Wealth is one of the most important factors of any individual. Some richest men in the world have acquired as much wealth as the GDP of many countries. Many things which are common of all. However, one of the most important common this is a mindset.
Therefore, richer men are becoming more and richer and the poor are getting poorer. So, let us discuss the top richest men in the world and know their net worth and how they could achieve it.
What are we going to see?
- Jeff Bezos
- Bill Gates
- Mark Zuckerberg
- Warren Buffet
- Bernard Arnault and Family
- Larry Ellison
- Amancio Ortega
- Jim Walton
- Larry Page
- Sergey Brin
1. Jeff Bezos
The net worth of Jeff Bezos has a $142.2 billion dollar as of April 2020. He is the first person to cross the net worth of 100 billion dollars and become the first centibillionaire in the world.
Jeff Bezos was born on 12 January 1964(age 56), New Mexico, US. In addition, He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer engineering from Princeton University in the year of 1968.
In his job career, he had always been an influential person, and he achieved huge success at the age of 30. Furthermore, the most exciting about Amazon company is the beginning of Amazon was in the small garage on 5 July 1994.
It was just a small online bookstore. But, in 1998, Jeff Bezos started selling almost all consumer goods online and in 2013, Amazon was known as the largest online shopping retailer in the world.
Now you may be more interested in his wealth. On 24 November 2017, his wealth crossed $100 billion for the first time, and he was mentioned the richest person over Bill Gates in the world by Forbes on 6 March 2018 with his net worth $112 billion and that is why he is one of the richest men in the world.
2. Bill Gates
The second richest person in the world is Bill Gates. Bill Gates is known as William Henry 3. He was born in Seattle, Washington, the USA on 28 October 1955.
His net worth is, according to Forbes list 2020, US$ 109.6 billion which makes him the second richest person in the world on 4 June 2020.
His father was a Lawyer that is why his father wanted Bill to be a Lawyer. Moreover, at the age of 13, Bill enrolled in Lakeside private school and he got passionate about computer and he wrote his first software program.
Furthermore, during his school, there were three persons with Bill Gates, Paul Allen, Ric Weiland, and Gate’s best friend and his first business partner Kent Evans. But his best friend Kent died in mountain climbing.
In addition, Bill dropped out of Harvard College in the same year. In 1975, the MITS (micro instrumentation and telemetry systems) Altair 8800 computer was released based on the Intel 8080 CPU.
Furthermore, they started first office in Albuquerque and first employee who was Ric Weiland. In 26 November 1976, Gates and his team officially registered business name “Microsoft” with the secretary of state of New Mexico.
According to Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Gates was richest person in 2013 and his net worth was US$78.5 billion. Moreover, In 4 February 2014, Gates left his position as a chairman to become “technology advisor” along with CEO Satya Nadella.
In 2000, Gates created “Bill and Melinda Gates foundation” which is the wealthiest foundation in the world. Its revenue is more than US$36.6 billion.
3. Mark Zuckerberg
According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Mark Elliot Zuckerberg is the third richest person in the world. The total net worth of Mark Zuckerberg is $83.4 billion on 4 June 2020.
Mark was born in 14 May 1984 in white Plains, New York, USA.
In his childhood, his father Elliot taught him Atari Basic programming in the 1990. In addition, Mark used to make computer games for kids in his middle school.
When Mark enrolled at Harvard University, he studied psychology, and computer science. During those days, Mark created program which he called “Facemash” which allowed students to talk with other students.
In his following semester at Harvard University, in January 2004, Zuckerberg started writing code for his new website and in February 2004 he launched “TheFacebook.com”.
On May 2017, after giving commencement speech, he received degree from the Harvard University.
A movie “The Social Media” based on Mark Zuckerberg and his company Facebook was launched on 1 October 2010.
4. Warren Buffett
According to the Forbes list of billionaires 2020, Warren Buffett is the fourth richest person in the world. He is known for one of the greatest investors in the world.
The net worth of Warren Buffett is $75.7 billion on 4 June 2020. Which make him position the fourth richest person in the world.
He was born in 30 August 1930, Omaha, Nebraska, USA.
He has written many books such as “The Essays of warren Buffett”, “Lessons for the corporate America”, which inspire many youngster and businessmen to make money.
Benjamin Graham has been influential person in Buffett’s life. Moreover, at the age 19, he joined University of Nebraska from where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.
The most interesting point after being rejected by Harvard Business School, Buffett enrolled in Columbia University where Benjamin Graham was a Professor. And In 1951, he achieved degree of Master of Science in Economics.
Buffett became chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway in 1970.
In 2008, Buffett became the richest person over Bill Gates in the world.
5. Bernard Arnault and Family
Bernard Arnault is a French businessman and huge Art collector He is the chairman and CEO of “Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE” known as LVMH which is the largest luxury good firm in the world.
The net worth of Bernard Arnault, according to Forbes List is $105.9 billion on 4 June 2020.
He became billionaire in fashion industry. Moreover, Arnault was the number one billionaire who crossed Jeff Bezos in December 2019.
He was born in 5 march 1949 in Roubaix, France. In addition, he started his career in 1971 and he used to work for Ferret Savinel.
In 1984, Arnault became CEO of Financiere Agache. Furthermore, Arnault acquired almost all fashion brands in France.
6. Larry Ellison
Lawrence Joseph Ellison is an American businessman, philanthropist, investor, and CEO of Oracle corporation. His current net worth is $66.8 billion on 5 June 2020.
Ellison is one of the most successful CEOs in the world. He was born on 17 August 1944, New York City, USA.
Furthermore, in 1970, Ellison started working for Ampex corporation. His project was for CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) later on, he game name this company “Oracle”.
In 31 May 2009, he made $56.8 million which made him the richest Californian.
In March 2010, Forbs listed him the sixth richest person in the world and third richest person in America.
Moreover, in 2017, he became forth richest person in the world and in 2018, his net worth according to Forbs list was $54.5 billion.
Larry Ellison has accomplished a huge triumph in his entire life. In addition, Ellison became a board director of Tesla Inc.and that is why he is one of the richest men in the world.
7. Amancio Ortega
Amancio Ortega Gaona was born on 28 March 1936 in Castile, Leon, Spain. His net worth in 2020 is $69 billion dollars. He is one of the top richest men in Europe.
Amancio Ortega is a Spanish entrepreneur. He is successful in the fashion industry. Moreover, he is famous for ZARA clothing and accessories shops.
In December 2019, his net worth was $68.3 billion which made him the second richest person after Bernard Arnault in entire Europe and the seventh richest man in the world.
Ortega began his first store of Zara with his wife Rosalia Mera. In addition, Zara was a part of Inditex group in 2009.
In 2012, Ortega donated 20 million euros to Caritas international, a Roman catholic relief organization and he also donated 300 million euros to fight across cancer in Spain.
Do you know the personality of Amancio Ortega? Let me tell you about his personal life: he has a simple lifestyle. His personal picture had not been published until 1999. He does not wear a tie.
8. Jim Walton
Everybody knows about Jim Walton. He is known for making the world’s largest retailer. Moreover, Jim Walton was born on 7 June 1948 in Newport, Arkansas, United States.
In addition to this, he is the founder of Walmart which is available every corner of the world and the largest retail shop in America and Canada.
Moreover, his net worth according to Forbs is $54.4 billion, which makes him the eighth richest person in the world.
Additionally, Jim Walton is a son of Walmart Co-founder Sam Walton. Walton received a degree in business administration in marketing from the University of Arkansas in 1971.
Jim Walton recently became the chairman and CEO of Arvest Bank Group.
9. Larry Page
Lawrence Edward Page is American businessman and software engineer. In addition, he is known for co-founder of Google with his friend Sergey Brin.
According to the Forbes list, the net worth of Larry Page is $63.7 billion which makes him the ninth richest men the world.
Furthermore, Page was born on 26 March 1973 in Lansing, Michigan, USA.
Further, he joined the Okemos Montessori School in Michigan from1975 to 1979 and in 1991 he graduated from East Lensing High School.
Larry has achieved a Bachelor of science in computer engineering from the University of Michigan and Master of science in computer science from Stanford University
He was the CEO of the Alphabet Inc till 3 December 2019.Page is creator of PageRank, a search engine algorithm which he wrote with Brin.
In 1998, Google was officially launched by Larry Page and Sergey Brin. On 4 April 2011, Page officially became CEO of Google. In May 2012, Google unveiled the Chromebook.
10. Sergey Brin
Sergey Brin’s net worth is $63 billion which makes him the tenth richest man1 in the world. He is an American businessman. Moreover, Brin was the president of Alphabet Inc.
He was born on 21 August 1973 in Moscow, Russia. Moreover, Brin immigrated to the US with his family from Russia.
Moreover, Sergey Brin and Larry Page started company Google in one room nearby Stanford University. Since then, Google has been grown into world’s number one search engine.
He got a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Maryland, and he also earned his Ph.D. from Stanford University with Larry Page.
To summarize this, these are the top 10 richest men in the world according to the Forbes list of billionaires in the world.
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