Here is a list of the top 100 richest people in the world. Not only are they rich, they are very powerful too. Many are self made while some inherited their wealth. The vast amount of wealth in their hands are created by running large successful companies that produces some of the most popular products in the world. Their businesses employs thousands of employees and their influence reach to the farthest corner of the earth.
Note: Due to the ever changing stock prices of a Billionaire's company, we will not put a ranking, but instead we put them in Top 1-20, 21-40, 41- 60, 61-80 and 81-100 group. Net Worth stated is just an estimate and not a true reflection of a billionaire's net worth.
Bill Gates Net Worth $72 Billion (USA)
The founder of Microsoft recently surpassed Carlos Slim Helu and took the No.1 spot again as the richest person on earth.
Carlos Slim Helu Net Worth $67 Billion (Mexico)
Carlos Slim is a Mexican business tycoon, more famously known as the Chairman of America Movil.
Amancio Ortega Net Worth $57 Billion (Spain)
Amancio Ortega is popularly known as the founder of ZARA, one of the biggest and most successful fashion companies in the world.
Warren Buffet Net Worth $55 Billion (USA)
The investing legend who hails from Omaha is the chairman of Berkshire Hathaway. Buffett has beaten the S&P 500 over the years and is the greatest investor the world has ever seen.
Ingvar Kamprad Net Worth $50 Billion (Sweden)
The founder of IKEA, one of the largest and most successful privately held company in the world.
Larry Ellison Net Worth $42 Billion (USA)
Ellison is the founder and CEO of Oracle. The outspoken businessman who made his money through technology is also one of the largest landowners in the US.
Charles Koch Net Worth $40 Billion (USA)
Koch is the chairman and CEO of Koch Industries, one of the largest privately held companies in the US.
David Koch Net Worth $40 Billion (USA)
The brother of Charles Koch, he is the Executive Vice Chairman of Koch Industries. He is the richest resident in New York City.
Christy Walton Net Worth $36 Billion (USA)
Christy Walton was the wife of the late John Walton son of Wal Mart founder Sam Walton. She inherited her husband fortune and is currently the richest woman in the world.
Jim Walton Net Worth $34 Billion (USA)
Jim Walton is the youngest son of Wal Mart founder Sam Walton. He is also the Chief Executive officer and Chairman of Walton's family Arvest Bank.
Alice Walton Net Worth $34 Billion (USA)
Alice Walton is the daughter of WalMart founder Sam Walton. Together with her siblings, she inherited her father's fortune.
S.Robson Walton Net Worth $34 Billion (USA)
S Robson Walton is the eldest son of Sam and Helen Walton. His father is the legendary founder of WalMart.
Li Ka Shing Net Worth $31 Billion (Hong Kong)
Nickname Superman, Li Ka Shing is a business tycoon from Hong Kong. He is the Chairman of Hutchison Whampoa.
King of Thailand Net Worth $30 Billion (Thailand)
King Of Thailand, Bhumibol Adulyadej is the longest reigning monarch in Thailand’s history and the longest serving Head of State in the history of the world.
Liliane Bettencourt Net Worth $30 Billion (France)
Bettencourt's father is the founder of cosmetic company L'Oreal. She and her family owns more than 30% of the company.
Bernard Arnault Net Worth $29 Billion (France)
Arnault is the Chairman and CEO of LVMH a luxury goods company that is famous for its handbags and other luxury items.
Larry Page Net Worth $28.4 Billion (USA)
Larry Page is the legendary founder of giant online search engine Google. Together with Sergey Brin the co-founder of Google, they developed Google into the number #1 search engine in the world.
Sergey Brin Net Worth $28.4 Billion (USA)
Sergey Brin is the co-founder of Google. He founded the search engine with Larry Page. Brin and Page each own approximately 16% of the shares of Google making them one of the richest tech tycoons in the world.
Stefan Persson Net Worth $28 Billion (Sweden)
Stefan Persson is a swedish business magnate and chairman and main shareholder in H&M a fashion company that was founded by his father.
Michael Bloomberg Net Worth $27 Billion (USA)
Michael Bloomberg is the founder and 88% owner of Bloomberg a global financial data and media company. He is also the mayor of New York city.
Sheldon Adelson Net Worth $26 Billion (USA)
Sheldon Adelson is a gaming tycoon and the chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands Corporation. He has casinos in the US, Macau and Singapore.
Karl Albrecht Net Worth $26 Billion (Germany)
Karl Albrecht is a German Entrepreneur who started the Aldi supermarket with his brother Theo. Born in 1920, he is one of the oldest billionaires alive and he is currently the richest man in Germany.
David Thomson $25.8 Billion (Canada)
David Thomson is a Canadian media magnate and son of the late Kenneth Thomson. He is also the chairman of Thomson Reuters.
Jeff Bezos Net Worth $25.7 Billion (USA)
Jeff Bezos is an American tech billionaire who started the online shopping site Amazon. Hailed as one of the people in history who help revolutionize e-commerce, Bezos made Amazon the largest retailer in the world wide web.
Dieter Schwarz Net Worth $25.5 Billion (Germany)
Dieter Schwarz is a German Entrepreneur and the chairman and CEO of supermarket chain Lidl and hypermarket chain Kaufland.
Michele Ferrero Net Worth $25.5 Billion (Italy)
Ever eaten a Ferrero Rocher chocolate? Lovely isn't it? Every time you buy them you are making their boss Michelle Ferrero even richer.
Lee Shau Kee Net Worth $24.8 Billion (Hong Kong)
Mukesh Ambani Net Worth $22 Billion (India)
Carl Icahn Net Worth $21.9 Billion (USA)
Forrest Mars Net Worth $21.8 Billion (USA)
John Mars Net Worth $21.7 Billion (USA)
Jacqueline Mars Net Worth $21.6 Billion (USA)
Aliko Dangote Net Worth $20.8 Billion (Nigeria)
Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud Net Worth $20 Billion (Saudi Arabia)
Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud is a businessman and member of the royal family of Saudi Arabia. He is considered to be the most influential person in the Arab world. He is also the richest Arab.
Thomas and Raymond Kwok $20 Billion (Hong Kong)
Sir Evelyn De Rothschild Net Worth $20 Billion (UK)
Sultan of Brunei Net Worth $19.5 Billion (Brunei)
The Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah has one of the largest and most expensive car collections in the world. It is said his collections number in the thousands. Top brands like Ferrari, Rolls Royce, Bugatti and Bentley make exclusive cars for his highness which are not available to the public.
Theo Albrecht Jr Net Worth $19.6 Billion (Germany)
Mark Zuckerberg Net Worth $19 Billion (USA)
Leonardo Del Vecchio Net Worth $18.9 Billion (Italy)
Lakshmi Mittal Net Worth $18 Billion (India)
Alberto Bailleres Gonzalez & family $18 Billion (Mexico)
Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahayan Net Worth $18 Billion (UAE)
Steve Ballmer Net Worth $18 Billion (USA)
Jorge Paulo Lemann Net Worth $17.8 Billion (Brazil)
Len Blavatnik Net Worth $17.8 Billion (Ukraine)
Alisher Usmanov Net Worth $17.6 Billion (Russia)
Iris Fontbona Net Worth $17.5 Billion (Chile)
Luis Carlos Sarmiento Net Worth $17.2 Billion (Colombia)
Georgina Rinehart Net Worth $17 Billion (Australia)
German Larrea Mota Velasco & family Net Worth $17 Billion (Mexico)
King Abdullah bin Abul Aziz Net Worth $17 Billion (Saudi Arabia)
Phil Knight Net Worth $16.9 Billion (USA)
Mikhail Fridman Net Worth $16.7 Billion (Russia)
Cheng Yu-tung Net Worth $16 Billion (Hong Kong)
Michael Otto Net Worth $16 Billion (Germany)
Joseph Safra Net Worth $15.9 Billion (Brazil)
Michael Dell Net Worth $15.9 Billion (USA)
Paul Allen Net Worth $15.8 Billion (USA)
Tadashi Yanai & Family Net Worth $15.5 Billion (Japan)
Rinat Akhmetov Net Worth $15.4 Billion (Ukraine)
Leonid Mikhelson Net Worth $15.4 Billion (Russia)
Elaine Marshall Net Worth $15.3 Billion (USA)
John Fredriksen Net Worth $15.2 Billion (Cyprus)
Ernesto Bertarelli Net Worth $15.1 Billion (Switzerland)
Viktor Vekselberg Net Worth $15.1 Billion (Russia)
Robert Budi & Michael Hartono Net Worth $15 billion (Indonesia)
Jack Taylor Net Worth $15 Billion (USA)
Francois Pinault Net Worth $15 Billion (France)
Sir Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor Net Worth $15 Billion (UK)
Vagit Alekperov Net Worth $14.8 Billion (Russia)
Ronald Perelman Net Worth $14.5 Billion (USA)
Andrey Melnichenko Net Worth $14.4 (Russia)
Susanne Klatten Net Worth $14.3 Billion (Germany)
Vladimir Potanin Net Worth $14.3 Billion (Russia)
Michael Otto & family Net Worth $14.2 Billion (Germany)
Wang Jianlin Net Worth $14.1 Billion (China)
Gennady Timchenko Net Worth $14.1 Billion (Russia)
Vladimir Lisin Net Worth $14 Billion (Russia)
Roman Abramovich Net Worth $13.5 Billion (Russia)
Mikhail Prokhorov Net Worth $13.5 Billion (Russia)
Mohammed Al Amoudi Net Worth $13.5 Billion (Saudi Arabia)
Birgit Rausing Net Worth $13 Billion (Sweden)
Lee Kun-Hee Net Worth $13 Billion (South Korea)
Donald Bren Net Worth $13 Billion (USA)
Serge Dassault & family Net Worth $13 Billion (France)
Alexey Mordashov Net Worth $12.8 Billion (Russia)
Abigail Johnson Net Worth $12.7 Billion (USA)
Dhanin Chearavanont & family Net Worth $12.6 Billion (Thailand)
Ray Dalio Net Worth $12.5 Billion (USA)
Robert Kuok Net Worth $12.5 Billion (Malaysia)
Rupert Murdoch Net Worth $12.4 Billion (USA)
Miuccia Prada Net Worth $12.4 Billion (Italy)
Anne Cox Chambers Net Worth $12 Billion (USA)
Henry Sy Net Worth $12 Billion (Phillipines)
Stefan Quandt Net Worth $11.9 Billion (Germany)
Ananda Krishnan Net Worth $11.7 Billion (Malaysia)
Alejandro Santo Domingo Davila Net Worth $11.7 Billion (Colombia)
James Simons Net Worth $11.6 Billion (USA) 100