20. Sheldon Adelson’s Net Worth: $30.4 Billion
Sheldon Adelson is an American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist.
He is the founder, chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands Corporation, which owns the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.
Jay has recently managed to climb onto the list of the top 20 richest people worldwide in 2017 with a new estimated net worth of $30.4 billion.
19. Li Ka-shing’s Net Worth: $31.2 Billion
Li Ka-shing is a businessman and investor from Hong Kong. He is the richest man in Hong Kong, and actually the second richest person in Asia.
Ka-shing is chairman for CK Hutchison Holdings.
Li appears at 19th on this list of the richest people in the world!
18. Wang Jianlin’s Net Worth: $31.3 Billion
Wang Jianlin is a Chinese entrepreneur and philanthropist, chairman of the Dalian Wanda Group.
He also owns 20% of the Spanish football club, Athletico Madrid.
Jianlin is the richest man from China, and the 18th richest person in the world, with a whopping net worth of $31.3 billion!
17. Alice Walton’s Net Worth: $33.8 Billion
Alice Walton is the daughter of Sam Walton, and heiress to the Walmart fortune.
She founded the Llama Company in 1988, but it has since closed down.
16. Jim Walton’s Net Worth: $34 Billion
Jim Walton is the son of Sam Walton, who was the founder of the world’s largest retail chain, ‘Walmart’.
He is on the Walmart board of directors, and CEO of his own company, Arvest Bank.
15. S. Robson Walton’s Net Worth: $34.1 Billion
Rob Walton is the eldest son of Sam Walton, and served as the chairman for Walmart, after his father’s death, up until 2015.
He has recently surpassed his brother Jim on this list of the richest people in the world.
14. Liliane Bettencourt’s Net Worth: $39.5 Billion
Liliane Bettencourt is a French heiress and entrepreneur.
Bettencourt is one of the majority shareholders in L’Oreal.
She’s also the richest woman in the world according to Forbes’ stats, and 14th out of the richest people in the world.
13. Sergey Brin’s Net Worth: $39.8 Billion
Sergey Brin co-founded Google with Larry Page back in 1998, in just a small simple garage.
The duo have taken Google to the top, putting Sergey Brin just behind Page in this list of the richest people worldwide.
12. Larry Page’s Net Worth: $40.7 Billion
Larry Page is the co-founder of Google, which was founded back in a garage in 1998.
It’s since then become the most successful search engine in the world, and the company has gone on to make various acquisitions such as YouTube.
Google’s success has made Larry Page one of the richest people in the world.
11. Bernard Arnault’s Net Worth: $41.5 Billion
Bernard Arnault is the CEO of LVMH (Louis Vitton Moet Hennessey). The company was formed from merging the two business together.
Louis Vitton is the very successful luxury fashion brand, and Moet Hennessey is the merged champagne and cognac manufacturers.
Bernard has moved up three places this year, making him the 11th richest person in the world in 2017.
10. Michael Bloomberg’s Net Worth: $47.5 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 has dropped two places this year on Forbes’ richest list.
9. David Koch’s Net Worth: $48.3 Billion
David Koch is Charles Koch’s brother, and serves as the Executive Vice President of Koch Industries.
David and Charles both own a 42% stake in the conglomerate.
David appears 9th on this list of the richest people in 2017.
8. Charles Koch’s Net Worth: $48.3 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.
7. Larry Ellison’s Net Worth: $52.2 Billion
Larry Ellison is the co-founder of the Oracle Corporation. 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 $52.2 billion.
6. Carlos Slim Helu’s Net Worth: $54.5 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 $54.5 billion.
He was recently knocked down two places by Bezos and Zuckerberg.
5. Mark Zuckerberg’s Net Worth: $56 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 incredible $10 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. Amancio Ortega’s Net Worth: $71.3 Billion
Amancio Ortega is a Spanish entrepreneur and founder of the Inditex fashion group. Which owns Zara, one of the most popular clothing chains worldwide.
He has recently dropped down to the 4th richest man in the world, after Bezos started making serious moves at Amazon.
3. Jeff Bezos’ Net Worth: $72.8 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, struggling to do many sales at all.
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. Warren Buffett’s Net Worth: $75.6 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 2nd richest man in the world, with an incredible net worth of $75.6 billion.
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
1. Bill Gate’s Net Worth: $86 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 $86 billion overall.