Richest people in the world

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Richest people in the world: Top 20 billionaires of 2018

While Forbes updates their list of the world’s billionaires in real time as markets fluctuate, the magazine also releases a more static list each year. The total net worth of these money-makers when the 2018 list was released in March was $7.67 trillion. With all their riches, they are yet to meet the richest person in history.

Richest person in the world?

20. Jack Ma (China)

Jack Ma - richest person in the world

Founder and Executive Chairman, Alibaba Group

Age: 53
Net worth: $39 billion

19. Mukesh Ambani (India)

Mukesh Ambani - richest person in the world

Founder and Chairman, Reliance Industries

Age: 60
Net worth: $40.1 billion

18. Francoise Bettencourt Meyers & family (France)

Francoise Bettencourt Meyers & family

Chairwoman of family’s L’Oreal holdings and granddaughter of L’Oreal’s founder

Age: 64
Net worth: $42.2 billion

17. Ma Huateng (China)

Ma Huateng

Chairman and CEO, Tencent Holdings

Age: 46
Net worth: $45.3 billion

16. Alice Walton (U.S.)

Alice Walton

Wal-Mart heir; Chair, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Age: 68
Net worth: $46 billion

15. Rob Walton (U.S.)

Rob Walton

Chairman, Wal-Mart Stores

Age: 73
Net worth: $46.2 billion

14. Jim Walton (U.S.)

Jim Walton

Wal-Mart heir; Chairman and CEO, Arvest Bank Group, Inc.

Age: 69
Net worth: $46.4

13. Sergey Brin (U.S.)

President, Google

Age: 44
Net worth: $47.5 billion

12. Larry Page (U.S.)

Larry Page

CEO, Alphabet

Age: 44
Net worth: $48.8 billion

11. Michael Bloomberg (U.S.)

Michael Bloomberg

CEO, Bloomberg

Age: 76
Net worth: $50 billion

10. Larry Ellison (U.S.)

Larry Ellison

Co-founder, Oracle

Age: 73
Net worth: $58.5 billion

9 (tie). David Koch (U.S.)

Executive Vice President, Koch Industries

Age: 77
Net worth: $60 billion

7. Carlos Slim Helu & family (Mexico)

Carlos Slim Helu & family

Honorary Chairman, América Móvil

Age: 78
Net worth: $67.1 billion

6. Amancio Ortega (Spain)

Amancio Ortega

Co-founder, Zara

Age: 81
Net worth: $70 billion

5. Mark Zuckerberg (U.S.)

Mark Zuckerberg

Co-founder, Chairman and CEO, Facebook

Age: 33
Net worth: $71 billion

4. Bernard Arnault (France)

Bernard Arnault

Chairman and CEO, LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton

Age: 69
Net worth: $72 billion

3. Warren Buffett (U.S.)

richest person in the world

CEO, Berkshire Hathaway

Age: 87
Net worth: $84 billion

2. Bill Gates (U.S.)

richest person in the world

Co-founder, Microsoft

Age: 62

Net worth: $90 billion

1. Jeff Bezos (U.S.)

richest person in the world

CEO, Amazon

Age: 54
Net worth: $112 billion

Bezos is the first person to top $100 billion on the Forbes list of billionaires.

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