Top 10 Richest Person in the world 2019

Top 10 Richest Person in the world 2019

Richest Person in the world : Rank 1 

Find Top 10 Richest person in the world 2019. Jeff Bezos being the richest person.

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Age

55

Jeffrey Preston Bezos (Jorgensen; born January 12,1964) is an American internet and aerospace entrepreneur, media proprietor, and investor. He is best known as the founder, CEO, and president of Amazon.com, Inc.

Date of Birth

January 12, 1964

Designation

CEO and President of Amazon

Place

Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S

Jeff Bezos

Net worth

 $107.8 Billion

Bezos was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and raised in Houston, Texas. He graduated from Princeton University in 1986 with degrees in electrical engineering and computer science. He worked on Wall Street in a variety of related fields from 1986 to early 1994. He founded the online retailer Amazon in late 1994 on a cross-country road trip from New York City to Seattle. The company began as an online bookstore and has since expanded to a wide variety of other e-commerce products and services, including video and audio streaming, cloud computing, and artificial intelligence. It is currently the world's largest online sales company, the largest internet company by revenue, as well as the world's largest provider of AI assistance[citation needed] and cloud infrastructure services via its Amazon Web Services arm. Bezos added to his business interests when he founded the aerospace manufacturer and sub-orbital spaceflight services company Blue Origin in 2000. A Blue Origin test flight successfully first reached space in 2015, and the company has plans to begin commercial suborbital human spaceflight in 2019. He purchased major American newspaper publisher The Washington Post in 2013 for US$250 million in cash, and manages his other businesses and investments through his venture capital firm, Bezos Expeditions.


Richest Person in the world : Rank 2

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Age

64

William Henry Gates III (born October 28, 1955) is an American business magnate, software developer, investor, and philanthropist. He is best known as the co-founder of Microsoft Corporation.

Date of Birth

October 28, 1955

Designation

Founder of Microsoft

place

Seattle, Washington, U.S.

Bill Gates

Net worth

$105.3 Billion

Born and raised in Seattle, Washington, Gates launched Microsoft with childhood friend Paul Allen in 1975 in Albuquerque, New Mexico; it went on to become the world's largest personal computer software company. Gates led the company as chairman and CEO until stepping down as CEO in January 2000, but he remained chairman and became chief software architect. In June 2006, Gates announced that he would be transitioning to a part-time role at Microsoft and full-time work at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the private charitable foundation that he and his wife, Melinda Gates, established in 2000.He gradually transferred his duties to Ray Ozzie and Craig Mundie.He stepped down as chairman of Microsoft in February 2014 and assumed a new post as technology adviser to support the newly appointed CEO Satya Nadella.

 

 

 

 


Richest Person in the world : Rank 3

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70

Bernard has been making serious movements up this list in the past year. In fact, at the beginning of 2017, he was at 14th. Now, a year later, he’s placed at 3rd on the list of the 10 richest people on earth in 2019.

Date of Birth

5 March 1949

Designation

CEO of LVMH

place

Roubaix, France

 Bernard Arnault

Net worth

$94.7 Billion

Bernard Jean Étienne Arnault (French: [bɛʁnaʁ ʒɑ̃ etjɛn aʁno]; born 5 March 1949) is a French billionaire business magnate, and art collector. Arnault is the chairman and chief executive of LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton SE, LVMH, the world's largest luxury-goods company. He is the richest person in Europe and the third-richest person in the world, with a net worth of $106.6 billion, as of November 2019. In April 2018, he became the richest person in fashion, topping Zara's Amancio Ortega.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Richest Person in the world : Rank 4

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Age

89

Warren Edward Buffett (born August 30, 1930) is an American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist, who is the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. He is considered one of the most successful investors in the world and has a net worth of US$82 billion as of July 18, 2019, making him the third-wealthiest person in the world.

Date of Birth

August 30, 1930

Designation

CEO of Berkshire Hathaway

Place

Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.

Warren Buffett

Net worth

$81.9 Billion

Buffett was born in Omaha, Nebraska. He developed an interest in business and investing in his youth, eventually entering the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1947 before transferring and graduating from the University of Nebraska at the age of 19. He went on to graduate from Columbia Business School, where he molded his investment philosophy around the concept of value investing that was pioneered by Benjamin Graham. He attended New York Institute of Finance to focus his economics background and soon after began various business partnerships, including one with Graham. He created Buffett Partnership, Ltd in 1956 and his firm eventually acquired a textile manufacturing firm called Berkshire Hathaway, assuming its name to create a diversified holding company. In 1978, Charlie Munger joined Buffett and became vice chairman of the company.

Buffett has been the chairman and largest shareholder of Berkshire Hathaway since 1970. He has been referred to as the "Oracle" or "Sage" of Omaha by global media outlets. He is noted for his adherence to value investing and for his personal frugality despite his immense wealth. Research published at the University of Oxford characterizes Buffett's investment methodology as falling within "founder centrism" – defined by a deference to managers with a founder's mindset, an ethical disposition towards the shareholder collective, and an intense focus on exponential value creation. Essentially, Buffett's concentrated investments shelter managers from the short-term pressures of the market.


Richest Person in the world : Rank 5

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Age

 83

Amancio Ortega Gaona (Spanish pronunciation born 28 March 1936) is a Spanish billionaire businessman

Date of Birth

28 March 1936

Designation

founder of the Inditex fashion group

Place

Busdongo de Arbás, Castile and León, Spain

Amancio Ortega

Net worth

$68.7 Billion

Amancio Ortega Gaona (born 28 March 1936) is a Spanish billionaire businessman. He is the founder and former chairman of Inditex fashion group, best known for its chain of Zara clothing and accessories shops. As of October 2019, Ortega had a net worth of $70.2 billion, making him the second-wealthiest person in Europe after Bernard Arnault, and the fifth-wealthiest in the world. For a brief period of time in 2015, he was the richest man in the world, bypassing Bill Gates when his net worth peaked to $80 billion as Zara's parent company, Inditex’s, stock peaked.

He is the head of the Ortega family and the wealthiest retailer in the world.

 

 

 


Richest Person in the world : Rank 6

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75

Lawrence Joseph Ellison (born August 17, 1944) is an American businessman

Date of Birth

August 17, 1944

Designation

Co-founder of the Oracle Corporation

place

New York City, New York, U.S

 Larry Ellison

Net worth

$66 Billion

Lawrence Joseph Ellison (born August 17, 1944) is an American businessman, entrepreneur, and philanthropist who is a co-founder and the executive chairman and chief technology officer (CTO) of Oracle Corporation. As of October 2019, he was listed by Forbes magazine as the fourth-wealthiest person in the United States and as the sixth-wealthiest in the world, with a fortune of $69.1 billion, increased from $54.5 billion in 2018.

 

 

 

 


Richest Person in the world : Rank 7

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35

Mark Elliot Zuckerberg (born May 14, 1984) is an American internet entrepreneur and philanthropist. Zuckerberg is known for co-founding and leading Facebook as its chairman and chief executive officer. He also co-founded and is a board member of the solar sail spacecraft development project Breakthrough Starshot

Date of Birth

May 14, 1984

Designation

Founder of Facebook

place

White Plains, New York, U.S.

Mark Zuckerberg

Net worth

$65.8 Billion

Born in White Plains, New York, Zuckerberg attended Harvard University, where he launched Facebook from his dormitory room on February 4, 2004, with college roommates Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes.Originally launched to select college campuses, the site expanded rapidly and eventually beyond colleges, reaching one billion users by 2012. Zuckerberg took the company public in May 2012 with majority shares. His net worth is estimated to be $71.7 billion as of October 24, 2019, increasing over the past year with Facebook stock as a whole. In 2007, at age 23, he became the world's youngest self-made billionaire. As of 2018, he is the only person under 50 in the Forbes ten richest people list, and the only one under 40 in the Top 20 Billionaires list.

 

 

 

 


Richest Person in the world : Rank 8

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79

Carlos Slim Helú (Spanish pronunciation: born 28 January 1940 in Mexico City) is a Mexican business magnate, engineer, investor and philanthropist

Date of Birth

28 January 1940 

Designation

owner of the conglomerate ‘Grupo Carso’

place

Mexico City, Mexico

Carlos Slim Helu

Net worth

$57.6 Billion

Carlos Slim Helú ( born 28 January 1940 in Mexico City) is a Mexican business magnate, engineer, investor and philanthropist. From 2010 to 2013, Slim was ranked as the richest person in the world by the Forbes business magazine.[He derived his fortune from his extensive holdings in a considerable number of Mexican companies through his conglomerate, Grupo Carso.As of October 2019, he is the eighth-richest person in the world according to Forbes' listing of The World's Billionaires, with he and his family having a net worth estimated at $59.5 billion. He is the richest person in Latin America.

His conglomerate includes education, health care, industrial manufacturing, transportation, real estate, media, energy, hospitality, entertainment, high-technology, retail, sports and financial services. He accounts for 40% of the listings on the Mexican Stock Exchange, while his net worth is equivalent to about 6 percent of Mexico's gross domestic product. As of 2016, he is the largest single shareholder of The New York Times Company.

 


Richest Person in the world : Rank 9

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46

Lawrence Edward Page (born March 26, 1973) is an American computer scientist and Internet entrepreneur. He is best known for being one of the co-founders of Google along with Sergey Brin

Date of Birth

March 26, 1973

Designation

co-founder of Google

Place

Lansing, Michigan, U.S.

Larry Page

Net worth

$56.2 Billion

Lawrence Edward Page (born March 26, 1973) is an American computer scientist and Internet entrepreneur. He is best known for being one of the co-founders of Google along with Sergey Brin.

Page is the chief executive officer of Alphabet Inc. (Google's parent company). After stepping aside as Google CEO in August 2001, in favor of Eric Schmidt, he re-assumed the role in April 2011. He announced his intention to step aside a second time in July 2015, to become CEO of Alphabet, under which Google's assets would be reorganized. Under Page, Alphabet is seeking to deliver major advancements in a variety of industries.

As of October 2019, Page is the 9th-richest person in the world, with a net worth of $55.8 billion. Forbes placed him 10th in the list "Billionaires 2019"

Page is the co-inventor of PageRank, a well-known search ranking algorithm for Google, which he wrote with Brin. Page received the Marconi Prize in 2004 with Brin.


Richest Person in the world : Rank 10

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66

Françoise Bettencourt Meyers  is a French billionaire heiress and an author of Bible commentaries and works on Jewish-Christian relations.

Date of Birth

10 July 1953

Designation

Chairwoman L'Oréal

place

Neuilly-sur-Seine, France

Francoise Bettencourt Meyers

Net worth

$54.6 Billion

Françoise Bettencourt Meyers  is a French billionaire heiress and an author of Bible commentaries and works on Jewish-Christian relations. She is the only daughter and heiress of Liliane Bettencourt, and her family owns the company L'Oréal. She married Jean-Pierre Meyers, the grandson of a rabbi murdered at Auschwitz, and they decided to raise their children as Jewish Her marriage caused controversy because of her grandfather Eugène Schueller's trial for collaboration with the Nazi government; he was L'Oreal's founder.

In 2008, she sued François-Marie Banier for taking money from her mother and she started proceedings to have her mother declared mentally incompetent. The revelations in the secret recordings that she used in evidence led to the Woerth-Bettencourt scandal. In December 2010, Bettencourt Meyers announced that she had settled out of court with both her mother and Banier. Her mother died in September 2017 when her net worth was about $39.5 billion, which makes Bettencourt Meyers among the top 20 richest people in the world. As of October 2019, she is the richest woman in the world, with an estimated fortune of $53.0 billion, according to Forbes