There are a lot of rich people in the world, from different parts of the globe. Different people make money from different environments, with different ventures and enterprises. So, you might have been wondering who the richest people in the world are.
In this article, we will be exploring the top ten richest men in the world. Of course, being in such a category as this already places you in the limelight. Interestingly, as you will get to see, the list is dominated by entrepreneurs. These guys, these smart guys, have been able to build superb businesses that have contributed greatly to their net worth. They are busy game-changers who have been playing in different fields and have been doing different kinds of stuff to contribute their own part to help transform the world.
Now, talking about their net worth, it should be common and general knowledge that their net worth does fluctuate, and that there are several factors that will bring about changes in their net worth. If you have been following figures, you should be aware that there’s been a big fluctuation in the net worth of these guys in the past year.
In this article though, we will be exploring their current net worth – which was drawn from Forbes directly.
Let’s get started:
Top 10 Richest Men In The World And Their Net Worth
1. Jeff Bezos
Net Worth: $177 Billion
Almost everyone around is familiar with Amazon. Apart from being a superb global company, the company also has an inspiring story. Well, we should first state (for those who don’t know), that the founder is the current richest man in the world – in the person of Jeff Bezos.
Amazon is a huge company, one of the most famous on the web. So, it was started by Jeff Bezos, as a small online bookstore in his room. As expected, he also faced challenges and issues faced by many other businesses but persisted.
Right now, Amazon is a very big brand, while Jeff has overthrown Bill Gates to become the richest man in the world. He added up to $40 billion to his net worth in the last couple of years, and while somewhere declining vehemently, this man is still here.
He recently divorced his wife – MacKenzie, and even while she was given 4% of Amazon (which made her one of the richest people in the world), it didn’t affect Jeff’s net worth quite much.
So, Jeff Bezos has become an inspiration for many. He is known as the first man ever to reach the $100 billion mark. Indeed, he is committed to making Amazon the very best company around.
2. Elon Musk
Net Worth: $151 Billion
Elon Musk is known to have participated in a lot of companies. He was retroactively declared a CEO and co-founder of Tesla, after his major funding of the electric vehicle company. Elon is also the founder and CEO of Neuralink, and founder of The Boring Company.
Elon Musk’s electric vehicle company is aimed at revolutionizing transportation on Earth, through Tesla – and in space, through SpaceX. He is regarded as the world’s most valuable automaker.
Musk founded Neuralink and The Boring Company in 2016. Neuralink produces brain-machine interface devices to allow people suffering from paralysis to mentally interact with their mobile devices and computers. The Boring Company produces boring machines that are used for drilling tunnels that would help to mitigate traffic congestion in major cities.
3. Bernard Arnault
Net Worth: $150 Billion
Bernard Arnault is the third richest man in the world. He is the boss at LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessey), formed following the merging of Louis Vuitton and Moet Hennessey. The latter is a champagne and cognac manufacturer while the former is a huge luxury fashion brand.
Some years back, Bernard was the 14th richest man in the world. Nevertheless, he keeps growing his net worth and is currently on the third spot on the list.
4. Bill Gates
Net Worth: $126.7 Billion
Bill Gates used to be the richest man in the world before he was overthrown by Jeff Bezos. He is the founder of Microsoft – one of the most successful companies in the world. He founded the company in 1975 with Paul Allen.
Microsoft, which has the reputation of being the largest PC software company worldwide, has been Bill’s major source of wealth. Although Jeff Bezos is deemed the man who first attains the $100 billion mark, Gates has almost surpassed the mark and is also aiming for something higher.
Bill Gates is currently the fourth richest man in the world.
5. Mark Zuckerberg
Net Worth: $119 Billion
Mark Zuckerberg is a popular figure. He is the founder of Facebook – the largest social media company in the world. Facebook’s success has ensured the success of Mark Zuckerberg in different ways. The company, which started as a little project in his dorm room at Harvard University, is now the most valuable social media company in the world, making Mark Zuckerberg one of the richest men in the world too.
Some years back, Mark Zuckerberg lost some of his worth following the Cambridge Analytica data scandal (as his company’s stock prices fall drastically). Nevertheless, he appears to have found his feet and has regained the major net worth lost. He is still the fourth richest man in the world, and he appears to be keen on changing the world around him.
Mark and the team are usually on the lookout for steps that will increase Facebook’s value, and they make acquisitions where necessary.
6. Warren Buffett
Net Worth: $110.3 Billion
Warren Buffett is the fifth richest man in the world right now. Well, he is a popular figure too. The American entrepreneur and investor is the boss at Berkshire Hathaway and is regarded as the most successful investor in the world.
Actually, tons of investors in different places in the world are looking up to him and learning the principles that made him the huge billionaire he currently is.
Warren Buffett is also an interesting man. So, here is a billionaire who can afford to live anywhere he desire, but still reside in the home he bought years ago before he became this wealthy! Of course, it should be mentioned, because many others would have moved to something more exotic!
Warren Buffett is a tough guy who has survived the turbulence of the investing world since he started his career years back.
7. Larry Ellison
Net Worth: $106.7 Billion
Larry Ellison is the sixth richest man in the world. He is the co-founder of the Oracle Corporation – one of the most valuable companies in the world. Larry used to be Oracle’s Chief Executive Officer (he left the position in 2014).
Oracle has grown tremendously since it was founded and has now employed hundreds of thousands of people. It is a big valuable tech firm that keeps growing. It contributed largely to Larry’s wealth and has ensured he has a place on the list of richest people in the world.
So, with a net worth of $106.7 billion, Larry Ellison is the 6th richest man in the world currently.
8. Larry Page
Net Worth: $104.2 Billion
Larry Page is the eighth richest man in the world. If you are reading this, then you must have used Google Search at one point or another (or at least, be familiar with it). Well, Larry is Google’s co-founder – the project which came alive in a garage back then in 1998.
Larry has played a role in ensuring the growth of Google, which has seen his wealth experiencing massive growth too. Google has transformed the internet no doubt and is even the most successful search engine in the world.
Google has made various acquisitions that have even increased its value, worth, and importance – including YouTube. Larry Page is one of the richest people in the world.
9. Sergey Brin
Net Worth: $101 Billion
Sergey Brin is the ninth richest man in the world. Sergey is a co-founder of Google. Actually, he partnered with Larry Page to launch Google back then in 1998.
It is interesting to note that a massive and influential (and valuable) company like Google, actually started in just a small simple garage. Well, these guys are focused, and they worked hard towards growing the company into what it currently is.
As a reward, they have witnessed an increase in their net worth, and are now very wealthy. Sergey is the ninth richest man in the world.
10. Amancio Ortega
Net Worth: $88.3 Billion
Amancio Ortega is currently the tenth richest man in the world. He is a Spanish entrepreneur and has been around for some time now.
Amancio founded the popular Inditex fashion group, and they own Zara. The brand is a massive and big one – a popular clothing chain worldwide.
This man used to be the fifth richest man in the world, but he, unfortunately, lost close to $20 billion of his wealth, and he is nowhere. His loss is one of the biggest so far in recent times.
With a net worth of $88.3 billion, Amancio Ortega is now the tenth richest man in the world.
11. Mukesh Ambani
Net worth $86.6 Billion
Mukesh Ambani is the Chair and Managing Director of Reliance Industries. The company was originally owned by Dhirubhai Ambani, the father of Mukesh Ambani. Reliance Industries was a small textile manufacturing industry until Mukesh joined, and the creation of petrochemicals plants and petroleum refineries were included.
Dhirubhai died from a stroke in 2002. He did not leave a will behind and this resulted in a feud between the Ambani brothers, Mukesh and Anil. A settlement was induced by their mother and they finally agreed to split the business with Mukesh retaining oil and gas, textiles, petrochemicals, and refining operations.
Under Mukesh’s leadership, Reliance Industries established various subsidiaries.
12. Steve Ballmer
Net Worth: $74.1 Billion
Steve Ballmer is the seventh richest man in the world. He is the current owner of the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers and has grown his wealth in recent years.
Steve is also the former CEO of Microsoft. He is currently one of the richest men in the world.
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In conclusion, while there are several wealthy folks in different places in the world, these guys are so wealthy, that they have their place among the richest men in the world. As expected, some will soon witness an increase, and some will soon decline.