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10. Sergey Brin Net Worth $57 Billion
Sergey Brin is a Russian-American computer scientist and technology entrepreneur, best known as the co-founder of Google alongside Larry Page. Born in Russia, he eventually progressed on to studying computer science at Stanford, where he met Page. Together, they started Google in 1998, a company which is now known by umbrella parent company Alphabet. He served as the head of technology for ten years before transitioning to the role of President of Alphabet. Along with Page, he controls 51% of the Alphabet’s voting rights, and he also owns roughly 6% of Alphabet, as well as equity stakes in companies such as Tesla and 23andMe.
As of this writing, Sergey Brin’s net worth is $57 billion.
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9. Steve Ballmer Net Worth $59 Billion
Steve Ballmer is an American businessman and sports team owner. He was one of the earliest employees of Microsoft, and was hired on with a compensation packed of an annual salary of $50,000 plus an 8% ownership stake in the company. Eventually, he replaced founder Bill Gates as Microsoft CEO in 2000, before retiring in 2014. The majority of his net worth comes from his 333.3 million shares of Microsoft stock. He is now known as the enthusiastic owner of NBA sports team the Los Angeles Clippers.
As of 2020, Steve Ballmer’s net worth is $59 billion.
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8. Larry Page Net Worth $59 Billion
Larry Page is an American technology entrepreneur, best known as the co-founder of Google alongside Sergey Brin. He is also the former CEO of web giant Alphabet, which is Google’s umbrella parent company and owns multiple subsidiary companies including the Google search engine. Page owns about 6% stake in Alphabet, and controls 51% of the company’s voting rights together with Brin. Despite taking a step back from the day-to-day running of Google, Page stills serves on the board. As of this writing, Larry Page’s net worth is $59 billion. His fortune typically outpaces his Google co-founder Sergey Brin by around $1 billion thanks to successful investments in companies and slightly more shares in Alphabet.
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7. Michael Bloomberg Net Worth $60 Billion
Michael Bloomberg is an American politician and entrepreneur. He earned his fortune through his privately-held financial news and information services media company, Bloomberg LP, of which he owns an 88% stake in. The former CEO of Bloomberg LP, he left the position to pursue a political career as the Mayor of New York City, and was in office from 2002 – 2013. In November 2019 he announced his candidacy for the 2020 Democratic presidential primaries, ending his campaign in March 2020 after failing to win enough delegates. In total, he spent $676 million on his entirely self-funded campaign.
As of this writing, Michael Bloomberg’s net worth is $60 billion. That takes into account the $676 million he spent on his failed Presidential campaign.
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6. Mark Zuckerberg Net Worth $65 Billion
Mark Zuckerberg is an American technology entrepreneur and philanthropist, and is best known as one of the co-founders of social media giant Facebook. He launched the site in 2004 from his Harvard dorm room, eventually dropping out of school to work on it. As the CEO of Facebook, Zuckerberg earns an annual salary of $1; the majority of his net worth comes from his ownership of 400 million Facebook shares. Along with his wife Priscilla Chan, Zuckerberg is part of The Giving Pledge, and the couple plan to eventually donate 99% of their Facebook shares to their foundation, the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative.
As of March 15, 2020, Mark Zuckerberg’s net worth is $65 billion. He is 35 years old. He is the youngest billionaire on this list by more than a decade.
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5. Bernard Arnault Net Worth $70 Billion
Bernard Arnault is a French businessman and current CEO of luxury goods conglomerate LVMH, which is made up of companies such as Louis Vuitton, Moet & Chandon, and Fendi. He got his start in business after college, when he joined his father’s company, before eventually heading his own company selling luxury condominiums in Miami, Florida. After returning home to France, he became CEO of fashion brand Christian Dior, which his family holds a 73% stake in. Christian Dior in turn is a 41% owner in LVMH, and the Arnault family also have a 5.7% direct stake in LVMH as well.
As of this writing, Bernard Arnault’s net worth is $70 billion. In 2019 his fortune increased by $36 billion, to an all-time peak of $106 billion. For a time he was the third richest person in the world. Unfortuantely, no billionaire has been hit harder by the ups and downs of 2020 than Bernard Arnault. Between January 1st and March 15, 2020, Bernard’s fortune plummeted by more than $30 billion.
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4. Vladimir Putin Net Worth $70 Billion
Vladimir Putin is a Russian politician, currently serving his second term as the President of Russia. His first Presidential term lasted from 2000 – 2008, and he has also served as Prime Minister of Russia from 1999 – 2000, and 2008 – 2012. His annual salary as the President is officially disclosed as $187,000 (5.8 million rubles), and he and his wife claim a total net worth of less than $500,000. However, many experts believe that Putin has levered his political power to acquire secret ownership in several large firms, such as a 4.5% ownership stake in natural gas producer Gazprom, a 37% stake in oil company Surgutneftegas, and 50% stake in Swiss oil-trader Gunvor.
Other estimates of Putin’s personal fortune top $100 – $200 billion. His exact personal wealth is extremely difficult to nail down.
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3. Warren Buffett Net Worth $75 Billion
Warren Buffett is an American entrepreneur, widely considered to be the greatest investor of all time. He is also the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, a multinational conglomerate holding company that owns GEICO, Dairy Queen, and Duracell, as well as holdings in companies such as American Express, Apple, and several major US airline carriers. Despite his immense success, Buffett is also known to be incredibly humble. He still lives in Omaha, Nebraska, in a modest house he bought in 1956. He also has pledged to give away 99% of his net worth to charity before he dies as part of The Giving Pledge, with 83% of the money to go to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
As of this writing, Warren Buffett’s net worth is $75 billion. He is 89 years old. That makes him the oldest billionaire on this list.
2. Bill Gates Net Worth $102 Billion
Bill Gates is an American business magnate, philanthropist, author. He is also the co-founder and former CEO of software company Microsoft, which has become the largest PC software company in the world since its beginnings in 1975. Today, Gates actually owns less than 1.3% of Microsoft; he has sold most of his shares over the years to fund Cascade Investment LLC, a vehicle he uses to invest in hundreds of other companies. In 2010, he pledged with his wife Melinda Gates as part of The Giving Pledge, to donate at least half of their wealth over the course of time, to charity. The couple now operate the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the largest transparent charitable foundation in the world.
As of this writing, Bill Gates’ net worth is $102 billion. On the day Microsoft went public in 1986, Bill’s paper net worth was $350 million. A year later, in late 1987, his net worth was $1.25 billion. For much of the last 25 years, Bill was the uncontested richest person on the planet. For a brief period at the height of the dotcom bubble in 1999, Bill’s net worth topped $100 billion. After adjusting for inflation that’s the same as around $135 billion today. As we mentioned previously, Bill lost his #1 status to Mexican businessman Carlos Slim Helu between 2010 and 2013. Bill regained the crown in 2013, but lost it again in July 2017 when he was taken over for the first time by…
1. Jeff Bezos Net Worth $140 Billion
Jeff Bezos is an American philanthropist, businessman and investor who is best known for being the founder and CEO of Amazon. What originally started as a simple online bookstore, Amazon has since expanded into a massive global retailer and household name. After his divorce in 2019, his ex-wife MacKenzie Bezos received 19.7 million shares as part of their divorce settlement, valued at $36 billion at the time. Despite his success, Bezos is not the “Richest Person of All Time” when adjusting for inflation. He has yet to catch up to figures such as oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller, who was worth an inflation-adjusted $340 billion when he died.
As of this writing, Jeff Bezos’ net worth is $140 billion which makes him the #1 richest person in the world, and therefore obviously also the richest man in the world.
Jeff first became a billionaire in June 1998. Exactly one year later his fortune surged to $10 billion. In the aftermath of the dotcom bubble explosion, Jeff’s fortune sank to an all-time low of $1.5 billion. By 2015 his fortune had swelled to $50 billion. In January 2018 it stood at $100 billion. Stunningly, just seven months later his fortune swelled to $150 billion. And then three months later it topped $170 billion – his all time high.
After handing over $36 billion worth of Amazon to ex-wife MacKenzie, Jeff’s net worth was $114 billion. In 2020 it has fluctuated between $110 billion and $120 billion.
Jeff is NOT the first human being to top $100 billion in non-inflation-adjusted net worth. As we mentioned previously, Bill Gates peaked $100 billion in 1999. Jeff is the first human to ever top $150 billion and then $170 billion in non-inflation adjusted net worth.