Top 10 Billionaires in the world.

Capitalism is taking some lumps—and not just in the headlines. For only the second year in a decade, both the number of billionaires and their total wealth shrank, proving that even the wealthiest are not immune to economic forces and weak stock markets. By our latest count, there are 2,153 billionaires, 55 fewer than a year ago. Of those, a record 994, or 46%, are poorer (relatively speaking) than they were last year. In total, the ultra-rich are worth $8.7 trillion, down $400 billion from 2018. Altogether 11% of last year’s list members, or 247 people, dropped out of the ranks, the most since 2009 at the height of the global financial crisis.

10. Larry Page

REAL-TIME NET WORTH
as of 7/13/19
$52.7B

2019 BILLIONAIRES NET WORTH
as of 3/4/19
$50.8B

  • Lawrence Edward Page (born March 26, 1973)
  • American computer scientist and Internet entrepreneur
  • Establish Google with Sergey Brin.
  • The CEO of Alphabet Inc. (Google’s parent organization).
  • The page is the twelfth most extravagant individual on the planet, with total assets of $51.1 billion.
  • Forbes set him tenth in the rundown “Extremely rich people 2019”.

9. Michael Bloomberg

REAL-TIME NET WORTH
as of 7/13/19
$54.7B

2019 BILLIONAIRES NET WORTH
as of 3/4/19
$55.5B

  • Michael Rubens Bloomberg (born February 14, 1942)
  • is an American businessman, politician, author, and philanthropist.
  • 6th most extravagant individual in the United States and the ninth most extravagant individual on the planet.
  • served as the 108th Mayor of New York City beginning in 2001
  • Now he is one of the founders, CEO, and proprietor of Bloomberg L.P.

8. Mark Zuckerberg

REAL-TIME NET WORTH
as of 7/13/19
$76B

2019 BILLIONAIRES NET WORTH
as of 3/4/19
$62.3B

  • Mark Elliot Zuckerberg born May 14, 1984
  • He is an American technology entrepreneur and philanthropist.  
  • Co-founder, CEO, and chairman of Facebook.
  • Co-founder and Board member of solar sail spacecraft
  • In 2007 at age 23 he became the world’s youngest self-made billionaire.

7. Larry Ellison

REAL-TIME NET WORTH
as of 7/13/19
$72B

2019 BILLIONAIRES NET WORTH
as of 3/4/19
$62.5B

  • Lawrence Joseph “Larry” Ellison (born August 17, 1944)
  • American businessman, entrepreneur, and philanthropist.
  •  co-founder and the executive chairman and chief technology officer (CTO) of Oracle Corporation.
  • he was listed by Forbes magazine as the fourth-wealthiest person in the United States, and as the seventh-wealthiest in the world

6. Amancio Ortega

REAL-TIME NET WORTH
as of 7/14/19
$69.2B

2019 BILLIONAIRES NET WORTH
as of 3/4/19
$62.7B

  • Amancio Ortega Gaona (born 28 March 1936)
  • A Spanish billionaire businessman
  • The founder and former chairman of the Inditex fashion group. best known for its chain of Zara clothing and accessories shops
  • In 1972, he founded Confecciones Goa to sell quilted bathrobes.
  • In 1975, he opened his first Zara store with his wife Rosalía Mera
  • Ortega had a net worth of $70 billion, making him the second-wealthiest person in Europe after Bernard Arnault, and the sixth-wealthiest in the world.

5. Carlos Slim Helu

REAL-TIME NET WORTH
as of 7/14/19
$60.2B

2019 BILLIONAIRES NET WORTH
as of 3/4/19
$64B

  • Carlos Slim Helú (born 28 January 1940)
  • A Mexican business magnate, engineer, investor, and philanthropist.
  • CEO of Telmex, América Móvil, and Grupo Carso
  • World’s richest person, 2010–13
  • 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.

4. Bernard Arnault

REAL-TIME NET WORTH
as of 7/14/19
$103.7B

2019 BILLIONAIRES NET WORTH
as of 3/4/19
$76B

  • Bernard Jean Étienne Arnault (born 5 March 1949)
  • A French business magnate, investor, and art collector.
  • He is the Chairman and Chief Executive of LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton SE, commonly referred to as LVMH, the world’s largest luxury-goods company.
  • He is the richest person in Europe and the fourth-richest person in the world according to Forbes magazine.
  • In April 2018, he became the richest person in fashion, toppling Zara’s Amancio Ortega.

3. Warren Buffett

REAL-TIME NET WORTH
as of 7/14/19
$84.4B

2019 BILLIONAIRES NET WORTH
as of 3/4/19
$82.5B

  • Warren Edward Buffett (born August 30, 1930)
  • an American business magnate, investor, speaker and philanthropist
  • the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway.
  • one of the most successful investors in the world
  • Buffett is a notable philanthropist, having pledged to give away 99 percent of his fortune to philanthropic causes, primarily via the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He founded The Giving Pledge in 2009 with Bill Gates, whereby billionaires pledge to give away at least half of their fortunes.

2. Bill Gates

REAL-TIME NET WORTH
as of 7/14/19
$103.8B

2019 BILLIONAIRES NET WORTH
as of 3/4/19
$96.5B

  • William Henry Gates III (born October 28, 1955)
  • An American business magnate, investor, author, philanthropist, and humanitarian.
  • He is best known as the principal founder of the Microsoft Corporation.
  • Gates held the positions of chairman, CEO and chief software architect, while also being the largest individual shareholder until May 2014.
  • In 1975, Gates and Paul Allen launched Microsoft, which became the world’s largest PC software company.
  • Gates pursued a number of philanthropic endeavors. He donated large amounts of money to various charitable organizations and scientific research programs through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, reported to be the world’s largest private charity. In 2009, Gates and Warren Buffett founded The Giving Pledge, whereby they and other billionaires pledge to give at least half of their wealth to philanthropy.

1. Jeff Bezos

REAL-TIME NET WORTH
as of 7/14/19
$164.9B

2019 BILLIONAIRES NET WORTH
as of 3/4/19
$131B

  • Jeffrey Preston Bezos (born Jeffrey Preston Jorgensen; January 12, 1964)
  • An American technology entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist. 
  • He is the founder, chairman, CEO, and president of Amazon.com, Inc.
  • The first centi-billionaire on the Forbes wealth index, he was named the “richest man in modern history” after his net worth increased to $150 billion in July 2018.
  • In September 2018, Forbes described Bezos as “far richer than anyone else on the planet” as he added $1.8 billion to his worth when Amazon’s market cap briefly reached $1 trillion.

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