In this world with booming entrepreneurship successful stories, success is usually measured by the value a person has in terms of money. The achievements however, are years of hard work and struggle that gets people where they are standing today. In this blog we’ll discuss about World’s Top 20 Richest People of 2018.

Due to fluctuations in the market the ranking of top billionaires in the world varies, for instance Jeff Bezos was throned as the world’s richest person when markets opened in July 2017 as the Amazon King surpassed Bill Gates with fortune of $90.6 billion. But by the time the markets closed, he was dethroned again. As a result of highs and lows in the market the list of billionaires changes time to time.

 There are more than 20,000 billionaires in the world however the number is expected to grow. We’ve enlisted top 20 richest people in the world which may vary in some time.

 Some of the Billionaires in this list have their inherited family businesses but the majority of the Billionaires are self-made, they have established their business in technology, fashion, sports, finance etc. If you’re looking for the list of top richest people, then you’ve come to the right site.

 

Here’s the list of World’s top 20 richest people of 2018, have a look :

 

20. JACK MA

Ma Yun also known as Jack Ma is a 53 year old Chinese business tycoon, investor, technology entrepreneur and a philanthropist. He’s the founder and CEO of Alibaba Group.

Net worth : $41.1 Billion

Occupation : Alibaba

 

19. SHELDON ADELSON

Sheldon Adelson is an 84 year old  American billionaire casino magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He is the founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands Corporation.

Net worth : $41.8 Billion

Occupation :  Casinos

 

18. MUKESH AMBANI

Mukesh Ambani is a 60 year old Indian business magnate. He’s the chairman, managing director and largest shareholder of India’s most valuable company by market value Reliance Industries Limited (RIL)

Net worth : $42.5 Billion

Occupation : Reliance Industries Limited (RIL)

 

17. ALICE WALTON

Alice Walton is a 68 year old Wal-Mart heir, Chairman of  Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. She’s the only daughter of Sam Walton and Helen Walton. She has focused on curating art but she also co-manages Walton enterprises.

Net worth : $48.4 Billion

Occupation : Inherited Walmart Enterprise, Crystal bridges museum. 

 

16. ROB WALTON

Samuel Robson Walton is a 73 year old business man and the eldest son of Sam Walton, founder of Walmart, the world’s largest retailer. He served as Chairman of Walmart from 1992 to 2015.

Net worth : $48.6 Billion

Occupation : Walmart

 

15. JIM WALTON

Jim Walton is a 69 year old business man who serves as the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Arvest Bank Group Inc. The youngest son of Walmart founder Sam Walton co-manages Walton Enterprises. He’s the world’s largest retailer

Net worth : $49 Billion

Occupation : Walmart enterprises 

 

14. MA HUATENG


Net worth : $50.9 Billion

Occupation : Tencent holdings

 

13. DAVID KOCH

David Hamilton Koch is a 77 year old American business man and also a chemical engineer. He’s the Vice Executive 2President of Koch Industries which manufactures refines and distribute chemicals and minerals in the world. Koch Industries is the second largest privately held company is US.

Net worth : $50.9 Billion

Occupation : Koch Industries

 

12. CHARLES KOCH

Charles Koch is an 82 year old American business man and a political doner who runs the Koch Industries with his brother David Koch. He is co-owner, chairman of the board, and chief executive officer of Koch Industries since 1967.

Net worth : $52 Billion

Occupation : Koch Industries

 

11. SERGEY BRIN

Sergey Brin is 44 year old Russian-born computer scientist.  He co-founded Google with his friend Larry Page in 1998. He’s now the President of Alphabet company owned by Google.

Net worth : $52.6 Billion

Occupation : Internet entrepreneur, , computer scientist, Google. 

 

10. MICHAEL BLOOMBERG

Michael Bloomberg is a 75 year old American businessman, author, politician, and philanthropist. He is the founder, CEO, and owner of Bloomberg LP, he formed his company being fired by Salomon Brothers. Bloomberg LP is a mass media, global financial services, and software company that bears his name. He also served as mayor of New York City for three terms.

Net worth : $52.6 billion

Occupation : Bloomberg LP

 

9. LARRY PAGE

Larry Page is a 44 year old American computer scientist. He co-founded Google with his friend Sergey Brin in 1998. He’s CEO of Alphabet company owned by Google.

Net worth : $54 Billion

Occupation : Internet entrepreneur, computer scientist, Google. 

 

8. LARRY ELLISON

Larry Ellison is the 72 year old American billionaire and the founder, chairman and former CEO of software company Oracle Corp, the second largest hand behind Microsoft. He has millions of dollars worth of real estate in the world which includes the entire island of Lanai in Hawaii.

Net worth : $62.8 Billion

Occupation : Software, Oracle.

 

7. CARLOS SLIM

Carlos Slim Helu is a 81 year old Mexican business tycoon and also a philanthropist. He owns more than 200 Industries in Mexico through his conglomerate, Grupo Carso. He also owns the largest Mobile company in Latin America.

Net worth : $71.7 Billion

Occupation : Grupo Carso

 

6. AMANCIO ORTEGA

Amancio Ortega is an 82 years old Spanish self-made billionaire best known for founding Inditex fashion group, which includes Zara clothing stores, Massimo Dutti and Oysho. Inditex company follows bloggers and customers for what they’re wearing instead of focusing on Fashion shows.

Net worth : $76.9 Billion

Occupation : Inditex

 

5. BERNARD ARNAULT

Bernard Arnault is the French 68 year old Billionaire and the chairman and CEO of LVMH, which is the largest luxury goods company in the world. Arnault bought Christian Dior in the start of his business. He’s responsible of  world’s most trendy fashion brands Bulgari, Louis Vuitton, Dom Perignon and Sephora.

Net worth : $77.1 Billion

Occupation : LVMH, inherited. 

4. MARK ZUCKERBERG

Mark Zukerberg is the youngest Billionaire of the world and is only 33 years old. He’s an American computer programmer. He was only a sophomore at Harvard when he launched a social site www.facebook.com which now has more than 1.2 billion users.

Net worth : $77.1 Billion

Occupation : Facebook, technology. 

 

3. WARREN BUFFET

Warren Buffet is an 87 years old American self-made business magnate and a philanthropist. He got rejected from Harvard University so he graduated from Columbia. In 1969 he bought Berkshire Hathaway and changed it into a powerhouse company. He made his first invest when he was only 11 One of the world’s best investors, Warren is also known for his cheap spending habits.

Net worth : $92.4 Billion

Occupation : Investor, Berkshire Hathaway CEO.

 

2. BILL GATES

William Henry Gates III famous as Bill Gates is a 62 years old American self-made billionaire, business magnate and a philanthropist. He co-founded Microsoft with his friend Paul Allen and served as it’s CEO till 2000. Bill gates is the 2nd most wealthiest person in the world as he was surpassed by Jeff Bezos in July 2017.

He also wrote 2 books :

  • The Road Ahead
  • Business @ the Speed of Thought

Net worth : $92.8 Billion 

Occupation : Microsoft, technology. 

 

1. JEFF BEZOS

Jeff Preston Bezos is a 54 years old American electrical engineer, a computer scientist and a technology & retail entrepreneur. He’s the founder, chairman and CEO of world’s largest online shopping retail Amazon.com . He surpassed Bill Gates in July 2017 when $40 billion added to his net worth and now he’s hands down the most wealthiest person in the world.

Net worth : $120.5 Billion

Occupation : Amazon. Technology & retail investor and entrepreneur. 

 

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