Money Talks: Top 10 Richest Billionaires in the World

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The gap between the rich and the poor has been widening for the past 30 years.  The World Inequality Report uncovered that since 1980, the top 0.1 percent of wealth owners, about 7 million people, accounted for as much of the world's growth as the bottom half of the adult population — roughly 3.8 billion people.

Below is a list of the top 10 richest people in the world, including their net worth for the year 2018, as well as the previous year, according to Forbes. This list makes it glaringly obvious that the gap between the rich and poor is at its highest level in decades with no signs of narrowing - highlighted by Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos' nearly 40-billion-dollar net worth increase in a single year.


1) Jeff Bezos

Net Worth (2018): $112 Billion
Net Worth (2017): $72.8 Billioncal
Age: 54
Source: Amazon
Country of Citizenship: United States

2) Bill Gates

Net Worth (2018): $90 Billion
Net Worth (2017): $86 Billion
Age: 62
Source: Microsoft
Country of Citizenship: United States

3) Warren Buffet

Net Worth (2018): $84 Billion
Net Worth (2017): $75.6 Billion
Age: 87
Source: Berkshire Hathaway
Country of Citizenship: United States

4) Bernard Arnault

Net Worth (2018): $72 Billion
Net Worth (2017): $45.1 Billion
Age: 69
Source: LVMH
Country of Citizenship: France

5) Mark Zuckerberg

Net Worth (2018): $71 Billion
Net Worth (2017): $56 Billion
Age: 34
Source: Facebook
Country of Citizenship: United States

6) Amancio Ortega

Net Worth (2018): $70 Billion
Net Worth (2017): $71.3 Billion
Age: 82
Source: Zara
Country of Citizenship: Spain

7) Carlos Slim Helu

Net Worth (2018): $67.1 Billion
Net Worth (2017): $54.5 Billion
Age: 78
Source: Telecom
Country of Citizenship: Mexico

8) Charles Koch
*Note: tied with #9

Net Worth (2018): $60 Billion
Net Worth (2017): $48.3 Billion
Age: 82
Source: Koch Industries
Country of Citizenship: United States

9) David Koch
*Note: tied with #8

Net Worth (2018): $60 Billion
Net Worth (2017): $48.3 Billion
Age: 78
Source: Koch Industries
Country of Citizenship: United States

10) Larry Ellison

Net Worth (2018): $58.5 Billion
Net Worth (2017): $52.2 Billion
Age: 73
Source: Software (Oracle)
Country of Citizenship: United States

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