According to latest stats published by FORBES, below is the list of 20 richest people in the world:
- Charles Koch (USA)
The two Koch brothers share 20th place in the world’s richest people’s ranking in 2020. Charles Koch has assets of $ 42.8 billion and a loss of nearly $ 8 billion last year (2019: 50.5 Billion dollars).
The “Forbes” numbers are only estimates, but they are based on one of the world’s most complex estimation methods and are considered to be largely reliable in the industry.
- Jack Ma (China)
Chinese Jack Ma is a relatively new addition among the top 20 richest people in the world. He is the founder – and long-time boss – of the Alibaba Group. Ma currently has $ 44.4 billion in assets, making 19th place in the ranking.
- Ma Huateng (China)
The Chinese have built up the Internet companyTencent, which also includes the popular messenger WeChat. It rises in the ranking of the richest people in the world and ranks 18th with a private wealth of $ 45.7 billion – last year it was $ 38.8 billion.
17,16 & 15. Alice, Rob Walton & Jim
Walmart, the largest supermarket chain in the world, also makes the heirs rich: According to the Forbes list, Jim Walton (left) will make $ 52.2 billion in 2020. His two siblings Rob Walton ( 16th place: $ 51.9 billion) and Alice Walton (17th place: $ 52 billion ) also have substantial assets.
- Francoise Bettencourt-Meyers & family (France)
After Liliane Bettencourt died in September 2017, her daughter inherited the L’Oréal fortune. $ 57.6 billion make Francoise Bettencourt-Meyers one of the richest women in the world. According to Forbes, their assets grew by more than eight billion dollars last year.
- Steve Ballmer (USA)
The former Microsoft boss will remain in the top 20 richest people in the world in 2020 and improve by six places. According to Forbes, his fortune is now $ 58.3 billion, over $ 17 billion more than in the previous year.
- Michael Bloomberg (USA)
The founder of the media company of the same name and former mayor of New York was able to increase his wealth last year by $ 2.9 billion to now $ 58.4 billion. He nevertheless falls back in the 2020 Forbes list and ends up on the twelfth rank of the richest people in the world.
- Mukesh Ambani (India)
The Indian businessman’s financial assets in 2020 will be $ 59.8 billion. Last year, Ambani’s net worth was just under $ 10 billion lower. (2019: $ 50 billion)
- Sergey Brin (USA)
Google co-founder Sergey Brin has assets of $ 62 billion in 2020, according to the Forbes list. The fortune of the native Russian, who emigrated to the United States with his parents at the age of five, was $ 49.8 billion last year, a huge plus over the previous year, according to Forbes.
- Carlos Slim Helu and family (Mexico)
A dubious transaction has made the Mexican one of the richest people in the world. In 1990, the entrepreneur is said to have bought the Mexican state-owned telephone company Telmex for just $ 1.8 billion. The actual value at the time was well over $ 10 billion. After the privatization, Carlos Slim took advantage of his monopoly. The billionaire’s fortune is $ 64.1 billion in 2020, according to the Forbes list.
- larry page (USA)
After they met at Stanford University, Page founded Google with Sergey Brin. Today, with
$ 64.3 billion in assets, he ranks eighth in the ranking. In 2019 his fortune was still $ 50.8 billion.
- Larry Ellison (USA)
The Oracle founder’s fortune has gone through turbulent times. In 2000, it was $ 58 billion. However, during the dotcom crisis a year later, he lost more than half of his capital. In 2020, it returned to $ 67.3 billion.
- Amancio Ortega (Spain)
The textile company Inditex is behind the Spaniard. These include brands such as Zara, Pull & Bear and Bershka. Ortega took his first steps in the textile industry in 1963 with the sale of bathrobes. Nine years later, he laid the foundation stone for Inditex with Confecciones GOA. According to Forbes, it will have $ 76.9 billion in 2020, $ 14 billion more than in 2019. Last year, Ortega’s wealth was $ 62.7 billion.
- Mark Zuckerberg (USA)
At the age of 19, he founded today’s internet giant Facebook as a student. After a rapid rise in the “Forbes” list, his fortune in 2020 was $ 80.7 billion. Last year it was $ 62.3 billion.
- Warren Buffett (USA)
Exchange guru Warren Buffett followed in fourth place with $ 89.4 billion. The investor legend is known as the “Oracle of Omaha” posted a gain of almost seven billion dollars compared to 2019.
- Bill Gates (USA)
The Microsoft founder was able to increase his fortune again, but with $ 108.8 billion he “only” ranks third in the ranking. Last year, Gates claimed second place.
- Bernard Arnault& family (France)
French entrepreneur Bernard Arnault’s net worth in 2020 was $ 113.6 billion – number two in the 2020 ranking of the richest people in the world. Arnault is a major shareholder in the luxury group Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton.
1.Jeff Bezos (USA)
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos was the first person in the world to have a fortune in the hundreds of billions. In 2020, his fortune was $ 116.7 billion, making him the richest person on earth at the moment.