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Meet 10 Richest People In 2020

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No 9 (tie) Steve Ballmer Wealth: $67 billion

The number of billionaires in the world has increased by 346, reaching a record total of 2,816 with wealth of $11.2 trillion, surging 66 percent from five years ago according to ranking agency Hurun’s latest global rich list.

China has 799 billionaires, 173 more than the US, and the two countries have over half of the billionaires on the planet.

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos takes the crown among these billionaires with wealth of $140 billion, followed by Bernard Arnault and Bill Gates with wealth at $107 and $106 billion respectively.

The total wealth of the top 10 billionaires was nearly $1 trillion.

Alibaba’s founder Jack Ma took the top spot among Chinese billionaires with $45 billion, ranking 21st on the global list.

Hurun said the TMT industry, or technology, media and communications, is the main source of wealth for the world’s billionaires, generating 18 percent of total wealth.

This year’s list has 90 billionaires aged 40 or under, up 5 from last year, 54 self-made billionaires and 36 inherited billionaires.

No 9 (tie) Larry Page, CEO and co-founder of Alphabet; Wealth: $67 billion
No 9 (tie) Mukesh Ambani. Wealth: $67 billion. David Farr, CEO of Emerson Electric, speaks with Mukesh Ambani, center, chairman of Reliance Industries, as Tata Sons Chairman Natarajan Chandrasekaran looks on at the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit in Gandhinagar, India on Jan 18, 2019.
Sergey Brin, Google co-founder and founder of Bayshore Global Management. Wealth: $68 billion
No 7 Carlos Slim Helu and family
Wealth: $72 billion: He is Chairman emeritus of America Movil SAB and Carso Global Telecom SAB.
No 6 Armancio Ortega: Chairman and founder of Inditex Group and owner of fashion brand Zara.
No 5 Mark Zuckerberg
Wealth: $84 billion: Facebook chairman and CEO attends the annual Munich Security Conference in Germany on Feb 15, 2020.
No 4 Warren Buffett Wealth $102 billion: Berkshire Hathaway chairman walks through the exhibit hall as shareholders gather to hear from the billionaire investor at Berkshire Hathaway Inc’s annual shareholder meeting in Omaha, US
No 3 Bill Gates, Microsoft founder : Bill Gates
Wealth: $106 billion
Number 2. Wealth $107 billion: LVMH luxury group Chief Executive Bernard Arnault announces the group’s 2019 results in Paris, France on Jan 28, 2020.
Number 1, Wealth $140 billion: Jeff Bezos, president and CEO of Amazon and owner of The Washington Post, speaks at the Economic Club of Washington DC’s “Milestone Celebration Dinner”