Top 5 Rich Person in the World

1. Jeff Bezos

As goes Amazon, so goes the fortune of Jeff Bezos. Overall it was a positive year for the e-commerce heavyweight’s stock. That kept its founder and CEO atop Forbes’ 2019 list of the World’s Billionaires for the second year in a row, with an eye-popping $131 billion fortune. That’s $19 billion more than a year ago.



2. Bill Gates

Jeff Bezos unseats Bill Gates on Forbes 2018 richest billionaires list. Centi-billionaire Bezos' fortune rose to $112 billion, the biggest single-year gain ever, allowing him to dethrone Gates, worth just $90 billion. Gates has been the richest person in the world for 18 of the past 24 years.




3. Warren Buffet

In 2008, Buffett became the richest person in the world, with a total net worth estimated at $62 billion by Forbes and at $58 billion by Yahoo, overtaking Bill Gates, who had been number one on the Forbes list for 13 consecutive years.





4. Bernard Arnault

The French billionaire who just became richer than Warren Buffett and controls luxury-goods empire LVMH. Bernard Arnault just became the third-richest person in the world, surpassing Warren Buffett, Bloomberg reported. The 70-year-old French businessman is worth an estimated $83.1 billion.



 5. Carlos Slim Helu

Carlos Slim Helú, one of the wealthiest people in the world, was born on January 28, 1940, in Mexico City to a family of Lebanese Christian immigrants. He became a billionaire after the economic crash of 1982 when he purchased investments at low prices that would later be extremely valuable. From 2010 to 2013, Slim was ranked as the richest person in the world by the Forbes business magazine. He derived his fortune from his extensive holdings in a considerable number of Mexican companies through his conglomerate, Grupo Carso. The price: $1.8 billion, half of which was put up by Grupo Carso, for a 20% stake. Carlos Slim was at the helm of Grupo Carso and, as such, took over at Telmex. By 2012, América Movil, Slim's mobile telephony company, had taken over Telmex and made it into a privately held subsidiary.



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