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The richest people in the world 2019

Updated: Nov 1, 2019

Forbes ranking (forbes.com)


Najbogatszym człowiekiem świata według magazynu „Forbes” jest Jeff Bezos. Już drugi rok z rzędu pokonał w zestawieniu Billa Gatesa. Założyciel Amazona, największego sklepu internetowego świata, ma majątek wartości 131 miliardów dolarów


In the previous edition of the ranking, Jeff Bezos was the first to cross the $ 100 billion barrier. owned assets. Then he made the leap to the place of the leader from the third position, which he held in 2017. A year ago, Bezos's assets were worth USD 112 billion. The main part of assets was the 16% stake. Amazon, which he founded in 1994 in Seatlle.


And if Amazon is doing well, so is Bezos's fortune. Last year for the American e-commerce giant was gracious. And this despite the fact that in the last six months the value of Amazon's shares began to fall from a record level of $ 2012. listed in August 2018. The giant's shares still cost more than a year ago.


All this meant that Bezos maintained its position as the leader of the ranking for the second year in a row with assets worth $ 131 billion. It's $ 19 billion more than a year ago.


In the case of Bezos, the most important question now is whether he will maintain his leadership position next year. On January 9, he announced on Twitter that he and his wife MacKenzie had decided to divorce after 25 years of marriage. The announcement indicated that the parting would be amicable, but this does not change the fact that next year the value of the assets of the boss of Amazon may be completely different.


Bill Gates is second

Bill Gates is still second on the list. In 2001-2012, until the dethronement by Jeff Bezos, he was the first. His assets were valued at $ 96.5 billion, $ 6.5 billion more than a year ago. He is still on the board of directors of Microsoft, which he co-founded with Paul Allen in 1975, but focuses on the charitable activities of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.


The famous Stock Investor Warren Buffett came third, with assets down $ 1.5 billion. up to USD 82.5 billion His investment vehicle Berkshire Hathaway owns over 60 companies, including Geico insurer, Duracell battery manufacturer and Dairy Queen restaurant chain.



4. Warren Buffett, investor, creator and CEO of the Berkshire Hathaway fund - $ 82.5 billion


Warren Edward Buffet is one of the largest economists, entrepreneurs in the world, major shareholder and president of Berkshire Hathaway, an insurance company. He is often referred to as the "legendary investor" or "Magi of Omaha", because his investment decisions have always proved to be accurate and allowed him to make billions of dollars.


5. Bernard Arnault with his family, president and owner of shares in the LVMH group, bringing together the world's largest luxury brands.


French businessman Bernard Arnault is the third-richest person in the world, with a net worth of $102.4 billion, according to Forbes. Bloomberg, meanwhile, pegs his net worth slightly lower at $96.5 billion. 

Arnault is the chairman and CEO of LVMH, the world's largest maker of luxury goods, making him the richest person in the fashion industry. LVMH, which recorded more than $53 billion in revenue in 2018, is made up of 70 companies including Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton, Dom Perignon Champagne, TAG Heuer, and Rimowa. And, in October, LVMH offered to buy Tiffany in an attempt to expand in luxury jewelry.


6. Carlos Slim Helú

(wikipedia.com)

(Spanish pronunciation: [ˈkaɾlos ezˈlim eˈlu]; born 28 January 1940 in Mexico City) is a Mexican business magnate, engineer, investor and philanthropist.[2][3] From 2010 to 2013, Slim was ranked as the richest person in the world by the Forbes business magazine.[1][4] He derived his fortune from his extensive holdings in a considerable number of Mexican companies through his conglomerate, Grupo Carso.[5] As of October 2019, he is the eighth-richest person in the world according to Forbes' listing of The World's Billionaires, with he and his family having a net worth estimated at $59.5 billion.[1] He is the richest person in Latin America.[6]

His conglomerate includes education, health care, industrial manufacturing, transportation, real estate, media, energy, hospitality, entertainment, high-technology, retail, sports and financial services.[2][3][7][8] He accounts for 40% of the listings on the Mexican Stock Exchange,[7] while his net worth is equivalent to about 6 percent of Mexico's gross domestic product.[9] As of 2016, he is the largest single shareholder of The New York Times Company.

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