The tenrichest richest people in the world have a combined net worth of $829.7 billion. That’s more money than the gross domestic product (GDP) of countries like Sweden, Poland, and Hungary. The list is topped by Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, who has a personal fortune of $113 billion.
The list below is based on an evaluation of the wealth of the world’s billionaires as of March 2018.
These are the top 10 richest people in the world:
1. Jeff Bezos – $113 billion
2. Bill Gates – $90 billion
3. Warren Buffett – $84 billion
4. Bernard Arnault – $72 billion
5. Amancio Ortega – $71 billion
6. Mark Zuckerberg – $56 billion
7. Carlos Slim Helu – $54 billion
8. Larry Ellison – $52 billion
9. Charles Koch – $48 billion
10. David Koch – $48 billion
If you take a look at the list above, you’ll notice that six out of the ten richest people in the world are Americans. In fact, the United States has more billionaires than any other country in the world. As of March 2018, there were 585 billionaires in the US, while China was a distant second with 373 billionaires.
1. Jeff Bezos, the richest man in the world, is the founder and CEO of Amazon.com, the world’s largest online retailer. Amazon.com was founded in 1994 and has since grown into a behemoth, with annual revenues of $177 billion. Amazon.com was originally a bookseller, but it has since expanded into a variety of other product categories, including electronics, apparel, furniture, food, and more.
2. Bill Gates is the co-founder of Microsoft, the world’s largest software company. Microsoft was founded in 1975 and revolutionized the personal computer industry with its Windows operating system. Microsoft also produces a variety of other software products, including the Office suite of productivity applications. Gates currently serves as the technology advisor for Microsoft.
3. Warren Buffett is an American investor and the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, a conglomerate holding company. Buffett is often referred to as the “Oracle of Omaha” for his successful investing career. He is known for his value investing approach, which involves investing in companies that are undervalued by the market.
4. Bernard Arnault is the chairman and CEO of LVMH, the world’s largest luxury goods company. LVMH owns a variety of high-end fashion brands, including Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, and Fendi. Arnault is also a art collector and owns one of the world’s largest private art collections.
5. Amancio Ortega is the founder and chairman of Inditex, the world’s largest fashion retailer. Inditex owns a variety of fashion brands, including Zara, Massimo Dutti, and Pull&Bear. Ortega is also a real estate investor and owns a portfolio of properties in Spain, the United States, and the United Kingdom.
6. Mark Zuckerberg is the co-founder and CEO of Facebook, the world’s largest social networking platform. Facebook was founded in 2004 and has since grown to 2.2 billion monthly active users. Zuckerberg also owns a minority stake in Instagram, a photo-sharing app that was acquired by Facebook in 2012.
7. Carlos Slim Helu is a Mexican businessman and the chairman of Telmex, Mexico’s largest telecommunications company. Telmex has a monopoly on fixed-line telephone service in Mexico and also provides internet and television services. Slim also owns a stake in America Movil, Latin America’s largest mobile phone operator.
8. Larry Ellison is the co-founder and CEO of Oracle, the world’s largest enterprise software company. Oracle was founded in 1977 and sells a variety of software products, including database, middleware, and application software. Ellison is also a philanthropist and has donated millions of dollars to medical research.
9. Charles Koch is the chairman and CEO of Koch Industries, the second-largest private company in the United States. Koch Industries is a conglomerate that owns a variety of businesses, including energy, chemical, and manufacturing. Koch also serves as the chairman of the board of directors for the Koch Foundation, a philanthropic organization.
10. David Koch is the executive vice president of Koch Industries and serves on the board of directors for the Koch Foundation. Koch also sits on the board of directors for a variety of other businesses and organizations, including the American Museum of Natural History.