Here is the list of the Top 10 Richest People In The World according to Forbes Billionaires 2019.
Top 10 Richest People In The World

Content Highlights of the Top 10 Richest People In The World:

  1. Jeff Bezos & family: $159.5 Billion
  2. Bill Gates: $104.7 Billion
  3. Warren Buffett: $82.8 Billion
  4. Bernard Arnault & family: $76 Billion
  5. Carlos Slim Helu & family: $64 Billion
  6. Amancio Ortega: $62.7 Billion
  7. Larry Ellison: $62.5 Billion
  8. Mark Zuckerberg: $62.3 Billion
  9. Michael Bloomberg: $55.5 Billion
  10. Larry Page: $50.8 Billion
#1- Jeff Bezos & family: $159.5 Billion

Jeffrey Preston Bezos is an American technology entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist. He is the founder, chairman, CEO, and president of Amazon.com, Inc. Bezos was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and raised in Houston, Texas.
Jeff Bezos & family: $159.5B

Jeff Bezos founded e-commerce colossus Amazon in 1994 out of his garage in Seattle. He remains CEO and owns a 16% stake.

He and his wife, MacKenzie, who are divorcing after 25 years of marriage, announced in April that he will transfer 4% of Amazon to her.

When the divorce goes through, likely in July, MacKenzie will get tens of billions worth of Amazon stock, making her one of the world's richest women.
In 2018, Amazon pulled in $230 billion in revenues and a record $10 billion in net profit, up from $3 billion the prior year.

In February, Amazon announced it was canceling plans for a second headquarters in Long Island City, New York after local lawmakers opposed the plan.

Bezos owns The Washington Post and Blue Origin, an aerospace company that is developing a rocket for commercial use.

#2- Bill Gates: $104.7 Billion

William Henry Gates III is an American business magnate, investor, author, philanthropist, and humanitarian. He is best known as the principal founder of Microsoft Corporation.
Bill Gates: $104.7B

With his wife Melinda, Bill Gates chairs the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the world's largest private charitable foundation.

The foundation works to save lives and improve global health, and is working with Rotary International to eliminate polio.

Gates has sold or given away much of his stake in Microsoft -- he owns just over 1% of shares --and invested in a mix of stocks and other assets.

He remains a board member of Microsoft, the software firm he founded with Paul Allen in 1975.
In late 2016, Gates announced the launch of a $1 billion Breakthrough Energy investment fund with about 20 other people.

To date, Gates has donated $35.8 billion worth of Microsoft stock to the Gates Foundation.

#3- Warren Buffett: $82.8 Billion

Warren Edward Buffett is an American business magnate, investor, speaker and philanthropist who serves as the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway.
Warren Buffett: $82.8B

Known as the "Oracle of Omaha," Warren Buffett is one of the most successful investors of all time.
Buffett runs Berkshire Hathaway, which owns more than 60 companies, including insurer Geico, battery maker Duracell and restaurant chain Dairy Queen.

The son of a U.S. congressman, he first bought stock at age 11 and first filed taxes at age 13.
He's promised to give away over 99% of his fortune. In 2019 he donated $3.6 billion, much of it to the foundation of friends Bill and Melinda Gates.

In 2010, he and Gates launched the Giving Pledge, asking billionaires to commit to donating half their wealth to charitable causes.

#4- Bernard Arnault & family: $76 Billion

Bernard Jean Étienne Arnault is a French business magnate, investor, and art collector. Arnault is the Chairman and Chief Executive of LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton SE, commonly referred to as LVMH, the world's largest luxury-goods company.
 Bernard Arnault & family: $76B

One of the world's ultimate taste-makers, Bernard Arnault oversees an empire of 70 brands including Louis Vuitton and Sephora.

His luxury goods group, LVMH, posted record sales and profits in 2018, thanks in part to increased spending by Chinese customers.

The arts patron is the visionary behind the $135 million Frank Gehry-designed Foundation Louis Vuitton museum near Paris, opened in 2014.

Arnault and LVMH pledged over $220 million to help repair the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris following a devastating fire in mid April 2019.

His daughter Delphine is executive vice president of Louis Vuitton, and a member of LVMH's executive committee.

His father made a small fortune in construction; Arnault put up $15 million from that business to buy Christian Dior in 1985.

#5- Carlos Slim Helu & family: $64 Billion

Carlos Slim Helú is a Mexican business magnate, engineer, investor and philanthropist. From 2010 to 2013, Slim was ranked as the richest person in the world by the Forbes business magazine.
Carlos Slim Helu & family: $64 Billion

Mexico's richest man, Carlos Slim Helu and his family control America Movil, Latin America's biggest mobile telecom firm.

With foreign telecom partners, Slim bought a stake in Telmex, Mexico's only phone company, in 1990. Telmex is now part of America Movil.

He also owns stakes in Mexican construction, consumer goods, mining and real estate companies and 17% of The New York Times.

His son-in-law Fernando Romero designed the Soumaya Museum in Mexico City, home to Slim's extensive, eclectic art collection.

#6-  Amancio Ortega: $62.7 Billion

Amancio Ortega Gaona is a Spanish billionaire businessman. He is the founder and former chairman of Inditex fashion group, best known for its chain of Zara clothing and accessories shops.
Amancio Ortega: $62.7 Billion

Amancio Ortega is one of the richest men in Europe and the wealthiest retailer in the world.
A pioneer in fast fashion, he cofounded Inditex, known for its Zara fashion chain, with his ex-wife Rosalia Mera (d. 2013) in 1975.

He owns about 60% of Madrid-listed Inditex, which has 8 brands, including Massimo Dutti and Pull & Bear, and 7,500 stores around the world.

Ortega typically earns more than $400 million in dividends a year.

He has invested his dividends primarily into real estate in Madrid, Barcelona, London, Chicago, Miami and New York.

#7- Larry Ellison: $62.5 Billion

Lawrence Joseph "Larry" Ellison is an American businessman, entrepreneur, and philanthropist who is a co-founder and the executive chairman and chief technology officer of Oracle Corporation.
Larry Ellison: $62.5 Billion

Larry Ellison co-founded software firm Oracle in 1977 to tap into the growing need for customer relationship management databases.

He gave up the Oracle CEO role in 2014 but still serves as chairman of the board and chief technology officer.

As part of Oracle's push into cloud computing, it acquired cloud-software firm Netsuite for $9.3 billion in 2016.

In May 2016, Ellison pledged $200 million to the University of Southern California for a cancer treatment center.

In March 2018, Ellison launched a wellness startup called Sensei, whose first project is hydroponic farming on the Hawaiian island Lanai.

Ellison joined Tesla's board in December 2018, after purchasing 3 million Tesla shares earlier that year.

#8- Mark Zuckerberg: $62.3 Billion

Mark Elliot Zuckerberg is an American technology entrepreneur and philanthropist. Zuckerberg is known for co-founding and leading Facebook as its chairman and chief executive officer. He also co-founded and is a board member of the solar sail spacecraft development project Breakthrough Starshot.
Mark Zuckerberg: $62.3 Billion

After facing another year of criticism for fake news and abuse on Facebook, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said his priority in 2019 is tackling social issues.

In April 2018, he testified before Congress after it was revealed that Facebook shared users' data with political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica.

Zuckerberg started Facebook at Harvard in 2004 at the age of 19 for students to match names with faces in class.

He took Facebook public in May 2012 and still owns about 15% of the stock.

In December 2015, Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, pledged to give away 99% of their Facebook stake over their lifetimes.

#9- Michael Bloomberg: $55.5 Billion

Michael Rubens Bloomberg KBE is an American businessman, politician, author, and philanthropist. As of April 2019, his net worth was estimated at $62.1 billion, making him the sixth-richest person in the United States and the ninth richest person in the world.
Michael Bloomberg: $55.5 Billion

Michael Bloomberg cofounded financial information and media company Bloomberg LP in 1981.
He put in the seed funding for the company and now owns 88% of the business, which has revenues north of $9 billion.
Bloomberg got his start on Wall Street in 1966 with an entry level job at investment bank Salomon Brothers. He was fired 15 years later.
An active philanthropist, he has donated more than $5 billion to gun control, climate change and other causes.
He plans to spend at least $500 million to defeat Donald Trump in 2020.

#10- Larry Page: $50.8 Billion

Lawrence Edward Page is an American computer scientist and Internet entrepreneur who co-founded Google with Sergey Brin. Page is the chief executive officer of Alphabet Inc. After stepping aside as Google CEO in August 2001, in favor of Eric Schmidt, he re-assumed the role in April 2011.
Larry Page: $50.8 Billion

Larry Page sits at the helm of Alphabet, the parent company of Google, healthcare division Calico, smart home appliance division Nest and more.

He cofounded Google in 1998 with fellow Stanford Ph.D. student Sergey Brin.

With Brin, Page invented Google's PageRank algorithm, which powers the search engine.

Page was Google's first CEO until 2001. After serving as president of products, he took the CEO job again in 2011.