(Top 20) Richest Man In The World 2019

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Who is the richest man in the world right now? The world's richest person is Jeff Bezos

According to a popular book, King Solomon was the richest man in the world then but he died and that seat became occupied by someone else.

The seat of the richest man in the world has never been carried along with a predecessor but always occupied by a successor.

Now we are here, just as in the viewing center, curious about whom the richest man in the world is? What is his net worth? Everyone wants to have knowledge of who the richest man on earth is.

Who Is the Richest Man in the World 2019

So, who is the richest man in the world 2018 through to 2019? The richest man in the world is Jeff Bezos with an estimated net worth of $131 billion.

The same book that said money answereth all things also stressed the love of money as the root of all evil.

Despite all, one would think the quest to become the richest man in the world would not be populated…

Today, we celebrate determined successful men at different positions on the list of richest men in the world.

Amazingly, you’ll never believe any of the world’s richest footballers made it to this list, not to talk of the richest musicians.

Meanwhile, I wouldn’t say there’s a richest man in the world ever because these filthy rich people keep breaking set records in terms of earnings and net worth.

Updated List of Top 20 Richest People In The World

So, here I’ve got for you the list of top 20 richest people in the world from various profession (music, business, eCommerce, Agriculture, Tech, Health, etc.).

1. Jeff Bezos (Worth $131 Billion) – Richest Man On Earth

Jeff Besoz - the richest man in the world today
Jeff Bezos – Amazon Founder

Jeff Bezos – the once upon a time short order line cook at Mc Donald’s is an electrical engineer and computer scientist by degree.

He is the founder of Amazon and Aerospace Company Blue Origin. He is not only the richest man in the world but also the wealthiest man in the world.

  • Full name: Jeffrey Preston Bezoz.
  • Nationality: American.
  • Date of Birth: 12th of January, 1964.
  • Country of Residence: United States of America.
  • Net worth: $131, 000, 000, 000.

In as much as we talk about the richest man in the world, we’d also want to know the world’s richest woman. Isn’t it?

Who’s the second richest man in 2019?

2. Bill Gates (Net Worth $100 Billion)

Bill Gates - World richest man on earth

Bill Gates has been the meaning of the richest man in the world right from my secondary school days.

He entered and has never been excluded from Forbes list of wealthiest people in the world since the year 1987, and he has maintained Forbes title of the richest person in the world since the year 1995 till 2017.

The main founder of Microsoft is the second richest man in the world today. He is a programmer, business noble, author, investor, and philanthropist.

He is the co – chairman of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Chairman of Branded Entertainment Network, Chairman of Terra Power, CEO of Cascade Investment, and Technology Advisor at Microsoft.

  • Full name: William Henry Gates III.
  • Nationality:  American.
  • Date of Birth: 28th of October, 1955.
  • Country of Residence: United States of America.
  • Net worth: $100, 000, 000, 000.

What if we compare the net worth of the richest musician in the world to what Bill gate has in net worth? The difference is just too much.

3. Bernard Arnault And Family ($94.6 Billion)

Bernard Arnault - on Forbes list of richest man in the world

The chairman and Chief Executive of the world’s largest luxury goods company, Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy, LVMH – Bernard Etienne Arnault is an art collector.

He is also known as a business magnate, and an investor. He was titled richest person in fashion in the year 2018.

  • Full name: Bernard Jean Etienne Arnault.
  • Nationality: French.
  • Date of Birth: 5th of March, 1949.
  • Country of Residence: France.
  • Net worth: $94, 600, 000, 000.

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4. Warren Buffet ($89.9 Billion Net Worth)

Warren buffet net worth - list of richest men in the world

“…I want to give my kids just enough so that they could do anything but not so much that they would feel like doing nothing…’

The year 2008 Forbes richest person in the world is not deleted from my list of richest men in the world.

Warren Buffet is a speaker and his sense of humor has not diminished even after losing his wife in the year 2004.

He was once rejected at Harvard business school. He is a philanthropist and was list as one of the 100 most influential people in 2007.

In the year 2018, Warren was at 3rd position on Forbes list of billionaires.

  • Full name: Warren Edward Buffett.
  • Nationality:  American.
  • Date of Birth: 30th of August, 1930.
  • Country of Residence: United States of America.
  • Net worth: $89, 900, 000, 000.

5. Mark Zuckerberg ($73.6 Billion Net Worth)

Mark Zuckerberg is the popular founder of the social network, Facebook – a new way to grow any business faster.

Did you know Facebook has acquired more than 50 different companies? Mark is a technology entrepreneur, a philanthropist, and one of the pioneers of the Giving Pledge.

In the year 2007, he was the world youngest self-made billionaire and in the year 2018, was also ranked the youngest on Forbes list of ten richest people and the top 20 billionaires list.

  • Full name: Mark Elliot Zuckerberg.
  • Nationality: American
  • Date of Birth: 14th of May, 1984.
  • Country of Residence: United States of America.
  • Net worth: $73, 600, 000, 000.

Did you know how much it will take for the richest Nigerian musician to reach Mark Zuckerberg’s net worth? How about you check that and do the maths…

6. Amancio Ortega (Worth $70.3 Billion)

Amancio Ortega net worth - on the list of wealthiest man on earth
Amancio Ortega

Also on the list is Amancio Ortega who is also one of the wealthiest people on earth. He is a Spanish business magnate, founder, and former chairman of Inditex Fashion Group. He is the sixth richest man in the world.

  • Full name: Amancio Ortega Gaona.
  • Nationality: Spain
  • Date of Birth: 28th of March, 1936.
  • Country of Residence: Spain
  • Net worth: $70, 300, 000, 000.

7. Larry Ellison ($66.1 Billion Net Worth)

Larry Ellison net worth - wealthiest men in the world list

The 6th richest man in the world is the co-founder and executive chairman of Oracle Corporation.

He is also the 4th wealthiest person in the United States, and a non executive director at Tesla Incorporation.

  • Full name: Lawrence Joseph ‘Larry’ Ellison.
  • Nationality: American.
  • Date of Birth: 17th of August, 1944.
  • Country of Residence: United States.
  • Net worth: $66, 100, 000, 000.

8. Carlos Slim Helu & Family (63.1 Billion)

Carlos Slim Helu - world's richest persons

Carlos Slim is a civil engineer by degree and he was ranked the richest man in the world between years 2010 – 2013.

Carlos is not the richest in thrichest re world but he is the richest man in Mexico and Latin America.

Did you know he did not bag the richest man in the world title in the year 2016 but was the largest single shareholder of the New York Times Company that year?

He is the 8th of the top 20 richest people in the world.

  • Full name: Carlos Slim Helu.                             
  • Nationality: Mexican.
  • Date of Birth: 28th of January, 1940.
  • Country of Residence: Mexico.
  • Net worth: $63, 100, 000, 000.

9. Michael Bloomberg (Worth $62.1 Billion)

Michael Bloomberg net worth of richest man in the world today

Micheal Bloomberg is a politician, an author and the 9th richest person in the United States. He was the 108th mayor of New York City.

Although not the world’s richest man, the 9th richest man in the world is one of the founders of Bloomberg LP.

  • Full name: Michael Rubens Bloomberg.
  • Nationality: American.
  • Date of Birth: 14th of February, 1942.
  • Country of Residence: United States of America.
  • Net worth: $62, 100, 000, 000.

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10. Larry Page ($56.4 Billion)

Larry Page is the founder of Google and the 10th richest man in the world this year 2019, as opposed to the year 2018 when he was the 8th richest person in the world.

Larry is referred to as the man who changed the rules of the digital age. He is also the inventor of Pagerank, an investor in Tesla Motors and was recently ranked the 10th billionaire in the year 2019.

  • Full name: Lawrence Edward Page.
  • Nationality: American.
  • Date of Birth: 26th of March, 1973.
  • Country of Residence: United States.
  • Net worth: $56, 400, 000, 000.

11. Sergey Brin ($55.6 Billion)

Sergie Brin Net Worth - rich man of the world

Sergey Brin is not the first timer on the world’s richest men list as he was the 13th richest person in the world year 2018.

He is the co-founder of Google and president of Alphabet Inc. Although not the wealthiest man in the world, he is the 11th on the list of richest people in the world today.

  • Full name: Sergey Mikhaylovich Brin.
  • Nationality: American.
  • Date of Birth: 21st of August, 1973.
  • Country of Residence: America
  • Net worth: $55, 600, 000, 000.

12. Charles Koch ($51.5 Billion)

Charles Koch - wealthy business man in the United States

He is an author, a political donor, a philanthropist and the 12th richest man in the world. He is the co-owner, chairman, and CEO of Koch Industries.

  • Full name: Charles De Ganahe Koch.
  • Nationality: American.
  • Date of Birth: 1st of November, 1935.
  • Country of Residence: United States.
  • Net worth: $51, 500, 000, 000.

13. David Koch ($50.2 Billion)

Rich man - David Koch - one of the top ten richest people in the world

The twin brother to billionaire Bill Koch is the 13th richest man in the world. An influential libertarian, a political activist described as one of the most generous American philanthropists.

  • Full name: David Hamilton Koch.
  • Nationality: American.
  • Date of Birth: 3rd of May, 1940.
  • Country of Residence: The United States of America.
  • Net worth: $50, 200, 000, 000.

14. Mukesh Ambani ($50 Billion)

Mukesh Ambani is one of the most richest people in the world
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Mukesh Ambani is one of the wealthiest people in the world, although not one of the top 10 richest people in the world.

He is the richest Asian according to Forbes and has also maintained the position of the richest person in India.

Mukesh Ambani is the 14th richest man in the world.

  • Full name: Mukesh Dhirubhai Ambani.
  • Nationality: Indian.
  • Date of Birth: 19th of April, 1957.
  • Country of Residence: India.
  • Net worth: $50, 000, 000, 000.

15. Jim Walton ($45.7 Billion)

Jim-Walton net worth

He is the youngest son of Sam Walton, chairman of Arvest Bank. He is also the chairman of Community Publishers and the 15th richest man in the world.

  • Full name: James Carr Walton.
  • Nationality: American.
  • Date of Birth: 7th of June, 1948.
  • Country of Residence: United States.
  • Net worth: $45, 700, 000, 000.

16. Rob Walton ($45.4 Billion)

talks about Rob-Walton-Net-Worth

He is a well known collector of automobiles and is the 16th richest man in the world.

  • Full name: Samuel Robson ‘Rob’ Watson.
  • Nationality: American.
  • Date of Birth: 28th of October, 1944.
  • Country of Residence: United States.
  • Net worth: $45, 400, 000, 000.

17. Steve Ballmer ($45.3 Billion)

Steve ballmer top richest in the world
Steve Ballmer

Presently he is not close to being the world’s richest person, he is the 17th richest man on earth.

The former employee of Bill Gates is the current owner of Los Angeles Clippers.

  • Full name: Steven Anthony Ballmer.
  • Nationality: American.
  • Date of Birth: 24th of March, 1956.
  • Country of Residence: United States.
  • Net worth: $45, 300, 000, 000.

18. MA Huateng ($42.8 Billion)

Ma Huateng - Net worth of Tencent CEO

“Ideas are not important in China – execution is…”

Popularly known as ‘pony ma’, he is the founder, chairman, and CEO of Tencent. He is an engineer, an internet and technology entrepreneur.

He was the first Chinese man to enter the year 2010 top 10 richest men list compiled by Forbes and is the 18th richest man in the world 2019.

  • Full name: Ma Huateng ‘Pony Ma’.
  • Nationality: Chinese.
  • Date of Birth: 29th of October, 1971.
  • Country of Residence: China.
  • Net worth: $42, 800, 000, 000.

19. Jack Ma ($39.3 Billion)

Jack ma - china's richest man

“…as an entrepreneur, you have got to get used to been challenged…”

He is the co-founder of Alibaba Group and Jack Ma Foundation. How Jack Ma met other Alibaba founders is interesting. The 19th richest man in the world is a philanthropist and an investor.

  • Full name: Jack ‘Ma Yun’ Ma.
  • Nationality: Chinese.
  • Date of Birth: 10th September 1964.
  • Country of Residence: China.
  • Net worth: $39, 300, 000, 000.

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20. Sheldon Adelson ($38.3 Billion)

Sheldon Adelson - twentieth richest man in the world

He is not exempted from the list of top wealthiest people in the world as he is the 20th richest man in the world.

He is the founder, chairman, CEO of Las Vegas Sands Corporation and the owner of Israel Hayom and Las Vegas Review-Journal.

  • Full name: Sheldon Gary Adelson.
  • Nationality: American.
  • Date of Birth: 4th of August, 1933.
  • Country of Residence: United States.
  • Net worth: $38, 300, 000, 000.

Summary Notes on the Top 20 Richest Man In The World

There you have the latest Forbes list of the richest people in the world 2019.

Who says you can’t be rich? Every one of these wealthy people own business that solves a real-life problem. So, you can also come up with the next big idea that will change the world.

So, aspiring richest man in the world, how rich do you plan to get? Let’s have your comment in the box provided below.

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