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Top 118 richest people in the world with a Networth over 10 Billion Dollars as of 2020

Who are the richest people in the world?

Most people have a pretty good idea, even if they’re not an entrepreneur, or interested in the subject at all for that matter.

As you’re reading this, you probably already have names popping into your head as to who will appear on the list of the richest.

Let’s find out in this article, where we list the top 118 richest people in the world with a Networth over 10 Billion Dollars as of 2020.

These are the game-changers, and the people who have helped transform and re-shape the world.

The stats given here in regards to net worth have come from Bloomberg directly. 

Jeff Bezos Networth $117B

Jeffrey Preston Bezos is an American internet and aerospace entrepreneur, media proprietor, and investor. He is best known as the founder, chief executive officer, and president of Amazon. Wikipedia

Bill Gates Networth $97.9B 

William Henry Gates III is an American business magnate, software developer, investor, and philanthropist. He is best known as the co-founder of Microsoft Corporation. Wikipedia

Bernard Arnault Networth $74.6B 

Bernard Jean Étienne Arnault is a French billionaire business magnate, and art collector. Arnault is the chairman and chief executive of LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton SE, LVMH, the world’s largest luxury-goods company. In April 2018, he became the richest person in fashion, topping Zara’s Amancio Ortega. Wikipedia

Warren Buffett Networth $70.5B

Warren Edward Buffett is an American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist, who is the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. He is considered one of the most successful investors in the world and has a net worth of US$88.9 billion as of December 2019, making him the fourth-wealthiest person in the world. Wikipedia

Mark Zuckerberg Networth $60.2B 

Mark Elliot Zuckerberg is an American internet entrepreneur and philanthropist. He is known for co-founding Facebook, Inc. and serves as its chairman, chief executive officer, and controlling shareholder. He also co-founded and is a board member of the solar sail spacecraft development project Breakthrough Starshot. Wikipedia

Larry Ellison Networth $55.6B

Lawrence Joseph Ellison is an American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist who is a co-founder and the executive chairman and chief technology officer of Oracle Corporation. Wikipedia

Steve Ballmer Networth $55.1B 

Steven Anthony Ballmer is an American businessman and investor who was the chief executive officer of Microsoft from January 13, 2000, to February 4, 2014, and is the current owner of the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association. Wikipedia

Larry Page Networth $54.6B

Lawrence Edward Page is an American computer scientist and Internet entrepreneur. He is best known for being one of the co-founders of Google along with Sergey Brin. Page was the chief executive officer of Alphabet Inc. until stepping down on December 3, 2019. Wikipedia

Amancio Ortega Networth $54.3B 

Amancio Ortega Gaona is a Spanish billionaire businessman. He is the founder and former chairman of Inditex fashion group, best known for its chain of Zara clothing and accessories shops. Wikipedia

Francoise Bettencourt Meyers Networth $53.4B 

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Françoise Bettencourt Meyers is a French billionaire heiress and an author of Bible commentaries and works on Jewish-Christian relations. She is the only daughter and heiress of Liliane Bettencourt, and her family owns the company L’Oréal. Wikipedia

Sergey Brin Networth $53.0B 

Sergey Mikhaylovich Brin is an American computer scientist and Internet entrepreneur. Together with Larry Page, he co-founded Google. Brin was the president of Google’s parent company Alphabet Inc, until stepping down from the role on December 3, 2019. Wikipedia

Charles Koch Networth $49.9B 

Charles de Ganahl Koch is an American businessman, political donor, and philanthropist. As of March 2019, he was ranked as the 11th-richest person in the world, with an estimated net worth of $50.5 billion. Wikipedia

Julia Flesher Koch Networth $49.9B 

Julia Flesher Koch, the wife of late billionaire industrialist David Koch, recently became one of the richest women in the world.

Koch, who died in August 2019 at the age of 79, controlled a fortune estimated at US$53.5 billion, which meant that he and his brother Charles were tied as the seventh-richest Americans, according to the Forbes 400 ranking.

Rob Walton Networth $49.3B

Samuel Robson “Rob” Walton is an heir to the fortune of Walmart, the world’s largest retailer. He is the eldest son of Helen Walton and Sam Walton. He served as Chairman of Walmart from 1992 to 2015. As of October 2019, Walton had a net worth of $52.9 billion, making him the 17th richest person in the world. Wikipedia

Jim Walton Networth $49.1B 

James Carr Walton is an heir to the fortune of Walmart, the world’s largest retailer. As of November 2019, Walton was the 15th-richest person in the world, with a net worth of $53.1 billion. He is the youngest son of Sam Walton. Wikipedia

Alice Walton Networth $48.5B 

Alice Louise Walton is an American heir to the fortune of Walmart Inc. She is the daughter of Walmart founder Sam Walton and Helen Walton, and sister of S. Robson Walton, Jim Walton and the late John T. Walton. In September 2016, she owned over US$11 billion in Walmart shares. Wikipedia

Jack Ma Networth $43.0B

Jack Ma, or Ma Yun, is a Chinese business magnate, investor and politician. He is the co-founder and former executive chairman of Alibaba Group, a multinational technology conglomerate. Ma is a strong proponent of an open and market-driven economy. Wikipedia

Carlos Slim Networth $42.9B

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

Mukesh Ambani Networth $39.5B

Mukesh Ambani was Awarded the Asia Society Leadership Award

Mukesh Dhirubhai Ambani is an Indian billionaire business magnate, and the chairman, managing director, and largest shareholder of Reliance Industries Ltd., a Fortune Global 500 company and India’s most valuable company by market value. Wikipedia

Pony Ma Networth $39.2B

Ma Huateng, also known as Pony Ma, is a Chinese business magnate, investor, politician, and philanthropist. Wikipedia

MacKenzie Bezos Networth $37.8B

MacKenzie Scott Bezos is an American novelist and philanthropist. She is the former wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, to whom she was married from 1993 until their divorce in 2019. In 2014, she founded the anti-bullying organization Bystander Revolution, where she serves as executive director. Wikipedia

Jacqueline Mars Networth $36.7B

Jacqueline Mars is an American heiress and investor. She is the daughter of Audrey Ruth and Forrest Mars, Sr., and granddaughter of Frank C. Mars, founders of the American candy company Mars, Incorporated. Wikipedia

John Mars Networth $36.7B 

  • John and his siblings Jacqueline and Forrest Jr. (died July 2016) inherited stakes in the candy firm Mars Inc. when their father died in 1999.
  • He and Jacqueline each own one third of the company. His late brother Forrest Jr.’s four daughters own the rest.
  • The $35 billion (sales) candy company was founded by John’s grandfather, Frank, in 1911.
  • Mars is also a big name in pet care, with brands including Pedigree and Whiskas, as well as food like Uncle Ben’s rice.

Francois Pinault Networth $34.7B

François Pinault is a French billionaire businessman, founder of the luxury group Kering and the investment company Artémis. Pinault started his business in the timber industry in the early 1960s. Taken public in 1988, the company invested in specialized retail business and changed its name to PPR. Wikipedia

Phil Knight Networth $30.7B

Philip Hampson Knight, is an American business magnate and philanthropist. A native of Oregon, he is the co-founder and current chairman emeritus of Nike, Inc., and previously served as chairman and CEO of the company. Wikipedia

Elon R Musk Networth $30.4B

Elon Reeve Musk FRS is an engineer, industrial designer, and technology entrepreneur. He is a citizen of South Africa, the United States, and Canada. Wikipedia

Giovanni Ferrero Networth $27.3B

Giovanni Ferrero is an Italian businessman. He assumed the leadership of the confectionery company Ferrero SpA after the death of his brother Pietro Ferrero in 2011. He has a net worth of $30.8 billion as of September 2019, according to Bloomberg. Wikipedia

Sheldon Adelson Networth $26.0B

Sheldon Gary Adelson is an American business magnate, investor, philanthropist, and political donor. Wikipedia

Michael Dell Networth $24.9B

Michael Saul Dell is an American billionaire businessman and philanthropist. He is the founder and CEO of Dell Technologies, one of the world’s largest technology infrastructure companies. He is ranked as the 27th richest person in the world by Forbes, with a net worth of $31.0 billion as of October 2019. Wikipedia

Dieter Schwarz Networth $24.1B

Dieter Schwarz is a German billionaire businessman, and owner of the Schwarz-Gruppe. He is the chairman and CEO of the supermarket chain Lidl, and the hypermarket chain Kaufland. Wikipedia

Vladimir Potanin Networth $24.0B 

Vladimir Olegovich Potanin is a Russian billionaire, entrepreneur and oligarch. He acquired his wealth notably through the controversial loans-for-shares program in Russia in the early to mid-1990s. Wikipedia

Alain Wertheimer Networth $23.6B

Alain Wertheimer is a French businessman who, with his brother Gérard, own the controlling interest in the House of Chanel and also have an investment in Bell & Ross. Wikipedia

Gerard Wertheimer Networth $23.6B 

Gérard Paul Philippe Wertheimer is a French businessman based in Geneva who owns and controls the House of Chanel perfume company in partnership with his brother, Alain. Wikipedia

Li Ka-Shing Networth $22.6B

Sir Li Ka-shing GBM KBE JP is a Hong Kong business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. As of June 2019, Li is the 30th richest person in the world, with an estimated net wealth of US$29.4 billion. Wikipedia

Yang Huiyan Networth $22.1B 

Yang Huiyan is a Chinese billionaire businesswoman. She is a property developer and the majority shareholder of Country Garden Holdings, a stake largely transferred to her by her father Yang Guoqiang in 2007. She is the richest woman in Asia. Wikipedia

Len Blavatnik Networth $22.0B

Sir Leonard Blavatnik is a British-American businessman, investor, and philanthropist. He made his fortune through business via diversified investments in myriad companies through his conglomerate company, Access Industries. As of May 2018, Blavatnik was the 3rd wealthiest man in the United Kingdom. Wikipedia

Tadashi Yanai Networth $21.7B

Tadashi Yanai is a Japanese billionaire businessman, the founder and president of Fast Retailing, of which Uniqlo is a subsidiary. In June 2019, he was ranked as the 31st richest person in the world by Forbes, and the richest man in Japan, with an estimated net worth of US$24.9 billion. Wikipedia

Laurene Powell Jobs Networth $21.1B 

Laurene Powell Jobs is an American businesswoman, executive and the founder of Emerson Collective, a social impact organization that, among other investing and philanthropic activities, advocates for policies concerning education and immigration reform, social justice and environmental conservation. Wikipedia

Jim Simons Networth $20.7B 

James Harris Simons is an American mathematician, billionaire hedge fund manager, and philanthropist. He is known as a quantitative investor and in 1982 founded Renaissance Technologies, a private hedge fund based in Setauket-East Setauket, New York. Wikipedia

He Xiangjian Networth $20.0B

He Xiangjian is the co-founder of Midea, one of China’s largest appliance makers. With a net worth of $9.3 billion in January 2015, he was the ninth richest person in China, and 136th richest in the world, according to Forbes. Wikipedia

Hui Ka Yan Networth $19.9B 

Xu Jiayin, or Hui Ka Yan in Cantonese, is a Chinese billionaire businessman and chairman of Evergrande Group, a Chinese real estate developer. Hui is the largest shareholder of China Evergrande Group. It has more than 700 projects in more than 240 cities in China including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen. Wikipedia

Lee Shau Kee Networth $19.6B 

Lee Shau-kee GBM is a Hong Kong business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He is well known real estate tycoon and majority owner of Henderson Land Development, a property conglomerate with interests in property, hotels, restaurants and internet services. Wikipedia

Takemitsu Takizaki Networth $19.1B 

Takemitsu Takizaki is a Japanese businessman, honorary chairman and founder of Keyence, a Japanese manufacturer of automation sensors, vision systems, barcode readers, laser markers, measuring instruments, and digital microscopes. Wikipedia

Colin Huang Networth $18.3B

Colin Huang or Huang Zheng is a Chinese businessman. He is the founder and CEO of e-commerce company Pinduoduo. Wikipedia

William Ding Networth $18.3B

Ding Lei, also known as William Ding, is a Chinese billionaire businessman, and the founder and CEO of NetEase. Ding made significant contributions to the development of computer networks in mainland China. Wikipedia

Leonard Lauder Networth $18.2B

Leonard Alan Lauder is an American billionaire businessman and art collector. He is the chairman emeritus of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. He was chief executive officer until 1999. Wikipedia

Leonardo del Vecchio Networth $17.8B 

Leonardo Del Vecchio is an Italian billionaire businessman, the founder and chairman of Luxottica, the world’s largest producer and retailer of glasses and lenses, with 77,734 employees and over 8,000 stores. Wikipedia

Carl Icahn Networth $17.4B

Carl Celian Icahn is an American businessman, investor, and philanthropist. He is the founder and controlling shareholder of Icahn Enterprises, a diversified conglomerate holding company based in New York City, formerly known as American Real Estate Partners. Wikipedia

Elaine Marshall Networth $17.2B

Elaine F. Marshall is the North Carolina Secretary of State; she is the first woman to be elected to that office and the first woman elected to statewide executive office in North Carolina. Wikipedia

Lukas Walton Networth $16.8B

Lukas Walton is an American billionaire heir. He is the grandson of Sam Walton, the founder of Walmart. Wikipedia

Pallonji Mistry Networth $16.6B

Pallonji Shapoorji Mistry is an Indian-born Irish billionaire construction tycoon and chairman of Shapoorji Pallonji Group who is the richest Irish person. According to Forbes, his wealth is estimated to be US$14.4 billion as of October 2019. Wikipedia

Ernesto Bertarelli Networth $16.5B

Ernesto Bertarelli is an Italian-born Swiss billionaire businessman and philanthropist. The 2017 edition of the Sunday Times Rich List estimated the family’s wealth at £11.5 billion and noted an increase of £1.72 billion since the previous year. Swiss’s magazine BILANZ estimated the family fortune at CHF13.5 billion. Wikipedia

Zhang Zhidong Networth $16.5B 

Tony Zhang or by his Chinese name Zhang Zhidong, is a Chinese businessman, co-founder, former CTO and second-largest individual shareholder of Tencent, a Chinese internet company. Wikipedia

Abby Johnson Networth $16.3B 

Abigail Pierrepont Johnson is an American billionaire businesswoman. Since 2014, Johnson has been president and chief executive officer of American investment firm Fidelity Investments, and chairman of its international sister company Fidelity International. Wikipedia

Donald Bren Networth $16.2B 

Donald Leroy Bren is an American businessman who is chairman and owner of the Irvine Company, a US real estate investment company. Bren’s net worth is $17 billion, making him number 32 on the 2020 Forbes 400 list. Wikipedia

Vladimir Lisin Networth $16.2B 

Vladimir Sergeyevich Lisin is a Russian billionaire businessman. He is the chairman and majority shareholder of Novolipetsk, one of the four largest steel companies in Russia. Wikipedia

Steve Schwarzman Networth $15.8B 

Stephen Allen Schwarzman is an American businessman, investor, and philanthropist. He is the chairman and CEO of The Blackstone Group, a global private equity firm he established in 1985 with former chairman and CEO of Lehman Brothers and US Secretary of Commerce Pete Peterson. Wikipedia

Lee Kun Hee Networth $15.5B

Lee Kun-hee is a South Korean business magnate and the chairman of Samsung Group. In 1996, Lee became a member of the International Olympic Committee. With an estimated family net worth of US$40.8 billion, he and his family rank among the Forbes richest people in the world. Wikipedia

Lee Man Tat Networth $15.4B

Lee Man Tat BBS is a Hong Kong billionaire and chairman of the family-owned Chinese sauce and condiment company Lee Kum Kee. According to Forbes, his wealth is estimated at $11.6bn. In July 2017, his company purchased London’s landmark Walkie-Talkie building. Wikipedia

Ray Dalio Networth $15.4B 

Raymond Dalio is an American billionaire investor, hedge fund manager, and philanthropist. Dalio is the founder, co-chairman and co-chief investment officer of investment firm Bridgewater Associates, one of the world’s largest hedge funds. Bloomberg ranked him as the world’s 79th-wealthiest person in February 2020. Wikipedia

Henry Cheng Networth $15.1B

Henry Cheng Kar-shun, GBM, GBS is a Hong Kong billionaire property developer. Cheng is the elder son of Cheng Yu-tung who founded Hong Kong-listed New World Development of which Henry succeeded his father as chairman. Cheng is chairman of NWS Holdings, New World China Land, and New World Department Store China. Wikipedia

Klaus-Michael Kuehne Networth $15.1B

Klaus-Michael Kühne is honorary chairman and majority owner of the international transport company Kühne + Nagel, co-founded by his grandfather, August Kühne. Wikipedia

Alexey Mordashov Networth $14.7B 

Alexey Alexandrovich Mordashov, is a Russian billionaire businessman. He is the main shareholder and chairman of Severstal, a Russian conglomerate with interests in metal, energy and mining companies. Wikipedia

Alisher Usmanov Networth $14.5B

Alisher Burkhanovich Usmanov is an Uzbek-born Russian oligarch. As reported by Forbes in 2019, Alisher Usmanov has an estimated net worth of $13.0 billion. Wikipedia

Susanne Klatten Networth $14.5B 

Susanne Hanna Ursula Klatten is a German billionaire heiress, the daughter of Herbert and Johanna Quandt. As of February 2020, her net worth was US$21.0 billion, making her the richest woman in Germany and the 46th richest person in the world. Wikipedia

Ken Griffin Networth $14.5B 

Kenneth Cordele Griffin is an American hedge fund manager. He is the founder and chief executive of investment firm Citadel, founded in 1990. Citadel operates with an estimated $32 billion in investment capital. Wikipedia

Wang Jianlin Networth $14.2B 

Wang Jianlin is a Chinese billionaire businessman, politician, and philanthropist. He is the founder of Dalian Wanda Group, China’s largest real estate development company, and the world’s largest movie theater operator. He owns 15% of the Spanish football club Atlético Madrid.

Lui Che Woo Networth $14.1B

Lui Che Woo, GBM, MBE, JP is a Hong Kong business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He is a member of the standing committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, Jiangmen, … Wikipedia

Jorge Paulo Lemann Networth $14.1B

Jorge Paulo Lemann is a Swiss Brazilian businessman. As of October 2019, Lemann was ranked as the 37th richest person in the world by Forbes, with an estimated net worth of US$24.6 billion. Wikipedia

Leonid Mikhelson Networth $14.1B

Leonid Viktorovich Mikhelson is a Russian billionaire businessman, CEO, chairman and major shareholder of the Russian gas company Novatek. According to Forbes, his personal fortune was estimated at US$26.9 billion as of 2019. Wikipedia

Zhong Huijuan Networth $14.0B

Ex-chemistry teacher Zhong Huijuan poised to become China’s third-richest woman after founding US$10.4 billion Hansoh Pharmaceutical Group

Azim Premji Networth $14.0B

Azim Hashim Premji is an Indian business tycoon, investor, engineer, and philanthropist, who is the chairman of Wipro Limited. He is informally known as the Czar of the Indian IT Industry. Wikipedia

Heinz Hermann Thiele Networth $13.9B

Heinz Hermann Thiele is a German billionaire businessman, chairman of Knorr-Bremse, a German brakes maker, and chairman of Vossloh a German transport technology manufacturer. Wikipedia

Vagit Alekperov Networth $13.9B 

Vagit Yusufovich Alekperov is an Azerbaijani and Russian businessman, the president of the leading Russian oil company LUKOIL. As of 2019 he is rated by Forbes magazine as the third richest person in Russia with a net worth of $21.1 billion and the 46th richest person in the world. Wikipedia

Roman Abramovich Networth $13.9B

Roman Arkadyevich Abramovich is an Israeli-Russian billionaire businessman and politician. Abramovich is the primary owner of the private investment company Millhouse LLC, and is best known outside Russia as the owner of Chelsea F.C., a Premier League football club. Wikipedia

Sun Piaoyang Networth $13.6B 

Sun Piaoyang is a Chinese pharmaceutical executive and billionaire, the chairman of Jiangsu Hengrui Medicine. Wikipedia

Thomas Peterffy Networth $13.5B

Thomas Peterffy is a Hungarian-born American billionaire businessman. He is the founder, chairman, and the largest shareholder of Interactive Brokers. Peterffy worked as an architectural draftsman after emigrating to the United States, and later became a computer programmer. Wikipedia

Pang Kang Networth $13.5B

Pang Kang is a Chinese billionaire businessman, and the chairman of Foshan Haitian Flavouring & Food Co. Wikipedia

John Menard Jr Networth $13.5B

John Robert Menard Jr. is an American billionaire entrepreneur, philanthropist, and the founder and owner of Menards, a Midwestern chain of home improvement stores. He is a former INDYCAR racing team owner, and the father of former NASCAR Cup Series driver Paul Menard. Wikipedia

Jim Ratcliffe Networth $13.5B

Sir James Arthur Ratcliffe is a British billionaire chemical engineer turned financier and industrialist. Ratcliffe is the chairman and chief executive officer of the Ineos chemicals group, which he founded in 1998 and of which he still owns two-thirds, and which has been estimated to have a turnover of $80 billion. Wikipedia

Aliko Dangote Networth $13.4B

Alhaji Aliko Dangote GCON is a Nigerian businessman and philanthropist who is the founder and chairman of Dangote Group, an industrial conglomerate in Africa. He has an estimated net worth of US$8.1 billion, as of January 2020, making him the 88th wealthiest person in the world and the richest person in Africa. Wikipedia

Liu Yonghao Networth $13.2B

Liu Yonghao is a businessman in agribusiness in China. He is the founder and Chairman of New Hope, the biggest animal feed producer in China. He is also involved in banking. He is the 24th richest man in China. Wikipedia

Li Xiting Networth $13.2B

Li is the chairman of Shenzhen Mindray Bio-Medical Electronics, a Chinese medical equipment maker. The Shenzen-based company had revenue of 13.6 billion yuan ($2.1 billion) in 2018. Its products, including patient monitoring and medical imaging devices, are found in almost 110,000 medical institutions around the world.

Donald Newhouse Networth $13.2B

Donald Edward Newhouse is an American billionaire heir and business magnate. He owns Advance Publications, founded by his late father in 1922, whose properties include Condé Nast, dozens of newspapers across the US, cable company Bright House Networks and a controlling stake in Discovery Communications. Wikipedia

Stefan Persson Networth $13.2B 

Carl Stefan Erling Persson is a Swedish business magnate. In March 2013, Forbes reported Persson’s net worth as $28 billion making him the richest of Sweden’s 12 billionaires and the 17th richest person in the world; he has since dropped to number 50. Wikipedia

Robert Kuok Networth $13.1B 

Robert Kuok Hock Nien, is a Malaysian business magnate and investor. According to Forbes, his net worth is estimated at $12.8 billion as of March 2019, making him the wealthiest person in Malaysia and 104th wealthiest in the world. Wikipedia

Zhang Yiming Networth $13.0B 

Zhang Yiming, founder of Beijing ByteDance Technology Co., poses for a photograph at the company’s headquarters in Beijing, China, on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017. The company is best known for a mobile app called Jinri Toutiao, or Today’s Headlines, which aggregates news and videos from hundreds of media outlets. In five years, the app has become one of the most popular news services anywhere, with 120 million daily users. Photographer: Giulia Marchi/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Eric Schmidt Networth $13.0B

Eric Emerson Schmidt is an American businessman and software engineer. He is currently chairman of the US Department of Defense’s Defense Innovation Advisory Board. Wikipedia

Wu Yajun Networth $12.9B

Wu Yajun is a Chinese billionaire businesswoman, and the world’s richest self-made woman. She is the co-founder, chairwoman, and former CEO of Longfor Properties. Wikipedia

Alwaleed Al Saud Networth $12.9B

Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz al Saud is a Saudi Arabian businessman, investor and a member of the Saudi royal family. He was listed on Time magazine’s Time 100, an annual list of the hundred most influential people in the world, in 2008. Wikipedia

Joseph Safra Networth $12.9B 

Joseph Safra is a Brazilian of Lebanese origin billionaire banker who runs the Brazilian banking and investment empire, Safra Group. He is the chairman of all Safra companies, among them Safra National Bank of New York and Banco Safra headquartered in São Paulo, Brazil. Safra has a net worth of $24.7 billion. Wikipedia

Gina Rinehart Networth $12.8B

**FILE** A Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011 file photo of Gina Rinehart, Chair of Hancock Prospecting, during a business session during a CHOGM event held in Perth. Mrs Rinehart has been named in the 2014 Australian BRW Rich 200 list. (AAP Image/Tony McDonough) NO ARCHIVING

Georgina Hope “Gina” Rinehart is an Australian mining magnate and heiress. Rinehart is Chairman of Hancock Prospecting, a privately-owned mineral exploration and extraction company founded by her father, Lang Hancock. Wikipedia

Viktor Vekselberg Networth $12.8B

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, poses for a photo with Renova CEO businessman Viktor Vekselberg during an awarding ceremony in Moscow’s Kremlin, Russia, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 (Alexei Druzhinin/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Viktor Felixovich Vekselberg is a Russian businessman. He is the owner and president of Renova Group, a Russian conglomerate. According to Forbes, as of October 2019, his fortune is estimated at $11.4 billion, making him the 119th richest person in the world. Wikipedia

Hugh Grosvenor Networth $12.7B

Hugh Richard Louis Grosvenor, 7th Duke of Westminster, styled as Earl Grosvenor until August 2016, is a British aristocrat, billionaire, businessman, and owner of Grosvenor Group. He became Duke of Westminster on 9 August 2016, on the death of his father Gerald Grosvenor. Wikipedia

Peter Woo Networth $12.7B

Peter Woo Kwong-ching, GBM, GBS, JP is a Hong Kong billionaire businessman. He was the chairman of Wheelock and Company Limited and The Wharf Holdings Limited until 19 May 2015. As of May 2017, his net worth is estimated to be $10.3 billion. Wikipedia

Andrey Melnichenko Networth $12.6B

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Richard Young/REX Shutterstock (939530n) Andrey and Aleksandra Melnichenko Raisa Gorbachev Foundation Fundraising Gala Dinner at Hampton Court Palace, London, Britain – 06 Jun 2009 A host of famous faces have attended the star-studded Raisa Gorbachev Foundation charity gala dinner. Guests from the worlds of the arts, showbusiness, politics and music all gathered at Hampton Court Palace for the exclusive white tie event. Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev was guest of honour for the evening, which benefited the Raisa Gorbachev Foundation – a cancer charity named after Gorbachev’s late wife. The evening marked the tenth anniversary of Mrs Gorbachev’s death from leukaemia. Of the 1.5 million pounds raised on night, part will also benefit Marie Curie Cancer Care. The evening featured an auction, which saw Dragons’ Den star James Caan pay 300,000 pounds for a multi-coloured skeleton by Damien Hirst. A group of synchronised swimmers also performed a routine in a large natural pool in the grounds.

Andrey Igorevich Melnichenko is a Russian billionaire industrialist and philanthropist. He is the main beneficiary of fertilizer producer EuroChem Group and coal energy company SUEK. He is a member of the Board of Directors in both companies. Wikipedia

Hasso Plattner Networth $12.7B

Hasso Plattner is a German businessman. A co-founder of SAP SE software company, he has been chairman of the supervisory board of SAP SE since May 2003. As of March 2018, Forbes reported that he had a net worth of $13.1 billion. Wikipedia

Carl Cook Networth $12.5B 

Carl Cook is an American billionaire businessman. He is CEO of the Cook Group, a medical device company that was co-founded by his parents. Wikipedia

Jim Goodnight Networth $12.5B

James Howard Goodnight is an American billionaire businessman and software developer. He has been the CEO of SAS Institute since 1976, which he co-founded that year with other faculty members of North Carolina State University. Wikipedia

Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken Networth $12.5B

Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken is a Dutch-English billionaire businesswoman, and the owner of a 25% controlling interest in the world’s second-largest brewer, Heineken International. Wikipedia

Xu Hang Networth $12.2B

Xu is a co-founder of Shenzhen Mindray Bio-Medical Electronics, a Chinese medical equipment maker. The Shenzen-based company had revenue of 13.6 billion yuan ($2.1 billion) in 2018. Its products, including patient monitoring and medical imaging devices, are found in almost 110,000 medical institutions around the world.

Masayoshi Son Networth $12.1B 

Masayoshi Son is a Korean-Japanese billionaire technology entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist. He is the founder and chief executive officer of the Japanese holding company SoftBank, CEO of SoftBank Mobile and chairman of UK-based Arm Holdings. Wikipedia

David Tepper Networth $12.1B 

David Alan Tepper is an American billionaire businessman, hedge fund manager, and philanthropist. He is the owner of the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League and an unnamed Charlotte franchise in Major League Soccer. Wikipedia

Goh Cheng Liang Networth $12.1B 

Goh Cheng Liang is a Singaporean billionaire businessman who founded Wuthelam Holdings, which manufactures paint and coatings. Wikipedia

Shiv Nadar Networth $11.9B 

Shiv Nadar is an Indian billionaire industrialist and philanthropist. He is the founder and chairman of HCL and the Shiv Nadar Foundation. Nadar founded HCL in the mid-1970s and transformed the IT hardware company into an IT enterprise over the next three decades by constantly reinventing his company’s focus. Wikipedia

Phil Anschutz Networth $11.7B 

Philip Frederick Anschutz is an American billionaire businessman who owns or controls many companies in a variety of businesses, including energy, railroads, real estate, sports, newspapers, movies, theaters, arenas and music. His name appears on medical and educational institutions to which he has donated millions. Wikipedia

Uday Kotak Networth $11.7B 

Uday Kotak is an Indian billionaire banker, and the executive vice chairman and managing director of Kotak Mahindra Bank. In early 1980s, while India was still a closed economy and economic growth was muted, Kotak decided to start out on his own, refusing a lucrative job option from a multinational. Wikipedia

Stefan Quandt Networth $11.6B

Stefan Quandt is a German billionaire heir, engineer and industrialist. Wikipedia

Qin Yinglin Networth $11.5B

  • Qin Yinglin, chairman of China’s Muyuan Foodstuff, made his fortune as the country’s largest pig breeder in the world’s biggest pork market.
  • Qin was born in Neixiang County in Henan, China’s most populous province.
  • He graduated from Henan Agricultural University with a major in animal husbandry and started his own business with 22 pigs.

Karl Albrecht Jr Networth $11.4B

Karl Hans Albrecht Jr. is a German billionaire, and the son of Karl Albrecht, who founded the discount supermarket chain Aldi with his brother Theo. Albrecht worked for Aldi Süd in various roles until his resignation due to a cancer diagnosis. Wikipedia

Beate Heister Networth $11.4B

Beate Heister is a German billionaire heiress. She is one of the two children of Karl Albrecht, who founded the discount supermarket chain Aldi with his brother Theo. Together with her brother Karl Albrecht Jr., she has a net worth of US$26.6 billion, as of 2018. Wikipedia

Iris Fontbona Networth $11.4B

Iris Balbina Fontbona González is a Chilean billionaire businesswoman, the widow of Andrónico Luksic Abaroa, from inheriting Antofagasta PLC. She is the wealthiest person in Chile, the fifth wealthiest in Latin America, the 8th wealthiest woman worldwide and the 91st wealthiest person in the world. Wikipedia

Budi Hartono Networth $11.4B

Robert Budi Hartono is a Chinese Indonesian tobacco billionaire with a 2018 net worth of US$12.6 billion. He owns and runs the privately held Djarum, the world’s third largest maker of clove cigarettes. Djarum has reportedly recently grabbed shares from the number two cigarette firm, Sampoerna. Wikipedia

Mikhail Fridman Networth $11.2B

Mikhail Maratovich Fridman is a Russian business magnate. He also holds Israeli citizenship. He co-founded Alfa-Group, a multinational Russian conglomerate. According to Forbes, he was the seventh richest Russian as of 2017. In May 2017, he was also ranked as Russia’s most important businessman by bne IntelliNews. Wikipedia

Dustin Moskovitz Networth $11.2B 

Dustin Aaron Moskovitz is an American Internet entrepreneur who co-founded Facebook with Mark Zuckerberg, Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum and Chris Hughes. In 2008, he left Facebook to co-found Asana with Justin Rosenstein. Wikipedia

Joseph Tsai Networth $11.1B

Joseph Chung-Hsin Tsai is a Canadian billionaire businessman, and philanthropist. He is a co-founder and executive vice chairman of Alibaba Group. He was born in Taiwan and educated in the U.S. Wikipedia

Dietrich Mateschitz Networth $11.1B 

Dietrich Mateschitz is an Austrian billionaire businessman. He is the co-founder and 49% owner of the Red Bull energy drink company. As of June 2019, Mateschitz’s net worth was estimated at $19.5 billion, making him the 53rd richest person in the world. Wikipedia

Ricardo Salinas Networth $11.0B

Ricardo Benjamín Salinas Pliego is a Mexican businessman, the founder and chairman of Grupo Salinas, a group of companies with interests in telecommunications, media, financial services, and retail stores. Wikipedia

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