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Top 10 Richest Men in the World (Forbes List 2020)

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There are no more major changes in the ranking of the richest people in the world in 2020 compared to what we have in 2019 from the top US magazine company Forbes.

Notably, Jeff Bezos who happened to be the founder of Amazon still maintains his position as the wealthiest man on the planet ahead of Gates and Bernard Arnaut who pushed one step ahead of Warren Buffett in the latest ranking.

Mark Zuckerberg pushes back from the 9th place in the 2019 ranking to 6th place in the latest ranking.

#1. Jeff Bezos | Net Worth: $117.5 Billion

Jeff Bezos richest people in the world

Position in 2019: 1st.
Age: 55 years old.
2020 Equity: $113.5 trillion
Company: Amazon.
Nationality: United States. 

Jeff Bezos, the founder of the world’s largest e-commerce platform, Amazon takes the top position of the wealthiest men in the world in 2020.

The renowned businessman and investor have overstated the 2nd richest in the world in the last two rankings of Forbes world’s richest.

Bezos consolidates himself as the richest person in the world, with a fortune valued at $117.5 Billion and equity at the early beginning of the year, totaling around $113.5 trillion.

Jeff has far advanced Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, who has dropped the top spot for the sixth time since 1995.

Jeff is also the first to lead the list with more than $100 billion. Something Gates could have done if he did not donate his fortune.

#2. Bill Gates | Net Worth: $112 Billion

bill gates richest man in the world

Position in 2019: 2nd
Age: 64 years old.
Equity Early 2020: $109.3 trillion
Company: Microsoft.
Nationality: United States. 

Bill Gate: Bill Gates is the second among the top 8 richest men in the world 2020 Forbes list, born on October 25, 1955, co-founder of Microsoft with his partner Paul Allen.

From behind is followed by Microsoft founder Bill Gates who has donated well over $50 Billion in the last 7 years and with an estimated net worth of $112 billion is the second richest in the world in 2020, which is not so bad for a man who has committed so much to charitable giving.

It was also reported that Bill Gates recently donated $100 million to fight coronavirus in China and $15m To Campaign Pushing GMOs On Small Farmers Around The World through the Gates Foundation.

Gates is a software developer, investor, philanthropist with a net worth of US$112.6billion as of 2020.

According to the boomerang billionaire index, Gate was the richest billionaire as of 2013 with a net worth of US $78.5billion. Gate has shown mixed critics concerning the emerging world of superintelligence, in which he believes that Artificial intelligence could become well advanced and that we might not be able to manage them.

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Bill co-founded a charity organization with his wife Melinda which they called “Bill and Melinda Gate charity foundation” the largest charity foundation In the world that helps to ensure good health, wealth, education and access to information technology Globally.

Gates is married to Melinda with three children.

#3. Bernard Arnault and family | Net Worth: $108.8 Billion

Bernard Arnault 4th richest man in the world

Position in 2019: 4th
Age: 70 years.
Equity Early 2020: $106.3 trillion 
Company: LVMH.
Nationality: French. 

Buffett was overtaken by Frenchman Bernard Arnault, as the record results of his LUXURY goods ’empire’ from LVMH (Louis Vuitton Mot Hennessy) and an agreement to buy a significant stake in Christian Dior has allowed him to boost his fortunes yet further.

#4. Warren Buffet | Net Worth: $89.9 Billion

warren buffet third richest man in the world 2020

Position in 2019: 3rd
Age: 89 years old.
Equity Early 2020: $87.6 trillion.
Company: Berkshire Hathaway.
Nationality: United States. 

Warren Buffett, the octogenarian investor popularly known as the ‘Omaha Oracle’, whose fortune has risen to about $89.9 billion is the 4th richest man in the world, the feat is owing to his ‘arm’ investor Berkshire Hathaway.

Warren Buffett: Warren Edward Buffett is third among the top 8 richest men in the world Forbes list 2020, born August 30, 1930.

He is a business mogul, investor, and philanthropist with a net worth of US$89.4 billion dollars.

Warren acquires most of his wealth through investment.

In 2008 Warren Buffett was the world richest man with a net worth estimated as US$62billion by Forbes and US$58billion dollars by yahoo.

Warren has Keen interest in renewable energy.

He promoted the climate change policy on using renewable energy as a source of energy to prevent greenhouse emissions from combustible gas which affect climate change which and as of December 2011 he invested US$ 2 billion on a solar energy project in California.

Warren has shown mixed critics concerning Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies which he believes will not end well.

Warren Buffett is married to Astrid Menks with three children.

#5. Amancio Ortega | Net Worth: $77.9 Billion

Amancio Ortega 5th richest man in the world

Position in 2019: 6th
Age: 83 years old.
Equity Early 2020: $77.1 trillion
Company: Inditex.
Nationality: English. 

Ahead of Zuckerberg, this year is the founder of Inditex (Zara), Amancio Ortega, with a fortune of $77.9 billion, which, after recovering from $1.5 million loss in the last two years due to the loss of contribution of the empire.

Amancio Ortega Gaona also ranks as number 6 amongst the top 8 richest men in the world Forbes list 2020, He was born 28 March 1936, He is a Spanish billionaire and business mogul.

Ortega is the co-founder of Inditex Group with a net worth of US$68.3 billion as of December 2019.

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Ortega invests most of his wealth into real estate in which he purchased the Torre Picasso skyscraper in Madrid and The epic residence and hotels in Miami Florida.

Ortega is also a philanthropist, In July 2017, he donated 300million euros to fight cancer across Spain and also donated 20million euros to Caritas Internationalis.

Ortega prefers to live a private life, he is married to Flora pérez Marcotte and he has three children.

#6. Mark Zuckerberg | Net Worth: $77.7 Billion

Position in 2019: 8th
Age: 34 years old.
Equity Early 2020: $76.4 trillion
Company: Facebook.
Nationality: United States

Mark Zuckerberg, the creator of the social network Facebook, which, with a fortune valued at $77.7 Billion closed in as the sixth richest man on the planet in 2020.

The growth depicts that the youngest billionaire is steadily recovering from the $9 billion loss and the multiplication of compromising issues that arouse against his social network.

Mark Zuckerberg: Mark Zuckerberg is the fourth richest man among the top 8 richest men in the world Forbes list 2020, born May 14, 1984.

Mark Zuckerberg is an internet entrepreneur and philanthropist, The CEO and co-founder of Facebook Inc. with a net worth of US$80.7 billion.

Zuckerberg is also the co-founder of solar sail spacecraft for a project called breakthrough star shot.

Facebook in may 2012 raised $16billion from its initial public offering making it the highest internet IPO ever.

In 2015 Zuckerberg and chan said they would give 99% of their Facebook share to charity.

In 2019 Due to many critics Zuckerberg made it public that his major priority as Facebook CEO was to tackle fake news and social issues.

Mark Zuckerberg is married to Priscilla chan with 2 children.

#7. Larry Ellison | Net Worth: $66.6 Billion

Larry Ellison 7th richest man in the world

Position in 2019: 7th
Age: 73 years old.
Equity Early 2020: $66.2 trillion
Company: Oracle.
Nationality: United States. 

Larry Ellison also ranks 5th richest man alongside Carlos Slim Helu in the top 8 richest men in the world Forbes list 2020.

He was born August 17, 1944.

He is a businessman, entrepreneur, and philanthropist with a net worth of US$68.8 billion.

Ellison is a co-founder of Oracle a software firm.

In November 2016 Ellison became $3.5 billion richer when Oracle bought Netsuite a software company for $9.3billion which he owned 35% as at the time it was purchased.

In 2018 Ellison purchased 3 million Tesla shares and became a director on the board of Tesla inc.

In December 2018, Ellison donated $200 million for a cancer treatment center to the University of Southern California in May 2016.

#8. Carlos Slim Helu and family | Net Worth: $64.4 Billion

Carlos Slim 8th richest man in the world

Position in 2019: 5th
Age: 79 years old.
Equity Early 2020: $63.7 trillion
Company: Mobile America.
Nationality: Mexican.

Carlos slim helú is the fifth amongst the top 8 richest men in the world Forbes list 2020, born January 28, 1940, Carlos is a Mexican business mogul, investor, and philanthropist.

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Carlos is the CEO of Telmex and Grupo carso with a net worth of $66.5billion.

Carlos controls America Movil the biggest mobile Telecom company in Latin America.

Carlos was named the richest man in the world by Forbes from 2010-2013.

Carlos owns shares in real estate companies and 17% shares in new York times making him the largest single shareholder.

Carlos formed Carso oil and gas in 2015 with assets worth US$ 230million. He donated US$4billion of his wealth to Carlos’s slim foundation in 2011.

Carlos was married to Soumaya Domit until her death in 1999, Carlos has six children.

#9. Larry Page | Net Worth: $61.9 Billion

Larry Page 9th richest man in the world

Position in 2019: 9th
Age: 46 years old.
Equity Early 2020: $61 trillion
Company: Google.
Nationality: United States.

Larry Page is the 6th richest amongst the top 8 richest men in the world Forbes 2020, born March 26, 1973.

Larry is a computer scientist and Internet entrepreneur.

Larry is the co-founder of Google, Alphabet inc. and also a co-inventor of PageRank with a net worth of US$67.8billion.

In September 2013 an R&D project called calico initiative was launched by Larry to help improve human health.

Larry is also an investor with investment in Tesla motors To help promote the hybrid electric cars and also in renewable energy.

He donated $15million to battle ebola outbreak in West Africa in November 2011.

He is married to Lucinda Southworth with two children.

#10. Sergey Brin | Net Worth: $59.6 Billion

sergey brin 1oth richest man in the world

Position in 2019: 10th
Age: 46 years old.
Early 2020 Equity: $58.8 trillion
Company: Google.
Nationality: American.

Sergey brin is the 7th richest man amongst the top 8 richest men in the world 2020 Forbes list In the world.

He was born August 21, 1973, He is a computer scientist and an internet entrepreneur.

Brin is a co-founder of Google with a net worth of US$65.4 billion.

In October 2010 brin invested in Windpower development.

He is also the co-founder of X, He is also an investor in tesla motors which he helped develop a Tesla roadster a range battery-electric car.

brin also showed interest in space programs by investing US$4.5million in space adventures, a tourism company that sends tourists to space.

He is married to Nicole Shanahan after divorcing Anne Wojcicki, brin has three children from the two marriages.

Conclusion

In a nutshell, here are the richest men in the world according to Forbes Magazine in 2020:

  1. Jeff Bezos
  2. Bernard Arnault
  3. Bill Gates
  4. Warren Buffett
  5. Amancio Ortega
  6. Larry Ellison
  7. Mark Zuckerberg
  8. Carlos Slim Helu
  9. Larry Page
  10. Sergey Brin

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