Richest People in the World

The Top 20 richest People worldwide

richest people in the world

Money, Money, Money! Some people are incredible rich and have more money than you can imagine. But who is the richest person on our planet?
Find out with our Top 20 list of the richest people in the world!

20. Ma Huateng (China), Tencent – US$ 38.8 Billion

Ma Huateng Tencent
Danor Shtruzman, Ma Huateng Portrait Painting Collage By Danor Shtruzman, CC BY-SA 4.0

Ma Huateng (born on October 29, 1971), also known as Pony Ma, is a Chinese business magnate, investor, internet and technology entrepreneur. He is the founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Tencent, Asia’s most valuable company, one of the largest Internet and technology companies, and the biggest investment, gaming and entertainment conglomerates in the world.

19. Steve Ballmer (United States), Microsoft – US$ 41.2 Billion

Steve Ballmer Microsoft
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Steven  Ballmer (born March 24, 1956) is an American businessman and investor who was the chief executive officer of Microsoft from January 13, 2000 to February 4, 2014, and is the current owner of the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

18. S. Robson Walton (United States), Walmart – US$ 44.3 Billion

S Robson Walton Walmart
Walmart Corporate, S. Robson Walton, CC BY 2.0

S. Robson Walton (born October 28, 1944) is an heir to the fortune of Walmart, the world’s largest retailer. He is the eldest son of Helen Walton and Sam Walton. He served as Chairman of Walmart from 1992 to 2015.

17. Alice Walton (United States), Walmart – US$ 44.4 Billion

Alice Walton Walmart
Walmart, Alice Walton at the 2011 Walmart Shareholders Meeting, CC BY 2.0

Alice Walton (born October 7, 1949) is an heiress to the fortune of Walmart Inc. She is the daughter of Walmart founder Sam Walton and Helen Walton, and sister of S. Robson Walton, Jim Walton and the late John T. Walton.

16. Jim Walton (United States), Walmart – US$ 44.6 Billion

Jim Walton Walmart
Walmart, Jim Walton attends shareholders meeting, CC BY 2.0

James “Jim” Walton (born June 7, 1948) is an heir to the fortune of Walmart, the world’s largest retailer. He is the youngest son of Sam Walton.

15. Francoise Bettencourt Meyers (France), L’Oreal – US$ 49.3 Billion

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Françoise Bettencourt Meyers is a French billionaire heiress, and an author of Bible commentaries and works on Jewish-Christian relations. The only daughter and thus under French law the heiress of Liliane Bettencourt, her family owns the company L’Oréal.

14. Sergey Brin (United States), Google – US$ 49.8 Billion

Sergey Brin Google
JD Lasica from Pleasanton, CA, US, Sergey Brin (50910683), CC BY 2.0

Sergey Brin (born August 21, 1973) is an American computer scientist and Internet entrepreneur. Together with Larry Page, he co-founded Google. Brin is the president of Google’s parent company Alphabet Inc.

13. Mukesh Ambani (India), Reliance Industries – US$ 50 Billion

Mukesh Ambani Reliance Industries
World Economic Forum from Cologny, Switzerland, Flickr – World Economic Forum – Ambani, CC BY-SA 2.0

Mukesh Ambani (born 19 April 1957) is an Indian business magnate, the chairman, managing director, and the largest shareholder of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), a Fortune Global 500 company and India’s most valuable company by its market value.

11. David Koch (United States), Koch Industries – US$ 50.5 Billion

David Koch Koch Industries
Gage Skidmore, David Koch by Gage Skidmore, CC BY-SA 3.0

David Koch (born May 3, 1940) is an American businessman, political activist and chemical engineer. He joined the family business Koch Industries, the second-largest privately held company in the United States, in 1970. He was the 1980 candidate for Vice President of the United States from the United States Libertarian Party and helped finance the campaign.

11. Charles Koch (United States), Koch Industries – US$ 50.5 Billion

Charles Koch Koch Industries
Danor Shtruzman, Charles Koch Portrait Painting Collage By Danor Shtruzman, CC BY-SA 4.0

Charles Koch (born November 1, 1935) is an American businessman and political donor.  Koch has been co-owner, chairman, and chief executive officer of Koch Industries since 1967, while his brother David Koch serves as executive vice president. The brothers inherited the business from their father, Fred C. Koch, then expanded the business.