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The Top 20 Richest People in the World 2018

The Top 20 Richest People in the World 2017

Who are the richest people in the world?

Most people have a pretty good idea, even if they’re not an entrepreneur, or interested in the subject at all for that matter.

As you’re reading this, you probably already have names popping into your head as to who will appear on the list of the richest.

Let’s find out in this article, where we list the top 20 richest people in the world as of 2018. These are the game-changers, and the people who have helped transform and re-shape the world.

The Top 20 Richest People in the World

There’s been a huge fluctuation in the net worth of these 20 billionaires in the past year. But, you can find out more about that below!

The stats given here in regards to net worth have come from Forbes directly. These are the top 20 richest people in the world in 2018:


20. Sheldon Adelson

Richest People - Sheldon Adelson

Net Worth: $38.1 Billion

Sheldon Adelson is an American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist.

He is also the founder, chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands Corporation, which owns the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.

Sheldon has recently managed to climb onto the list of the top 20 richest people worldwide in 2017, with a new estimated net worth of $34.4 billion.


Written by Dan Western

Dan Western is the founder of Wealthy Gorilla. Dan is a young ambitious guy who has been researching self-development for the past two years and is now off travelling the world. His mission is to inspire others to live their dreams and be the person to whom they say; "Because of you, I never gave up." Join Wealthy Gorilla on Facebook.


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  1. I want to be richest person to very quickly.
    I am a powerful money magnet
    I am a multi multi Billionaire
    I am financially abundant and money comes to me naturally.
    Money is following to me like a river
    bill gates I love you I am a big big divotee.
    Please bill gates bleesing and fulfilling my dreams

  2. I am struggling to pay my school fees but others have been blessed with a lot of money and properties. Oh God ! , answer my prayers for these rich men help me .

  3. If lika shing is 2nd richest in aisa and is 19th richest in world, don’t you think richest man in aisa should the 19th richest in place of lika shing.. Just a thought.

  4. Bill gate is a money magnet, I pray God will take this far in life becoming one of the 1000 richest men in the world

  5. Comment: is it true that they are richest people, I know that their are some people that reach, but kept silent simply because the empty vessel makes noise, the one with water doesn’t make noise
    but I like to be one of them.

  6. I know this people to a risk in life to get whatever they have now. There are remodels we she look after and do same. Its my prayer I meet one of this people for them to imput thier knowlgde in me to become like them. Whatever they have today, they struggled and I want to be a risk taker like them

  7. I am the richest person in the world because I’m content with what I have. I do not have much, in fact it may be laughable to someone but I tell you I feel I’m richer than Bill Gates and Warren Buffet.

  8. Well, hope that there is nothings wrong for being rich or poor. Suppose if all the peoples of this world becomes equally rich or poor, then will not the world stop functions its basic regular courses. That’s why doesn’t the rich one are just being rich for the poors and the poors are just being poor for the riches. Where else there could be who is being rich or poor for themselves alone, don’t they needs each other to create things either good or bad just as the positive and negative current needs each other to produce either useful or harmful effects, therefore isn’t that they seem like to have an equal weight if the poor and the rich one are to be weighed on a pairs of a balanced scales.

  9. Some are extremely wealthy while some are extremely poor, what are the rich people doing special that others ain’t doing? I wonder.

  10. Great read! Very inspiring to say the least. Anything is possible. If we all put in the work and aspire to one day be an additional helping hand to the world, I don’t see why we won’t be able to do it. Probably not top 20, but a life of abundance and fulfillment.

  11. Thanks for letting me know the rich guys .
    God is the giver of whatever we have today so let us not forget to thank God.
    Remember to help the needy like me who is struggling to earn a living . God bless us all whether the rich or poor.

  12. God bless all multi-billioners in the world with divine light, love and power! More blessings of financial prosperity and spirituality, with goodwill and the will to do good!

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