Richest Man in the World: Bernard Arnault Vince Bill Gates



Richest Man in the World: Bernard Arnault Vince Bill Gates
In the Bloomberg ranking of the richest men, Jeff Bezos takes the lead. So far nothing new under the sun. But the man chasing after him is a surprise: Frenchman Bernard Arnault, the man who presides over the destiny of LVMH.

[Updated Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 3:47 pm] The new Bloomberg Ranking of the World’s Richest Men was unveiled on Wednesday, July 17, 2019. With an estimated fortune of $125 billion, Amazon’s emblematic boss Jeff Bezos is the world’s wealthiest man, according to this list, a rival to Forbes’, detailed below. Frenchman Bernard Arnault took second place on the podium, with $108 billion (+25.1billion compared with the previous ranking), relegating Bill Gates ($107 billion) to third place. Warren Buffett ($83.9 billion) and Mark Zuckerberg ($79.5 billion) round out the top 5 richest billionaires in the world.

Hard blow for capitalism. The number of billionaires in Forbes’ annual ranking of the world’s richest men rose from 2,208 in 2018 to 2,153 in 2019. A record number of 994 individuals have seen their fortunes shrink, the U.S. magazine says. The President of the United States is one of the unlucky ones: Donald Trump was thus demoted to 766th position in the world’s highest fortunes, down from 715th in the previous edition. However, these 2,153 billionaires alone weigh $8.7 trillion ($400 billion less than in 2018). Their personal wealth averages $4 billion. In detail, the Americans lead the way with 609 billionaires. China has 324 nationals, 49 fewer than the previous year.

Who’s on top?Jeff Bezos. Amazon’s strongman, who had repeatedly dethroned Bill Gatesseveral times in 2017, has established himself in first place for the long term, with a personal fortune estimated at 131 billion dollars. That of the founder of the IT giant Microsoft, 2nd in the ranking, is capped at 96.5 billion. Warren Buffettcloses this top trio with $82.5 billion. The FrenchmanBernard Arnaultcamps in 4eposition, with 76 billion dollars, thus establishing himself as the richest European and the richest Frenchman. Forbes finally highlights the presence of 195 newcomers in the ranking. One of them, David Steward, is one of four African-American billionaires, the magazine says.

The richest man in 2019

Rank 2019

Name

Fortune ($ billions)

Origin of the fortune

Country

1

Jeff Bezos

131

Amazon.com 

United States

2

Bill Gates

96,5

Microsoft

United States

3

Warren Buffett

82,5

Berkshire Hathaway

United States

4

Bernard Arnault

76

LVMH

France

5

Carlos Slim Helu 

64

Telecoms 

Mexico 

6

Amancio Ortega

62,7

Zara 

Spain

7

Larry Ellison

62,5

Oracle

United States

8

Mark Zuckerberg

62,3

Facebook 

United States

9

Michael Bloomberg 

55,5

Bloomberg LP 

United States

10

Larry Page

50,8

Google

United States

11 ties

Charles Koch

50,5

Miscellaneous

United States

11 ties

David Koch

50,5

Miscellaneous

United States

13

Mukesh Ambani  

50

Reliance Industries Limited

India

14

Sergey Brin

49,8

Google

United States

15

Françoise Bettencourt Meyers

49,3

L’Oréal 

France

16

Jim Walton

44,6

Wal-Mart

United States

17

Alice Walton 

44,4

Wal-Mart

United States

18

S. Robson Walton 

44,3

Wal-Mart

United States

19

Steve Ballmer

41,2

Microsoft

United States

20

Ma Huateng

38,8

WeChat

China

Who is the richest person in the world?

Jeff Bezos wins the title of World’s Richest Person for the second year in a row. Its wealth has grown from $19billion in one year to $131billion in 2019.Amazon’s iconic boss is the only one in the Forbes ranking to post a 12-digit fortune. Jeff Bezos had dethroned defending champion Bill Gates in late 2017. Since then, the co-founder of Microsoft, crowned 12 times the richest man in the world, has had to settle for second place, ahead of his compatriot Warren Buffett (Berkshire Hathaway) and Frenchman Bernard Arnault.


Understanding the Forbes Rankings

Richest men

The big winner of the Forbes 2019 ranking is Indian Mukesh Ambani, who moved up from 19th to 13th place, with a personal fortune of $50 billion, up from $40.1 billion last year. Note the entry in the ranking of the 20 richest billionaires in the world of the American Steve Ballmer, former CEO of Microsoft, whose fortune amounts to 41.2 billion dollars. On the other hand, Alibaba’s boss, Jack Ma, has named you as one of the 20 richest people in the world.

Who is the richest woman in the world?

Françoise Bettencourt Meyers, the daughter of Liliane Bettencourt, who died in September 2017, takes 15th place in the world’s highest fortunes ranking, establishing herself this year as the richest woman in the world, ahead of Alice Walton. The Frenchwoman has a personal fortune of 49.3 billion dollars (+17% compared to 2018), compared to 44.4 billion for the daughter of the founder of the multinational Wal-Mart, Sam Walton.

Wealthiest women in 2019

Rank

Name

Fortune ($ billions)

Origin of the fortune

Country

World Rank

1

Françoise Bettencourt Meyers

49,3

L’Oréal

France

15

2

Alice Walton

44,4

Wal-Mart

United States

17

3

Jacqueline Mars

23,9

Agri-food

United States

33

4

Yang Huiyan

22,1

Country Garden

China

42

5

Susanne Klatten

21

BMW, Health

Germany

46

The rest of this top 5 of the world’s richest women is made up of the American Jacqueline Mars (3rd), heiress of the Mars Incorporated food group, the Chinese Yang Huiyan (4th), daughter of Yang Guoqiang who founded the Country Garden conglomerate and the German Susanne Klatten (5th), who inherited shares of the BMW car group.

Who is the richest in France?

Fourth richest man in the world, Bernard Arnault (LVMH) has established himself as the richest Frenchman in the world, with a fortune up by 3.8 billion dollars since the previous edition of the ranking. It’s a woman, Françoise Bettencourt Meyers, who comes second in the ranking of the richest French people in the world. Francois Pinault ranks third, with $29.7 billion, ahead of Alain and Gérard Wertheimer, the heirs of the luxury group Chanel, each with $14.6 billion.

The richest French people in 2019

Rank

Name

Fortune ($ billions)

Origin of the fortune

World Rank

1

Bernard Arnault

76

LVMH

4

2

Francoise Bettencourt Meyers

49,3

L’Oréal

15

3

Francois Pinault

29,7

Kering

30

4 ties

Alain Wertheimer

14,6

Chanel

82

4 ties

Gerard Wertheimer

14,6

Chanel

82

Who is the richest man in Africa?

A citizen of Nigeria, Aliko Dangote remains the richest African, according to Forbes, with assets estimated at $10.4 billion, a drop of $3.7 billion over one year, which earned him the 136th largest fortune in the world, compared to 100th last year. Where does his fortune come from? Cement, sugar and flour. Married with three children, Aliko Dangote lives in Lagos, Nigeria. He is the richest African for the ninth consecutive year.

Who is the richest man in Europe?

Frenchman Bernard Arnault (LVMH) remains the richest European in the world, ahead of Amancio Ortega, for the second consecutive year. The tricolour billionaire indeed has a personal fortune of more than 76 billion dollars when the Spaniard, founder of Zara, reaches a ceiling of 62.7 billion dollars. Assets down $7.3 billion from the previous Forbes ranking.

Who is the richest American?

The richest man in the world, Jeff Bezos, the boss of Amazon, is also the richest American, with a 12-figure fortune. A first in the history of the Forbes ranking. The 55-year-old billionaire resides in Seattle. He’s separated and father of 4 children. His personal wealth grew by $19 billion in just one year.

Who is the richest man in South America?

The Mexican Carlos Slim Helu, who made his fortune in telecoms in particular, remains the richest man in South America. Yet his wealth has declined by $3.1 billion over the past year to $64 billion. However, he gained two places in the ranking of the richest men on the planet and came fifth, ahead of Zara’s founder, Amancio Ortega.

Who is the richest man in Asia?

The Indian Mukesh Ambani is the richest Asian on the planet and 13th wealthiest man in the world, with a global heritage estimated by Forbes in 2019 at $50 billion. The 61-year-old billionaire makes his fortune in the petrochemical industry with the company Reliance Industrie. Last year, China’s Ma Huateng (WeChat) topped the list of the world’s richest Asians.

Who is the richest man in the Middle East?

Majid Al Futtaim (United Arab Emirates) is the richest man in the Middle East in 2019 according to Forbes, with a fortune of $5.1 billion. Having made his fortune in real estate, among other things, he ranks 343rd in the overall ranking of the richest men in the world.

Who is the richest man in Russia?

Contrary to what some people assume, Vladimir Putin is not the richest man in Russia. At least not according to Forbes, who doesn’t even mention it in his ranking of the world’s billionaires. No, according to the magazine, the first Russian fortune in 2019 is that of Leonid Mikhelson. The Russian billionaire is the president and founder of the natural gas producer Novatek, which earned him a personal fortune estimated at 24 billion and 32nd place in the overall ranking of the world’s richest men.

Who is the richest man of all times?

According to Money, who claims to have spent hours interviewing economists and historians in order to compare fortunes in different eras, the richest man of all time is an African: Mansa Mousa (also called Kankou Moussa), ruler of the empire of Mali from 1312 to 1332. How wealthy was he? He was richer than anyone could describe him, Money replies.

Who is the richest footballer?

Argentina’s Lionel Messi is the richest footballer in the world, according to Forbes, with an estimated fortune of $111 million, dethroning Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo. In addition to the $80 million a year he receives from FC Barcelona (Barça), the striker can count on a number of advertising contracts, including those with Gatorade, Adidas, Huawei, Mastercard and Pepsi.

Bloomberg Ranking of Richest Men

While theForbesranking has long been the benchmark in this area, theBloombergagency is also increasingly imposing its methodology. Even if, in the end, we find more or less the same businessmen and other heirs. Discover below the Bloombergranking as of July 17, 2019.

Rank

Name

Fortune ($ billions)

Company

Main sector

Country

1

Jeff Bezos

140

Amazon

High-Tech

United States

2

Bernard Arnault

108

Kering

Luxury

France

3

Bill Gates

107

Microsoft

High-Tech

United States

4

Warren Buffett

83,9

Berkshire Hathaway

Finance

United States

5

 Mark Zuckerberg

79,5

Facebook

High-Tech

United States