You must be wondering who are the richest people in the world right now. Hence, we decided to make a list of the world’s richest individuals in 2019. You might already have an idea who made it to this list, but still, want to know how much is their net worth. Let’s take a quick look at the list with the wealthiest people as of 2019.
25. Lee Shau Kee – $31.6 Billion Net Worth
Lee Shau Kee, the co-founder of Sun Hung Kai, made it to the list even though he was brought up in a very poor family. Nevertheless, thanks to his successful property development company, his net worth stands at over $30 billion.
24. Li Ka-Shing – $34.9 Billion Net Worth
Li Ka-Shing, the chairman of CK Hutchison Holdings and CK Asset Holdings, is one of the most influential businessmen in Asia.
23. Hui Ka Yan – $35.5 Billion Net Worth
Hui Ka Yan, the current chairman for China Evergrande Group, of Shenzhen, which is the Hong Kong-listed real estate developer.
22. Mukesh Ambani – $39.6 Billion Net Worth
Mukesh Ambani, one of the richest men in Asia, is a managing director, chairman, and largest shareholder of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL). As of this year, he made it to the list of the richest men in the world.
21. Steve Ballmer – $40 Billion Net Worth
Steve Ballmer’s, the current owner of the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers and former CEO of Microsoft, net worth is estimated to stand at $40 billion.
20. Sheldon Adelson – $40.1 Billion Net Worth
Sheldon Adelson is the CEO, founder, and chairman of Las Vegas Sands Corporation. Moreover, he is a philanthropist, investor, and an American business magnate.
19. Alice Walton – $41.6 Billion Net Worth
Alice Walton, the daughter of Sam Walton, inherited the Walmart fortune and thus, made it to this list. Even though she founded the Llama Company in 1988, the company is now closed.
18. S. Robson Walton – $41.8 Billion Net Worth
Rob Walton, the eldest son of Sam Walton, was the chairman for Walmart until 2015.
17. Jim Walton – $41.9 Billion Net Worth
Jim Walton, the son of Sam Walton, is the CEO of his own company, Arvest Bank. Moreover, he is also on the Walmart board of directors.
16. Jack Ma – $42.2 Billion Net Worth
Jack Ma, the founder of Alibaba, has been one of the richest people in Asia for years now. However, it is this year he has made it to the list of the richest people in the world.
15. Francoise Bettencourt Meyers – $44.5 Billion Net Worth
Francoise Bettencourt Meyers is the reigning L’Oreal heiress and is the chairwoman of the company. She inherited 33% of L’Oreal after her mother, Liliane Bettencourt, passed away in 2017.
14. Sergey Brin – $49.6 Billion Net Worth
Sergey Brin founded Google together with Larry Page in 1998 and you know how successful the company is now. Can you imagine that they created the company in a small garage?!
13. Ma Huateng – $50.9 Billion Net Worth
Ma Huateng, the founder of Tencent, is one of the richest men in Asia, but made it to this list just this year. He is also an engineer, business magnate, philanthropist, and internet and technology entrepreneur.
12. Michael Bloomberg – $52.1 Billion Net Worth
Michael Bloomberg, the founder and CEO of Bloomberg L.P, is an American politician and entrepreneur. The 74-year-old lost a couple of billion dollars in the last few months and dropped from 9th to 12th on this list.
11. Larry Page – $53.5 Billion Net Worth
Larry Page is the other co-founder of Google, undoubtedly the most successful search engine in the world.
10. David Koch – $61.8 Billion Net Worth
David Koch is the Executive Vice President of Koch Industries. David and his brother Charles both own a 42% stake in the conglomerate.
9. Charles Koch – $61.8 Billion Net Worth
Charles Koch is the CEO and co-owner of Koch industries and a philanthropist.
8. Larry Ellison – $64.1 Billion Net Worth
Larry Ellison is the co-founder of the Oracle Corporation, one of the most successful tech companies. He was also the company’s CEO until 2014.
7. Amancio Ortega – $70.5 Billion Net Worth
Amancio Ortega, the founder of the Inditex fashion group, which owns Zara, is a Spanish entrepreneur. Even though he lost about $11 billion, he is still the 7th richest man in the world.
6. Carlos Slim Helu – $70.5 Billion Net Worth
Carlos Slim Helu has recently dropped from the 4th to 6th place on this list after recently losing almost $6 billion. He is the owner of the conglomerate ‘Grupo Carso’ and an investor.
5. Mark Zuckerberg – $74.6 Billion Net Worth
The founder of Facebook is the 5th richest man in the world. However, he is expected to climb up the list considering how young he is.
4. Bernard Arnault – $75.7 Billion Net Worth
The CEO of Louis Vitton Moet Hennessey and has climbed the list significantly, making it from the 14th to the 4th place on the list.
3. Warren Buffett – $91.3 Billion Net Worth
Warren Buffett, the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, is one of the most successful investors in the world. Nevertheless, this American entrepreneur seems to be very humble as he still lives in a home he bought when he wasn’t that rich.
2. Bill Gates – $92.2 Billion Net Worth
The founder of Microsoft Was the richest man in the world for several years. However, there is a man who overtook him and Gates ended second.
1. Jeff Bezos – $130.5 Billion Net Worth
The founder of Amazon is the richest man in the world as of 2019. Bezos became the first man to ever reach the $100 billion mark after Amazon made some major moves.