The wealth accumulation of the top ten richest people in the world 2020 is $839.8 billion. America has a sizable number of the richest people in the world. According to Forbes, Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos is the richest man in the world. The list is made up of seven American, one French, one Mexican, one Spanish.
Here is a list of top 10 richest people in the world and their net worth
1. Jeff Bezos
Jeff Bezos is an American businessman and the CEO of Amazon. Bezos started Amazon in 1994. He owns 16% of the shares. Aside Amazon Jeff Bezos owns an aerospace company that developed rockets for commercial use and Washington posts. Jeff Bezos is estimated to worth $123.7billion.
2. Bill Gates
Bill Gates is a self made American billionaire. He is the Founder of Microsoft. Bill Gates owns just over 1% of Microsoft shares while he invested in mix stock and other assets. He and his wife Melinda Gates owns the largest private charitable foundation in the world. Bill Gates is estimated to worth $110.6billion
3. Bernard Arnault
Bernard Arnault is the richest man in France. He is the CEO of Luis Vuitton, Christian Dior as well as 70 other brands. He was briefly the world’s richest man in December 2019 when his luxury conglomerate LVMH hit $458.46billion. Bernard Arnault is estimated to worth $105.4billion
4. Warren Buffet
Warren Buffet is an American businessman and the founder and CEO of Berkshire Hartaway Inc. Buffet is known as the world’s most successful investors of all time. Buffet bought his first stock at the age of 11. He is the son of a former US Congressman. Warren Buffet is estimated to worth $88billion
5. Amancio Ortega
Amancio Ortega is the richest retailer in the world. He is the richest man in Spain and one of the richest in Europe. Ortega is the co founder of Inditex, known for its Zara fashion chain. Ortega owns over 7500 stores across the world and 60% of Madrid-listed Inditex. He owns businesses across Madrid, Barcelona, London, Chicago, Miami and New York. Amancio Ortega is estimated to worth $76.5billion
6. Mark Zukerberg
Mark Zukerberg is the founder of Facebook. A social media platform he founded in 2004 at the age of 19. Mark Zukerberg owns 15% of Facebook shares. Mark Zukerberg is estimated to worth $75.7 billion.
7. Larry Elisson
Larry Elisson is the founder of Oracle Inc. Oracle have acquired software companies including Netsuite in 2016. In 2014, Elisson gave up the role of Oracle CEO though still serves as Chairman of the board and Chief Technology Officer. He also owns a share in Tesla. Elisson is estimated to worth $66.8billion.
8. Larry Page
Larry Page is the cofounder of Google, the most used search engines in the world. He was the CEO of Alphabet, the parent company of Google before he stepped down in 2019. He is a founding investor in space exploration company Planetary Resources and is also funding “flying car” startups Kitty Hawk and Opener. Larry Page is estimated to worth $66.5billion
9. Carlos Slim Helu
Carlos Slim Helu is the richest man in Mexico. He and his family control America Movil, the biggest mobile telecom firm in Latin America. He is also a shareholder in TelMex, the only phone company in Mexico. He owns 17% shares in New York Times. Slim is also into construction, consumer goods, mining and real estate. Carlos Slim Helu is estimated to worth $66.4billion.
10. Michael Bloomberg
Michael Bloomberg is an American businessman and the cofounder of Bloomberg Inc. a financial information and media company. Bloomberg Inc generates an estimated revenue of $10billion. He owns 88% of Bloomberg shares. Bloomberg is estimated to worth $60.2 billion.