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20 Richest people in the world: Bloomberg Billionaires Index list 2020

The founder and CEO of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, remains the richest person on earth with a total net worth of $120bn, followed by his rival Bill Gates ($99.6bn), Bernard Arnault ($79.9bn), Warren Buffett ($72.6bn) and Mark Zuckerberg ($62.6bn).

Among the list, Aliko Dangote, President of Dangote Group retained his spot as the World’s richest black person and world’s 82 richest person with $13.5bn

The number of billionaires in the world has increased by 346, reaching a record total of 2,816 with wealth of $11.2 trillion, surging 66 percent from five years ago.

Africa list of Global billionaires, Egypt and South Africa are tied with five billionaires each, Nigeria four; Morocco has two, while Zimbabwe and Tanzania have one billionaire each.

According to Bloomberg Billionaires Index which show ranking of the world’s 500 richest people

The net worth figures are updated every business day at the close of every trading day in New York, with assets categorised as publicly traded companies, private assets (including closely held businesses, art and real estate), cash and other liquid investments and liabilities

20 Bloomberg Billionaires Index list

1 Jeff Bezos $120B  United States
2 Bill Gates $99.6B  United States
3 Bernard Arnault $79.9B  France
4 Warren Buffett $72.6B  United States
5 Mark Zuckerberg $62.6B  United States
6 Steve Ballmer $57.2B  United States
7 Larry Page $56.7B  United States
8 Larry Ellison $56.2B  United States
9 Francoise Bettencourt Meyers $56.0B France
10 Amancio Ortega $55.8B Spain
11 Sergey Brin $55.0B United States
12 Julia Flesher Koch $49.7B United States
13 Charles Koch $49.7B United States
14 Rob Walton $49.5B United States
15 Jim Walton $49.2B United States
16 Alice Walton $48.7B United States
17 Carlos Slim $45.9B Mexico
18 Jack Ma $44.0B China
19 Mukesh Ambani $39.9B India
20 Pony Ma $39.1B China

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