Top 15 Richest People in the World - Top 15 Billionaires 2020

By Jess Jonassen  |   23 Jan, 2022

Top 15 Richest People in the World - Top 15 Billionaires 2020

Do you know who are the richest people in the world? No, well, we’ve got it covered. And these guys have it covered as well! The richest people in the world have made their fortunes across a number of fields – technology, investment, software, retail, fashion, automobile, telecom, luxury goods, and so on. Interestingly enough, most of them are heavy-handed with philanthropy as well.

Intrigued? Read on to find out more!

 

15. Jim Walton Net Worth: $64.3 Billion 15. Jim Walton Net Worth: $64.3 Billion See Details
14. Amancio Ortega Net Worth: $65.7 Billion 14. Amancio Ortega Net Worth: $65.7 Billion See Details
13. Francoise Bettencourt Meyes and Family Net Worth: $65.8 Billion 13. Francoise Bettencourt Meyes and Family Net Worth: $65.8 Billion See Details
12. Sergey Brin Net Worth: $66.5 Billion 12. Sergey Brin Net Worth: $66.5 Billion See Details
11. Larry Page Net Worth: $68.3 Billion 11. Larry Page Net Worth: $68.3 Billion See Details
10. Carlos Slim Helu & Family Net Worth: $68.9 Billion 10. Carlos Slim Helu & Family Net Worth: $68.9 Billion See Details
9. Steve Ballmer Net Worth: $70.4 Billion 9. Steve Ballmer Net Worth: $70.4 Billion See Details
8. Larry Ellison Net Worth: $75.0 Billion 8. Larry Ellison Net Worth: $75.0 Billion See Details
7. Elon Musk Net Worth: $79.6 Billion 7. Elon Musk Net Worth: $79.6 Billion See Details
6. Bernard Arnault & Family Net Worth: $80.2 Billion 6. Bernard Arnault & Family Net Worth: $80.2 Billion See Details
5. Warren Buffet Net Worth: $82.4 Billion 5. Warren Buffet Net Worth: $82.4 Billion See Details
4. Mukesh Ambani Net Worth: $88.9 Billion 4. Mukesh Ambani Net Worth: $88.9 Billion See Details
3. Mark Zuckerberg Net Worth: $107.8 Billion 3. Mark Zuckerberg Net Worth: $107.8 Billion See Details
2. Bill Gates Net Worth: $115.3 Billion 2. Bill Gates Net Worth: $115.3 Billion See Details
1. Jeff Bezos Net Worth: $200 Billion 1. Jeff Bezos Net Worth: $200 Billion See Details
15. Jim Walton Net Worth: $64.3 Billion
14. Amancio Ortega Net Worth: $65.7 Billion
13. Francoise Bettencourt Meyes and Family Net Worth: $65.8 Billion
12. Sergey Brin Net Worth: $66.5 Billion
11. Larry Page Net Worth: $68.3 Billion
10. Carlos Slim Helu & Family Net Worth: $68.9 Billion
9. Steve Ballmer Net Worth: $70.4 Billion
8. Larry Ellison Net Worth: $75.0 Billion
7. Elon Musk Net Worth: $79.6 Billion
6. Bernard Arnault & Family Net Worth: $80.2 Billion
5. Warren Buffet Net Worth: $82.4 Billion
4. Mukesh Ambani Net Worth: $88.9 Billion
3. Mark Zuckerberg Net Worth: $107.8 Billion
2. Bill Gates Net Worth: $115.3 Billion
1. Jeff Bezos Net Worth: $200 Billion

15. Jim Walton Net Worth: $64.3 Billion

Top 15 Richest People in the World - Top 15 Billionaires 2020
  • The Waltons are the heir to one of the most well-known names in America – Wal-Mart. The family controls more than 50% of the Wal-Mart Corporation, and combined are worth at least $150 billion based on Forbes' wealth estimates.
  • Jim Walton, the youngest son of the Sam Walton (who built the Wal-Mart chain), is currently worth $64.3 billion.
  • Jim sat on Walmarts board for more than a decade before yielding the seat to his son, Steuart, in June 2016.
  • Jims sister, Alice Walton, is worth $65.9 billion whereas Rob Walton, the eldest brother is worth $65.3 billion.
  • Rob retired as chairman in June 2015 and was replaced by his son-in-law, Greg Penner. He still sits on Walmarts board.
  • Alice Walton is the only daughter of Walmart founder Sam Walton. She has focused on curating art, rather than working for Walmart like her siblings, Rob and Jim.

14. Amancio Ortega Net Worth: $65.7 Billion

Top 15 Richest People in the World - Top 15 Billionaires 2020
  • Arnault is the wealthiest European on the list. The Frenchman oversees an empire of more than 60 brands including Louis Vuitton and Sephora.
  • The seventh richest person in the world Amancio Ortega is the founder of fast-fashion label ZARA.
  • With an estimated worth of $67.8 billion, Ortega owns 59% of Inditex, the worlds largest clothing retailer that owns Zara, Pull&Bear, Bershka, Massimo Dutti, Stradivarius, and other brands. The 82-year-old Spaniard fiercely guards his privacy and gives few interviews to the press.

13. Francoise Bettencourt Meyes and Family Net Worth: $65.8 Billion

Top 15 Richest People in the World - Top 15 Billionaires 2020
  • The granddaughter of L'Oreal's founder, Francoise Bettencourt Meyers is the richest woman in the world with an estimated Net-worth of $63.4 Billion.
  • Bettencourt Meyers and her family own 33% of L'Oreal stock.
  • In 2019, L'Orealrecorded its best sales growth in more than a decade.
  • She has served on L'Oreal's board since 1997 and is chairwoman of the company.

12. Sergey Brin Net Worth: $66.5 Billion

Top 15 Richest People in the World - Top 15 Billionaires 2020
  • Cofounder of Google, Sergey Brin is worth $70.8 billion.
  • He cofounded Google with Larry Page in 1998 after the two met at Stanford University while studying for advanced degrees in computer science.
  • Sergey Brin stepped down as president of Alphabet, parent company of Google, in December 2019 but remains a controller shareholder and a board member. Brin is reportedly funding a high-tech airship project.

11. Larry Page Net Worth: $68.3 Billion

Top 15 Richest People in the World - Top 15 Billionaires 2020
  • With an estimated worth of $72.8 billion, Larry Page cofounded Google and Googles PageRank algorithm, which powers the search engine.
  • Larry Page stepped down as CEO of Alphabet, the parent of Google, in December 2019 but remains a board member and a controlling shareholder.
  • He is a founding investor in space exploration company Planetary Resources and is also funding "flying car" startups Kitty Hawk and Opener.

10. Carlos Slim Helu & Family Net Worth: $68.9 Billion

Top 15 Richest People in the World - Top 15 Billionaires 2020
  • Worth at $52.5 billion Mexico's richest man, Carlos Slim Helu and his family control America Movil, Latin America's biggest mobile telecom firm.
  • With foreign telecom partners, Slim bought a stake in Telmex, Mexicos only phone company, in 1990.
  • Telmex is now part of America Movil. He also owns stakes in Mexican construction, consumer goods, mining and real estate companies and 17% of The New York Times.

9. Steve Ballmer Net Worth: $70.4 Billion

Top 15 Richest People in the World - Top 15 Billionaires 2020
  • Now worth $77 billion, Steve Ballmer is the former CEO of Microsoft, who led the company from 2000 to 2014.
  • Ballmer oversaw Microsoft at a difficult time, after the first dot-com crash and through efforts to catch Google in search and Apple in mobile phones.
  • The same year he retired from Microsoft he bought the NBAs Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion.

8. Larry Ellison Net Worth: $75.0 Billion

Top 15 Richest People in the World - Top 15 Billionaires 2020
  • The well-known cofounder of Oracle, Ellison is worth $75.0 billion today.
  • He gave up the Oracle CEO role in 2014 but still serves as chairman of the board and chief technology officer.
  • Ellison joined the renowned electric car manufacturer Teslas board in December 2018, after purchasing 3 million Tesla shares earlier. Ellison also shares a close friendship with the owner of Tesla, Elon Musk.

7. Elon Musk Net Worth: $79.6 Billion

Top 15 Richest People in the World - Top 15 Billionaires 2020
  • Elon Musk is the founder and CEO of SpaceX and Tesla. He's estimated to be worth $70.2 billion.

6. Bernard Arnault & Family Net Worth: $80.2 Billion

Top 15 Richest People in the World - Top 15 Billionaires 2020
  • French businessman Bernard Arnault is chairman and CEO of LVMH, the worlds biggest luxury goods company.
  • The company owns some of the biggest brands on earth including Louis Vuitton, Hennessey, Bulgari, Marc Jacobs, Dior, Sephora, and many more.
  • Worth a $80.2 billion, Arnault rules the LVMH empire alongside his children who hold key positions at the various brands.

5. Warren Buffet Net Worth: $82.4 Billion

Top 15 Richest People in the World - Top 15 Billionaires 2020
  • Warren Buffet is amongst the most famous names on the planet. Why?
  • Self-made investor Buffett runs Berkshire Hathaway, which owns more than 60 companies, including insurer Geico, battery maker Duracell and restaurant chain Dairy Queen.
  • Now worth $82.4 billion, he first bought stock at age 11 and first filed taxes at age 13. Hes promised to donate over 99% of his wealth. So far, he has given more than $41 billion away.

4. Mukesh Ambani Net Worth: $88.9 Billion

Top 15 Richest People in the World - Top 15 Billionaires 2020
  • Worth $88.9 billion, Indian Ambani has a 42% controlling stake in Reliance Industries, which is the owner of the worlds largest oil refining complex.
  • He is also the owner of property worth more than $400m.

3. Mark Zuckerberg Net Worth: $107.8 Billion

Top 15 Richest People in the World - Top 15 Billionaires 2020
  • A name which needs no introduction is Mark Zuckerberg, the well-known owner of Facebook is now worth a whopping $107.8 billion.
  • This makes him the youngest centi-billionaire in the world. Mark and his wife, pediatrician Priscilla Chan, have pledged to give away 99 percent of their stake in Facebook during their lifetimes.

2. Bill Gates Net Worth: $115.3 Billion

Top 15 Richest People in the World - Top 15 Billionaires 2020
  • Set at number two is the co-founder of tech behemoth Microsoft, Bill Gates, who is estimated to be worth a $115.3 billion.
  • Once a tech wizard, now turned philanthropist, Gates aims to distribute most of his wealth through his foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the worlds largest private charitable foundation.
  • Gates has now stepped down as a board member of Microsoft.

1. Jeff Bezos Net Worth: $200 Billion

Top 15 Richest People in the World - Top 15 Billionaires 2020
  • The worlds richest man for three years running, Jeff Bezos net worth has set new records.
  • Worth a whopping $200 billion, Bezos is the founder and owner of Amazon.
  • The e-commerce giant has reaped the benefits of the ongoing pandemic, with more and more people opting for online shopping.
  • Amazons stock has gone up by 86% in 2020.

That rounds off our list of the top 12 richest people in the world!

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