Coronavirus is not immune to the richest people in the world. As the pandemic sharpened its grip on Europe and America, global equity markets imploded, creating many fortunes.
At the end of the list on March 18, 2,095 billionaires were on the list. Forbes reported that it was 58 lower billionaires than last year and 226 lower than in early this month.
According to Forbes, all 2,095 billionaires worth about $8 trillion, or $700 trillion less than in 2019.
Forbes also created a real-time net tracker to see how each of the 2,095 billionaires is tracked each day.
Depending on the net value and financial performance, the list of the richest people in the world can differ from year to year.
However, here is the top 20 list of Richest Billionaires according to Forbes. So let’s check out.
Top Richest Billionaires in 2020
1#. JEFF BEZOS
Jeff Bezos is the richest person in the world although he gave his ex-female MacKenzie Bezos a 36 billion dollar share in his Amazon stock in a divorce settlement last summer. It’s worth 113 billion dollars, built up as our list in 2019 by a 15-per-cent increase in Amazon shares. He has been in the focus of the e-commerce giant in its midst; 100,000 full and part-time workers are recruited to assist consumers with increased demand for their homes and their shopping.
2#. BILL GATES
Bill Gates presides over the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the largest private charitable foundation in the world with his wife Melinda.
In May 2020, the foundation Gates stated that it would spend $300 million on the pandemic, treatment funding, detection, and vaccines against coronavirus.
3#. BERNARD ARNAULT & FAMILY
4#. WARREN BUFFETT
|89||$67.5||United States||Berkshire Hathaway|
Warren Buffett is one of the most successful investors of all time , known as the “Oracle of Omaha.”
Buffett runs Berkshire Hathaway with over sixty companies, including Geico Insurance Company, Duracell Battery Company and Dairy Queen Restaurant Chain.
5#. LARRY ELLISON
In 1977 Larry Ellison co-founded Oracle software firm, to take advantage of the increasing requirement for customer relations.
In 2014 he abandoned Oracle’s position as Chairman and Chief Technology Officer but he is still the Chairman of the Board.
6#. AMANCIO ORTEGA
The richest clothing retailer in the world Amancio Ortega is one of the richest men in Europe.
A quick pioneer, he co-founded Inditex with his former wife Rosalia Mera (d. 2013), known for her Zara fashion chain in 1975.
7#. MARK ZUCKERBERG
Facebook, the Zuckerberg social network is running, becoming a tool for communication during the pandemic coronavirus lockout.
His philanthropic and advocacy arm, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, has announced it will help quadruple the COVID-19 testing capacities of the Bay Area.
8#. JIM WALTON
Walton is Walmart’s youngest son, Sam Walton’s founder. In June of 2019, he provided 1,2 trillion dollars in Walmart’s stock but, in part due to his 44 percent interest in Arvest Bank, is still the richest Walton.
9#. ALICE WALTON
The daughter of Walmart founder Sam Walton is Alice Walton’s only daughter.
Instead of working for Walmart like her siblings, Rob and Jim, she concentrated on curating art.
10#. ROB WALTON
11#. STEVE BALLMER
12#. CARLOS SLIM HELU & FAMILY
Carlos Slim Helu, the richest man in Mexico, and his family control America Movil, the largest mobile telecommunications company in Latin America.
Slim bought a stake in 1990 in Telmex, Mexico’s only telephone company with foreign telecommunications partners. Telmex now belongs to America Movil.
13#. LARRY PAGE
In December 2019, Larry Page retired as CEO of Alphabet, Google’s parent, but remained a member of the Board and a controlled shareholder.
In 1998, he and Stanford Ph.D. student Sergey Brin co-founded Google.
14#. SERGEY BRIN
In December 2019, Sergey Brin quit as chairman of Google’s parent firm Alphabet but remains a controller shareholder.
In 1998, after two meetings at Stanford University, he co-founded Google with Larry Page and studied for advanced informatics degrees.
15#. FRANCOISE BETTENCOURT MEYERS & FAMILY
The world’s wealthiest woman and L’Oreal’s granddaughter is Francoise Bettencourt Meyers. 33 percent of the Oreal shares were in Bettencourt Meyers and her family, which in 2019 recorded the best sales growth of more than a decade.
16#. MICHAEL BLOOMBERG
|78||$48B||United States||Bloomberg LP|
In 1981, Michael Bloomberg co-founded Bloomberg LP, the financial and media enterprise. The company has been allocated seed funding and now owns 88% of the company, which revenues are north to $10 billion.
17#. JACK MA
Jack Ma, a former teacher, founded the Alibaba Group, one of the largest e-commerce companies in the world. As Alibaba’s Executive Chairman, Jack Ma retired in September 2019; CEO Daniel Zhang is succeeded.
18#. CHARLES KOCH
|84||$38.2||United States||Koch Industries|
Since 1967, Charles Koch is President and CEO of Koch Industries, America’s second-largest revenue private company.
The company’s diverse business revenues, which include pipelines, chemical, Dixie Cups, and Stainmaster tapestries, are approximately $110 billion.
19#. JULIA KOCH & FAMILY
|57||$38.2||United States||Koch Industries|
The 42 percent share of Koch Industries in her husband David, who died in August 2019 when she was 78, was inherited by Julia Koch and her three children. In the 1980s Koch, a native of Iowa went to New York and worked as a fashion design assistant for Adolfo.
20#. MA HUATENG
The Chinese internet giant Tencent holdings, which is one of the nation’s largest companies, is chaired by Ma Huateng (something that is known as Pony Ma). WeChat has more than 1 billion users of Tencent’s popular social messaging app.