World’s Top 10 Richest Men Net Worth 2018

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World’s Top 10 Richest Men net worth 2018..Have you checked the newest “Forbes top 10: The Full List of The Richest People in the world” yet? Here’s a look at the 2018 world’s top 10 richest men in the world…

world's top 10 richest men net worth

#1 Jeff Bezos

CEO and Founder Amazon.com

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Amazon’s chief Jeff Bezos is the first person, with an amazing net worth surpassing bill gates as the richest man in the world.

He owns 16% of e-commerce colossus Amazon, which he founded in a garage in Seattle in 1994.

Jeff Bezos attended Princeton and worked at a hedge fund before quitting to sell books online.

His other passion is space travel: His aerospace company, Blue Origin, is developing a reusable rocket that Bezos says will carry passengers.

Jeff Bezos purchased The Washington Post in 2013 for $250 million.

In Sept. 2018 he announced the Bezos Day One Fund, a $2 billion pledge to help homeless families and create Montessori-inspired preschools in the U.S.

Jeff Bezos: Real time net worth $124.7b, while his net worth is about $112 billion, putting on top of the world’s richest men.

STATISTICS

Jeff bezos statistics as the world’s top richest man in the world includes;

Age: 54

Source Of Wealth: Amazon, Self Made

Self Made Score: 8

Residence: Seattle, Washington

Citizenship: United States

Marital Status: Married

Children: 4

Education: Bachelor of Arts/Science, Princeton University

Quote: “I didn’t think I’d regret trying and failing. And I suspected I would always be haunted by a decision to not try at all”.

#2 Bill Gates

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With his wife Melinda, Bill Gates chairs the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the world’s largest private charitable foundation.

The foundation works to save lives and improve global health, and is working with Rotary International to eliminate polio.

Gates has sold or given away much of his stake in Microsoft — he owns just over 1% of shares –and invested in a mix of stocks and other assets.

He remains a board member of Microsoft, the software firm he founded with Paul Allen in 1975.

In late 2016, Gates announced the launch of a $1 billion Breakthrough Energy investment fund with about 20 other people.

To date, Gates has donated $35.8 billion worth of Microsoft stock to the Gates Foundation.

STATISTICS

Bill Gates’ statistics on the list of world’s top richest men includes;

Age: 63

Source Of Wealth: Microsoft, Self Made

Self Made Score: 8

Residence: Medina, Washington

Citizenship: United States

Marital Status: Married

Children: 3

Education: Drop Out, Harvard University

The Richest Person In Every State 2017

The Richest Person In America’s 50 Largest Cities 2016

DID YOU KNOW

When Gates was a kid, he spent so much time reading that his parents finally forbade him from bringing books to the dinner table.

Gates took a break from classes his senior year in high school to do programming with his friend Paul Allen at a power plant in North Bonneville, Washington.

Quote: “Money has no utility to me beyond a certain point. Its utility is entirely in building an organization and getting the resources out to the poorest in the world”.

#3 Warren Buffet

CEO, Berkshire Hathaway

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Warren Buffet’s real time net worth is about $85.2 billion, while his net worth is about $84 billion.

He is popularly known as the “Oracle of Omaha,” Warren Buffett is one of the most successful investors of all time.

Buffett runs Berkshire Hathaway, which owns more than 60 companies, including insurer Geico, battery maker Duracell and restaurant chain Dairy Queen.

The son of a U.S. congressman, he first bought stock at age 11 and first filed taxes at age 13.

He’s promised to give away over 99% of his fortune. So far he’s donated $35 billion, much of it to the foundation of friends Bill and Melinda Gates.

In 2010, he and Gates launched the Giving Pledge, asking billionaires to commit to donating half their wealth to charitable causes.

STATISTICS

Warren Buffett’s statistics on the list of world’s top richest men includes;

Age: 88

Source Of Wealth: Berkshire Hathaway, Self Made

Self-Made Score: 8

Residence: Omaha, Nebraska

Citizenship: United States

Marital Status: Widowed, Remarried

Children: 3

Education: Bachelor of Arts/Science, University of Nebraska Lincoln; Master of Science, Columbia University

DID YOU KNOW

Buffett still lives in the same Omaha, Nebraska home he purchased in 1958 for $31,500.Buffett was rejected from Harvard Business School; he got a master’s in economics from Columbia University instead.

Quote: “The babies being born in America today are the luckiest crop in history… For 240 years it’s been a terrible mistake to bet against America, and now is no time to start”.

#4 Bernard Arnault & family

Chairman and CEO, LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton

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Bernard arnault’s real time net worth is about $68.6 billion, while his net worth is about $72 billion

One of the world’s ultimate taste-makers, Bernard Arnault oversees an empire of 70 brands including Louis Vuitton and Sephora.

Record results at LVMH and a megadeal to buy out nearly all of Christian Dior helped boost Arnault’s fortune by $30.5 billion in one year.

Arts patron is the visionary behind the $135 million Frank Gehry-designed Foundation Louis Vuitton museum in Paris’ Bois de Boulogne, opened in 2014.

STATISTICS

Bernard Arnault’s statistics on the list of world’s top richest men includes;

Age: 69

Source Of Wealth: LVMH

Residence: Paris, France

Citizenship: France

Marital Status: Married

Children: 5

Education: Bachelor of Arts/Science, Ecole Polytechnique de Paris

DID YOU KNOW

His father made a small fortune in construction; Arnault put up $15 million from that business to buy Christian Dior in 1985.

Arnault apparently wooed his wife, Helene Mercier, a concert pianist, by playing Chopin and other classical composers.

Quote: “I see myself as an ambassador of French heritage and French culture. What we create is emblematic. It’s linked to Versailles, to Marie Antoinette”.

#5 Mark Zuckerberg

Cofounder, Chairman and CEO, Facebook

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Mark Zuckerberg’s real time net worth is $49.4 billion, while his net worth is $71 billion

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s CEO, has seen his net worth soar as the social network’s stock price has skyrocketed.

In April 2018, he testified before Congress after it was revealed that Facebook shared users’ data with political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica.

Zuckerberg started Facebook at Harvard in 2004 at the age of 19 for students to match names with faces in class.

He took Facebook public in May 2012 and still owns nearly 17% of the stock.

In December 2015, Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, pledged to give away 99% of their Facebook stake over their lifetimes.

STATISTICS

Mark Zukerberg’s statistics on the list of world’s top richest men includes;

Age: 34

Source Of Wealth: Facebook, Self Made

Self-Made Score: 8

Residence: Palo Alto, California

Citizenship: United States

Marital Status: Married

Children: 2

Education: Drop Out, Harvard University

DID YOU KNOW

Zuckerberg and his wife are spending $3 billion in an attempt to end, cure or manage all disease by the year 2100.

His goal for 2018 is to make sure Facebook is good “for people’s well-being and for society,” amid recent backlash on social media’s harmful effects.

Quote: “We may not have the power to create the world we want immediately, but we can all start working on the long term today”.

#6 Amancio Ortega

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Real Time Net Worth: $65.8 billion, while his net worth is about $70 billion.

Amancio Ortega is one of the richest men in Europe and the wealthiest retailer in the world.

A pioneer in fast fashion, he co-founded Inditex, known for its Zara fashion chain, with his ex-wife Rosalia Mera (d. 2013) in 1975.

He owns about 60% of Madrid-listed Inditex, which has 8 brands, including Massimo Dutti and Pull & Bear, and 7,500 stores around the world.

Ortega typically earns more than $400 million in dividends a year.

He has invested his dividends primarily into real estate in Madrid, Barcelona, London, Chicago, Miami and New York.

STATISTICS

Amancio Ortega’s statistics on the list of world’s top richest men includes;

Age: 82

Source Of Wealth: Zara, Self Made

Residence: La Coruna, Spain

Citizenship: Spain

Marital Status: Married

Children: 3

DID YOU KNOW

Ortega first began his career manufacturing textiles through a small family company in 1963. He is the owner of Spanish soccer team Deportivo La Coruna.

Quote: “In the street, I only want to be recognized by my family, my friends and people I work with’.

#7 Carlos Slim Helu & family

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Honorary Chairman, América Móvil

Carlos Slim Helu: real time net worth $53.6 billion, while his net worth is about $67.1 billion.

Mexico’s richest man, Carlos Slim Helu and his family control America Movil, Latin America’s biggest mobile telecom firm.

With foreign telecom partners, Slim bought a stake in Telmex, Mexico’s only phone company, in 1990. Telmex is now part of America Movil.

He also owns stakes in Mexican construction, consumer goods, mining and real estate companies and 17% of The New York Times.

His son-in-law Fernando Romero designed the Soumaya Museum in Mexico City, home to Slim’s extensive, eclectic art collection.

STATISTICS

Carlos Slim Helu’s statistics on the list of world’s top richest men includes;

Age: 78

Source Of Wealth: telecom, Self Made

Residence: Mexico City, Mexico

Citizenship: Mexico

Marital Status: Widowed

Children: 6

Education: Bachelor of Arts/Science, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico

DID YOU KNOW

Every Sunday his father would give Carlos a 5-peso allowance, requiring him to record his purchases in a ledger.Before going into business, Slim taught algebra at UNAM, a university in Mexico City.

Quote: “When you live for others’ opinions, you are dead. I don’t want to live thinking about how I’ll be remembered”.

#8 Charles Koch

CEO, Koch Industries

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Charles Koch: Real time net worth $48.8 billion, while his net worth is about $60 billion.

Charles Koch has been chairman and CEO of Koch Industries, America’s second largest private company, since 1967.

The conglomerate has some $100 billion in revenues from businesses including pipelines, chemicals, Dixie cups, and Stainmaster carpets.

His father, Fred Koch, started the business in 1940 and improved a method of refining heavy oil into gasoline.

The Kansas native owns a 42% stake in the firm, as does his brother, David; they bought their two other brothers’ shares in 1983.

Koch has funded a number of think tanks, including the libertarian Cato Institute, the Heritage Foundation and the American Enterprise Institute.

STATISTICS

Charles Koch’s statistics on the list of world’s top richest men includes;

Age: 83

Source Of Wealth: Koch Industries

Self-Made Score: 5

Residence: Wichita, Kansas

Citizenship: United States

Marital Status: Married

Children: 2

Education: Bachelor of Arts/Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Master of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

DID YOU KNOW

Three Koch brothers (Charles, David and Bill) went to MIT; the trio were in the Beta Theta Pi fraternity and David and Charles played on the same club rugby team.

Koch has given away more than $1 billion to nonprofits, with a focus on criminal justice reform and education.

Quote: “For business to survive over a long period, it needs to be contributing to society and people’s well-being. Otherwise, who’s going to want it?”

#8 David Koch

Director Emeritus, Koch Industries

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David Koch: Real time net worth is about $48.8 billion, while his net worth is about $60 billion.

David Koch shares majority control of Koch Industries, U.S’s second largest private firm, with his brother Charles.

Koch stepped down from his role as executive vice president in July 2018, citing health concerns; he was named director emeritus.

Koch Industries, which has revenues of $100 billion, operates pipelines, produces fertilizer and makes Dixie cups and Quilted Northern toilet paper.

A well-known philanthropist, David is a donor to New York’s Lincoln Center and Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

David Koch ran as the Libertarian Party’s vice presidential candidate in 1980 on a ticket with Ed Clark; they won 1% of the vote.

STATISTICS

David Koch’s statistics on the list of world’s top richest men includes;

Age: 78

Source Of Wealth: Koch Industries

Self-Made Score: 5

Residence: New York, New York

Citizenship: United States

Marital Status: Married

Children: 3

Education: Bachelor of Arts/Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Master of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

DID YOU KNOW

A college basketball star, Koch held MIT’s record for most points scored in a game for 46 years.

Koch survived a runway plane collision in 1991; he felt his way down the aisle and pried open a door to escape.

Quote: “The way I look at it is, cancer research is absolutely nonpartisan. Cancer is very democratic in the sense that it attacks people regardless of their race, their gender, their national background, or their political persuasions”.

#10 Larry Ellison

CEO and Founder, Oracle

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Real time net worth: $59.3 billion, while his net worth is about $58.5 billion.

Larry Ellison co founded software firm Oracle in 1977 to tap into the growing need for customer relationship management databases.

He gave up the Oracle CEO role in 2014 but still serves as chairman of the board and chief technology officer.

As part of Oracle’s push into cloud computing, it acquired cloud-software firm Netsuite for $9.3 billion in 2016.

In May 2016, Ellison pledged $200 million to the University of Southern California for a cancer treatment center.

In March 2018, Ellison launched a wellness startup called Sensei, whose first project is hydroponic farming on the Hawaiian island Lanai.

STATISTICS

Larry Ellison’s statistics on the list of world’s top richest men includes;

Age: 74

Source Of Wealth: Software, Self Made

Self-Made Score: 9

Philanthropy Score: 4

Residence: Woodside, California

Citizenship: United States

Marital Status: Divorced

Children: 2

Education: Drop Out, University of Chicago; Drop Out, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

DID YOU KNOW

Ellison never finished college. He started out building databases for the CIA. Daughter Megan, has financed films such as Zero Dark Thirty and American Hustle; son David produced mainstream movies like The Terminator and Mission: Impossible.

Quote: “When people start telling you that you’re crazy, you just might be on to the most important innovation in your life”.

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