30 Richest Men in the World

How much money does it take to be among the richest men in the world? 

There are 2,755 total billionaires in the world, out of which only about 12% are women.

From heirs to self-made, these men have more money than some of the countries in the world.

It’s been said that most of the world’s wealth is concentrated with these top billionaires.

When it comes to the world’s wealthiest men, names like Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg are most commonly remembered. 

Please have a look at our reach to the richest man in the world.

Quick Overview

Richest men Net worth Country
1. Jeff Bezos $177 billion United States
2. Elon Musk $151 billion United States
3. Bernard Arnault $150 billion France
4. Bill Gates $124 billion United States
5. Mark Zuckerberg $97 billion United States
6. Warren Buffett $96 billion United States
7. Larry Ellison $93 billion United States
8. Larry Page $91.5 billion United States
9. Sergey Brin $89 billion United States
10. Mukhesh Ambani $84.5 billion India
11. Amancio Ortega $77 billion Spain
12. Zhong Shanshan $68.9 billion China
13. Steve Ballmer $68.7 billion United States
14. Ma Huateng $65.8 billion China
15. Carlos Slim Helu $62.8 billion Mexico
16. Jim Walton $60.2 billion United States
17. Rob Walton $59.5 billion  United States
18. Micheal Bloomberg $59 billion United States
19. Colin Zheng Huang $55.3 billion China
20. Dan Gilbert $51.9 billion United States
21. Gautam Adani $50.5 billion India
22. Phil Knight $49.9 billion United States
23. Jack Ma $48.4 billion China
24. Charles Koch $46.4 billion United States
25. Masayoshi Son $45.4 billion Japan
26. Michael Dell $45.1 billion  United States
27. Tadashi Yanai $44.1 billion Japan
28. François Pinault $42.3 billion France
29. David Thomson $41.8 billion Canada
30. Karl Albrecht Jr. $39.2 billion Germany

Richest Men in the World

The information in this list is based on various sources and websites like Wikipedia and Forbes.

30. Karl Albrecht Jr.

Karl Albrecht Jr. comes from a rich family. He is the son of Karl Albrecht Sr., who was among the richest men in Germany. He is the heir to Aldi’s fortune.

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Karl Albrecht Jr (Source: wanttoberich )

Aldi is similar to Walmart, which is a supermarket chain with a low price strategy.

In collaboration with his sister, he runs the Siepmann Stiftung family trust, which manages the Aldi company.

He’s been ranked #34 on the Forbes Billionaires 2021.

The German businessman Karl Albrecht Jr. has a Net Worth of $39.2 billion.

29. David Thomson

David Thomson is the Chair of Thomson Corporation. He is a media magnate who was handed down the post after the death of his father.

He is one of the chairmen of the Woodbridge company, which manages the Thomson Corporation. 

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David-Thomson (Source: vyapaarjagat )

Woodbridge generated revenue of $6 billion in 2020 alone.

David holds about 320 million shares in the Woodbridge corporation.

The family also has a stake in Bell Canada, a telecom giant,

David Thompson has a Net Worth of $41.8 billion.

28. François Pinault

The luxury item company Kering is chaired by François Pinault, who is originally from France.

Kering started out by selling building materials but changed its business dealings after François managed the company.

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François Pinault (Source: assets.vogue )

The company roughly had $16 billion in sales in 2020.

François also operates an auction house with artworks by Picasso and Koons.

Around the year 2021, he intends to establish a museum in Paris.

The Net Worth of François Pinault is $42.3 billion as of 2021.

27. Tadashi Yanai

Tadashi Yanai is the founder and president of Fast Retailing, a Japanese company. Yanai established a retailing business by creating a diverse line of clothing that appeals to a wide variety of customers.

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Tadashi -Yanai (Source: media.fashionetwork )

Yanai began his career selling housewares and men’s apparel in a JUSCO market in 1971. Not to mention, he owns a $50 million worth house in Tokyo.

The business is alleged to have made $853 million in income.

Tadashi Yanai has a Net Worth of $44.1 billion.

26. Michael Dell

Michael Dell is the CEO, chairman, and founder of Dell Technologies. He started manufacturing and selling computers from his dorm at the age of 19.

At the age of 27, Dell was featured on the Fortune 500 list.

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Michael Dell (Source: i.dell )

 In 2014, he purchased the most expensive penthouse worth $100 million in New York.

CEO of Dell Technologies has a Net Worth of $45.1 billion.

25. Masayoshi Son

Masayoshi Son is mainly involved in entrepreneurship in the technology field. He is the CEO of SoftBank, a Japanese holding company, and chairman of Arm Holdings.

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Masayoshi Son (Source: Wikimedia)

According to Bloomberg, Son’s fortune derives primarily from his 27% ownership in Softbank, ranking him the company’s majority owner.

He owns real estate worth $45 million and $117 million in Tokyo and Silicon Valley.

According to Forbes, Masayoshi Son is worth about $45.4 billion.

24. Charles Koch

Charles Koch serves as the chairman and CEO of Koch Industries. The industry accomplished $90 billion in revenue in 2006.

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Charles Koch (Source: Wikimedia )

His net worth is contributed by his share in the Koch Industries, which amounts to 42%. An enterprise software company owned by him had revenue of $3.1 billion.

Did you know? Koch industry ranks number one among the private companies in the USA by its income.

Charles Koch has a Net Worth of $46.4 billion as of 2021.

23. Jack Ma

Jack Ma, a Chinese investor, and philanthropist is the co-founder of one of the world’s largest businesses, Alibaba Group.

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Mr. Jack Ma (Source: pyxis.nymag)

Alibaba’s initial public offering (IPO) on the New York Stock Exchange generated more than $25 billion in September 2014.

It is reported that he owns the most expensive residence in Hong Kong, valued at $193 million.

Creator of Alibaba Group Jack Ma has a Net Worth of $48.4 billion.

22. Phil Knight

Phil Knight is an American businessman from Oregon. He is the founder of the shoe brand Nike. 

Nike’s revenue currently exceeds $37 billion. Nike’s overall revenue surpassed $1 billion during 1986, and it surpassed Adidas as the industry’s best footwear producer.

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Phil Knight (Source: static01.nyt )

Furthermore, he also owns a movie production company Laika.

He ranked #25 on Billionaires 2021 and #17 on Forbes 400 2020 lists.

Phil Knight has a Net Worth of $44.9 billion.

21. Gautam Adani

Gautam Adani is an Indian industrialist who is the founder of the Adani Group.

Adani won the world’s most significant solar bid, valued at $6 billion.

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Mr. Gautam Adan (Source: magazine.xpert )

Additionally, he owns India’s largest port, Mudra Port. Following a sharp drop in the Adani firm’s stock values on June 17, 2021, Gautam lost his position as Asia’s 2nd wealthiest man.

In 2020, Adani Group generated a revenue of $15 billion, as reported.

Gautam Adani has a Net Worth of $50.5 billion.

20. Dan Gilbert

Daniel Gilbert is a business personality and investor from the United States. He is the co-founder of Quicken Loans and the founder of Rock Ventors.

Not to mention, he owns several sports franchises. In March 2005, Gilbert became the main shareholder of the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association.

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Daniel Gilbert (Source: Wikimedia)

He has spent at least $2.5 billion on rebuilding buildings in his hometown.

Dan Gilbert has a Net Worth of $51.9 billion as of 2021.

19. Colin Zheng Huang

He is the chairman of China’s largest e-commerce site, Pinduoduo. In 2018, Pinduoduo earned $1.6 billion from its Initial Public Offerings (IPO).

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Colin Zheng Huang (Source: netshark )

However, he has now resigned as both CEO and chairman of the board.

Besides, Pinduoduo generated $4.33 billion in revenue in 2019.

Colin Zheng Huang is worth about $55.3 billion as of 2021.

18. Michael Bloomberg

Michael Bloomberg has been active in business, writing, and also in politics. He is the co-founder and majority stakeholder of Bloomberg L.P.

The business generates more than $10 billion in revenue each year.

In two years, he climbed from 142nd to 17th spot on Forbes’ list of the world’s billionaires.

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Michael Bloomberg (Source: Wikimedia)

He purchased a $3.5 million residence in 1986.

Michael Bloomberg has a Net Worth of $59 billion.

17. Rob Walton

S. Robson Walton is the heir of a wealthy family. He is the eldest son of Sam Walton. Moreover, he was the chairman of Walmart till 2015.

Rob is a member of Conservation International’s Executive Board and is also the co-chairman of Arizona State University’s Global Institute of Sustainability.

On Billionaires 2021, he was ranked #19, while on Billionaires 2020, he was placed on #10.

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Rob Walton (Source: Wikimedia )

Walmart generates an average revenue of $450 billion each year.

Another Walmart heir Rob Walton has a Net Worth of $59.5 billion.

16. Jim Walton

Jim Walton is Walmart’s founder Sam Walton’s youngest son. He is the chairman of the family bank, Arvest Bank. 

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Jim Walton (Source: Wikipedia)

The bank comprises approximately $20 billion in assets. Jim Walton served on Walmart’s board of directors till June 2016, whereupon he handed over his position to his son Steuart.

Walton was said to hold over 152 million Walmart shares worth over $11 billion as of 2016

Heir of Walmart has an astounding Net Worth of $60.2 billion.

15. Carlos Slim Helu

He is a Mexican investor who is the owner of Grupo Carso, a conglomerate. Moreover, he owns over 20 shopping centers.

Carlos, along with his family, controls Latin America’s biggest mobile telecom firm América Móvil.

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Carlos Slim Helu (Source: cdn.britannica )

Additionally, he owns a mansion in New York City worth $15.5 million.

Lastly, he also owns 17% stocks of The New York Times.

Carlos Slim Helu has a Net Worth of $62.8 billion.

14. Ma Huateng 

Ma Huateng is a businessman from China who owns the Tencent Company. One of the popular services of the company is WeChat.

WeChat app has over 1 billion users globally.

The Tencent Group listed its music streaming service on the New York Steck Exchange in 2018.

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Ma Huateng (Source: pbs.twimg)

He owns a property worth about $150 million. Tencent’s video games Legend of Yulong and Legend of Xuanyuan generated more than $5.1 billion in revenue.

He was the first Chinese citizen to enter Forbes’ top 10 richest list.

Ma Huateng has a Net Worth of $65.8 billion.

13. Steve Ballmer

Steve Ballmer is an American businessman and an investor. He was the CEO of Microsoft till 2004. 

He owned 8% of the company in 1981, but he sold some shares worth $955 million, which reduced his ownership to 4%.

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Steve Ballmer(Source: cdn.britannica)

Steve purchased Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association for about $2 billion.

With a Net Worth of $68.7 billion, Steve Ballmer is ranked at the 13th position on our list of richest men in the world.

12. Zhong Shanshan

Zhong Shanshan is a Chinese businessman with an astounding net worth of $68.9 billion. His net worth is majorly contributed by his bottled water company, Nongfu Spring.

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Zhong Shanshan (Source: img.i-scmp)

Also, he controls Beijing Wantai Biological Pharmacy as he owns 75% of its shares.

After the company went public, it led his fortune to reach over $50 billion.

Zhong Shanshan has a Net Worth of $68.9 billion.

11. Amancio Ortega

Amancio Ortega is a Spanish businessman who co-founded the Inditex Fashion Group. He generates approximately $400 million in earnings each year.

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Amancio Ortega (Source: media.vogue.co.uk)

It is reported that he owns more than $17.2 billion in real estate.

Amancio has a Net Worth of $77 billion.

10. Mukesh Ambani

In terms of revenue, Mukesh Ambani is a business managing director and a significant shareholder of Reliance Industries Ltd., India’s largest corporation.

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Mukesh Ambani (Source: assets.gqindia)

 He lives in a $1 billion skyscraper, the world’s most expensive private residence when constructed.

Moreover, he was also declared “World’s Richest Sports Team Owner” in 2008 after purchasing the IPL cricket team Mumbai Indians for $111.9 million.

Mukesh Ambani is the richest man in Asia.

Mukesh Ambani has a Net Worth of $84.5 billion.

9. Sergey Brin

Sergey Brin is an American businessman, computer scientist, and internet entrepreneur. He is co-founder of Google, along with Larry Page.

Additionally, he was the president of Alphabet Inc. till December 3, 2019.

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Sergey-Brin(Source: Biography)

However, he runs the Brin Wojcicki Foundation with his ex-wife.

Sergey has a Net Worth of $89 billion.

8. Larry Page

Larry Page is the co-founder of Google, along with Sergey Brin. He’s also a computer scientist, an entrepreneur on the internet, and a businessman.

Also, he is rumored to be the owner of the private Caribbean island of Eustatia. Besides, he is also an investor. For example, he has made a significant investment in Tesla Motors.

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Larry Page (Source: i.guim.co.uk)

He was chief executive officer of Google until 2001.

Larry Page has a Net Worth of a whopping $91.5 billion.

Find out more about Larry Page from the article; Larry Page’s Net Worth: Google & Career

7. Larry Ellison

Lawrence Joseph Ellison, also known as Larry Ellison, is the CEO, CTO, co-founder, and executive chairman of Oracle Corporation.

Not to mention, Ellison is a licensed pilot with several aircraft under his belt.

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Larry Ellison (Source: Wikimedia)

Furthermore, until 2010, Ellison was the owner of the world’s ninth-largest yacht.

Larry Ellison, has a Net Worth of $93 billion.

6. Warren Buffett

Mr. Buffett is currently the Chair and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, an American multinational conglomerate holding company. 

He is recognized to be one of history’s most successful investors. Buffett Partnership Ltd was formed in 1956, and his firm eventually acquired Berkshire Hathaway, a textile manufacturing firm.

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Warren Buffett (Source: biography)

Moreover, he bought his first stock at 11 and filed his first income tax at 13. As a result, he’d earned the equivalent of $53,000 by the time he was sixteen.

Warren Buffett has a Net Worth of $96 billion.

5. Mark Zuckerberg

Everyone surely knows about the social media platform Facebook. He is the creator and current CEO of Facebook.

Mark launched Facebook from the dorm of Harvard University.

He was named the 100 Most Influential People in the World. There’s even a film about him and the early years of Facebook.

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Mark-Zuckerberg(Source: quotepark)

Mark Zuckerberg’s Net Worth has increased by more than $40 billion in only the year 2020.

He is currently worth about $97 billion.

4. Bill Gates

William Henry Gates III, software developer, investor, author, and philanthropist, is the co-founder of Microsoft Corporation.

Gates established the philanthropic Bill & Melinda Gates Organization with a $5 billion stock donation, making it the world’s largest charitable foundation.

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Bill Gates (Source: Wikimedia)

His property taxes were reported to be $1.063 million in 2009, based on a total assessed value of $147.5 million.

Bill Gates has a Net Worth of $124 billion.

3. Bernard Arnault

Bernard Jean Étienne Arnault, known as Bernard Arnault originally from France, is among the richest men in the world.

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Mr. Bernard Arnault (Source:Wikimedia)

He serves as the chair and chief executive of LVMH Moet Hennessy, a French luxury good holding multinational business and conglomerate located in Paris.

The third richest man in the world, Bernard Arnault, has a Net Worth of $150 billion.

Bernard also owns a yacht worth $150 million.

2. Elon Musk

Elon Musk is the founder, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla Inc. He also founded The Boring Company and played a part in the foundation of Neuralink and OpenAI.

At 12, Musk designed the video game ‘Blastar,’ which sold for $500. When eBay purchased PayPal in 2002, Musk earned about $165 million.

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Elon Musk (Source: Wikimedia)

Also, it’s been revealed that he invested $1.5 billion in bitcoin. He is also in favor of the idea of dogecoin.

The second richest man in the world, Elon Musk, has a Net Worth of $151 billion.

1. Jeff Bezos

Jeffrey Preston Bezos, founder, and chairman of Amazon, is the richest man in the world.

He is an entrepreneur, engineer, and investor from the United States.

Not to mention, his earnings increased by $24 billion during the 2020 pandemic.

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Jeff Bezos(Source: Wikimedia)

In addition, he made a $100 million donation to the food bank. Moreover, he also owns the Washington Post since 2013.

He owns the Warner Estate, which he bought for $165 million.

Jeff Bezos is the richest man n the world with a Net Worth of $177 billion.

Read more about Jeff Bezos from the article, Jeff Bezos’s Net Worth: Amazon & Space Race.

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