World’s Billionaires: List of Top 10 World Richest Person

The World's Billionaires is an annual ranking by documented net worth of the wealthiest billionaires in the world, compiled and published in March annually by the American business magazine Forbes. The list was first published in March 1987. The total net worth of each individual on the list is estimated and is cited in United States dollars, based on their documented assets and accounting for debt and other factors. Royalty and dictators whose wealth comes from their positions are excluded from these lists. This ranking is an index of the wealthiest documented individuals, excluding and ranking against those with wealth that is not able to be completely ascertained.

World’s Billionaires 2020

In 2018, there was a record of 2,208 people on the list, that included 259 newcomers mostly from China and the U.S.; there were 63 people under 40 and it had a record number of 256 women. The average net worth of the list came in at US$4.1 billion, up US$350 million from 2017. Added together, the total net worth for 2018's billionaires was US$9.1 trillion, up from US$7.67 trillion in 2017. As of 2018, Microsoft founder Bill Gates had topped the list 18 of the past 24 years, while Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is ranked at the top for the first time and he became the first centibillionaire included in the ranking. In 2017, Mark Zuckerberg was the only person in the top 10 billionaires list who is under the age of 50, and the only one in the top 20 billionaires list who is under the age of 40.

In 2017, 500 of the richest people in the world became richer by US$1 trillion, according to a report by Bloomberg News. According to a 2017 Oxfam report, the top eight billionaires own as much combined wealth as "the poorest half of the human race".


Key Description of World Richest Person

Publisher: Whale Media Investments Forbes family

Publication: Forbes

First Published: March 1987

Latest Publication: April 7, 2020

Current list details: (2020)

Wealthiest: Jeff Bezos

Net worth (1st) Decrease: US$113 billion

Number of Billionaires Decrease: 2,095


List of World's Billionaires 2020

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

Total list net worth value Decrease US$8 trillion
New members to the list Increase 178


List of World’s Billionaires in 2019


No. Name Net worth (USD) Age Nationality Source(s) of wealth
1. Jeff Bezos $131 billion 55 United States Amazon
2. Bill Gates $96.5 billion 63 United States Microsoft
3. Warren Buffett $82.5 billion 88 United States Berkshire Hathaway
4. Bernard Arnault $76 billion 70 France LVMH
5. Carlos Slim $64 billion 79 Mexico América Móvil, Grupo Carso
6. Amancio Ortega $62.7 billion 82 Spain Inditex, Zara
7. Larry Ellison $62.5 billion 74 United States Oracle Corporation
8. Mark Zuckerberg $62.3 billion 34 United States Facebook
9. Michael Bloomberg $55.5 billion 77 United States Bloomberg L.P.
10. Larry Page $50.8 billion 45 United States Alphabet Inc.


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