According to the Forbes list 2018, Jeff Bezos the founder of Amazon is officially the richest man in the world overtaking Microsoft founder Bill Gates with a net worth of $130.5 Billion and $92.2 Billion respectively.
1. Jeff Bezos (Net Worth: $112 Billion)
Jeff Bezos is the founder of Amazon. It is one of the biggest and most popular online retailing companies in the world. Jeff Bezos became one of the richest men in 2018 after a whopping $40 billion were added to his net worth in 2017. He was the first person to ever reach the $100 billion mark.
Jeff Bezos obtained a degree in Electrical Engineering and computer science in 1986.
2. Bill Gates (Net Worth: $90 Billion)
Bill Gates founded Microsoft alongside with Paul Allen in 1975, which became the world’s largest PC software company. He was the richest man in the world for several years. However, Bill Gates was overtaken by Jeff Bezos in 2018, ending his 4-consecutive year for being the world richest man.
Bill Gates was a Harvard dropout, where he studied mathematics and computer science.
3. Warren Buffet (Net Worth: $84 Billion)
Warren Buffet is regarded as the most successful investor in the world with a net worth of $84 billion, which made him the 3rd richest man in the world. Traders around the globe looked up to him due to his success in investing. He is an American entrepreneur and investor, and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway.
Warren Buffet graduated with a Science Degree from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln and further went to obtain a Master of Science in Economics at Columbia Business School.
4. Bernard Arnault (Net Worth $72 Billion)
Bernard Arnault is the CEO of LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy). LVMH is a merging of two business, comprised of the successful luxury fashion brand, Louis Vuitton and Moet Hennessy, the merged champagne and cognac manufacturers. Bernard has made a significant move up on the world richest man list where he jumped 10 places from 14th at the beginning of 2017 to 4th in 2018.
Arnault graduated with a Degree in Engineering from Ecole Polytechnique.
5. Mark Zuckerberg (Net Worth: $71 Billion)
Mark Zuckerberg is a social media entrepreneur. He is known for co-founding Facebook and leading the social-networking website to become the most popular and most valuable social media company in the world. Mark Zuckerberg is currently the 5th richest man in the world and it is expected that he will continue moving up on the list, considering how young he is as compared to others on the list, it’s not out of his reach.
Zuckerberg studied psychology and computer science at Harvard. However, he then dropped out to focus on the project of developing Facebook. Mark Zuckerberg eventually went back to Harvard to receive his honorary Doctor of Laws after 12 years after dropping out from the university.
6. Amancio Ortega (Net Worth: $70 Billion)
Amancio Ortega is a Spanish entrepreneur and founder of the Inditex fashion group. Inditex owns one of the most popular clothing chains worldwide, Zara. He has dropped down to the 6th richest man in the world after other players on the list-making some serious gains on their net worth.
Ortega did not pursue higher education. He started off working in his hometown of La Coruna as a shop hand for a shirt maker. He then started business selling bathrobes before opening his first Zara store in 1975.
7. Carlos Slim Helu (Net Worth: $67.1 Billion)
Carlos Slim Helu is an investor, Mexican Businessman and owner of the conglomerate ‘Grupo Carso’. The conglomerate’s portfolio consists extensive of brands in many different industries such as energy, real estate, healthcare, retail and media.
Carlos graduates as a civil engineering major at the National Autonomous University. He studied civil engineering due to his fascination towards numbers and interest in economics.
8. Charles Koch (Net Worth: $60 Billion)
Charles Koch is an American businessman and philanthropist. He is the co-owner and CEO of Koch Industries, an America’s second-largest private company with $100 billion in revenues from businesses including, chemical, pipelines, Stainmaster carpets, Dixie cups and Brawny paper towels.
Charles Koch is an (MIT) Massachusetts Institute of Technology, receiving a Bachelor of Science in general engineering. He also earned a Master of Science in mechanical engineering, followed by a Master of Science in chemical engineering in 1960.
9. David Koch (Net Worth: $60 Billion)
David Koch is the brother of Charles Koch, each of them owns 42% of the conglomerate, where Charles act as a chairman of Koch Industries while David acts as the company’s executive vice president.
Just like his brother Charles Koch, both of them graduated with a master’s degree in chemical engineering at the same institute Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
10. Larry Ellison (Net Worth: $58.5 Billion)
Larry Ellison is the co-founder of the Oracle Corporation. Oracle is a very successful tech company employing over 136,000 people.
Larry excelled in math and science, winning himself a student of the year at the University of Illinois. However, Larry’s education life was unstable as he dropped out from college during his second year and later enrolled to study the principles of computer programming at the University of Chicago but quit his studies once again. He moved to California working various jobs as a technician and also building a database for Ampex Corporation.