These are the 10 richest people in the world

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The richest people in the world are not just rich, they are incredibly rich. 
They had an idea, created a company out of it. 
And those companies became the most important in the world. 
Almost all of them are self-made billionaires. 
And their prosperity increases year after year.

There are 2,200 billionaires in the world, according to Forbes. 
And that number is increasing. 
In China, on average, someone becomes a 
billionaire 
every 5 days .
The 10 richest people in the world
-9. 
& 10. Charles and David Koch

Charles Koch is the 83-year-old CEO of Koch Industries, his younger brother David (78) is the vice president. 
They both own 42% of the shares, accounting for 
$ 48 billion in assets … each .
The brothers inherited Koch Industries from their father, but it was only under their leadership that the company grew into a billion dollar conglomerate.
-8. 
Mark Zuckerberg

Zuckerberg was still in the top 5 at the beginning of 2018, but the dramatic fall in Facebook’s share has not helped his fortune. 
34-year-old Zuckerberg also regularly sells Facebook shares to support his own charities. 
He’s 
worth about 
$ 54 billion today 
.
-7. 
Carlos Slim Helu

The Mexican telecom commissioner Carlos Slim has been in the top 10 for many years. 
He is by far the richest Mexican and owns more than 200 companies, including America Movil – the largest mobile phone company in Latin America. 
He’s 
worth about 
$ 57 billionnow 
.
-6. 
Larry Ellison

Ellison is co-founder and former CEO of software company Oracle. 
Oracle is the world’s largest database company. 
Ellison would never have studied computer science before he founded Oracle. 
His fortune stands at around 
$ 58 billion .
-5. 
Amancio Ortega

Amancio Ortega was once 
the 2nd richest man in the world for a very short period 

Ortega is the founder of the Spanish fashion group Zara that has around 7,000 stores worldwide. 
Inditex, the holding company above Zara where it holds 59% of the shares, also owns other brands. 
The 82-year-old Ortega is 
worth about 
$ 62 billion .
-4. 
Bernard Arnault

The richest European is a Frenchman. 
69-year-old Arnault is the head of luxury brand group LVMH to which Louis Vuiton, Dom Perignon and Sephora belong. 
After he took over Christian Dior in 2017, his 
$ 68 billion fortune 
has increased sharply.
-3. 
Warren Buffett

The world’s richest investor is still on the podium with a 
$ 84 billionfortune 
.
-2. 
Bill Gates

Buffett’s good friend, Bill Gates has been at the top of the list for years, but has had to settle for silver for a year. 
Gates is still 
worth 
$ 95 billion .
-1. 
Jeff Bezos

Nobody comes in the area of ​​wealth near 
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos . 
The 54-year-old Bezos saw the stock market price of Amazon continue to rise in recent years. 
Amazon became Apple’s second- 
largest American company with a market capitalization above $ 1,000 billion. 
That gives him a capital of around 
$ 136 billion .

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