Former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates narrowly unseated Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon. 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 increased by $19.5 billion this year, while Jeff Bezos’s has fallen by $16.2 billion. The first time Bill Gates was named the richest person in the world was 1995 — when he had a net worth of $12.9 billion.
Lurking just behind Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos on the list is French retail mogul Bernard Arnault, the owner of luxury conglomerate LVMH, Bernard Arnault, whose $103 billion fortune has increased by about a third — $34.1 billion — this year.
Berkshire Hathaway Warren Buffett is fourth, with $86.6 billion, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg rounds out the top five at $74.5 billion.
Age: 64 years
Total net worth: $110 billion
YTD change: +$19.5 billion
Age: 55 years
Total net worth: $109 billion
YTD change: -$16.2 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
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