Brief introduction: The top 20 wealthy and wealthy families totaled $1.2 trillion, which is the same as last year. They are still at the highest level ever, accounting for about 14% of the total wealth of the people on the list. The lowest wealth in the top 20 was $38.8 billion, down $200 million from 2018.
On March 5, Forbes released its 33rd annual list of the worlds billionaires, with 2,153 billionaires worth $1 billion in 2019, down from 2,208 in 2018. Jeff Bezos, a multibillion-dollar billionaire, topped the list with a net worth of $19 billion higher than in 2018, to $131 billion.
Bill Gates was the richest man ever to occupy the top spot. This year, he still ranks second with a fortune of $96.5 billion. Amazons share price has risen, Bezoss fortune has risen, and the wealth gap between the top two on the list continues to widen, now reaching its highest level since 2001.
Warren Buffetts net worth fell by $1.5 billion to $82.5 billion, but still ranked third. Bernard Arnaults wealth increased by $4 billion from a year ago to $76 billion, still ranking fourth and the richest man in Europe for two consecutive years.
Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim Helu ranked fifth. Although Elus wealth has fallen by more than $3 billion, his ranking has risen by two.
But Mark Zuckerberg, Facebooks chief executive, lost $8.7 billion in wealth, falling three places to eighth place.
The top 20 wealthy and wealthy families totaled $1.2 trillion, the same level as last year, which is still the highest level ever, accounting for about 14% of the total wealth of the top 20. The lowest wealth in the top 20 was $38.8 billion, down $200 million from 2018.
Trumps net worth was $3.1 billion, the same as a year ago. However, his ranking rose from 766 in 2018 to 715.
The United States has 607 billionaires, with the largest number; China has 324 billionaires, down from 372 last year; Germany has 114 billionaires, up from 123 last year; India has 106 billionaires, up from 119 last year; Russia has 98 billionaires, up from 102 last year.
In addition, 195 billionaires made their debut this year. Mainland China ranked 44 for the first time. The United States ranked second, with 39; Brazil ranked eighteen.
Of the women on this years list, 68 are self-made. Seven of them shared wealth with their husbands, sons or brothers. Wu Yajun, a real estate entrepreneur in mainland China, is estimated to be 9.4 billion US dollars, the richest self-made woman.
Kylie Jenner, 21, made the list for the first time. She is the youngest billionaire in the world and the youngest self-made billionaire in history. Jenna owns 100% of Kylie Cosmetics. Last year, the companys revenue was estimated at $360 million. Kelly Jenna is ranked No. 2,057 this year.
Attached is the top 20 list of Forbes Global Billionaires in 2019:
Chief Editor: Zhang Yu
Source: First Financial Responsibility Editor: Yao Liwei_NT6056