CEO of Microsoft from 2000 to 2014. Currently, he is the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers NBA franchise. As former Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer led the firm from 2000 to 2014. His capable leadership during very difficult times pushed Microsoft towards stability and progress.
8. Larry Page, $ 71.7 billion
Larry Ellison’s net worth is the US $ 71.9 billion and that money he has earned from Oracle. He stepped down as CEO of the company in 2014 and has since served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Technology Advisor. Larry Page is ranked eighth among the world’s richest individuals. He has also invested in Planetary Resources, a well-known space exploration company, and is also financing “flying cars”, startup companies Kitty Hawk and Opener.
9. Sergey Brin, $ 69.5 billion
Along with Larry Page, Brin was the co-founder of Google. As of December 2019, he was the chairman of Alphabet Inc. His total asset is $ 69.5 billion.
10. Elon Musk, $ 67.2 billion
Elon Musk is the founder as well as CEO of SpaceX. He is the CEO of Tesla. Elon Musk is working to bring revolution in transport on Earth – through rocket maker SpaceX, through electric car maker Tesla – and into space. Elon Musk currently has total assets of US $ 67.2 billion.