Forbes has recently released the list of the top 10 richest people in the world for 2018. Apart from the 10 people on the list, India’s Mukesh Ambani bagged the 16th position in the list of top billionaires in the world. Also, he is India’s richest person. Also, Azim Premji has been declared as the second richest person in India surpassing Lakshmi Mittal. Savitri Jindal, on the other hand, bagged the richest Indian woman on the Forbes list.
Here is the list of the top 10 richest people in the world.
He is an American technology entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist, best known as the founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Amazon, the world’s largest online shopping retailer. He owns 16% of e-commerce colossus Amazon with a net worth of $112 Billion.
Bill Gates is the 2nd richest person in the world with a net worth of $90 Billion. With his wife Melinda, he owns the world’s largest private charitable organization. During his career at Microsoft, Gates held the positions of chairman, CEO and chief software architect, while also being the largest individual shareholder until May 2014. Gates currently holds only over 1% of the shares of Microsoft and has invested in a mix of stocks and other assets.
Warren Edward Buffett has a net worth of $84 Billion and is known as one of the most successful investors of all time. Famously known as the “Oracle of Ohama”, he has donated 99% of his fortune to charity. He runs Berkshire Hathway, which owns more than 60 companies.
Bernard Arnault & family
A French business magnate, an investor, and an art collector who oversees an empire of 70 brands including Louis Vuitton and Sephora. He is the richest man in France and the 4th richest in the world with a net worth of $72 Billion.
A Harvard dropout, who found the most popular social networking website at the age of 19. The co-founder and CEO of Facebook, is known to be one of the most influential people in the world. With a net worth of $71 Billion, he is the 5th richest person in the world.
A Spanish business tycoon and the founder and former chairman of Inditex fashion group who has a net worth of $70 Billion. He is known for his chain of Zara clothing and accessories retail shops owning 7500 stores around the world.
Carlos Slim Helu and family
Carlos Slim is a Mexican business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. His family controls American Movil, Latin America’s largest telecom company. Along with this, he also owns a stake in Mexican construction, consumer goods, mining and real estate companies. The net worth of the family is $67.1 Billion.
He is the CEO and chairman of the Koch Industries which is known as the largest private sector company in America. His Conglomerate has $100 Billion in revenues from businesses including pipeline, chemicals, Brawny paper etc. His net worth is known to be $60 Billion and is 8th on the list of the top 10 richest people in the world.
David Koch holds a big share and major control of the Koch Industries with his brother Charles. David’s net worth has been declared as $60 Billion.
Ellison is the co-founder, executive chairman and chief technology officer of Oracle Corporation. Currently, he has given up the CEO role in Oracle but is working as the company’s chairman. He has a net worth of $58.5 Billion and currently stands 10th on the list.