According to Forbes, there are 2,153 billionaires in 2019, 55 fewer than 2018, of which 995 people (46%) have become 'less rich' compared to last year. The total net worth of the world's richest billionaires in 2019 are 8,700 billion USD, 400 billion USD lower than in 2018.
Net worth: 131 billion USD
Jeff Bezos founded the Amazon e-commerce company in 1994 and is currently the chief executive officer (CEO), owning 16% of the company. In 2018, Amazon achieved $230 billion in revenue and $10 billion in net profit, up $3 billion from the previous year.
In January 2019, Amazon boss and his wife MacKenzie announced their dirvorce after 25 years with undisclosed divorce agreements. MacKenzie is Amazon's first accountant. Under Washington state law, she can get upto half of Jeff Bezos' assets and become the richest woman in the world.
Net worth: 96.5 billion USD
Co-founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates, and his wife Melinda are the presidents of the world's largest private charity: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation - with activities to improve people's health globally. To date, he has donated a total of $35.8 billion of Microsoft shares to the organization. Gates sold and donated a majority of his share in Microsoft - he currently owned only over 1% of it - and invested in many other stocks and other assets.
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Net worth: 82.5 billion USD
Dubbed "Legend of Omaha", Warren Buffett is one of the most successful investors of all time. He runs the investment empire of Berkshire Hathaway, owning shares in more than 60 other companies. Buffett has pledged to donate more than 99% of his assets to charity. In 2018, he donated 3.4 billion USD, most of which was for the organization of Bill and Melinda Gates.
Net worth: 76 billion USD
Bernard Arnault runs the luxury fashion empire LVMH with 70 brands including Louis Vuitton and Sephora.
Net worth: 64 billion USD
Carlos Slim Helu is Mexico's richest man. His family runs America Movil, Latin America's largest mobile telecommunications carrier. In addition, he also holds a great share in many companies in construction, consumer goods, mining and real estate in Mexico. The billionaire also owns 17% of the New York Times American newspaper.
Net worth: 62.7 billion USD
Amancio Ortega is the richest retailer in the world. He is the co-founder of Inditex - a retail empire that owns 8 brands including Zara, Massimo Dutti and Pull & Bear with 7,500 stores around the world. He currently owns about 60% of this company.
Net worth: 62.5 billion USD
Larry Ellison is the co-founder of Oracle software company. He left his CEO position in 2014 but is still the chairman of the board and technology director. In March/2018, Ellison established a startup called Sensei with the first project being hydroponic cultivation on Lanai Island in Hawaii. He joined the board of Tesla electric car company in December 2018, after buying 3 million shares of the company.
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Net worth: 62.3 billion USD
Mark Zuckerberg is the co-founder of Facebook's social network and currently owns about 17% of the company. After a turbulent year with new troubles, Facebook's CEO said it would set priorities for 2019 to solve social problems. In April 2018, Zuckerberg had to go to the US parliamentary hearing after the scandal to reveal user data to political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica.
Net worth: 55.5 billion USD
Michael Bloomberg is the co-founder of Bloomberg LP's financial information and communications company. He currently owns 88% of this company. As a great philanthropist, Bloomberg has donated a total of more than $ 5 billion for gun control and climate change activities ... Recently, he announced that he considered taking part in the US presidential election in 2020. and plans to spend at least $ 500 million to compete with the current White House boss Donald Trump.
Net worth: 50.8 billion USD
Larry Page, co-founder of Google, is currently CEO of Alphabet - Google's parent company. He is running subsidiaries including Calico - a health company, and Nest - a smart home appliances company...
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