List of Top 10 Richest Men in the World in 2019
The list of the richest men in the world is compiled and released annually in March by the business magazine Forbes and the valued assets are houses, land, businesses, vehicles, artwork, stock prices, exchange rates and more. Equity is estimated in US dollars. Out of this list are dictators and royal families, whose assets are acquired by the fact of their positions. Get to know a little about these men and their billionaire businesses in this annual ranking of records on how fortunes are raised.
Richest Men In The World
10. Lary Page – $50.8 Billion
Lawrence Edwar Page, better known as Lary Page is along with Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google, one of the world’s four largest technology companies, alongside Apple, Amazon, and Facebook. Google was founded in 1998 when Page was a Ph.D. student at Stanford University, California. As a computer scientist, he invented PageRank, the Google search ranking algorithm, the most visited website in the world.
9 Michael Bloomberg – $55.5 Billion
Michael Rubens Bloomberg is from the United States and is not only a businessman but also a politician. He was mayor of New York from 2002 until 2013. His communications company, Bloomberg, is present in more than 173 countries and works with technology and data for the financial market and operating news agency worldwide.
8 Mark Zuckerberg – $62.3 billion
Mark Elliot Zuckerberg is a young programmer and entrepreneur who became internationally known as one of the founders of Facebook, which has become the largest social network in the world. In December 2015, he promised to donate 99% of his life-long shares, about $45 billion at the time, to the Zuckerberg Chan Incentive, a charity fund of his own. But he will remain the owner of these donated actions. With cases of user data sharing, fake news, and other abuses, the company’s stock plummeted, dropping it from fifth to eighth from the previous list.
7 Larry Ellison – $62.5 billion
Larry Joseph Ellison is a US entrepreneur co-founder, president, and chief technology officer of Oracle Corporation, a technology and computer multinational specializing in developing and marketing hardware, software, and databases. Oracle is the world’s second-largest software company behind Microsofeaturing
6 Amancio Ortega – $62.7 billion
Amancio Ortega Gaona is a Spanish businessman, the world’s largest retailer and one of the richest in Europe. He is the president and founder of Inditex, a conglomerate of hundreds of Spanish companies that work in the design, manufacture, and distribution of textile products, being the largest group of Making clothes in the world.
5 Carlos Slim Helu – $64 billion
Carlos Slim Helu is a Mexican businessman known as Midas, a character from Greek mythology who turned everything he touched into gold. He is considered the Midas king of telecommunications for his ability to thrive decaying businesses. It controls América Móvil, the largest mobile telecommunications company in Latin America.
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4 Bernard Anault – $76 Billion
Bernard Anault is a French businessman, president, and CEO of LVMH, the world’s largest luxury goods company with over 70 brands. The best place this billionaire has ever achieved on the list of the richest men in the world was fourth place in 2012 with $41 billion.
3 Warren Buffett – $82.5 Billion
Warren Edward Buffett is a natural businessman from the United States. Aninvestor and philanthropist, he is the main shareholder, chairman, and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, a company that manages and supervises a number of subsidiary companies from railroads to utilities of gas and electricity. Buffet is considered the most successful investor of the twentieth century, and was once the richest in the world in 2008. He has already donated a large portion of his fortune to charities, especially to his friends, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
2 Bill Gates – $96.5 billion
William Henry Gates III is from the United States and is known worldwide for being one of the founders of Microsoft, the world’s largest and best-known software company in terms of market value. He currently owns about 1 percent of Microsoft because he sold and donated most of the company’s stock, but remains a board member. He has already topped the list of the richest men in the world from 1995 to 2007, 2009 and 2013 to 2017. The billionaire’s estimated net worth according to Forbes is $96.5 billion.
1 Jeff Bezos – $131 Billion
First on the list of the richest men in the world for the second time in a row is Jeffrey Preston Jorgensen, known as Jeff Bezos. He was born in the United States and is the founder, president, and CEO of Amazon.com, a garage-based e-commerce company in 1994 that was one of the first companies with any relevance to sell products on the Internet. Today, it now sells almost everything a consumer might want. The billionaire was also the first to reach $100 billion as No. 1 on the Forbes list.