The Richest People in the World

There are many richest people in the world like Bill Gates, famous for Microsoft, which has become world’s largest PC Software Company. Mark Zuckerberg, who launched Facebook on February 2004, Charles and David Koch (the Koch brothers), owner of the second largest privately run business in America Koch Industries; have an astounding amount of wealth in comparison to the gross national product of Third World Countries. They all made their efforts to change their destiny into the world of dollars. There are more than 2,000 billionaires in the world, and that number is only expected to grow. Today, many billionaires have decided to donate at least half percent of their income to charity.

Here we will discuss some richest people in the world in 2018.

Recently Amazon CEO has exceeded Bill Gates in July to become world’s richest man, as Amazon shares jumped at 13 percent (%), to close at $1,100,95. This had become a record-breaking Amazon Prime Day.

Almost every richest person in the world may have seen many ups and downs in life, and as they had passed through all that ups and downs, they had reached this place today. Winston Churchill says “Success is not last, failure is not fatal, and it is the courage to continue that counts”, which means courage is the only driving force that can help you pass through any struggle period of life.

Name of some more richest people of the world are as below:

Amancio Ortega:


81 years old Spanish self-made billionaire and richest man in Europe, Amancio Ortega is best known for fashion groups which include Zara Fashion Clothes. He has stayed out of the public eye. Moreover, none of his photos was ever published.

Warren Buffett:

Warren Buffett

He was an iconic figure. At the age of 11 he first bought his stock, and at the age of 13, he filled his first tax. He is also known for his cheap spending habits.

Carlos Slim Helu:

Carlos Slim Helu

He is the richest person in Mexico, and owns more than 200 companies. Before Slim was born, his father had several successful retail and Real Estate businesses.

Larry Ellison:

Larry Ellison

He is 72-year-old and the founder, chairmen and former CEO of software company Oracle. Larry founded the company in 1977. He had moved from Chicago to California after dropping out his college. Unlike Warren Buffett, he has spent well on luxurious ways as well.

Bernard Arnault:

Bernard Arnault

He is 68 years old and has taken the responsibility of many world’s fashion brands like Louis Vuitton, Sephora and Dom Perignon. He is the chairmen of largest luxury Goods Company in the world.

Richest women in the world:

Many women have also been counted in the percentage of World’s wealthiest person. They are self-made women, who have shown extraordinary performances in their fields. Here are some women who have achieved the name of billionaire and millionaire of the world:

Alice Walton:

Alice Walton

she sets herself at the 17th place on Forbes list of the World’s Billionaires.

Jacqueline Mars:

Jacqueline Mars

She is 77 years old and sets herself at 26th place on Forbes list of the World’s Billionaires. She is a true philanthropist and had worked for her family for 20 years.

Maria Franca Fissolo:

Maria Franca Fissolo

she is the first European woman on the Forbes list. Her son, Giovanni, runs the company which makes Nutella, Kinder, and Tic – Tacs.

Susanne Klatten:

Susanne Klatten

She is 55 years old German who is 2nd on the list of Forbes. Susanne Klatten is the owner of cars and pharmaceuticals industries. She also inherited 50 percent (%) of a chemical company and her brother also owned 50 percent (%) of BMW.

Laurene Powell Jobs:

Laurene Powell Jobs

53-year-old woman Lauren Powell Jobs got the 40th place in the World. Laurene Powell is a window of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. She also helped disadvantaged students to get into further education by co-founding the college track. She also owns 4 percent (%) of Disney.

Lady Charlotte Wellesley:

Lady Charlotte Wellesley

she has graduated from Oxford with a degree in archaeology and anthropology.

Some Newcomer Billionaire of 2018:

Billionaire Newcomers

The most common paths that have changed the destiny of person to a billionaire are Real Estate, Finance, and Technology. There are more other ways of launching airlines.

Seventy-six (76) newcomer Billionaire is from China. One of them was Lucy Peng, co-founder of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group. She has also estimated 2 percent (%) of a stake in the company’s financial service arm.

More than 60 percent (%) of newcomer Billionaire came from Asia or the Pacific. Many of their parents brought them to a refugee camp when they were an infant. Their life was fully covered with the path of tequila; they had to suffer a lot. They came from a situation where they even didn’t get the proper meal to eat, and now they have become the billionaires of the world. According to Winston Churchill “Success consist of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm”.

Twenty four of the newcomers were women who also came from the mainland China. The richest of the newcomer women were three American sisters who inherited stake from a New York real estate firm from their father.

At the age of 26 and 28, the youngest newcomers were Irish brothers John and Patrick Collison, residents of San Francisco, California, who have changed the way the world pays for goods and services. Collison, an MIT graduate, launched a stripe with his brother John in 2010. Also, a 34-year-old Kevin Systrom who too shared the same residence in San Francisco, California, launched a mobile app ‘Instagram’ in 2010. Facebook agreed to buy Instagram for $1 billion 2012. Systrom owned 40 percent (%) of shares in that. There are some more Billionaires mentioned below:

Juan Francisco Beckmann Vidal and family:

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The net worth of Juan Francisco Beckmann Vidal and family is $5.2 billion. He is a citizen of Mexico and had started his source of wealth from Tequila.

Thai Lee:

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Thai Le is a citizen of United States. Her net worth is $1.6 billion and started his source of wealth from IT provider.

Sergei Gordeev:

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Sergei Gordeev is a citizen of Russia and had a net worth of $1.5 billion. As most of Billionaire, he had also started his source of wealth from Real Estate.

Manny Stul:

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Manny is a citizen of Australia and carries net worth of $1.4 billion. He had started his source of wealth from toys.

Vijay Shekhar Sharma:

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Vijay Shekhar Sharma is from India and carries net worth of $1.3 billion. He had started his source of wealth from financial technology.

Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao:

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Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao is from Vietnam and carries net worth of $1.2 billion. He had also started his source of wealth from Airlines.

Yoshiko Shinohara:

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The citizenship of Yoshiko Shinohara is Japan. She is a lady billionaire having a net worth of $1.1 billion and started his source of wealth from staffing.

Torstein Hagen:

Torstein Hagen

He is the citizen of Norway. He carried the net worth of $1 billion and had started his source of wealth from cruises.Arted his source of wealth from staffing.

Billionaires under the age of 40:

The number of billionaires under the age of 40 has been recorded in last year’s Billionaires list.

Twenty three (23) billionaires under the age of 40 made their fortune or luck in tech, more than any other industries. At the age of 32, Mark Zuckerberg became richer than anyone else in that age group. Zuckerberg holds a quarter of total wealth among all the young billionaires.

The US has more young billionaires than that of any country.

Indian mobile payments entrepreneur Vijay Sharma is also one of the billionaires who come under the age of 40. Only a quarter of billionaires under the age of 40 are women in the world, and just one of them is self-made billionaire i.e. Chinese newcomer Zhou, who chairs Oriental Energy Company.

Some serious issues and facts:

There are two types of people, one who earn money by a wrong method and one who earn money through hard work, keeping courage in himself and facing all the problems that he faces in the path of being a billionaire. Wealth often comes with a package of expectations, and some decisions about how it needs to be spent in future, how to save that money and many more. Although money helps from various combinations of scenarios, it also sometimes makes us fall into the bad scenario.

Specifically how you spend money initiates your values.

If you born poor, that’s not a problem, but if you die poor, that’s a major problem. As discussed above many billionaires are born poor. Some of their parents had to leave the countries been rewarded as refugees, but after all, at the end of the day, they all are billionaires. Being suffered from many uneven paths, they crossed many waves going opposite to them, but they did not leave hope and courage of being rich and richest.

In fact, it is the person, who has a lot of money, has to suffer from being targeted on back. There are a lot of people who are going to hit you up on your back for gifts, loans etc.

Some are born with the good destiny or fortune and some write their destiny with their hands as many billionaires did. And we all know “ Man is the maker of his future”.

The richest man in the world

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The richest man in the world in 2018 is Jeff Bezos. He is 53years old. As discussed above also about Jeff Bezos, he is the founder, chairmen and chief executive officer of Amazon. He is a graduate from Princeton and worked on Wall Street in the computer science field.

Bezos also founded blue origin, a human spaceflight startup company.

Bezos was one of the first shareholders in google when he invested $250,000 in 1998.

In July 2012, Bezos and his wife donated a specific amount, i.e. $2.5 million to support same-sex marriage referendum that is successfully passed in Washington.

In October 2016, Bezos listed the third (3rd) wealthiest person in the world.

Top 10 Richest People in the World 2018

Bill Gates

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Microsoft co-founder bill gates is been from decades in the race of World richest people and topped the list of world’s wealthiest people for long period, if billionaires like Bill Gates,Jeff Bezos continue secure their returns, then in less than 25 years we can see world’s first trillionaire, the net worth of Bill Gates can be countries wealth which can stood at 37th place in the wealthiest country of the world, Based on bill Gates’ estimated net worth, he can easily manage to give everyone £10on Earth

Warren Buffet

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Famed investor and CEO Warren Buffet tops the list of world richest people by putting him at third on“billionaires List” and as the third richest person in America, in mid 1950s Buffet has less than $10,000 in Bank and now his net worth hits a new level according to Bloom berg Report, Warren Buffet company Berkshire Hathaway in over 55 years these textiles manufacturers expanded by Investing in many industries like Insurance, food and beverage, banking and private aviation

Jeff Bezos

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos who started with online retail behemoth, Now owns The Washington Post and an aerospace company, Blue Origin. King of E-commerce Jeff Bezos became the richest person in the world after third-quarter earnings of the company, After Black Friday Jeff Bezos becomes the second person to hit the $100 billion Mark after the Bill Gates who reached the milestone in 1999

Amancio Ortega

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Spanish fashion executive and entrepreneur Amancio Ortega is the richest person in Europe and topped at 4th place in global billionaires list, Amancio Ortega started as store clerk and then established the Inditex with his late ex-wife, Rosalia Mera, in 1975.from Inditex to Zara, Massimo Dutti, Oysho, Zara Home, and many more brands, and has over 7,000 stores worldwide.this multibillionaire had large portions into international real estate, from Madrid to London to New York.

Mark Zuckerberg

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The 33-year-old American computer programmer and Internet entrepreneur, Mark Zuckerberg, is founder and CEO of Facebook and ranked himself at fifth place in billionaires list.this university drop-out made his vast fortune by founding Facebook in 2004 at the age of 19,the site is the second-most-visited worldwide, after Google; users spend over 700 billion minutes per month on the site.

Carlos Slim

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Carlos Slim is a Mexican business tycoon, philanthropist, and investor.from 2010 to 2013, slim topped the richest person in the world list. He was the first president of the Latin-American Committee of the New York Stock Exchange Administration Council.he still lives in a 6 bedroom modest house located at a distance of about 3 miles from his office, which he owns for the past 30 years.he is a simple businessman and very much a family man unlike the other billionaires around the world.

Lawrence Joseph Ellison

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Oracle’s billionaire founder Lawrence Joseph Elliso is entrepreneur, investor and businessman and has a net worth of 63.8 billion USD as of Jan 2018,which ranks him as one of the 10 richest people in the world.he raised by his uncle and aunt, He owns 98% of the Hawaiian island of Lana.he had great love for cars, private jets, and yachts. Ellison served as director of Apple Computer for five years, his personal life was disturbing as he married four times, and each one ended up in a divorce

Charles Koch

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CEO of Koch Industries Charles Koch is an American businessman and philanthropist. The Koch Industries had webbed over 60 countries and had employs more than 100,000 people worldwide,koch industries deals with manufacturing, refining, and distribution of petroleum, chemicals, energy, fiber, intermediates and polymers, minerals, fertilizers, pulp and paper. As of 2018,Charles Koch has a net worth of $48.3 billion, which makes him to stood at number 7th in the list of top billionaires

David Hamilton Koch

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David Hamilton Koch is an American businessman who is a co-owner of Koch Industries which was founded by his father, Fred Koch, in 1940. He joined the family business Koch Industries as a technical-services manager while his elder brother Charles was heading the company. The brothers’ father, Fred C. Koch, made his early fortune from his invention of a new technique of thermal cracking, by which petroleum is converted into lighter oils and gasoline.

Michael Bloomberg

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The son of a bookkeeper Michael Bloomberg is a billionaire businessman and a three-term mayor of New York City.(2002-2013), this mans stood at 10th position in the list of richest people 1981 Bloomberg started his own company, Bloomberg L.P., built around a financial information computer,Bloomberg entered the politics in 2002, when he won election as the 108th mayor of New York.

Generosity Index of the richest people in the world:

Generosity Index means the percentage of wealth a man gives for charity. It is the difference between the net income and the donation. Let us discuss the generosity index of some richest people of the world.

Bill Gates: his net worth is $ 82.5 billion, and contribution is $ 26 billion. Therefore, his generosity index is 32 %. He stands at the tenth place in this case.

Warren Buffet: his generosity index is 35 % as his net income is $60 billion and his donation is $21 billion.

Eli Board: Eli Board, co-founder of KB Home and SunAmerica, gives out $3.3 billion from his earning $ 7.3 billion. So his generosity index is 45%.

Azim Premji: now came the turn of Azim Premji, an Indian businessman, who has donated about 50% of his wealth to charity. So, naturally, his generosity index is 50%.

George Soros: his generosity index is 54% because his net income is $24 billion and his charity is $ 11 billion.

Thus generosity index implies how much generous the rich people are in their lives. They not only think about their profit but also think about the sorrow of poor, needy people.As many of the richest persons have experienced the pain of life, they can understand the agony of an empty stomach. Thanks to the wealthiest people of the world, who are the rays of hope of many disadvantaged people.