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The 30 Richest People in the World 2018

The 30 Richest People in the World 2018

The top 30 richest people of the world has the huge chunk of world economy which is around 1.23 trillion $. 22.5 billion $ is the minimum requirement for entering in the top 30 wealthiest people list. Here we are going to discuss about the net worth of world top 30 richest people in 2018.

The 30 Richest People in the World 2018

These are the top 30 richest people in the world in 2018:

30. François Penult (French Businessman) net worth

Richest People - Francois Pinault

Net worth: 27 billion USD (2018)

  • Name: Francois Pinault
  • Date of birth: 21 august 1936
  • Origin of birth: Les Champs – Giroux, France
  • Age: 81 years
  • Source of wealth: luxury goods

Francois Pinault is a France based billionaire business man. He is a founder and chairperson of the retail conglomerate Kering and the majority of shares belongs to him. In 1963 he started a business of wood and building material goods. Later in 1999 he converted his business into a luxury goods company, after buying a stake control in GUCCI.

Some of the fashion brands names that has been also own by kering are:

  • Saint Laurent
  • McQueen
  • Stella McCartney
  • PUMA

29. Jorge Paulo Lemann (Brazilian Businessman) net worth

Richest People - Jorge Paulo Lemann

Net worth: 27.4 billion USD

  • Name: Jorge Paulo Lemann
  • Date of birth: 26 august 1939
  • Origin of birth: Brazil
  • Age: 78 years
  • Source of wealth: Beer

Jorge Paulo is also known as the richest Brazilian person. He is the biggest shareholder of Anheuser-Busch InBev, known as world’s largest brewer. Lemann is also a stakes holder in international restaurants chain Burger King and coffee chain Tim Hartons.

28. Phil Knight (American Businessman) net worth

Richest People - Phil Knight

Net worth: 29.6 billion USD

  • Name: Phil Knight
  • Date of birth: 24 February, 1938
  • Origin of birth: America
  • Age: 79 years
  • Source of wealth: Nike

The world’s largest and popular sporty shoes and apparels company Nike is owned by Phil Knight. Plenty of stores are earning billions of revenue throughout the year from all over the world. Multiple brands are owned by Phil Knight including converse, Cole Haan and Jordan.

27. Beate Heister & Karl Albrecht Jr. (German Business Entrepreneur) net worth

Richest People - Beate Heister & Karl Albrecht Jr

Net worth: 29.8 billion USD

  •  Name: Beat Heister                                    Name: Karl Albrecht Jr
  •  Date of birth: 5 October 1951                     Date of birth: 1948
  •  Origin of birth: Germany                             Origin of birth: Germany
  •  Age: 67 years                                              Age: 70 years

Beat Heister & Karl Albrecht jr are siblings. Both are blessed with inherited wealth of their father Karl Albrecht. He was the founder of germen discounted store Aldi. He used to be the richest German for a long time. Karl Albrecht jr ans Beat Heister both were running the inherited business together but unfortunately Karl Albrecht jr diagnosed with a cancer and due to that he stood down. While on the other hand Beat Heister, her husband and son are the members of Aldi advisory board.

26. Wang Jianlin (Chinese Businessman) net worth

Richest People - Wang Jianlin

Net worth: 30.1 billion (USD) 2018

  • Name:  Wang Jianlin
  • Date of birth: 24 October 1954
  • Origin of birth: China
  • Age: 63 years
  • Source of wealth: self- made, Dalian Wanda Group

Wang Jianlin is a Chinese business tycoon. Dalian Wanda Group is founded by him. This company is known as the largest real estate development company of china. It is also known as the world’s largest movie theater operator. 20% of Atletico Mardrid (the Spanish football club) is also owned by him.

25. Lee Shao Kee (Chinese Business man) net worth

Richest People - Lee Shao Kee

 

Net worth: 30.3 billion

  • Name: Lee Shao Kee
  • Date of birth: 7 March 1929
  • Origin of birth: china
  • Age: 89 years
  • Source of wealth: Real estate

Lee Shao Kee is the multiple businesses tycoon of China. At the same point he is working on the top notch position of different companies. He is the founder of Henderson land Development Company limited. It is one of the largest real estate company of China. He is a chairman of Hong Kong and China Gas Company and Miramar hotel. Besides that he is also a vice- chairman of Sun Hung Kai properties and board member of Hong Kong Ferry (holdings).

24. Hui Ka Yan (Chinese Business man) net worth

Richest People - Hui Ka Yan

Net worth: 32.5 billion USD

  • Name: Hui Ka Yan
  • Date of birth: 9 October 1959
  • Origin of birth: China
  • Age: 59 years
  • Source of wealth: Real estate

Hui Ka Yan is a Chinese billionaire business man. He is a real estate developer and chairperson of Ever Grand real estate group. This group f company deals in residential and commercial both. Above 500 projects had been developed by his company in multiple cities of china. This business tycoon earns the revenue of billions of dollars.

23. Li Ka-Shing (Chinese Businessman) net worth

Richest People - Li Ka-Shing

Net worth: 34.9 billion

  • Name: Li Ka Shing
  • Date of birth: 29 July 1928
  • Origin of birth: Hong Kong
  • Age: 89 years
  • Source of wealth: diversified

li-Ka-Shing is a business tycoon of Hong Kong. In Asia he is known as one of the most influent person in the world of business. He has the post of senior advisor at CK Hutchison holdings. He has the world’s largest beauty and health retailing company. Li refers as a Super Man in Hong Kong due to his success in the world of business

22. Steve Ballmer (American Businessman) net worth

Richest People - Steve Ballmer

Net Worth: 38.4 billion USD

  • Name: Steve Anthony Ballmer
  • Date of birth: 24 march 1956
  • Origin of birth: United States of America
  • Age: 62 years
  • Source of wealth: Microsoft

Steve Ballmer is an American business magnet and investor. He used to be CEO of Microsoft for 14 years (2000-2014). Los Angeles clippers of (NBA) is owned by him. Bill Gates hired him as the first business manager. Ballmer is an enthusiastic business man by whom his partners and employees gets motivation.

21. Sheldon Adelson (American Businessman) net worth

Richest People - Sheldon Adelson

Net worth: 38.5 billion USD

  • Name: Sheldon Gary Adelson
  • Date of birth: 4 august 1933
  • Origin of birth: United States of America
  • Source of wealth: Casinos
  • Age: 85 years

Sheldon Adelson is an American business tycoon. Las Vegas Sands Corporation has been founded by him. Marina Bay Sands (Singapore) is the part of his corporation. Israeli newspaper Israel Hayom is also owned by him. He is also influenced by politics and has being the member and largest donor of Republican Party. Privet jets fleets is also owned by him from Las Vegas Sands.

20. Jack Ma (Chinese Businessman) net worth

Richest People - Jack Ma

Net worth: 39 billion USD

  • Name: Ma Yun
  • Date of birth: 10 September 1964
  • Origin of birth: China
  • Source of wealth: e- COMMERCE
  • Age: 54 years

Jack Ma is a business tycoon and investor of china. He is also known as CEO and co-founder of Ali Baba group. He is known worldwide and also consider as one of the most influenced people of the world. He worked hard to learn English which leads him as a lecture of English in university. He started his first company named “Yellow Pages” which used to create websites for the componies. After that he climbed the stairs of success quickly and known as the king of e-commerce.

19. Mukesh Ambani (Indian Businessman) net worth

Richest People - Mukesh Ambani

Net worth: 40.1 billion USD

  • Name: Mukaish DheruBhai Ambani
  • Date of birth: 19 April 1957
  • Origin of birth: India
  • Age: 61 years
  • Source of wealth: Petro chemicals, Oil, gas

Mukesh Dheru Bhai Ambani is the huge business magnet of India. He is also known as the richest business man of India for constant 10 years. He is the CEO and MD of Reliance Industries Limited. He also holds the largest chunk of shares in the company. The company deals in oil refining and gas sectors. Ambani has a privilege of being the only Indian business man in Forbes Billionaire list.

18. Francoise Bettencourt Meyers (French Business woman) net worth

World Richest Woman - Francoise Bettencourt Meyers

Net worth: 42.2 billion USD

  • Name: Francoise Bettencourt Meyers
  • Date of birth: 10 July 1953
  • Origin of birth: France
  • Age: 65 years
  • Source of wealth: Loreal

Francoise Bettencourt Meyers is the French business woman. She is the one of the billionaire woman according to the Forbes list of world’s wealthiest people. Francoise is an author of Bible commentaries. She owns hair and makeup brand L’Oreal which is her source of wealth.

17. Ma Huateng (Chinese Businessman) net worth

Richest People - Ma Huateng

Net worth: 45.3 billion USD

  • Name: Ma Huateng (Pony Ma)
  • Date of birth: 29 October 1971
  • Origin of birth: China
  • Age: 46 years
  • Source of Wealth: Internet, Media

Ma Heating is a Chinese business man with a massive business background. He is founder and CEO of Chinese technology and internet company Tencent. This company is known as the biggest internet company of Asia. Tencent is also re known company worldwide in providing many services related to internet and technology globally such as entertainment, smart phones, value added services etc.

16. Alice Walton (American Business Entrepreneur) net worth

Richest People - Alice Walton

Net worth: 46 billion USD

  • Name: Alice Louise Walton
  • Date of birth: 17 October 1949
  • Origin of birth: America
  • Age: 68 years
  • Source of wealth: Wal-Mart

Who don’t know about the Walt Mart? The famous American giant departmental stores chain in America. Alice Walton is the lucky woman who is the heiress to fortune of the Wal Mart Stores Inc. she is known as the richest business woman of the world according to the Forbes ballooner’s list.

15. S. Robson Walton (American Business Entrepreneur) net worth

Richest People - S. Robson Walton

Net worth: 46.2 billion USD

  • Name: Samuel Robson Walton
  • Date of birth: 28 October 1944
  • Origin of birth: United States of America
  • Age:  73 years
  • Source of wealth: Wal-Mart

Robson Walton is an American business man who got the inherited wealth of his father late Sam Walton. He is oldest among all Walton siblings. The Walmart Enterprises are the source of wealth for Rob Walton. He also had privileged of working as a chairman of Wal Mart for 23 years (1992-2015).

14. Jim Walton (American Businessman) net worth

Richest People - Jim Walton

Net worth: 46.4 billion USD

  • Name: Jim Walton
  • Date of birth: 7 June 1948
  • Country of origin: United States of America
  • Age: 70 years
  • Source of wealth: Wal-Mart

Jim Walton is richest among all 4 Walton siblings. He was also a foot baller in his youth and learned how to fly an airplane. After the death of his brother John he took a place of him on Wall Mart director’s board. His recent designation is Finance committees and Strategic plantings of Wal mart.

13. Sergey Brin (Russian-American Computer Scientist & Business man) net worth

Richest People - Sergey Brin

Net worth: 47.5 billion USD

  • Name: Sergey Michaylowich Brin
  • Date of birth: 21 August 1973
  • Country of Origin: Russia
  • Age: 44 years
  • Source of wealth: Google

Sergey Brin is a Russian American computer scientist and business man. He migrated from Russia in his early childhood. Brin is a co-founder of Google and he is also a president of Alphabet Inc. (Google parent company). Sergey believes that knowledge is always good. For this purpose he created such platform where whole world’s knowledge is gathered and it is accessible for everyone.

12. Larry Page (American Business Entrepreneur) net worth

Richest People - Larry Page

Net worth: 48.8 billion USD

  • Name: Lawrence Edward Page
  • Date of birth: 26 March 1973
  • Country of origin: United States of America
  • Age: 45 years
  • Source of wealth: Google

Page is a co-founder of Google and currently he is a Chief Executive Officer of Alphabet. Under his supervision the Alphabet is trying hard to make noticeable advancement in various industries. Page enrolled himself in Ph.D. program at Stanford University where he explore about the mathematical equations of World Wide Web. He also did research on telepresence and Autonomous at that time.

11. Michael Bloomberg (American Businessman) net worth

Richest People - Michael Bloomberg

Net worth: 50 Billion USD

  • Name: Michael Rubens Bloomberg
  • Date of birth: 14 February 1942
  • Country of origin: United States of America
  • Age: 76 years
  • Source of wealth: Bloomberg LP

Michael Bloomberg is the American businessman. This multi-talented man is also known as an engineer, author and politician. The Bloomberg LP is founded by him and it is known worldwide for its financial services. Mass media and Software Company also comes under his name. Michael is also known for Bloomberg terminal (software system used for providing financial data) which is used by global financial industries. Michael’s name is also in The Giving Pledge where the billionaires charity at least half of their wealth.

10. Larry Ellison (American Businessman) net worth

Richest People - Larry Ellison

Net worth: 58.5 billion USD

  • Name: Lawrence Joseph Ellison
  • Date of birth: 17 August 1944
  • Origin of birth: United States of America)
  • Age: 74 years
  • Source of wealth: Oracle

Larry Ellison is a co-founder of Oracle Corporation his designations in the corporation also includes Chief technology officer and Executive chairman. Oracle is a data-base server for low & mid -range systems. Oracle is competing with Sybase and Microsoft SQL server. 1% of Larry’s wealth has been given to the charity and has signed The Giving Pledged. Larry is a certified pilot and he 2 fighter jets is also owned by him.

9. David koch (American Businessman) net worth

Richest People - David koch

Net worth: 60 billion USD

  • Name: David Hamilton Koch
  • Date of birth: 3 May 1940
  • Origin of birth: United States of America
  • Age: 78 years
  • Source of wealth: Koch industries

David Koch is an American business man. He is also a chemical engineer and also active in politics. He joined his family business the Koch industries and was a co-owner with his brother Charles Koch. Recently he got retirement due to health issues, till then he served as an Executive vice president. On his retirement he got the title Director of Emeritus.

8. Charles Koch (American Businessman) net worth

Richest People - Charles Koch

Net worth: 60 billion USD

  • Name: Charles de Ganahi Koch
  • Date of birth: 1 November 1935
  • Country of origin: United States of America
  • Age: 82 years
  • Source of wealth: Koch Industries

Charles is an elder brother of David Koch. They both inherited their father’s business and running and spreading it successfully. He is a CEO of Koch industries since past 30 years. 42% of conglomerate is shared by both partners. Initially their industry was known for the oil refining and chemicals but know many other things are also added. Many well-known brands are also included in their business such as Stain master (carpet), Lycra, quilted northern etc.

7. Carlos Slim Helu (Mexican Business Entrepreneur)

Richest People - Carlos Slim Helu

Net worth: 67.1 billion

  • Name: Carlos Slim Helu
  • Date of birth: 28 January 1940
  • Country of origin:
  • Age: 78 years
  • Source of wealth: Telecom

Carlos had studied engineering but he was a born business man. He learned all the business techniques from his father. At the tender age of 12 he purchased first stock of his life. His source of earnings billions includes education, health care, transportation, media, real state, sports, and financial services etc. The Forbes magazine ranked him as the world’s richest person from 2010 till 2013.

6. Amancio Ortega (Spanish Businessman)

Richest People - Amancio Ortega

Net worth: 70 billion USD

  • Name: Amancio Ortega Gaona
  • Date of birth: 28 March 1936
  • Country of origin: Spain
  • Age: 82 years
  • Source of wealth: Zara

Amancio Ortega is a Spanish business magnet. The Inditix Fashion Group is founded by him and he is also a former president there. Zara clothing and accessories retail shops are globally well known for their best quality clothing products. This brand has made Amanico the richest retailor of the world and second wealthiest person in Europe.

5. Mark Zukerberg (American Technology Entrepreneur) net worth

Richest People - Mark Zukerberg

Net worth: 71 billion USD

  • Name: Mark Elliot Zukerberg
  • Date of birth: 14 May 1984
  • Country of origin: United States of America
  • Age: 34 years
  • Source of wealth: Facebook

Everyone in the world is connected virtually with each other and face book plays a great role in this connection. Mark Zukerberg is a founder of face book and he is equally popular globally among the youth. He founded this social networking website in 2004 along his roommates in 2004. Facebook grabbed the popularity among the people very rapidly and made Mark one of the most influenced and richest person of the world.

4. Bernard Arnault (French Businessman) net worth

Richest People - Bernard Arnault

Net worth: 72 billion USD

  • Name: Bernard Jean Etienne Arnault
  • Date of birth: 5 March 1949
  • Country of origin: France
  • Age: 69 years
  • Source of wealth: LVMH

Benard is a founder and CEO of world’s biggest luxury goods company LVMH. This company has made Benard the richest person of France. He is also an art collector and his collection includes many master pieces of globally renowned artists such as Picasso, Yves Kline etc

3. Warren Buffet (American Businessman) net worth

Richest People - Warren Buffet

Net worth: 84 billion USD

  • Name: Warren Edward Buffet
  • Date of birth: 30 August 1930
  • Country of Origin: United States of America
  • Age: 87 years
  • Source of wealth: Berkshire Hathaway

Warren is a huge business tycoon of America. He is a founder and chief executive officer of Berkshire Hathaway. Warren is known as the most successful investor of the world. His current net worth has made him the third richest person of the world. Warren is the chairman of Berkshire from past 40 years and he also have the largest share chunk in Berkshire Hathaway.

2. Bill Gates (American Businessman) net worth

Richest People - Bill Gates

Net worth: 90 billion USD

  • Name: William Henry Gates lll
  • Date of birth: 28 October 1955
  • Country of origin: United States of America
  • Age: 62
  • Source of wealth: Microsoft

William Henry Gates is known world widely as Bill gates. He is a founder of Microsoft. The software which is being used from many years and still it is the most using software of the world. The reason behind is this software has the most user friendly software. Gates is also a humanitarian and he keep involve his self in charity works. For Bill Microsoft is now a part time work and his full time job is Bill and Malinda Gates Foundation.

1.  Jeff Bezos (American Businessman) net worth

Richest People - Jeff Bezos

Net worth: 112 billion USD

  • Name: Jeffery Preston Jorgensen
  • Date of birth: 12 January 1964
  • Country of origin: United States of America
  • Age: 58 years
  • Source of wealth: Amazon

In 2018 Jeff Bezos became the world richest person. Jeff Bezos in an American businessman. He used technology in correct way that made him the richest person in the world. Amazon the biggest online retailing website is founded by him. Amazon was founded in late 1994, in starting the company was an online book store. After sometime it expended to many products and services. Amazon is providing best quality products worldwide and satisfying the consumers globally.

Summary

Here is recap of the top 30 richest people in the world in 2018:

  1. Jeff Bezos
  2. Bill Gates
  3. Warren Buffet
  4. Bernard Arnault
  5. Mark Zukerberg
  6. Amancio Ortega
  7. Carlos Slim Helu
  8. Charles Koch
  9. David koch
  10. Larry Ellison
  11. Michael Bloomberg
  12. Larry Page
  13. Sergey Brin
  14. Jim Walton
  15. Robson Walton
  16. Alice Walton
  17. Ma Huateng
  18. Francoise Bettencourt Meyers
  19. Mukesh Ambani
  20. Jack Ma
  21. Sheldon Adelson
  22. Steve Ballmer
  23. Li Ka-Shing
  24. Hui Ka Yan
  25. Lee Shao Kee
  26. Wang Jianlin
  27. Beate Heister & Karl Albrecht Jr.
  28. Phil Knight
  29. Jorge Paulo Lemann
  30. François Penult

How many of these people expected to be on this list of the richest people in the world ? Leave your comments below. 

Written by Abdul Qayyum

Abdul Qayyum is the founder of AQwebs. Abdul is a young ambitious guy who has been researching self-development for the past two years. Abdul is running many blogs to inspire others. Abdul Favourite hobby is to travel the whole world and meet the different peoples.

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