If you thought a billion dollars was a lot of cash then check out these richest billionaires in the world who own more money than the other 99% of people on earth, Today Vidello Productions is taking a look at the 50 richest people for 2019 / 2020.
50 – Laurene Powell Jobs – $18.8 Billion
The first woman on our list is the creator of the Emerson Collective and the widow of Steve Jobs.
She also created the Lauren Powell Jobs trust which is currently the largest individual shareholder in Disney.
She has given millions to charity including a $50 million commitment to “XQ: The Super School Project.
As of 2018, her net worth stood somewhere in the region of $18.8 Billion.
49 – Elon Musk – $19.9 Billion
Working to revolutionize transportation both on Earth and in space, Elon Musk is the owner of car company Tesla Motors and rocket company Space X.
He grew up in South Africa, then immigrated to Canada at age 17 with him landing in the US as a transfer student at the University of Pennsylvania.
As of 2018 his net worth stood somewhere in ther region of $19.9 Billion.
48 – James Simons $20 Billion
Being a hedge fund manager has its rewards, and that cannot be said more truthfully than for number 50 on our list James Simons.
The founder of Renaissance Technologies Corporation, his net worth totals $20 Billion Dollars.
He was a code-breaker for the United States during the Vietnam war and has given away $2.1 Billion dollars to various charities over the years.
He owns a sprawling mansion in New York with a private pool, ocean view, and a separate guest house.
47 – Lui Che Woo – $20.1 Billion
Lui Che Woo chairs casino operator Galaxy Entertainment Group and property developer K. Wah International Holdings, both listed in Hong Kong.
Initially a construction materials supplier, K. Wah develops properties, principally in Hong Kong and mainland China.
Lui first made his mark supplying gravel for Hong Kong’s postwar construction boom and his net worth is $20.1 Billion.
46 – Len Blavatnik – $20.2 Billion
Born in Ukraine, raised north of Moscow, Len Blavatnik emigrated to the U.S. in 1978 for school; he studied computer science at Columbia University.
He is a dual citizen of the U.S. and the U.K. and purchased Warner Music in 2011 for $3.3 billion.
Blavatnik says he has given over $500 million to philanthropy, mostly to universities, including Oxford and Stanford with a net worth of $20.2 Billion.
45 – Theo Albrecht, Jr. – $20.2 Billion
This guy inherited one of the worlds greatest retail fortunes that originated in Essen Germany and later grew into the retail giant we know today as Aldi that he created with his brother Karl.
Not much is known about his personal life other than the fact he has an estimated net worth of $20.2 Billion Dollars
44 – Thomas Peterffy – $20.3 Billion
A digital trading pioneer, Thomas Peterffy is CEO of Interactive Brokers, which markets its specialized trading platform to sophisticated investors.
Peterffy arrived in America in 1965 at age 21, the penniless descendant of Hungarian aristocrats who lost nearly everything to the Soviets.
He founded Interactive Brokers in 1993 after originally starting in market-making and has a net worth of $20.3 Billion
43 – Dieter Schwarz – $20.9 Billion
This real estate magnate owns a company called Schwarz Group that annually brings in a revenue of $86 Billion Dollars.
It comprises of 2 retail giants including both Lidl and Kaufland with the former being Germany’s second-biggest discounter behind Aldi.
Schwarz is a notably private person with only 2 pictures of him known to exist and has been married for 50 years with 2 children and has an estimated net worth of over $20.9 Billion Dollars
42 – Leonardo Del Vecchio – $21.2 Billion
The founder of Luxottica not only celebrated his 80th birthday in 2015, he also granted $10 million dollars worth of shares to employees of the company.
The company is currently the largest producer of both sunglasses and prescription glasses that also owns Ray-Ban and Oakley businesses.
He also holds stakes in a French real estate company and an Italian insurance company. His net worth currently stands at $21.2Billion Dollars.
41 – Yang Huiyan – $21.9 Billion
Yang Huiyan owns 57% of real estate developer Country Garden Holdings, a stake largely transferred to her by her father Yeung Kwok Keung in 2007.
Yang’s aunt, Yang Meirong, holds a stake in Bright Scholar and was a member of the 2017 Forbes China Rich List, Yang, however, is worth $21.9 billion.
Yang holds a degree from Ohio State University and chairs Bright Scholar Education Holdings, a Chinese education company that went public on the New York Stock Exchange in 2007.
40 – Stefan Quandt – $2 Billion
After inheriting substantial stakes in BMW, Mini and Rolls Royce, Stefan’s wealth has ballooned to a massive $22 Billion Dollars.
He currently owns 25.6% of car giant BMW and sits on the advisory board for the company.
He also owns and manages Delton AG, a holding company whose subsidiaries include a $2 billion dollar maker of homeopathic drugs and a logistics company.
39 – Masayoshi Son – $22.7 Billion
Masayoshi Son founded and runs SoftBank, a mobile telecom and investment firm with $81 billion in 2017 revenue.
In December 2016 at Trump Tower, Son promised that SoftBank would lead a $50 billion investment in U.S. companies and create 50,000 jobs.
Investors in Son’s Vision Fund include Apple, chip firm Qualcomm, manufacturing firm Foxconn, and the family office of billionaire Larry Ellison
$22.7 billion dollars puts him in the position of number thirty nine.
38 – Michael Dell – 22.7 Billion
If you thought the last guys’ house was insane then forget it because Michael Dell has 4 houses and one of them has actually been called the castle.
This 33,000 ft house is perched on top of a hilltop on the outskirts of Austin Texas.
With eight bedrooms, a conference room, indoor and outdoor pools, and a stunning view over Lake Austin. It got the queer name from its high walls and elaborate security arrangements.
Other homes include the Anguilla beach home, Raptor Residence and 6D Ranch along with a Gulfstream 5 private jet and a net worth of $22.7 Billion Dollars.
37 – Giovanni Ferrero – $2.8 Billion
Giovanni Ferrero is the son of Michele Ferrero, who turned the family’s namesake confections business into a global giant.
Known for his ownership of iconic Nutella chocolate-hazelnut spread, Kinder chocolates, and Tic Tac mints, he stepped down as CEO in 2017 but stayed chief executive.
In January 2018 he inked a deal with Nestle to acquire the company’s entire U.S. confections business for $2.8 billion and his net worth reached $23 billion in 2018.
36 – Joseph Safra – $23.5 Billion
Banking is next to appear on our list and this billion dollar bank leader originates from a banking family in Syria.
He currently owns not only Banco Safra, brazils 8th largest bank, but also the Gherkin in London, which was purchased for a reported price of $1.1 Billion.
His net worth currently stands at a whopping $23.5 Billion Dollars with him owning many properties in both Brazil and New York.
35 – John Mars – $23.6 Billion
This is the guy who inherited the worlds largest candy manufacturer… Mars INC.
This $35 Billion dollar company makes some of the worlds favorite candy products including Snickers, Dove Bars and M&M’s.
In addition to sweets, the company also makes Uncle Ben’s rice and pet food, including Pedigree and Whiskas.
He has a net worth of $23.6 Billion Dollars.
34 – Jacqueline Mars – $23.6 Billion
Shes currently the 18th richest person in the United States and has a fortune that comes from the same company as our last profile, Mars INC.
Her estimated Net worth is $23.6 Billion Dollars
33 – David Thomson – $25 Billion
We’re at the halfway mark on our list and things are starting to get interesting with David Thomson, the head of the massive media publishing empire Thomson Reuters.
Another company he has holdings in is Telecoms giant Bell Canada he owns some of the worlds most expensive paintings with a collection reported to include pieces from Pablo Picasso and the world’s top collection of English romantic painter John Constable.
David Thomson has an estimated net worth of $25 Billion Dollars.
32 – Susanne Klatten – $25 Billion
Coming in at number 32 is Germany’s Richest Woman, Susanne Klatten.
She and her brother, own a total stake of 50% in car maker BMW and is a trained economist and also holds stakes in wind power outfit Nordex AG.
She owns several homes both in Germany and Austria, has a net worth of $25 Billion Dollars and other than a few Skiing holidays, keeps well out of the public eye.
31 – Georg Schaeffler – $25.3 Billion
Owner of the Schaeffler Group, along with his mother, his company is one of the largest ball bearings and machine components manufacturers.
They were hit hard in the financial crash however managed to save the company from complete destruction and today has a net wealth of $25.3 Billion Dollars
30 – Francois Pinault – $27 Billion
Owner of fashion brands Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, and Stella McCartney, to name a few, he also owns sports brand PUMA.
Pinault and his family own a 3,000-piece art collection, with works by Picasso, Mondrian, and Koons. They plan to open a museum in France in 2019.
His net worth currently stands at $27 billion dollars.
29 – Jorge Paulo Lemann – $27.4 Billion
He is currently the richest man in Brazil and this is mainly down to his stake in the worlds largest brewery.
He also has stakes in Restaurant Brands International, which owns Burger King and Tim Hortons and is a former tennis player who has played at Wimbledon.
His net worth is currently estimated at $27.4 Billion Dollars
28 – Phil Knight – $29.6 Billion
The former chairman of Nike comes in at number 24 and even tho he has retired from the company, he still owns 26% in shares.
Originally called Blue Ribbon Sports, the name was changed to Nike in 1978 after the Greek goddess of victory and the rest they say is history.
Mr. Knight has a total estimated net worth of $29.6 Billion Dollars.
27 – Beate Heister & Karl Albrecht Jr. – $29.8 Billion
Karl is the man who took over the German Aldi stores and some of the ones in Europe, while his brother, who we already mentioned got the ones in the UK.
Beate Hiester sits on the advisory board for the company and there combined net wealth reaches to $29.8Billion Dollars.
26 – Wang Jianlin – $30 Billion
Here we have Chinas richest man, and he’s held that title for the last 3 out of 4 years with his company Dalian Wanda entertainment and real estate empire.
He also owns American Film Company Legendary Entertainment also U.S. movie house chain AMC Theatres.
With assets including up to 5 massive theme parks and one of Chicago’s tallest buildings, its no surprise that his wealth has ballooned to an estimated $30 billion dollars.
25 – Lee Shau Kee – $30.3 Billion
This property developer and commercial businessman originates from Guangdong and settled in Hong Kong for his early years.
Not much is known about any private assets he owns however his company, Henderson Land Development has made him a substantial fortune totaling $30.3 Billion Dollars.
24 – Hui Ka Yan – $30.3 Billion
Chairman of Hong Kong-listed Evergrande Group, one of China’s biggest real estate developers, Hui started Evergrande in Guangzhou in 1996.
Evergrande, which Hui took public in 2009, has over 800 projects in more than 280 cities.
Hui worked as a technician in a steel factory for 10 years after graduating college in 1982 and his current net worth stands at $30.3B dollars.
23 – Li Ka-Shing $34.9 Billion
He is officially the richest man in Hong Kong and owns shares in many different franchises including sports, telecom, and utilities.
One of his more controversial holdings include shares in Canadian oil giant husky energy which lost a rather large sum of money for the billionaire earlier this year.
We doubt it will bother him tho as he still easily takes number 23 with an estimated net worth of $34.9B Dollars
22 – Steve Ballmer – 38.4 Billion
The former CEO of Microsoft has amassed a massive fortune and has picked up some pretty cool toys along the way.
With an estimated net worth of $38.4 Billion, some of his assets include houses, yachts, cars, and private jets.
He added $6B Dollars to his fortune in 2018 alone after selling his shares in Microsoft.
21 – Sheldon Adelson – $38.5 Billion
He’s pledged support for Donald Trump in the 2016 election and owns Las Vegas Sands, the largest casino company in America which opened its Paris-themed Macau resort in September 2016.
His current estimated net worth is $38.5B Dollars.
20 – Jack Ma – $39 Billion
Leading one of the biggest companies on the internet, the founder of Alibaba.com is in no way shy to a bit of controversy.
The site has been accused of selling fakes, however, last year alone it recorded sales of $423 billion dollars and Jack Ma’s fortune has hit a staggering $39B Dollars
19 – Mukesh Ambani – $40.1 Billion
This Indian business magnate is the CEO and managing director of Reliance Industries Limited, a Fortune Global 500 company and India’s second-most valuable company by market value.
He currently owns the most expensive house in the world, a massive 60 story skyscraper covering 27,000 sq feet with 27 of those floors liveable.
And with an estimated net worth of $40.1B Dollars, it’s easy to see why this guy has 3 private jets.
18 – Francoise Bettencourt Meyers – $42.2 Billion
Heading over to France, Francoise Bettencourt Meyers is the daughter of Liliane Bettencourt, the richest woman in France who died in 2017 and was one of the countries biggest cosmetics magnates.
Her children own L’Oréal that her father founded in 1907.
She is currently the richest person in Europe with an estimated net worth of $42.2B Dollars.
17 – Ma Hauteng – $45.3 Billion
One of China’s biggest internet entrepreneurs, Ma Huateng is the founder, president, chief executive officer and executive board member of Tencent Inc.
The company controls China’s biggest mobile instant messaging service and its subsidiaries provide media, entertainment, internet, and mobile phone value-added services.
2014 saw time magazine call him one of the worlds most influential people with a net worth of over $45.3B Dollars and he owns a massive palatial palace in Hong Kong covering almost 20,000 sq feet.
16 – Alice Walton – $46 Billion
She’s the Chairman of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and is another member of the Walmart family empire and has a net worth of $46B.
Shes the 12th richest person in the United States, she ranked 12th in the Forbes top 400 in 2016 and if your wondering, she has not taken hardly any active roll in Walmart.
15 – S. Robson Walton – $46.2 Billion
He was Walmarts CEO for nearly a quarter of a century and although he has stepped down, he still remains on the board.
Together he and his family own half of Walmart and that is exactly the reason why he comes in with a net worth of $46.2B Dollars.
14 – Jim Walton – $46.4 Billion
The youngest of the 4 Walmart children, Jim Walton retired from Wal-Mart’s board in June 2016 after more than a decade on the job.
Jim currently runs the family’s Arvest Bank, which has branches in Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri, and boasts assets of more than $16 billion.
His net worth peaks at $46.4B Dollars
13 – Sergey Brin – $47.5 Billion
One of our recent top 10 subjects, Sergey Brin is one of the co-founders of Internet giant Google.
Brin was originally the head of Google secretive GOOGLE X arm but left that position to take up a new project.
He currently serves as the president of Alphabet within the company and yes he owns a series of houses, cars, planes, a private yacht and GOOGLE with an estimated net worth of $47.5B Dollars.
12 – Larry Page – $48.8 Billion
Just like his co-founder, he too is the CEO of Alphabet, the newly created parent of Google and its sister companies.
If you add both Larry’s and Sergeys net wealth together, you get somewhere close to the net worth of Google and a $70 Billion dollar valuation.
Larry’s solo estimated net worth, however, is around $48.8B dollars.
11 – Kim Jong UN – $49 Billion
Although not appearing on the official Forbes list, Kim Jon Un is the leader of North Korea and his ownership of the whole country, including its powerful military, makes him number 11 on our list.
Kim owns the cities of North Korea too, including its capital Pyongyang and many others throughout the oppressive state.
He built a Ski resort high in the mountains to try and lure Chinese and other foreign visitors to the area.
The worlds largest hotel is located in Japan and has only recently been completed after a 10-year construction.
With the worlds largest stadium also under his belt, we estimate that Kim Jong Un is easily worth $49B Dollars
10 – Michael Bloomberg – $50 Billion
He’s the former mayor of New York City and was one of the speakers at the Democratic National Convention where endorsed Hillary Clinton.
He currently owns one of the largest media empires in the United States and owns 88% of the company he founded while more recently he became a global ambassador for the World Health Organization.
Hes the first into our list of those with a net worth above $50B Dollars.
9 – Larry Ellison – $58.5 Billion
Larry Ellison has been in the world of the Billionaires for quite some time and owns more properties than most Billionaires.
This real estate magnate also founded the software company Oracle which handles global financial transactions worldwide.
He reportedly bought many of the properties in carbon beach by just offering their owners sums of money they could not refuse.
His net worth is currently estimated at around $58.5B Dollars. Maybe give or take a couple of billion here or there.
8 – Charles and David Koch – $60 Billion EACH
Joint CEO of Koch Industries, a massive conglomerate empire, that includes chemical manufacturing, pipelines, and commodities trading.
Charles has been a Republican mega-donor for years but has stated quite clearly that he does not favor either candidate in the 2016 presidential election.
Their individual net worths total $60B Dollars each.
7 – Carlos Slim Helu – $67.1 Billion
He’s The richest man in Mexico and the 5th richest in the entire world, Carlos Slim’s money comes from assets in pan-Latin American mobile phone operator, America Movil.
His shares in the company took a beating in recent years however he is also a major shareholder in the New York Times where he owns 17%.
His estimated net worth is currently $67.1B, so we don’t expect he batted an eyelid when it dropped a little.
6 – Amancio Ortega – $70 Billion
Not only is he the richest man in Europe, but he is also the richest retailer in the world after founding Zara in 1975.
After expanding through Europe, he took on the financial crisis with all guns blazing and was one of the only people to remain unscathed, adding a massive $45 Billion to his earnings during that time.
He also owns one of the largest real estate companies on the planet including properties in London, Barcelona, and even New York
His net worth currently stands at £70B Dollars
5 – Mark Zuckerberg – $71 Billion
Another well-known name, Zuckerberg has raced to the top of the Billionaire list in the last few years with the success of the social networking site Facebook.
The site has a record 1 Billion users per day and with the introduction of Advertising on the site, Zuckerberg’s net worth has skyrocketed to $71B dollars.
He lives a very frugal life and has only a small house, a private plane, and a normal car.
4 – Bernard Arnault
He has a wine empire that spans over 70 brands and is considered to be one of the best in the business when it comes to wines.
His 3700 stores have clocked up $34 billion in sales and the bulk of his fortune is reportedly tied up in Christian Dior Stock.
The CEO of Louis Vuitton has an estimated net worth of $72B Dollars… No surprise there then!
3 – Warren Buffett – $84 Billion
He’s described as one of Americas most successful businessmen and he has a bank balance to prove it.
The CEO of Berkshire Hathaway he has ranked on the Forbes top 100 at number 2 for 15 years before being overtaken in 2015 after he gave away nearly $3 billion to the bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
His company also has a 10% stake in Wells Fargo…. its just money on top of money on top of money with this guy and his net worth shows it, coming in at a staggering $84B dollars.
Another one who lives a very frugal lifestyle, he does not even own a supercar and his biggest house is his beach home.
2 – Bill Gates – $100B
The founder of Microsoft and the worlds richest man is so rich he makes $114.10 a second or to be more precise, $4100 per minute.
One a more serious note, however, Bill is very careful with his money and has donated millions to charity through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
To find out more about his insane wealth, check out our top 10 Video on him in the description below.
His net worth in 2018 was $90B Dollars…. in real time it’s already hit $100B and he owns one of the largest houses int he world.
1 – Jeff Bezos – $155.3 Billion
One of the most successful shopping and retail magnates of all time, Jeff Bezos is the founder and CEO of the Amazon online shopping website and the worlds richest person.
The company has easily become the fastest company ever to reach $100 billion in annual sales, which it cleared in 2015.
Amazon is not his only passion however with plans afoot to create a major space company that will take people on rides to the edge of space and maybe one day mars.
His net worth of $155.3B, an incredible amount of money, should help him with that rather expensive project.
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