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Wealthiest People in the World | Richest People in the World 2018

By Suhaib Naikoo

January 04, 2018

With the start of new year every person of the world is eager to know about the wealthiest people in the world. It’s quite common that everyone wants to be aware about these things. Moreover, everyone is aware that there are changes in the top ranking as Jeff Bezos overtook Bill gates already in year 2017. Let’s now take a look at the top 10 wealthiest people in the world and their current net worth.

1. Jeff Bezos – United States of America

Founder of world’s largest online shop, Amazon, Jeff Bezos net worth crossed $100 Billion recently. Though already in the mid of year 2017, he took the top spot in the list of wealthiest people in the world, he has not looked back. Jeff Bezos net worth is booming and has reached a total of $104.1 Billion.

Jeff Bezos 2017 net worth was $72.8 Billion. He was ranked 3rd in the list.

2. Bill Gates – United States of America

Though net worth of Bill Gates increased as compared to previous year. But unfortunately he couldn’t retain the top spot in the list of wealthiest people in the world. He was the richest person on earth since year 2017.

Bill Gates year 2018 net worth is $91.8 Billion. His net worth in year 2017 was $86 Billion and was the richest person as Jeff Bezos was way to far from his year 2017 net worth.

3. Warren Buffett –  United States of America

Warren Buffett is the another big name who has been sticking to the top three ranks over the years. Last time in year 2008, he was the richest person of the world. Since then he has been on rank two or three.

Warren Buffet is the owner of Berkshire Hathaway, he currently has net worth of $86.6 Billion. He is currently the third richest person on the earth.

4. Amancio Ortega – Spain

Proud owner of most famous fashion store, Zara, Amancio Ortega has been holding the 4th rank. In year 2017 Amancio’s net worth was $71.3 Billion. Though his rank in 2017 is the same however the total net worth has reached to $76.8 Billion.

Amancio Ortgea, is the richest man of the Europe and also the wealthiest retailer in the world.

5. Mark Zuckerberg – United States of America

When it comes to Mark Zuckerberg, who doesn’t know this man. The founder of world’s second most famous website Facebook, has the same rank of previous year.

In year 2017, Mark Zuckerberg had a net worth of $56 Billion. In year 2018, his total net worth has increased and reached to $75.8 Billion. Mark Zuckerberg is not way to far from reaching the fourth spot as his net work is booming day by day.

6. Carlos Slim Helu – Mexico

Richest man of Mexico and owner of biggest telecom firm, Carlos Slim Helu has a net worth of $67.4 Billion. Previous year at the same rank he had net worth of $54.5 Billion.

Carlos Slim Helu, has seen a decrease in his ranking from year 2014. From year 2010-2013, Slim Helu was the wealthiest man on the face of earth.

7. Bernard Arnault – France

CEO of European multinational luxury goods conglomerate, LVHM, Bernard Arnault has almost outranked four men. In year 2017, Arnault was ranked 11th with a net worth $41.5 Billion. Now, Bernard Arnault net worth 2018 is $65.5 Billion and he is the 7th richest man in th world.

8. Larry Ellison – United States of America

One of the biggest names in the software industry Larry Ellison, co-founded software firm Oracle. Larry has lost his 7th spot to Bernard Arnault.

Larry Ellison 2018, net worth is $59.8 Billion. His last year net worth $52.2 Billion. Larry Ellison has being on 8th spot has replaced Charles Koch and David Koch (8th richest person 2017).

9. Larry Page – United States of America

Larry page is the CEO of world’s No. 1 website Google. Larry ranked 12th last year with a net worth of $40.7 Billion. He has outranked couple of his competitors and became the 9th richest person of the world. Larry Page 2018 net worth is $51.5 Billion.

In the list of wealthiest people in the world only Mark Zuckerberg and Larry Page are youngest ageing below 45 years.

10. Koch Brother –  United States of America

Charles Koch and David Koch both handle the U.S’s second largest private firm, Koch Industry. Charles Koch is the Chairman and CEO of Koch Industries. While David Koch shares the majority control of Koch Industries.

Koch Brother’s were the 8th richest in the world last year with a net worth of $48.3 B.  Though their net worth has seen a rise still they have been outranked. Koch Brother’s currently are the 10th richest with net worth of $51.4 Billion