Here’s Everything About the 10 Richest People of the World

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1) Jeff Bezos - 


Earlier working on Wall Street as a hedge fund manager, Bezos became the youngest senior vice president at the investment firm D.E. Shaw in 1990. He quit his job and opened Amazon.com in his garage in 1994, an online bookstore that became one of the Internet's biggest success stories. He then purchased The Washington Post in 2013. Bezos has also invested in space technology. His current worth is approximately $190 billion.


2) Bill Gates -

Gates enrolled at Harvard University in 1973, originally taking up a career in law. Unexpectedly, Gates dropped out of college in 1975 to pursue Microsoft, his business with partner Allen. The company's first product that ran on the Altair computer was BASIC software. Gates, even being at the top end of the rich list for the past 20 years, has sold or given away much of his stake in the company and owns just 1% of Microsoft focusing predominantly on his philanthropic work now. His current worth is approximately $100 billion.

3)
Mark Zuckerberg – 

Zuckerberg developed an interest in computers at an age of about 12. He used Atari BASIC to prepare a messaging software named "Zucknet" which his father used in his dental office to inform him of a new patient. The family also used Zucknet to communicate within their own house. Zuckerberg then dropped out of college so that he could devote himself to Facebook. Zuckerberg started Facebook at the age of 19 in 2004 which brings him among the top five richest men in the world. His current worth is approximately $100 billion.

4)Bernard Arnault & family - 

Arnault is the wealthiest European. He owns an empire of more than 60 brands which include Louis Vuitton and Sephora as well. He eventually became the CEO of Financière Agache and then took control of a textile company in turmoil - Boussac Saint-Frères. He sold almost all his company's assets and kept only the Christian Dior brand and Le Bon Marché departmental store. His current worth is approximately $81.4 billion.

5) Mukesh Ambani - 

Ambani enrolled for an MBA at Stanford University but dropped out in 1980 so that he could help his father build Reliance, which at the time, was a small yet fast-growing company. His father believed that real-life skills were gained through experiences and not by attending classes, therefore he called his son back to take command of a project in his company. He owns 42% stake in Reliance Industries, the world’s largest oil refining complex. He is also the owner of property worth more than $400m. His current worth is approximately $80.3 billion.

6) Steve Ballmer - 

Ballmer had joined Microsoft in June 1980, making him Microsoft's 30th employee. He was the first business manager hired by Gates. Eventually, Ballmer was promoted to Microsoft’s President. In January 2000, Ballmer was officially named the CEO. In August 2013, Microsoft revealed that Ballmer would soon retire. Then in May 2014, Ballmer won a bid of $2 billion to purchase the NBA's, Los Angeles Clippers. His current worth is approximately $77.7 billion.

7) Warren Buffett - 

He is considered to be one of the most successful investors of all time. He gives away more than 99% of his income to charity. He is also an investor, philanthropist, and business tycoon. He is still the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. His current worth is approximately $77.5 billion.

8) Larry Page - 

He is one of the co-founders of Google Co. along with Sergey Brin. He was the CEO of Google from 1997 until August 2001 when he stepped down from his position. He is a computer scientist and Internet entrepreneur. In July 2015 he moved to become the CEO of Alphabet Inc. until December 4, 2019. He remains an Alphabet board member, a controlling shareholder, and an employee. His current worth is approximately $71.6 billion.

9) Elon Musk - 

He is the founder and CEO of SpaceX and Tesla. In 2018, he was ranked 25th on the Forbes list of The 4 World's Most Powerful People. He is also the longest-tenured CEO of any known automotive manufacturer globally. In addition to his main businesses, he has envisioned a high-speed transportation system known as the Hyperloop. His current worth is approximately $70.2 billion.

10) Sergey Brin - 

He was a co-founder of Google along with Larry Page. He was president of Alphabet Inc. until December 2019. He is also a computer scientist and an internet entrepreneur. His current worth is approximately $69.4 billion.

 

(As per records of August 2020)

Written by – Ritika Singh

Edited by - Bushra Makhdoomi

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