Microsoft founder Bill Gates narrowly displaced Jeff Bezos, founder, and CEO of Amazon as the richest man in the world. As of November 18, Bill Gates has a net worth of $110 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Bezos is just below, at $109 billion.
According to the list, Bill Gates’ fortune has climbed by $19.5 billion in 2019, while Jeff Bezos’s has dropped by $16.2 billion. Bill Gates was first named the wealthiest person in the world in1995, then he had a net worth of $12.9 billion.
Next after Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos on the list is French retail mogul Bernard Arnault, the owner of luxury conglomerate LVMH. Bernard Arnault fortune has increased by $34.1 billion to $103 billion fortune this year.
Berkshire Hathaway Warren Buffett is fourth, with $86.6 billion, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg completes the top five at $74.5 billion.
Here are other top 10 richest people around the globe (as of November 18)
- Bill Gates: $110 billion
- Jeff Bezos: $109 billion
- Bernard Arnault: $103 billion
- Warren Buffett: $86.6 billion
- Mark Zuckerberg: $74.5 billion
- Amancio Ortega: $67.6 billion
- Larry Page: $64.3 billion
- Sergey Brin: $62.4 billion
- Charles Koch: $61.7 billion
- Julia Flesher Koch: $61.7 billion