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The 25 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 25 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 25 Richest People in the World

There’s been a huge fluctuation in the net worth of these 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 25 richest people in the world in 2018:

 

25. Lee Shau Kee

Richest People - Lee Shau-Kee

Net Worth: $31.6 Billion

Lee Shau Kee is the co-founder of Sun Hung Kai, a successful property development company. He grew up in a very poor family, but today he is worth over $30 billion.

 

24. Li Ka-Shing

Richest People – Li Ka-shing

Net Worth: $34.9 Billion

Li Ka-Shing is one of the most influential businessmen in Asia, and is the current chairman of CK Hutchison Holdings, and CK Asset Holdings. However, he plans to step down from the throne this year. As of March 2018, Li Ka-Shing’s net worth is roughly $34.9 Billion.

“Vision is perhaps our greatest strength… it has kept us alive to the power and continuity of thought through the centuries, it makes us peer into the future and lends shape to the unknown.” – Li Ka-Shing

 

23. Hui Ka Yan

Richest People - Hui Ka Yan

Net Worth: $35.5 Billion

Hui Ka Yan is the current chairman for the Hong Kong-listed real estate developer, China Evergrande Group, of Shenzhen. The company is active in residential and commercial property.

As of this year, Hui Ka Yan’s net worth is $35.5 billion.

 

22. Mukesh Ambani

Richest People in the World - Mukesh Ambani

Net Worth: $39.6 Billion

Mukesh Ambani is an Indian business magnate, currently chairman, managing director and largest shareholder of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL).

Ambani has been the richest man in Asia for a while now, and this year, he made it onto the list of the richest worldwide! As of 2018, Mukesh Ambani’s net worth is $39.6 billion.

“Today I see a billion people as a billion potential consumers, an opportunity to generate value for them and to make a return for myself” – Mukesh Ambani

 

21. Steve Ballmer

Richest People - Steve Ballmer

Net Worth: $40 Billion

Steve Ballmer is the current owner of the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers, and he is also the former CEO of Microsoft. As of 2018, Steve Ballmer’s net worth is estimated at $40 billion.

 

20. Sheldon Adelson

Richest People - Sheldon Adelson

Net Worth: $40.1 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 2018, with a new estimated net worth of $40.1 billion.

“I look at every business and ask, How long can this last? How can I identify the status quo and change it?” – Sheldon Adelson

 

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19. Alice Walton

Richest People - Alice Walton

Net Worth: $41.6 Billion

Alice Walton is the daughter of Sam Walton, and heiress to the Walmart fortune. She founded the Llama Company in 1988, but it has since closed down.

“I know the price of lettuce. You need to understand price and value. You buy the best lettuce you can at the best price you can.” – Alice Walton

 

18. S. Robson Walton

Richest People - S. Robson Walton

Net Worth: $41.8 Billion

Rob Walton is the eldest son of Sam Walton, and served as the chairman for Walmart, after his father’s death, up until 2015.

Further more, he briefly surpassed his brother Jim recently on this list of the richest people in the world. However, he’s now fallen back to his original spot.

 

17. Jim Walton

Richest People - Jim Walton

Net Worth: $41.9 Billion

Jim Walton is the son of Sam Walton, who was the founder of the world’s largest retail chain, ‘Walmart’. He is on the Walmart board of directors, and CEO of his own company, Arvest Bank.

In 2018, Jim Walton’s net worth is $41.9 billion.

 

16. Jack Ma

Richest People in the World - Jack Ma

Net Worth: $42.2 Billion

Jack Ma is the founder of Alibaba, and although he’s been one of the richest people in Asia for several years, he’s only just made it onto the list of the richest people in the world this year.

Jack was rejected from multiple jobs, including KFC when it was first introduced to China. Today, Jack Ma’s net worth is estimated to be $42.2 billion, launching him to the 16th spot on this list.

“Help young people. Help small guys. Because small guys will be big. Young people will have the seeds you bury in their minds, and when they grow up, they will change the world.” – Jack Ma

 

15. Francoise Bettencourt Meyers

Richest People - Francoise Bettencourt Meyers

Net Worth: $44.5 Billion

Francoise Bettencourt Meyers became the reigning L’Oreal heiress when her mother, Liliane Bettencourt, passed away in 2017. She now runs the holding company as chairwoman, with her family owning 33% of L’Oreal.

 

14. Sergey Brin

Richest People - Sergey Brin

Net Worth: $49.6 Billion

Sergey Brin and Larry Page co-founded Google back in 1998, in just a small simple garage. The duo have taken Google to the top, putting Sergey Brin just behind Page in this list of the richest people worldwide.

 

13. Ma Huateng

Richest People in the World - Ma Huateng

Net Worth: $50.9 Billion

Ma Huateng is a Chinese business magnate, investor, philanthropist, engineer, internet and technology entrepreneur. He’s also the founder of Tencent, which is the most valuable company in Asia.

Huateng is another of the richest in Asia, who made it on this list in 2018, with an estimated net worth of $49.3 billion in 2018.

 

12. Michael Bloomberg

Richest People - Michael Bloomberg

Net Worth: $52.1 Billion

Michael Bloomberg is an American entrepreneur and politician. Bloomberg is the founder and CEO of Bloomberg L.P, the financial data and media company. Bloomberg is now 74 years old and one of the richest people in the world.

Michael Bloomberg lost a couple of billion dollars from his net worth in the past few months, which has caused him to drop from 9th to 12th on this list. His net worth is now estimated at $52.1 billion.

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11. Larry Page

Richest People - Larry Page

Net Worth: $53.5 Billion

Larry Page is the co-founder of Google, which was founded back in a garage in 1998.

Google, no doubt, has become the most successful search engine in the world, and the company has gone on to make various acquisitions such as YouTube. Google’s success has made Larry Page one of the richest people in the world.

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. 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.

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. I pray that God will open up their heart to give, I know some are giving, they should never get tired. God gave some people riches so that they can bless others. Many of us need empowerment. I wish they will help

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