The World’s Billionaires is a global list of reported net worth of the world’s richest billionaires, compiled and distributed of American business publication Forbes in March each year. The collection was released originally in March 1987.
Growing an individual’s overall net worth on the list is calculated and measured in U.S. dollars depending on their reported assets and liability and other considerations accounting. This list is an index of the richest recorded persons, except those of wealth that can not be entirely ascertained and listed against.
Before going any further ask yourself, what it takes to be on the list of worlds’ 100 richest people? With more than 7.5 billion people, what it takes to be the cream of the crop?
Who is called the world’s wealthiest people?
Well, it takes everything! From the time, labor, failure, risk, and almost everything, we can think of. These people are constantly challenging themselves to be better people professionally and on personal grounds.
Secondly, just imagine how filthily rich these people are! I mean, we get envious from the richest person in our locality who drives a BMW, has a big cozy house, and whatnot. But we can’t even imagine what these 100 richest people have. Our spectrum of thinking hasn’t reached that point yet. Without wasting much time, let’s have a look at who these 100 richest men are who made it on the list.
Who Is a Billionaire?
A billionaire is a person with a net worth of $1bn or more. In other words, you ‘re a billionaire if you can sell all of your assets for cash, pay off your debts, and then have $1 billion left in the bank afterward. Having $1 billion in cash and $900 million in loans doesn’t make you a billionaire, even though you and your family are unlikely to think about future expenses.
While billionaires are exceptional individuals, a Forbes list analysis shows that many share similar experiences:
- Acquiring a Billionaire Title takes times
- Education is essential, but not necessary
- Family capital helps but is not crucial
- Billionaires Marriage Is a Mixed Bag
- Tech, Finance or Real Estate Careers Will Pay, Off big
Thanks to Forbes who keeps a check on the net worth of all the business tycoons which makes it easy for us to sort out the list.
Top 100 Richest People In The World:-
1. Jeff Bezos:
The man behind Amazon.com – The world’s favorite eCommerce store. A 56-year-old visionary has a net worth of more than $113 Billion.
If you want to know everything about Jeff Bezos and his dream venture that made him the world’s richest man, get ‘The Everything Store’ written by Brad Stone. He’s not only the word’s richest person, but he also faced the world’s most expensive divorce with MacKenzie.
This divorce cost him around $35.6 billion in Amazon stock. But still, he is unbeatable. This is the power of Jeff and his dream venture Amazon.
2. Bill Gates:
Till 2014, Bill Gates was ruling the list but after Jeff’s entry, Microsoft’s CEO slipped off on 2nd spot. One crazy thing to notice here is the difference between net worths of the 2nd billionaires. Bill gates are the 2nd richest man on earth with a net worth of approximately $98 Billion.
In 2016, Bill Gates stepped down as a leader at Microsoft and went ahead on his journey of being a philanthropist. Bernard Arnault & Family: CEO of LVMH – World’s largest luxury-good company. Bernard is a French billionaire with a net worth of $76 billion.
He not only tops on the list of 100 richest people on the earth but during pandemic times, he tops the list of people who lost billions due to COVID-19.
People know this man as chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. But another crazy fact about this billionaire is that people also crave to have his investment portfolio. Warren Buffet is one of the most successful investors of his time. With a net worth of $68 Billion, He stands tall and strong on the list. Warren Buffet is a notable philanthropist having pledged to give away 99% of his fortune to philanthropic causes through Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
4. Larry Ellison:
He’s the Chief Technology Officer and Chairman of Oracle Corporation. In October 2019, he was listed by Forbes as 4th wealthiest person in the US and 6th wealthiest person in the world. But as we enter 2020, Larry moved up the ladder to become the 5th wealthiest person with a net worth of approximately $60 Billion.
Amancio Ortega: A Spanish billionaire businessman who founded Inditex fashion group which manages and operates Zara clothing and accessories. Amancio’s net worth is approximately $55.1 billion.
The next man on the list of 100 wealthiest people on the earth is Mark Zuckerberg with his Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp to elevate the bars of social media. Facebook kicked off with a simple vision to connect college students with one another through the internet and today with the help of Facebook some 2.5 billion monthly active users are connected to each other.
Mark Zuckerberg went on to acquire Instagram and WhatsApp to make his social media game strong. With a net worth of $55 Billion, Zuckerberg has some crazy long-term plans. (REFER TO ANOTHER SHEET FOR CORRECTION)
6. Jim Walton:
He’s the person behind Walmart – the world’s largest retailer. However, Jim Carr Walton is an heir to the fortune of Walmart and he’s the youngest son of Sam Walton. In November he was on 15th spot on the list 100 wealthiest people on the earth.
But by the time we reached 2020, Jim Walton is on the 8th spot with a net worth of $54.6 Billion.
Next on the list is also an heir of Walmart and sister to Jim Walton – Alice Louise Walton.
With a net worth of $54.4 Billion, Alice Walton plays a major role in Walmart. We can guess how crucial she is to Walmart by knowing that she owns over $11 billion in Walmart shares.
8. Rob Walton:
Probably the only trio belonging to the same business. Samuel Robson Walton is the eldest son of Helen Walton and Sam Walton.
With a net worth of $54.1 Billion, Rob Walton is on the 10th spot on top 100 wealthiest people on the earth.
9. Steve Ballmer:
Steven Anthony Ballmer could have been an MBA from Stanford University, but Bill Gates picked him up to work for Microsoft, and for 14 years this man served Microsoft as it’s CEO. Currently, he owns the Log Angeles Clippers of National Basketball Association.
If we talk about the net worth of Steve Ballmer, then its mind whooping $52.7 Billion making him 11th richest person on planet earth.
10. Carlos Slim Helu & Family:
A Mexican businessman, investor, and philanthropist. His conglomerate portfolio includes education, healthcare, industrial manufacturing, transportation, real estate, media, energy, hospitality, entertainment, retail, sports, and financial services.
He accounts for 40% of the listings on the Mexican Stock Exchange and Carlos is the largest single shareholder of The New York Times Company. Our Mexican investor is said to have a net worth of approximately $52.1 Billion.
11. Larry Page:
I hope you’ve not forgotten Lawrence Edward Page – The American computer scientist and internet entrepreneur.
He was the CEO of Alphabet Inc – the parent company of Google and stepped down from the position on 3rd December last year. With a net worth of around $51 Billion, Larry Page is at number 13. However, last year in the Forbes list, he was amongst the top 10 billionaires on the earth.
12. Sergey Brin:
Sergey Brin and Larry Page are not only business partners and close friends who formed Google and Alphabet, but the due has been together on Forbes list for a long time as well.
Sergey Brin is a Russian – American computer scientist having a net worth of $49.1 Billion making him 14th wealthiest man on the list of 100 richest people in the world.
13. Francoise Bettencourt Meyers & Family:
She’s the only daughter of Liliane Bettencourt and heiress of L’Oreal – number one beauty care product that has a worldwide presence. In 2008 she sued Francois-Marie Banie for taking money from her mother. She went on with her proceedings stating that her mother was mentally incompetent. With a net worth of $28.9 Billion, Francoise is the 15th wealthiest person on the earth.
14. Michael Bloomberg:
A Harvard graduate, Michael Bloomberg is an American businessman, politician, philanthropist, and author. Bloomberg – the world’s favorite website is as old as 1981. Bloomberg LP is financial information, software, and media firm. His net worth is approximately $48 Billion making him 16th richest person in the world.
15. Jack Ma:
We can say that Jack Ma or Ma Yun is a Chinese version of Jeff Bezos and his venture – Alibaba is the Chinese brother of Amazon.
Jack Ma is not only a business magnate, but he’s an avid investor, visionary, and politician. Recently, Jack Ma joined Twitter announcing that he will be helping the US with the delivery of masks and allied essentials during COVID-19 times. Jack Ma’s net worth is around $38.8 Billion making him 17th wealthiest person.
16. Charles Koch:
He’s the CEO of Koch Industries – a leader in oil refining and chemicals which also excels in pollution control and allied technologies, polymers and fibers, minerals, fertilizers, commodity trading, forecast, and consumer products.
Charles De Ganahl Koch has been the CEO of Koch industries since 1967 while his brother late David Koch served as executive vice president and together they both have 42% stakes in the company. With a diversified portfolio, the net worth of Charles Koch is said to be around $38.2 Billion.
17. Julia Koch & Family:
Before raising up the conglomerate, Koch moved to New York City in 1980 and worked as an assistant to fashion designer Adolfo, and her work portfolio includes working with some top-notch names like First Lady Nancy Regan.
Julia met David Koch on a blind date in 1991 and began dating in 1996 and since then she has been associated with the Koch family and Koch industries. With her husband, Julia has donated around $10 million to Mount Sinai Medical Centre and $10 million to Stanford’s Children’s Hospital to conduct research on food allergies. Julia Koch’s net worth is around $38.2 Billion.
18. Ma Huateng:
He’s the CEO of Tencent – Asia’s most valuable company in terms of gaming and entertainment. Do you play PubG?
Then you need to thank this man for introducing PubG to the world! Tencent controls China’s biggest mobile instant messaging service and its subsidiaries include media, entertainment, payment systems, smartphones, internet-related services, value-added services, and online advertising services in China and globally.
With a net worth of around $38.1 Billion, Ma Huateng reserves his 20th spot on the list of 100 richest people in the world.
19. Mukesh Ambani:
We can’t thank Mukesh Ambani enough for his contribution to elevating life and standard of Indians through his number of visions like Reliance Jio, Reliance Retail, and whatnot. Mukesh Ambani is the CEO of Reliance Industries – a Fortune 500 company and India’s most valuable company by market value.
With a net worth of $36.8 Billion, Mukesh Ambani is itself a brand that is on a mission to make his father’s dream venture as big as possible.
20. Mackenzie Bezos:
Mackenzie Scott Bezos was the wife of Jeff Bezos. She got married to Jeff in 1993 and got separated in 2019. The divorce settlement made her 3rd richest woman in the world. With $36 billion as a divorce settlement, she founded the anti-bullying organization Bystander Revolution where she serves as an executive director.
The current net worth of Mackenzie Scott Bezos is $36 Billion making her 22nd richest people in the world.
21. Beate Heister & Karl Albrecht Jr.:
The lady comes from German and one of the two children of Kal Albrecht who founded supermarket chain Aldi – which has its presence with over 10,000 stores in 20 countries with an estimated turnover of more €50 billion. Beathe has a net worth of $33.3 Billion.
22. David Thomas & Family:
David Thomas and their family have been serving mouth-watering hamburgers since 1969. People from all around the world travel to Wendy’s just to have their hamburgers. In fact, a trip to South Korea is incomplete if you haven’t visited Wendy’s.
With a net worth of around $31.6 Billion, Thomas and Family are on the 24th spot on the list of 100 wealthiest people on the earth.
23. Phil Knight and Family:
Next on the list is an American business magnate and philanthropist, Phil Knight, and his family. Phil is the co-founder and chairman of Nike Inc. He has also been the CEO of the company as well. A graduate from the University of Oregon, and Stanford Graduate School of Business, his net worth is $29.5 Billion making 25th richest people in the world.
24. Lee Shau-ee:
He is Hong Kong’s renowned real estate tycoon and owns half of Henderson Land Development – a real estate conglomerate with roots stretching from property, hotels, and restaurants to internet services. Last year, Lee Shau-kee stepped down from CEO as he was 91 and his net worth is $28.1 Billion.
25. Francois Pinault and Family:
Francois Pinault owns an investment company Artemis and he’s the founder of luxury group – Kering. Initially, Pinault started working in the timber industry in the 1960s and by 1988 he took it public and changed its name to PPR. By the end of 1999, PPR shifted its business towards luxury and fashion and that’s when the man forayed into the world of luxury.
The man is the world’s 27th richest businessman with a net worth of $27 Billion.
26. Sheldon Adelson:
If ever you visited Las Vegas and was astounded by its shimmering and always busy clubs, casinos and hotels then you need to thank Sheldon Adelson who made Las Vegas look like Las Vegas.
He is the founder, chairman, and CEO of Las Vegas Sands Corporation which owns Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. With all the shimmering and always crowded clubs, Sheldon has a net worth of $26.8 Billion making him the 28th richest people in the world.
27. Jacqueline Mars:
Jacqueline Mars is an heiress to Mars Inc shares. She is the daughter of Audrey Ruth (Meyer) and Forrest Mars. Mars Inc. is an American global manufacturer of pet food and other food products and more inclined towards pet care services. Jacqueline Mars is 80 years old and her net worth is $24.7 Billion.
28. John Mars:
We have tied for 29th position and luckily, both the magnates come from the same conglomerate – Mars Inc. John Franklyn Mars is the son of Audrey Ruth (Meyer) and Forrest Mars. As of September 2010, John’s share in the company and other assets are worth $10 billion. With a net worth of $24.7 Billion, he is the 29th richest person on the earth.
29. Elon Musk:
We all know about this man and he needs to introduction. He has been pouring his visions to Tesla and redefined the world of automobiles and electronic vehicles. At just 48 years, Elon Musk has an et worth of $24.6 Billion making him 30th wealthiest person on the earth.
30. Giovanni Ferrero:
He’s an Italian businessman and heading confectionery company Ferrero SpA – It’s also the second biggest chocolate producer and confectionery company in the world.
It was founded in 1946 by Pietro Ferrero. But after his demise in 2011, Giovanni Ferrero (his brother) took over the company. Currently, the net worth of Giovanni Ferrero is $24.5 Billion and he’s on the 31st spot on the list of 100 richest people in the world.
31. Michael Dell:
Next on the list is Michael Dell – founder of Dell Technologies – the world’s largest technology infrastructures. Till last year, he was ranked 27th on the list of 100 wealthiest people on the earth, but with a net worth of $22.9 Billion, he slipped to 33rd spot this year.
32. Hui Ka Yan:
He’s the chairman of Evergrande Group – China’s biggest real estate developers. The man took Evergrande Group public in 2009 and has over 800 projects in more than 280 cities. Before becomes a business magnate, he worked as a technician in a steel factory for 10 years after graduating in 1982. Currently, his net worth is $21.8 Billion making him the 34th wealthiest businessman in the world.
33. Li Ka-Shing:
Hong Kong’s business magnate, avid investor, and philanthropist. He is the senior advisor for CK Hutchison Holdings after he retired from the chairman of the board in May 2018. Li Ka Shing has a net worth of $21.7 Billion making him sit comfortably on 35th spot on the list of 100 wealthiest people on the earth.
34. He Xiangjian:
He is the co-founder of Midea – China’s largest appliance market. With a net worth of $21.6 Billion, he’s the 36th wealthiest person on the earth.
35. Jim Simons:
Perhaps the only mathematician on the list who is a billionaire hedge fund manager. In 1982 he founded Renaissance Technologies – a private hedge fund based in Setauket-East Setauket, New York.
He is known for his studies on pattern recognition and contributed to the development of string theory by providing a theoretical framework to combine geometry and topology. With such heavy education, Jim Simons has a net worth of $21.6 Billion.
36. Yang Huiyan & Family:
A billionaire businesswoman and a property developer. She has major stakes of Country Garden Holdings which was transferred to by her father Yang Guoqiang in 2007. She might have 38th spot on the list of 100 wealthiest people on the earth, but she is the richest woman in Asia. With a net worth of $20.3 Billion, he is the 38th richest person in the world.
37. Joseph Safra:
Joseph Safra is a billionaire banker who leads Safra Group – Brazillian banking and investment empire. Safra has a net worth of $24.7 billion. Talking about Joseph Safra, he has a net worth of $19.9 Billion.
38. Dieter Schwarz:
A German billionaire businessman who leads Schwarz-Gruppe – a private family-owned German retail group that owns and operates Lidl and Kaufland brands. Schwarz Gruppe is the 6th largest retailer in the world by revenue. Schwarz has a net worth of $19.7 Billion currently.
39. Vladimir Potanin:
Let’s not confuse him by Vladimir Putin! The similarity between the two of them is that both are from Russia and both are doing perfectly in their respective fields. Vladimir Potanin is a Russian billionaire who acquired his wealth notably through the controversial loan for shares program in Russia in the early to mid-1990s.
He sits comfortably on the 41st spot on the list of 100 wealthiest people on the earth with a net worth of $19.7 Billion.
40. Tadashi Yanai & Family:
He’s the founder of Fast Retailing of which Uniqlo (unique clothing) is its subsidiary. He and his family own 44% stakes in the conglomerate. With a net worth of $19.7 Billion, he is also on the 41st spot of wealthiest people on the earth.
41. Qin Yinglin & Family:
Qin made his fortune by pig breeding and has a renowned name in the world’s biggest pork market. He is the chairman of China’s Muyuan Foodstuff. He studies animal husbandry and started his own business with his wife Qian Ying who sits on the board of Muyuan. The duo started their venture with 22 pigs in 1992 and today Qin Yingling and family have a net worth of $18.5 Billion.
42. Lukas Walton:
Lukas Walton is the grandson of Sam Walton – the founder of Walmart. His father – John Walton dies in a plane crash in 2005 and since then he inherited his fortune from his father. His mother Christy Walton got 1/6th of her husband’s fortune. With a net worth of $18.4 Billion, Lucas is the 44th richest person on the earth.
43. Vladimir Lisin:
Lisin is the Russian billionaire and chairman of Novolipestek (NLMK) and has major stakes in the company – one of the largest steel companies in Russia. Vladimir Lisin has published over 100 articles on metallurgy and economics and according to Forbes, he has a net worth of $18.1 Billion.
44. Ray Dalio:
Ray Dalio served as a co-chief investment officer of Bridgewater Associates since 1985. He founded the hedge-fund conglomerate in 1975 in New York and within 10 years of its existence, World Bank injected $5 million as an investment in the company. Ray’s net worth is $18 Billion making him 46th wealthiest person on the earth.
45. Takemitsu Takizaki:
He’s a Japanese businessman, chairman and founder of Keyence – a direct sales organizations which are into manufacturing of automation sensors, vision systems, barcode readers, laser maker, measuring instruments, and digital microscopes. With a net worth of $17.4 Billion, he is the 47th richest entity on the earth.
46. Leonid Mikhelson:
He’s the chairman and CEO of Novatek – Russia’s 2nd largest natural gas producer and 7th largest publicly-traded company globally by natural gas volume. Leonid also holds major stakes in the company and his net worth is around $17.1 Billion making him 48th richest person on the earth.
47. James Ratcliffe:
Sir James Arthur Ratcliffe is a British chemical engineer who has been a financial and industrialist. Ratcliffe is the Ineos Chemicals Group’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, which he established in 1998 and of which he still owns two-thirds, reported to have a turnover of $80 billion. His recent net worth is US$17.1 Billion
48. Alain Wertheimer:
A French businessman who is brother to Gerad and owns the House of Chanel – A privately held company that is into luxury and focuses on high fashion and readymade clothes and accessories. Alain’s net worth is around $17.1 Billion.
49. Gerard Wertheimer:
Gerard heads the company’s watch division and lives in Switzerland. Hi grandfather, Pierre, partnered with Gabrielle (Coco) Chanel, the company’s namesake in 1920. Both the brother is on the 48th spot on the list of 100 wealthiest people on the earth with a net worth of $17.1 Billion.
50. Theo Albrecht, Jr. & Family:
He’s the son of Theo Albrecht and co-founder of Aldi – a German family-owned discount supermarket chain having a presence in 20 countries with more than 10,000 stores. Aldi was founded by Kal and Theo – the two brothers. At present, Theo’s net worth is $17 Billion making him 51st the wealthiest person on the earth.
51. Len Blavatnik:
Sir Leonard Blavatnik made his fortune through a number of diversified investments in various companies through his venture – Access Industries. Till May 2018, he was 3rd wealthiest person in the UK. With a net worth of $17 Billion, he reserves 51st spot on the list of 100 wealthiest people on the earth.
52. William Lei Ding:
He’s the CEO of NetEase – a Chinese internet technology company providing online services inclined towards content, community, communications, and commerce. NetEase develops and operates online PC and mobile games, advertising services, email services, and eCommerce platforms in China country. It was founded in 1997 and today William Lei Ding has a net worth of $17 Billion.
53. Susanne Klatten:
Susanne Hanna Ursula Klatten is the daughter of Herbert and Johanna Quandt and she’s the richest woman in Germany. On her father’s demise, she inherited his 50% stakes in pharmaceutical and chemical manufacturer Atlanta and sits on its supervisory board and helped the company to feature on the DAX list of top 30 companies. With a net worth of $16.8 Billion, she’s the 54th wealthiest person on the earth.
54. Alexey Mordashov & Family:
Till last year he was the 4th richest person in Russia and he’s one of the vital shareholders of Severstal – a conglomerate operating in the steel and mining industry. Severstal is listed on the Moscow Exchange and LSE and it’s the largest steel company in Russia. The largest steel company in Russia gave Alexey a net worth of $16.8 Billion.
55. Masayoshi Son:
The world knows him as an avid investor and he’s the co-founder and CEO of SoftBank and chairman of UK-based Arm Holdings. His investment spree dates back to 1999 when he invested in Alibaba around $20 million and today, he has invested in a number of companies from all around the world making him 56th wealthiest person with a net worth of $16.6 Billion.
56. Colin Zheng Huang:
He’s the CEO of Pinduoduo – a Chinese eCommerce platform that allows users to participate in group buying deals. It was founded in September 2015 and its parent company is Dream Information Technology Co. Ltd. Currently, Colin’s net worth is $16.5 Billion making him the 57th wealthiest person on the earth.
57. Dietrich Mateschiz:
He’s the co-founder and holds 49% stakes in the energy drink company – Red Bull. He’s not married but he has a son who is a pilot and flies Falcon 900 and Piper Super Cub. Dietrich took 10 years to complete his graduation and now he is earning his fortune through Red Bull. Currently, his net worth is $16.5 Billion.
58. Joseph Lau:
A Chinese billionaire residing in Hong Kong. Joseph holes majority stakes in Chinese Estates Holdings – a major Chinese investment holding company. Joseph’s stakes in the company are as high as 61% and his net worth is $16.4 Billion.
59. Laurene Powell Jobs & Family:
She’s the widow and heir of Steve Jobs – co-founder and CEO of Apple Inc. Laurene is also a renowned businesswoman and founder of Emerson Collective – a social impact organization focused on education, immigration reform, media and journalism, and health. Currently, her net worth is $16.4 Billion making her sit on the 59th position on the list of 100 wealthiest people on the earth.
60. Zhang Yiming:
He’s the one who founded ByteDance in 2012, a news aggregator Toutiao and the video streaming platform TikTok. Without even giving figures and numbers, we can see how big TikTok is. With a net worth of $16.2 Billion, he’s 61st richest people in the world.
61. Leonardo Del Vecchio & Family:
He’s the founder and chairman of Luxottica – Italian eyewear and world’s largest company in the following segment based in Milan, Italy.
Luxottica has a worldwide presence with more than 8000 stores spread across the globe. With his venture, Leonardo has a net worth of $16.1 Billion.
62. Donald Bren:
He’s the CEO and chairman of Irvine Company – an American privately held company inclined towards real estate development situated in California. It was founded by the Irvine family. Donald’s net worth is $15.5 Billion.
63. Stephen Schwarzman:
Stephen Allen Schwarzman is the CEO of Blackstone Group – an American conglomerate, asset management firm based in New York. It’s the largest alternative investment firm in the world. As of October, last year, Stephen’s personal fortune was estimated to be around $17.2 billion and currently, his net worth is $15.4 Billion making him 64th richest person in the world.
64. Vagit Alekperov:
A Russian businessman who comes from Azerbaijani. He’s the president of LUKOIL – the Russian energy corporation headquartered in Moscow. Vagi’s net worth is said to be $15.2 Billion making him 65th richest person on the earth.
65. Lee Man Tat:
He’s Hong Kong’s billionaire who is the chairman of the family-owned company – Lee Kum Kee – a Chinese food company that specialized in manufacturing a wide range of Chinese and Asian sauces. It was founded by Lee Kum Sheung in 1888. Lee Kum Kee has gifted the man a net worth of $15.2 Billion making him the 65th richest people in the world.
66. Wang Wei:
He is chairman and founder of SF Express – a Chinese delivery service company based in Shenzhen which is 2nd largest courier in China. Through his venture, Wang Wei has a net worth of $15.2 Billion making hi 65th person on the list of 100 richest people in the world.
67. Petr Kellner:
He started his fortune by selling office supplies in 1999 and later started an investment fund which he used to buy a controlling stake in the biggest Czech insurer during privatization. His other assets include a stake in listed telecom firm the O2 Czech Republic, PPF Bank, and commercial real estate holdings and together they earn him a fortune of $14.9 Billion.
68. Rupert Murdoch & Family:
He founded News Corp – an American multinational mass media in New York. With a net worth of $14.9 Billion, he is the 68th wealthiest person on the earth.
69. Leonard Lauder:
A renowned art collector who is also a businessman. Leonard is the chairman of The Estree Lauder Companies Inc – a multinational manufacturer and marketer of skincare, makeup, fragrance, and hair care products. The net worth of Leonard is $14.6 Billion making him the 70th richest people in the world.
70. Zhong Huijuan:
He’s a Chinese drugmaker of the company – Hanson Pharmaceutical which provides oncology, psychoactive, antidiabetic, and other drugs. His net worth is estimated to be around $14.6 Billion.
71. Gennady Timchenko:
He’s a Russian oligarch and billionaire businessman. He’s the founder of private investment group Volga Group which is concerned with investments in energy, transport, and infrastructure assets. He has also been co-owner of Gunvor Group. Currently, he has a net worth of $14.4 Billion.
72. Thomas Peterffy:
He’s the founder, chairman, and largest shareholder of Interactive Brokers -a US-based brokerage firm that operates the largest electronic trading platform by the number of daily average revenue trades. With a net worth of $14.3 Billion, Thomas is on the 73rd spot on the list of 100 richest people in the world.
73. Klaus-Michael Kuehne:
He’s the chairman and owns the majority of stocks in his international transport company Kuhne + Nagel which was co-founded by his grandfather. In 1963 he joined the corporation as a junior partner and today he holds a net worth of $14.2 Billion.
74. Lee Kun-Hee:
He’s the chairman of Samsung Group and he’s from South Korea. In 1996 he also became a member of the International Olympic Committee. With a net worth of $14.1 Billion, he’s the 75th richest people on the earth.
75. Wang Jianlin:
He’s the founder of Dalian Wanda Group – a multinational privately held company inclined towards property development and they are the owner of Wanda Cinema and the Hoyts Group. Wan Jianliin’s net worth is $14 Billion.
76. Steve Cohen:
He’s a hedge fund manager as well as an art collector. Steven A Cohen is the founder of Point72 Asset Management. With a net worth of $13.9 Billion, he’s the 77th man on the list of 100 richest people in the world.
77. Radhakishan Damani & Family:
He’s the CEO of D’Mart – a chain of hypermarkets in India founded in 2002 with more than 196 stores in 72 cities in India. Apart from owning D’Mart, Radhakishan Damani is an avid investor and holds stakes in a number of companies like VST Industries, United Breweries to name a few. With a net worth of $13.8 Billion, Radhakishan Damani is the 78th richest people in the world.
78. Carl Icahn:
He’s one of the most successful Wall Street’s most successful investors and has been helping corporates for years. With a net worth $13.8 Billion, he is the 78th richest people in the world
79. R. Budi Hartono:
He’s the Chinese tobacco billionaire with a net worth of $13.6 Billion and own and privately runs Djarun – world largest maker of clove cigarettes.
80. Dhanin Chearavanont:
A Thai billionaire who is the senior chairman of CP Group – Thailand’s largest private company having 8 business lines with 13 business groups. Currently, Dhanin’s net worth is $13.5 Billion.
81. Stefan Persson:
Stefan is counted in Sweden’s 12 billionaires and he is the chairman and main shareholders in H&M – a renowned fashion company. Currently, Stefan’s net worth is $13.5 Billion making him the 81st the richest people in the world.
82. Alisher Usmanov:
Alisher is an Uzbek born Russian oligarch who has built his wealth through mining operations and investments and has major stakes in Metalloinvest – a metallurgy company specializing in steel manufacturing. With a net worth of $13.4 Billion, he ranks 83rd on the list of 100 richest people in the world.
83. Eric Schmidt:
He is currently a technical advisor to Alphabet Inc and chairperson of the US Department of Defence’s Defence Innovation Advisory Board. He has also been the CEO of Google from 2001 to 2011. Eric has a net worth of $13.2 Billion making him 84th richest people in the world.
84. Gina Rinehart:
Georgina Hope ‘Gina Rinehart’ is an Australian mining magnate and is the chairwoman of Hancock Prospecting – a leading Australian mining and agricultural conglomerate. With a net worth of $13.1 Billion, Gina reserves 85th spot on the list of wealthiest people on the earth.
85. Mikhail Fridman:
Mikhail Maratovich Fridman is a Russian businessman who holds Israeli citizenship. He co-founded Alfa-Group – Russia’s largest privately-owned investment group with the portfolio is oil and gas, commercial and investment banking, asset management, insurance, retail trade, and much more. With a net worth of $13 Billion, Mikhail reserves 86th spot on the list.
86. Michael Hatrono:
Michael Bambang Hartono aka Oei Hwei Sion is an Indonesian Chinese billionaire. Michael and his brother Robert Budi own Kretk – clove cigarettes manufacturer with a net worth of $13 Billion.
87. Dietmar Hopp & Family:
Dietmar was one of the founders of SAP SE – a European multinational software corporation that makes enterprise software to manage the business operation and customer relations. The net worth of Dietmar is around $13 Billion.
88. Zhang Zhidong:
Also known as Tony Zhang he was the CTO at Tencent for 16 years and was a major part of revolutionary software like WeChat, League of Legends, and have minority stakes in Spotify and Snap Inc. Tony’s net worth is $13 Billion making him 86h richest people in the world.
89. Hinduja Brothers:
Hinduja brothers are Indian conglomerate based in Mumbai. And involved in a number of activities like import/export, trading, motor vehicles, banking, call centers, and healthcare. Hinduja brother’s net worth is said to be $12.9 Billion.
90. Heinz Hermann Thiele & Family:
He’s a German billionaire businessman and chairman of Knorr-Bremse – a German manufacturer of braking systems for rail and commercial vehicles who are there in the industry for more than 110 years. The net worth of the family is $12.9 Billion.
91. Charlene De Carvalho Heineken & Family:
She’s a Dutch-English billionaire and owns 25% stakes in the world’s second-largest brewer – Heineken International. Charlene is the richest person in the Netherlands with a net worth of $12.8 Billion.
92. Emmanuel Besnier:
Emmanuel Besnier is a French businessman and CEO of Lactalis – a French multinational dairy products corporation owned by Besnier family. It is the largest dairy product group in the world and 2nd largest food product in a group in France. Emmanuel has a net worth of $12.7 Billion.
93. Andrey Melnichenko:
He’s a Russian billionaire industrialist and a philanthropist. Angry Igorevich Melnichenko is the main beneficiary of EuroChem Group – a fertilizer group and SUEK – a coal energy company. He is a member of the Board of Directors in both the companies and has a net worth of $12.5 Billion.
94. Li Shufu:
Li Shifu is a Chinese billionaire businessman and chairman of Zhejiang Geely Holding Group – known as Geely – a privately held global automotive company. He’s also the chairman at Volvo Cars. Both the companies add up to his net worth with is $12.4 Billion.
95. Hasso Plattner & Family:
He’s a German businessman and co-founder of SAP SE software company with a net worth of $12.4 Billion.
96. Liu Yonghao & Family:
He’s the long-time chairman of New Hope Group which has 600 subsidiaries across 30 countries. Hope also owns stakes in the Lansing Trade Group. With a net worth of $12.4 Billion, he stands at 98th spot.
97. Stefan Quandt:
He’s a German billionaire heir, an engineer, and industrialist. He worked for Boston Consulting Group in Munich for some time and worked for Datacard Group. On his father’s death in 1982 he inherited 17.4% of BMW earned him a net worth of $12.2 Billion making him 98th wealthiest person in the world.
98. Ken Griffin:
Kenneth Cordele Griffin is an American hedge fund manager and a billionaire. He’s the CEO of Citadel – an American global financial institution founded in 1990 and it’s one of the world’s largest alternative asset managers. With a net worth of $12.1 Billion, Ken Griffin is the 100th man on the list of 100 wealthiest people in the world.
99. Shahid Khan:
Shahid “Shad” Khan is an American billionaire businessman and sports tycoon, raised in Pakistan. Khan is the owner of Flex-N-Gate, an American manufacturing manufacturer and OEM ranked 7th largest producer of American automobile parts by Automotive News. The financial net worth of Khan is $8.1billion.
100. Lakshmi Mittal:
Lakshmi Niwas Mittal is an Indian, UK based steel magnate. He is the founder and CEO of ArcelorMittal, the biggest steelmaking firm in the world. During the COVID-19 pandemic in India in 2020, he made a donation of Rs.100 crores to the PM cares foundation. As of date, his personal net worth is $960 crores USD.
Most people have a pretty decent idea, even if they aren’t an entrepreneur or are at all interested in the subject.
Whilst you are reading this, you undoubtedly still have names that popped up in your head as to who will be on the richest list.
The net worth of these billionaires has been massively fluctuating over the last year. But, more on that can be found here.
So here was the list of 100 richest people in the world and the wealthiest people on the earth with their respective conglomerates. The list is compiled by Forbes and they have featured 200 billionaires from across the globe. To view the entire list, click here.
Note:- Net worth and ranking of billionaires were updated on 15th July 2020. Any change in their net worth or ranking is subjective to change.
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