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Top 10 richest people in the world 2020

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Top 10 richest people in the world 2020
Top 10 richest people in the world 2020

Sometimes the capitalist system is forced to admit its imperfection. For the second time in this decade, the number of billionaires in the world and their general condition has decreased. This proves that the economy and the market do not spare even the richest.

According to the latest Forbes reports, there are 2153 billionaires in the world. In 2017, there were 2208. Of these, 994 (46%) became poorer.

In total, wealthy people own $ 8.7 trillion. 247 people left the list – a record comparable to 2009. 195 new names.

10. Larry Page ($ 50.8 billion)

Top 10 richest people in the world 2020
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One of the co-founders of Google (now Alphabet). He also runs Calico, an American biotechnology research and development company, Nest Smart Home Solutions, and others.

Page created Google in 1998 with classmate Sergei Brin (14th with a fortune of $ 49.8 billion). Together they came up with the PageRank algorithm, responsible for the operation of the largest search engine in the world.

In 2015, Alphabet appeared – the parent company for Google and other projects that work in different directions. Larry Page is the head of Alphabet.

9. Michael Bloomberg ($ 55.5 billion)

Top 10 richest people in the world 2020
Michael Bloomberg

Former New York Mayor founded Bloomberg LP in 1981, having worked for 15 years at Salomon Brothers Bank. Now he owns 88% of his company.

As mayor of the city, Bloomberg set a salary of $ 1 per year.

In November 2018, Michael Bloomberg donated $ 1.8 billion to Johns Hopkins University. The money received will go to scholarships for gifted children from poor families. He also spent more than $ 5 billion on weapons control issues, climate change and others.

Until 2020, he intends to invest $ 500 million dollars in the fight against Donald trump in the presidential race.

Former New York Mayor founded Bloomberg LP in 1981, having worked for 15 years at Salomon Brothers Bank. Now he owns 88% of his company.

As mayor of the city, Bloomberg set a salary of $ 1 per year.

In November 2018, Michael Bloomberg donated $ 1.8 billion to Johns Hopkins University. The money received will go to scholarships for gifted children from poor families. He also spent more than $ 5 billion on weapons control issues, climate change and others.

Until 2020, he intends to invest $ 500 million dollars in the fight against Donald trump in the presidential race.

8. Mark Zuckerberg ($ 62.3 billion)

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One of the youngest billionaires (the only one who is less than 50 in the top ten). In 2007, he earned his first billion. Mark was then 23 years old.

Zuckerberg’s main asset is Facebook. After a series of scandals related to data leakage, Mark made the resolution of public problems a priority issue in 2019. Thanks to Mark, Facebook acquired Instagram, WhatsApp and Oculus VR.

Today, the head of the network owns 15% of its shares. In 2015, Mark Zuckerberg and his wife promised to transfer 99% of their funds to charity.

7. Larry Ellison ($ 62.5 billion)

Top 10 richest people in the world 2020
Larry Ellison

Founder of Oracle software development company. Oracle is the largest manufacturer of software for other companies and a supplier of server hardware (after the takeover of Sun Microsystems).

Until 2014, Allison was the leader. Then he left Oracle, but remained chairman of the board of directors and CTO. He still owns 25% of Oracle. At the end of last year, the businessman joined the Tesla Board of Directors.

Larry is a famous philanthropist: in 2016, he donated $ 200 million to a cancer treatment center.

6. Amancio Ortega ($ 62.7 billion)

Top 10 richest people in the world 2020

One of the richest people in Europe. He founded Inditex, which owns the following networks: Stradivarius, Bershka, Pull & Bear, Oysho, Massimo Dutty and some others. Inditex operates 7200 stores in 93 countries. The main asset of Inditex is Zara.

Each year, a businessman receives about $ 400 million in dividends that he spends on real estate in Europe and the United States.

Carlos also does charity work. His Amancio Ortega Foundation funds research and activities related to education and science.

5. Carlos Slim Elu and family ($ 64 billion)

Top 10 richest people in the world 2020
Carlos Slim Elu and family

The wealthiest man in Mexico and South America. He owns America Movile – the main operator in his homeland. Slim also has stakes in local companies operating in the following areas: construction, production and sale of consumer goods, mining and real estate.

The Mexican tycoon has a 17% stake in The New York Times.

Carlos is one of the most generous businessmen in the world. His Carlos Slim Foundation funds educational, cultural and medical projects in Mexico. Thanks to him, the project of the Soumaya Museum with 66,000 exhibits took place. They are estimated at $ 700 million.

4. Bernard Arnault and family ($ 76 billion)

Top 10 richest people in the world 2020

French businessman – president of LVMH Moet Hennessy – Louis Vuitton SA She is engaged in the production and sale of luxury goods. It includes the following brands: Louis Vuitton, Givenchy, Guerlian, Hennesy and others.

The company made record profits in 2018 thanks to consumers from China. The last major deal occurred in 2017 – then LVMH completely bought Christian Dior for $ 13 billion.

Bernard Arnault is the richest man in Europe. His competitor, Amancio Ortega, is in sixth place with a fortune of $ 62.7 billion.

3. Warren Buffett ($ 82.5 billion)

Top 10 richest people in the world 2020
Warren Buffett

It is considered the most successful investor of our time.

Buffett’s main asset is Berkshire Hathaway, an investment company. She owns more than fifty expensive enterprises.

In 2010, together with Bill Gates, he launched a philanthropic campaign that urges billionaires to donate half their fortune to charity. Buffett himself promised to donate 99%.

Managing his assets, Warren Buffett relies only on long-term investments, showing great patience. He does not deal with market forecasting.

2. Bill Gates ($ 96.5 billion)

Top 10 richest people in the world 2020
Bill Gates

Bill Gates founded Microsoft in 1975. Until 2008, remained its leader. Now he owns 1% of the shares. He sold the rest, buying in return other shares and assets.

Major billionaire investments: Canadian National Railways, Deere & Co., Republic Services, and Auto Nation.

Bill Gates spends a lot of time and money on charity work. His joint charity, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, owns more than $ 50 billion in assets, and Gates has invested $ 28 billion in it.

In 2016, Gates, together with Jeff Bezos and twenty other billionaires, founded the Breakthrough Energy fund.

1. Jeff Bezos and family ($ 131 billion)

Top 10 richest people in the world 2020
Jeff Bezos and family

Jeff Bezos launched Amazon’s most popular online store in 1994. Today, the founder and CEO owns a 14% stake.

Amazon generated $ 230 billion in revenue in 2018 and $ 10 billion in net income.

Bezos owns The Washington Post and Blue Origin Corporation. The latter is engaged in the creation of rockets for mass flights into space.

On January 9, Jeff Bezos announced that he was divorcing his wife. If, as a result of the divorce proceedings, he will be forced to give her half the capital, which is provided for by state rules, then the owner of Amazon will move to 5-6th place, and his wife will become the richest woman on the planet.


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