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Top 20 richest people in the world 2018

The list below contains the top 20 richest people in the world using data from Bloomberg. Basically, most of these billionaires on the list are self-made self-starters who built business empires in tech, finance, fashion, and sports. Only a few of them inherited stakes in their family’s companies. Here are the top 20 wealthiest people on earth. More info: businessinsider

20. Mukesh Ambani

Mukesh Dhirubhai Ambani is an Indian business magnate who is the chairman, managing director and largest shareholder of Reliance Industries Limited.

Image source: Reuters/Amit Dave

Birthdate: April 19, 1957
Birthplace: Aden, Yemen
Citizenship: India
Net worth: $41.2 billion (2018) Forbes
Industry: Energy
Source of wealth: Inherited/self-made; Reliance Industries
More info: Wikipedia

19. Francoise Bettencourt Meyers

Françoise Bettencourt Meyers, the only daughter and thus under French law the heiress of Liliane Bettencourt, her family owns the company L’Oréal.


Image source: Francois Mori/AP

Birthdate: July 10, 1953
Birthplace: Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
Citizenship: France
Net worth: $43.9 billion
Industry: Consumer
Source of wealth: Inherited; L’Oreal Group
More info: Wikipedia

18. Alice Walton

Alice Louise Walton is an American heiress to the fortune of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. She is the daughter of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton and Helen Walton.


Image source: AP/April L. Brown

Birthdate: October 7, 1949
Birthplace: Newport, Arkansas, United States
Citizenship: United States
Net worth: $46.6 billion
Industry: Retail
Source of wealth: Inherited; Walmart
More info: Wikipedia

17. Jack Ma

Ma Yun, better known as Jack Ma, is a Chinese business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He is the co-founder and executive chairman of Alibaba Group.


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Birthdate: September 10, 1964
Birthplace: Hangzhou, China
Citizenship: China
Net worth: $47.7 billion
Industry: Technology
Source of wealth: Self-made; Alibaba
More info: Wikipedia

16. Rob Walton

Samuel Robson “Rob” Walton is a businessman and is the eldest son of Helen Walton and Sam Walton, founder of Walmart, the world’s largest retailer.


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Birthdate: October 28, 1944
Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Citizenship: United States
Net worth: 48.2 billion USD (2018) Forbes
Industry: Retail
Source of wealth: Inherited; Walmart
More info: Wikipedia

15. Jim Walton

James Carr Walton is the youngest son of Sam Walton, the founder of the world’s largest retailer, Walmart.


Image source: REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Birthdate: June 7, 1948
Birthplace: Newport, Arkansas, United States
Citizenship: United States
Net worth: 48.5 billion USD (2018) Forbes
Industry: Retail
Source of wealth: Inherited; Walmart
More info: Wikipedia

14. Pony Ma

Ma Huateng, also known as Pony Ma, is a Chinese business magnate, investor, philanthropist, engineer, internet and technology entrepreneur.

Image source: Kin Cheung/AP

Birthdate: October 29, 1971
Birthplace:  Chaoyang, China
Citizenship: China
Net worth: 49.3 billion USD (2018) Forbes
Industry: Technology
Source of wealth: Self-made; Tencent Holdings
More info: Wikipedia

13. Sergey Brin

Sergey Mikhaylovich Brin is a Russian-born American computer scientist and internet entrepreneur. Together with Larry Page, he co-founded Google.


Image source: Getty Images / Justin Sullivan

Birthdate: August 21, 1973
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Citizenship: United States
Net worth: $51.9 billion
Industry: Technology
Source of wealth: Self-made; Google
More info: Wikipedia

12. Michael Bloomberg

Bloomberg is the founder, CEO, and owner of Bloomberg L.P., a global financial services, mass media, and software company that bears his name, and is notable for its Bloomberg Terminal, a computer software system providing financial data widely used in the global financial services industry.


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Birthdate: February 14, 1942
Birthplace: Brighton, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Citizenship: United States
Net worth: 52.6 billion USD (2018) (according to Forbes)
Industry: Financial Services/Media
Source of wealth: Self-made; Bloomberg LP
More info: Wikipedia

11. Larry Page

Lawrence Edward Page is an American computer scientist and Internet entrepreneur who co-founded Google with Sergey Brin.


Image source: Seth Wenig/AP

Birthdate: March 26, 1973
Birthplace: East Lansing, Michigan, United States
Citizenship: United States
Net worth: $53.2 billion
Industry: Technology
Source of wealth: Self-made; Google
More info: Wikipedia

10. Charles Koch

Charles de Ganahl Koch is an American businessman, political donor and philanthropist.


Image source: Business Insider/Julie Bort

Birthdate: November 1, 1935
Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas, United States
Citizenship: United States
Net worth: $60 billion (February 2018)
Industry: Industrial
Source of wealth: Self-made; Koch Industries
More info: Wikipedia

9. Larry Ellison

Lawrence “Larry” Joseph Ellison is a businessman, entrepreneur, and philanthropist who is co-founder, executive chairman and chief technology officer of Oracle Corporation.


Image source: AP Photo/Eric Risberg

Birthdate: August 17, 1944
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States
Citizenship: United States
Net worth: 61.6 billion USD (2018) Forbes
Industry: Technology
Source of wealth: Self-made; Oracle
More info: Wikipedia

8. David Koch

David Hamilton Koch is an American businessman, philanthropist, political activist, and chemical engineer.


Image source: REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Birthdate: May 3, 1940
Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas, United States
Citizenship: United States
Net worth: 61.7 billion USD (2018) Forbes
Industry: Industrial
Source of wealth: Self-made; Koch Industries
More info: Wikipedia

7. Carlos Slim

Carlos Slim Helú is a Mexican business magnate, investor, and philanthropist.


Image source: Rebecca Blackwell/AP

Birthdate: January 28, 1940
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
Citizenship: Mexico
Net worth: 70.7 billion USD (2018) Forbes
Industry: Diversified
Source of wealth: Self-made; Grupo Carso
More info: Wikipedia

6. Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Elliot Zuckerberg is an American computer programmer and Internet entrepreneur. He is a co-founder of Facebook.


Image source: AP Photo/Noah Berger

Birthdate: May 14, 1984
Birthplace: White Plains, New York, United States
Citizenship: United States
Net worth: 71.5 billion USD (2018) Forbes
Industry: Technology
Source of wealth: Self-made; Facebook
More info: Wikipedia

5. Amancio Ortega

Amancio Ortega Gaona is a Spanish business tycoon. He is the founder and former chairman of Inditex fashion group.


Image source: Miguel Vidal/ Reuters

Birthdate: March 28, 1936
Birthplace: Busdongo de Arbás, León, Spain
Citizenship: Spain
Net worth: 74 billion USD (2018) Forbes
Industry: Retail
Source of wealth: Self-made; Inditex
More info: Wikipedia

4. Bernard Arnault

Arnault is the chairman and Chief Executive Officer of LVMH, the world’s largest luxury-goods company.


Image source: AP Photo/Michel Euler, Pool

Birthdate: March 5, 1949
Birthplace: Roubaix, France
Citizenship: France
Net worth: 76.9 billion USD (2018) Forbes
Industry: Consumer
Source of wealth: Self-made/Inheritance; LVMH
More info: Wikipedia

3. Warren Buffett

Warren Edward Buffett is an American business magnate who serves as the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway.


Image source: REUTERS/Mike Segar

Birthdate: August 30, 1930
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Citizenship: United States
Net worth: 87.5 billion USD (2018) Forbes
Industry: Diversified
Source of wealth: Self-made; Berkshire Hathaway
More info: Wikipedia

2. Bill Gates

William Henry Gates III is an American business magnate, investor, author, philanthropist, humanitarian, and principal founder of the Microsoft Corporation.


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Birthdate: October 28, 1955
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
Citizenship: United States
Net worth: 91.7 billion USD (2018) Forbes,Trending
Industry: Technology
Source of wealth: Self-made; Microsoft
More info: Wikipedia

1. Jeff Bezos

Jeffrey Preston Bezos is the founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Amazon, the world’s largest online shopping retailer.


Image source: Mike Segar/Reuters

Birthdate: January 12, 1964
Birthplace: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Citizenship: United States
Net worth: 121.8 billion USD (2018) ForbesTrending
Industry: Technology
Source of wealth: Self-made; Amazon
More info: Wikipedia