Despite the state of the global economy, it’s so hard to believe that some guys have remained or continued to be rich. Actually, these guys have not just been rich. Instead, they’re the richest in the world. It’s not a surprise that these people have long stories to narrate as far as their road to wealth acquisition is concerned. In fact, most of them had a humble beginning. So, it’s cool to give credit where it’s due. It’ll be a fair game to acknowledge these people and also mention how hard they worked in order to become rich. This article will outline a list of the top 10 richest people in the world 2018 base from forbes Magazine .
Table of Contents
- 10. Alice Walton ($34.9 billion in net)
- 9. Jim Walton ($37.2 billion)
- 8. Christy Walton and Family ($38.5 billion)
- 7. David Koch ($39.7 billion)
- 6. Charles Koch ($39.7 billion)
- 5. Larry Ellison ($48 billion)
- 4. Amancio Ortega (56 billion)
- 3. Warren Buffett (over $67.4 billion)
- 2. Bill Gates (over $79.2 billion)
- 1. Carlos Sim Helu (net of $80.3 billion)
10. Alice Walton ($34.9 billion in net)
Alice is one of the daughters of the late Sam Walton. She lives in the United States. She is a big shareholder of the famous Wal Mart fortune. This rich heir is also the chairman of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Other than being a lover of art, Alice has a philanthropic heart. She has donated some pieces of her collection to the public. Alice Walton is also involved in political activities, during which she spends towards the interest of Republicans.
9. Jim Walton ($37.2 billion)
Jim is the youngest of the Sam Walton’s sons. He is based in the United States. Jim’s wealth is attributed to the ownership of Arvest Bank Group, a family business. He is also the biggest individual shareholder of the famous Wal Mart retail stores. This famous retail store increased his fortune by $3 billion. The store is well-known in all the six corners of this globe.
8. Christy Walton and Family ($38.5 billion)
It seems like Walton’s family is a hell of great fortunes. Just like the rest of the Waltons, Christy is based in the United States. She is a widow of one of the sons of Sam Walton. Her husband, the late John Walton, is a former Green Beret and Vietnam War medic. Christy inherited her late husband’s wealth in 2005. Despite the nagging fact of being a widow, she has managed her wealth well and finally secured a position in the list of top ten billionaires in the world.
7. David Koch ($39.7 billion)
Now, away from the Walton’s family is David, a New York City’s resident. He is the executive vice president of the famous Koch Industries. He is a chemical engineer by profession but he’s mostly involved in business activities. He is also involved in political events and charitable ventures. His charitable ventures are evident by being a big donor of the Lincoln Center and the American Museum of Natural History.
6. Charles Koch ($39.7 billion)
Charles is the CEO of Koch Industries. He lives in Wichita, KS in the US. Charles shares control over Koch industry with his younger brother, David Koch. His sources of fortune are diversified, including Flint Group and PetroLogistics.
5. Larry Ellison ($48 billion)
Meet the CEO of Oracle, a multinational computer company. Oracle is famous for its products for computing and database applications. Other than being a CEO in this big company, he’s also one of the biggest stakeholders in Netsuite, Quark Biotechnology, Astex Pharmaceuticals, and Salesforce. Larry Ellison is well-known for his Philanthropic nature. I guess that’s why his wealth keeps on multiplying.
4. Amancio Ortega (56 billion)
In the recent past, it was hard to be convinced that Spanish can become the World’s 4th richest man. He’s the founder and executive chairman of the Inditex fashion group. He also owns Zara Clothing and Accessories. In simple terms, Amancio is one of the most hardworking fashion retailers on earth. There is no much to say about him. He’s a living testimony of how hard work can pay.
3. Warren Buffett (over $67.4 billion)
At position 3 is the CEO of Berkshire Hathway. Warren is not only the Chief Executive but also the chairman and majority shareholder of this company. He’s renowned for his wits when it comes to financial and investment areas. Despite his wealth, Warren Buffet is a humble and philanthropic person. To strengthen his philanthropy, he has a vow of giving out 99 percent of his wealth.
2. Bill Gates (over $79.2 billion)
Bill’s road to wealth acquisition is filled with a lot of controversy. The history indicates that he dropped out of Harvard University so as to become rich. He indeed became rich. Bill Gates is the co-founder of the Microsoft Corporation, the world’s largest IT Company. His vision is to see at least one computer in every home across the globe. He and his wife Melinda love charity works. The pair founded the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation through which he donates 50% of his earnings to the poor.
1. Carlos Sim Helu (net of $80.3 billion)
This is a Mexican business man whose fortunes are in various fields including finance, communication, and retail technology. He’s both the CEO and Chairman of the Telmex and America Movil company. Carlos Sim is also a philanthropic person. He owns a charity organization that deals with issues relating to poverty, illiteracy, and medical care. He therefore seals the list of the top 10 richest people in the world 2018.