The list of world’s richest people has barely changed in the past few years. These are individuals who own unimaginable wealth worth many billions. Most of them earned their own money, by having genius ideas and special talents. The third richest name Warren Buffet, for example, bought his first stock when he was only 11 years old. To stimulate the millionaire in you, we made a list of the top five richest persons in the world according to Forbes.
Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon is officially on top of the richest people in the world list. His success is so huge that he managed to pass Bill Gates and steal the first spot. Jeff’s estimated worth for 2018 is around $112 billion, which is definitely a mind-blowing number. Today, the billionaire owns 17% of the stock of Amazon and earns most of his wealth thanks to the company. In 2013, Bezos bought The Washington Post for a whopping number of $250 million. He is also the owner of an aerospace company called Blue Origin. Amazon’s worth is expected to be $1 trillion dollars in the near future, which will only make Jeff an ever richer person. Just in 2017, he earned $20 million. The 54-year-old mogul founded Amazon in 1994 in his garage in Seattle and never even imagined it would become such a big thing.
The co-founder of Microsoft today is worth $90 billion dollars. He was on top of the world’s richest people list for many years, until Jeff Bezos took over in 2017. Gates established Microsoft with his friend Paul Allen in 1975. Once the company took off it reached worldwide success, and Bill stayed working there as a board member and technology advisor. He was Microsoft’s CEO until 2000. Today, he and his wife Melinda are the founders of the Melinda Gates Foundation, a charity organization that helps the fight against infectious diseases and students from kindergarten to 12th grade in America. It is the largest private charity organization in the world.
The CEO of Berkshire Hathaway is the third richest person in the world. Warren Buffet is one of the smartest traders and investors ever. Buffet bought his first stock at the age of 11 and became a billionaire at the age of 32. Today he owns more than 60 companies, and his wealth grows more every single day. Warren’s estimated worth is $84 billion. In spite of all the wealth, Warren Buffet leads a very humble life, buying $4 dollar breakfast from McDonald’s every day. Buffet, Gates and Mark Zuckerberg founded a charity called “The Giving Pledge”, to stimulate other wealthy people to donate a part of their money for concerning matters. These three will give away 99% of their wealth throughout their lives.
The French billionaire is reportedly worth $72 billion. He is the chairman and CEO of the LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton conglomerate that owns a number of luxurious labels. Sephora, Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, Dom Perignon are just a part of the brands that are under the ownership of LVMH. The conglomerate is made up of over 70 different labels.
The founder of Facebook is worth $71 billion dollars. He established the most popular social network when he was just a sophomore in college. The network took off to fame very fast, so Zuckerberg had to quit college and eventually become a billionaire. Today Mark is 33 years old, he and his wife have pledged to donate 99% of their wealth to charitable causes.