Forbes list of billionaires

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Forbes list of billionaires is based on an yearly measurement of wealth and assets which is published by Forbes magazine. The latest list was released in March 2014.[1][2]

2020[change | change source]

No. Name Net worth (USD) Age Nationality Source(s) of wealth
1 Steady Jeff Bezos $113 billion Decrease 56  United States Amazon
2 Steady Bill Gates $98 billion Increase 64  United States Microsoft
3 Increase Bernard Arnault and family $76 billion Steady 71  France LVMH
4 Decrease Warren Buffett $67.5 billion Decrease 89  United States Berkshire Hathaway
5 Increase Larry Ellison $59 billion Decrease 75  United States Oracle Corporation
6 Steady Amancio Ortega $55.1 billion Decrease 84  Spain Inditex, Zara
7 Increase Mark Zuckerberg $54.7 billion Decrease 35  United States Facebook
8 Increase Jim Walton $54.6 billion Increase 71  United States Walmart
9 Increase Alice Walton $54.4 billion Increase 70  United States Walmart
10 Increase S. Robson Walton $54.1 billion Increase 77  United States Walmart

2018[change | change source]

On the 32nd list of world's billionaires, the gap between the top 1% of the billionaires and the rest continues to widen.[3] A record of 2,208 billionaires were in the ranking and the total wealth is $9.1 trillion, up 18% since 2017. For the first time, Jeff Bezos was listed as the top billionaire due to Amazon's rising stock price that resulted in one person's biggest one year gain in wealth since Forbes started tracking in 1987.[3]

No. Name Net worth (USD) Age Nationality Source(s) of wealth
1 Increase Jeff Bezos $112.0 billion Increase 54  United States Amazon
2 Decrease Bill Gates $90.0 billion Increase 62  United States Microsoft
3 Decrease Warren Buffett $84.0 billion Increase 87  United States Berkshire Hathaway
4 Increase Bernard Arnault $72.0 billion Increase 69  France LVMH
5 Steady Mark Zuckerberg $71.0 billion Increase 33  United States Facebook
6 Decrease Amancio Ortega $70.0 billion Decrease 81  Spain Inditex, Zara
7 Decrease Carlos Slim $67.1 billion Increase 78  Mexico América Móvil, Grupo Carso
8 Steady Charles Koch $60.0 billion Increase 82  United States Koch Industries
8 Steady David Koch $60.0 billion Increase 77  United States Koch Industries
10 Decrease Larry Ellison $58.5 billion Increase 73  United States Oracle Corporation

References[change | change source]

  1. Barbara Kollmeyer (March 4, 2014). "Bill Gates back on top, WhatsApp founders and more women in Forbes\' billionaire rankings". Market Watch. Archived from the original on 2017-08-31.
  2. Kerry A. Dolan; Jennifer Wang; Chase Peterson-Withorn (eds.). "The Richest in 2021". Forbes.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Kroll, Luisa (March 6, 2018). "Forbes Billionaires 2018: Meet The Richest People On The Planet". Forbes. Retrieved March 6, 2018.

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