10 Richest People in the World: Forbes list 2018
The most richest people on the planet have an amazing measure of riches — tantamount to the GDP of little nations for a few.
A significant number of the world’s most richest people, as Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos or Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, are independent and transformed a thought into a billion-dollar fortune.
For others, similar to the Koch siblings of Koch Industries, their organizations were acquired, however their control of the organization prompted overpowering measures of riches.
A huge number give a vast level of their cash to charity.
Actually, a few of the world’s most richest people including Gates and Warren Buffet have made “The Giving Pledge,” which implies they have promised to give away in any event half of their riches to charity.
The United States is home to the greatest number of billionaires, with 585, followed by Greater China (including mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan) with 476, Germany with 123, India with 119 and Russia with 102. California alone has 144 billionaires, more than any single country besides the U.S. and China.
Centi-billionaire Bezos’ fortune rose to $112 billion, the biggest single-year gain ever, allowing him to dethrone Gates, worth just $90 billion. Gates has been the richest person in the world for 18 of the past 24 years. The Oracle of Omaha, Warren Buffett, took the third spot on the list with a net worth of $84 billion.
President Trump, worth $3.1 billion, ranked No. 766 falling from No. 544 in 2017. Trump’s fortune has fallen $400 million since last year’s list, due in part to falling values of Midtown Manhattan real estate and declining revenues at several Trump golf properties.
This year, 259 newcomers were added to the list and the number of women rose to 256, up from 227 in 2017. Alice Walton, daughter of Walmart founder Sam Walton, is the richest woman on the list with a fortune of $46 billion.
1. Jeff Bezos
A 55 year old, Jeff Bezos also called as Jeffrey Preston Bezos is an American technology entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist who is been popular as founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Amazon, largest online retailer of the world. Bezos is the first person to Top $100 billion on the Forbes list of billionaire with a Net Worth of $112 billion.
2. Bill Gates
“Bill Gates” who is also called as William Henry Gates III is an American business magnate and a principal founder of Microsoft Corporation. He is also the investor, author, philanthropist, humanitarian, and He was in top 2 in Forbes list with a Net Worth of $92 billion.
3. Warren Buffett
Warren Edward Buffett is an American business magnate and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. He is also an investor and philanthropist who Serves as the chairman for Berkshire with a Net Worth of around $84 billion.
4. Bernard Arnault
Bernard Jean Etienne Arnault (the world’s largest luxury-goods company), the chairman and chief executive officer of LVMH, is a French business magnate, an investor, and art collector with a Net worth of around 87.7 billion.
5. Mark Elliot Zuckerberg
Mark Elliot Zuckerberg is an American technology entrepreneur and a chairman and chief executive officer of the Facebook Company. He is also a philanthropist and the estimated Net Worth of around $71 billion.
6. Amancio Ortega Gaona
Amancio Ortega Gaona, the founder and former chairman of Inditex fashion group, best known for its chain of Zara clothing and accessories shops is a Spanish billionaire businessman with a Net Worth of $70 billion.
7. Carlos Slim Helu
Carlos Slim Helu is a Mexican business magnate, engineer, investor and philanthropist. From 2010 to 2013, Slim was ranked as the richest person in the world by the Forbes business magazine with a Net Worth of around $67.1 billion.
8. Charles Koch
Charles de Ganahl Koch is an American businessman, a political donor and philanthropist with an estimated net worth of $61 billion.
9. David Koch
The founder of Koch Industries business (second-largest privately held company in the United States), David Hamilton Koch is an American businessman, political activist, philanthropist and chemical engineer with an estimated Net Worth of around $60 billion.
10. Larry Ellison
The co-founder, executive chairman and chief technology officer of Oracle Corporation Lawrence Joseph Ellison is an American businessman, entrepreneur, and philanthropist with a Net Worth of around $58.5 billion.