There’s been a huge fluctuation in the net worth of these 20 billionaires in the past month. But, you can find out more about that below!
The stats given here in regards to net worth have come from Forbes directly. These are the top 10 richest people in the world in 2017:
10. Charles Koch
Net Worth: $47.6 Billion
Charles Koch is an American businessman and philanthropist.
Koch is the co-owner and CEO of Koch industries. Koch Industries now includes process and pollution control equipment and technologies; polymers and fibers; minerals; fertilizers; commodity trading and services; forest and consumer products; and ranching.
Koch made this year’s list of the richest people, and with an impressive net worth of $47.6 billion!
9. Michael Bloomberg
Net Worth: $51.8 Billion
Michael Bloomberg is an American entrepreneur and politician. Bloomberg is the founder and CEO of Bloomberg L.P, the financial data and media company. Bloomberg is now 74 years old and one of the richest people in the world.
Michael Bloomberg dropped two places this year on Forbes’ richest list, but has recovered since then, moving back up to the 9th spot.
8. Bernard Arnault
Net Worth: $53.3 Billion
Bernard Arnault is the CEO of LVMH (Louis Vitton Moet Hennessey).
Ultimately, the company was formed from merging the two businesses together. Louis Vitton is the very successful luxury fashion brand, and Moet Hennessey is the merged champagne and cognac manufacturers.
Bernard has moved up six places so far this year, and that places him at 8th on the list of the 20 richest people on earth this year.
7. Larry Ellison
Net Worth: $59.2 Billion
Larry Ellison is the co-founder of the Oracle Corporation, and he was also the company’s CEO until September 2014. Over the years, Oracle has become an incredibly successful tech company, now being 39 years old and employing over 136,000 people.
Larry Ellison is 7th on this list of the richest people in the world, with a net worth of $59.2 billion.
6. Carlos Slim Helu
Net Worth: $69.7 Billion
Carlos Slim Helu is a Mexican businessman and investor; owner of the conglomerate ‘Grupo Carso’. The conglomerate’s portfolio consists of brands in many different industries, such as health care, media, energy, real estate and retail.
Carlos is 6th on this list of the richest people in the world, with a net worth of $69.7 billion. However, he was recently knocked down two places by Bezos and Zuckerberg.
5. Mark Zuckerberg
Net Worth: $71 Billion
We all know Mark Zuckerberg as the founder of Facebook. Facebook has become the most popular and most valuable social media company in the world. And it all started in Mark’s dorm room at Harvard University.
Mark Zuckerberg has recently moved up a position on the list this year, after gaining an ridiculous $30 billion in net worth, now making him the 5th richest man in the world.
It’s expected that he will continue to climb the list in the future, and maybe even make it to the top. Considering how young he is, it’s not out of his reach.
4. Warren Buffett
Net Worth: $76.3 Billion
Warren Buffett is an American entrepreneur and investor, and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. Buffett is the most successful investor worldwide, and millions of other traders look up to him because of his success.
Warren Buffett is the 4th richest man in the world, with an incredible net worth of $75.6 billion. However, despite this fact, Buffett still lives in the home he purchased back when he didn’t even know what a billion dollars looked like.
What a humble guy!
3. Jeff Bezos
Net Worth: $83.7 Billion
Jeff Bezos is the founder of Amazon, one of the biggest and most popular companies on the web. Amazon started as a simple online bookstore in Jeff’s bedroom, and the initial sales were slow.
Jeff has recently moved up to the 3rd richest man in the world, after adding a whopping $30 billion to his net worth! Amazon is making major moves, after recently acquiring wholefoods, launching drone shipping and a bunch of other strong ideas.
2. Amancio Ortega
Net Worth: $84.3 Billion
Amancio Ortega is a Spanish entrepreneur and founder of the Inditex fashion group. Inditex owns Zara, and Zara is one of the most popular clothing chains worldwide.
Ortega recently dropped down to the 4th richest man in the world, after Bezos started making serious moves at Amazon, but is now back up to 2nd!
1. Bill Gates
Net Worth: $89.9 Billion
Bill Gates is the founder of Microsoft, and the richest man in the world as of 2017. Gates founded Microsoft in 1975 with Paul Allen, and has since become the largest PC software company worldwide.
This year, Bill Gates has gained an incredible $10 billion in additional net worth! This has put him at an estimated net worth of $89.9 billion overall.