The Forbes 2020 list has not yet been officially announced. But thanks to its wealth counter ‘real-time’ we have an idea of who the richest men in the world are, as the new decade kicks off. And it is not very different from the 2019 ranking.
Jeff Bezos repeats the first position for the third consecutive year, picking up the witness of Bill Gates (who stopped showing the first place in 2017 after donating part of his fortune and now occupies third place).
Among the novelties, the richest man in Spain, Amancio Ortega, climbs one place compared to 2019, placing himself as the fifth richest billionaire in the world.
Top 10 Richest Men in the World (2020)
Below is the list of the top 10 richest men in the world (2020), according to Forbes real-time wealth counter:
1. Jeff Bezos
Jeff Bezos… (=). 55 years. Net Worth in 2020: 112.6 billion dollars (↑). Company: Amazon. Nationality: American. Position in 2019: 1st.
Jeffrey Preston Bezos is an American internet and aerospace entrepreneur, media proprietor, and investor. He is best known as the founder, Chief executive officer, and president of Amazon.com, Inc.
As estimated by Forbes wealth real-time counter, Jeff Bezos looks set to dominate as the richest man in the world for the third year running.
2. Bernard Arnault and family
Bernard Arnault (and family) (↑). 70 years. Net Worth at the beginning of 2020: 110 billion dollars (↑). Company: LVMH. Nationality: French. Position in 2019: 4th.
Bernard Jean Étienne Arnault is a French billionaire business magnate and art collector. Arnault is the chairman and chief executive of LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton SE, LVMH, the world’s largest luxury-goods company.
As estimated by Forbes, Arnault will be the second richest man in the world after Bezos. The French billionaire was fourth in on the list of the richest men in the world for 2019.
3. Bill Gates
Bill Gates (↓). 64 years. Net Worth at the beginning of 2020: 108.2 billion dollars (↑). Company: Microsoft. Nationality: American. Position in 2019: 2nd.
William Henry Gates III is an American business magnate, software developer, investor, and philanthropist. He is best known as the co-founder of Microsoft Corporation.
Bill Gates was the second richest man in the world in 2019. However, Forbes’s wealth real-time counter sees Bill gates drop from his second spot last year to third in 2020, making him the third richest man in the world.
4. Warren Buffet
Warren Buffett (↓). 89 years. Net Worth at the beginning of 2020: 89.2 billion dollars (↓). Company: Berkshire Hathaway. Nationality: American. Position in 2019: 3rd.
Warren Edward Buffett is an American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist, who is the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway.
5. Amancio Ortega
Amancio Ortega (↑). 83 years. Net Worth at the beginning of 2020: 77.1 billion dollars ( ↑ ). Company: Inditex. Nationality: Spanish. Position in 2019: 6th.
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.
6. Mark Zuckerberg
Mark Zuckerberg (↑). 34 years. Net Worth at the beginning of 2020: 76.4 billion dollars (↑). Company: Facebook. Nationality: American. Position in 2019: 8th.
Mark Elliot Zuckerberg is an American internet entrepreneur and philanthropist. Zuckerberg is known for co-founding and leading Facebook, Inc. and its namesake social networking website as its chairman, chief executive officer, and controlling shareholder.
7. Larry Ellison
Larry Ellison (=). 73 years. Net Worth at the beginning of 2020: 66.2 billion dollars ( ↑ ). Company: Oracle. Nationality: American. Position in 2019: 7th.
Lawrence Joseph Ellison is an American businessman, entrepreneur, and philanthropist who is a co-founder and the executive chairman and chief technology officer of Oracle Corporation.
8. Carlos Slim Helu and family