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10 Wealthiest People in the World

Updated on June 2, 2019

Did you ever think about living the life you dream about? If yes, let me guess, it takes a lot of money right?

As said by Parkinson, "Only very rich people can afford to live like the rich". It is proven by the wealthiest people in the world. Here are the 10 wealthiest people in the world:

10. Larry Page

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Net Worth: $51.7 billion

An entrepreneur who co-founded with Sergey Brin and the chief executive officer (CEO) of Alphabet Inc., Google parent's compay.

He is also the co-inventor of PageRank, which was named after Larry Page. It is the first Google search algorithm used to rank web pages.


9. Michael Bloomberg

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Net Worth: $54.4 billion

An American businessman, author, philanthropist and politician. He is one of the founders of Bloomberg L.P., a global finance software media company.

He joined The Giving Pledge, where billionaires pledge to give at least haft of their wealth. Also, Bloomberg donated $1.8 billion to Johns Hopkins University for student aid, which was the largest highest education institution donation.

8. Carlos Slim Helu

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Net Worth: $59.5 billion

A Mexican engineer, investor and philanthropist. He is the Mexico's richest man and was ranked as the Forbes business magazine's richest person in the world from 2010 to 2013.

He owns 40% of the Mexican Stock Exchange listings, while his net worth is approximately 6 percent of Mexico's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and the largest single shareholder of The New York Times Company.

7. Amancio Ortega

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Net Worth: $61.6 billion

A Spanish businessman who was the founder and former chairman of Inditex fashion group, where Zara clothing and accessories shop was known as its chain.

He was the 2nd wealthiest person in Europe and the 6th wealthiest in the world in September 2018. Amancio is the head of the Ortega family, the wealthiest family in Europe and the 5th wealthiest in the world.


6. Larry Ellison

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Net Worth: $62.4 billion

An American entrepreneur, businessman and philanthropist who is the executive chairman and chief technology officer (CTO) of Oracle Corporation. The company sells engineered database software and technology products which was the 3rdrd largest software company in 2018.

He was the Forbes magazine's 4th wealthiest person in the United States and 7th wealthiest in the world in March 2019. Also, Ellison is one of the 40 who had signed "The Giving Pledge" and he donated $200 million to University of Southern California as support for establishing cancer research center.

5. Mark Zuckerberg

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Net Worth: $66.5 billion

An American entrepreneur and philanthropist who is the co-founder and chief executive officer (CEO) of Facebook. He is the co-founder of Breakthrough Starshot, solar sail spacecraft development project, and became the world's youngest self-made billionaire at age 23 in 2007.

Mark was listed in the 100 wealthiest and most influential people in 2010 and was ranked 10th on Forbes list of the World's Most Powerful People in 2016.

4. Bernard Arnault

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Net Worth: $89.1 billion

A French businessman, investor and art collector who is the chairman and chief executive of LVMH Moet Hennessy - Loius Vuitton SE. It is the largest luxury goods company in the world.

He is the wealthiest person in Europe and 4th wealthiest in the world as of April 2019. After the Notre-Dame Cathedral fire incident, Bernard's family donated €200 million on behalf of Bernard.

3. Warren Buffett

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Net Worth: $89.9 billion

An American businessman, investor and philanthropist who is the chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of Berkshire Hathaway. He is known for his excellence on value investing.

He is the 3rd wealthiest person in the world in May 2019. Together with Bill Gates, Warren founded the "The Giving Pledge" in 2009. He pledged to give away 99 percent of his wealth.

2. Bill Gates

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Net Worth: $99.9 billion

An American businessman, investor, author and philanthropist who is the chief executive officer (CEO) of Microsoft Corporation. He is one of the best entrepreneur of the personal computer revolution.

He donated large amount of money to charities and research program through Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which is the largest private charity. Bill also signed in "The Giving Pledge".

1. Jeff Bezos

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Net Worth: $146.9 billion

An American entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist who is the founder and chief executive officer (CEO) of Amazon. It is considered as the world's largest online sales company.

He is the 1st centi-billionaire as listed in the Forbes wealth index and named as the "richest man in the modern history" after his net worth reach $150 million in July 2018.

Summary

So, who is the wealthiest person in the world? Jeff Bezos! He is considered as the wealthiest person of all time, dead or alive, past or present.

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      Priya Barua 

      9 months ago

      Great article. I think Mackenzie Bezos will also be part of the list after the divorce!

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