Below you can see the list of top 5 richest people in the world. For our methodology and extensive coverage please see this article.
5. Bernard Arnault
Another French billionaire enters the list of richest people in the world, because of him being the chief executive and chairman of LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton SE, which has some of the most prestigious fashion brands under it. He was even briefly the richest man in the world in 2019 and early 2020.
4. Mark Zuckerberg
The founder of Facebook needs no introduction, and while he’s gained nearly $16 billion in 2020, he was even richer a month ago when he became a centabillionaire, though currently he’ll have to settle for just $95.8 billion.
3. Elon Musk
Our top 4 really needs no introduction as Elon Musk has made his presence felt, not just as the founder and CEO of Space X and and CEO of Tesla, but because he is seen by many as a tech savvy man who is in touch with his legions of fans. I think these people are in for bitter disappointment as Musk has the feel of a villain more than a hero, but with $108 billion to his name, I doubt he’ll care.
2. Bill Gates
Pick a list of the richest people from the last 2 decades and Bill Gates will always be near the top. This has remained true even for 2020 where he’s worth $121 billion, a $7.6 billion increase in 2020 alone.
1. Jeff Bezos
No surprises as Jeff Bezos tops the list of the top 5 richest people in the world. The man has attained super villain status for having a net worth of nearly $176 billion and yet, paying his employees a pittance. This combined with the famous harsh working conditions in Amazon have seen the richest man in the world having very few supporters.