Top 20 Richest Billionaires of the World in 2017


Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos briefly became the richest person in the world when the markets opened on July 27, 2017, according to Forbes. With a fortune of $90.6 billion, he became the first person to top a net worth of $90 billion. But by the time the markets closed, he had been dethroned again.

While Forbes updates their list of the world’s billionaires in real time as markets fluctuate, the magazine also releases a more static list each year. The total net worth of these money-makers when 2017’s list was released in March was $7.67 trillion.

Click through to see 2017’s top 20 billionaires on the planet.

20. Sheldon Adelson (U.S.)

Chairman and CEO, Las Vegas Sands

Age: 83
Net worth: $30.4 billion

19. Li Ka-shing (Hong Kong)

Chairman, CK Hutchison Holdings

Age: 89
Net worth: $31.2 billion

18. Wang Jianlin (China)

Chairman, Dalian Wanda Group 

Age: 62
Net worth: $31.3 billion

17. Alice Walton (U.S.)

Wal-Mart heir; Chairman, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Age: 67

Net worth: $33.8 billion

16. Jim Walton (U.S.)

Wal-Mart heir; Chairman and CEO, Arvest Bank Group, Inc.

Age: 60
Net worth: $34 billion

15. Rob Walton (U.S.)

Chairman, Wal-Mart Stores

Age: 72
Net worth: $34.1 billion

14. Liliane Bettencourt (France)

Owner, 33 percent of L’Oréal

Age: 94
Net worth: $39.5 billion

13. Sergey Brin (U.S.)

President, Google

Age: 43
Net worth: $39.8 billion

12. Larry Page (U.S.)

CEO, Google

Age: 43

Net worth: $39.8 billion

11. Bernard Arnault (France)

Chairman and CEO, Louis Vuitton

Age: 68
Net worth: $41.5 billion

10. Michael Bloomberg (U.S.)

CEO, Bloomberg

Age: 75
Net worth: $47.5 billion

8 (TIE). David Koch (U.S.)

Executive Vice President, Koch Industries

Age: 77
Net worth: $48.3 billion

8 (TIE). Charles Koch (U.S.)

CEO, Koch Industries

Age: 81
Net worth: $48.3 billion

7. Larry Ellison (U.S.)

Co-founder, Oracle

Age: 72
Net worth: $52.2 billion

6. Carlos Slim Helu (Mexico)

Chairman, América Móvil

Age: 77
Net worth: $54.5 billion

5. Mark Zuckerberg (U.S.)

Co-founder and CEO, Facebook

Age: 33
Net worth: $56 billion

4. Amancio Ortega (Spain)

Co-founder, Zara

Age: 81
Net worth: $71.3 billion

3. Jeff Bezos (U.S.)

CEO, Amazon

Age: 53
Net worth: $72.8 billion

2. Warren Buffett (U.S.)

CEO, Berkshire Hathaway

Age: 85
Net worth: $75.6 billion

Bill Gates
Bill Gates

1. Bill Gates (U.S.)

Co-founder, Microsoft

Age: 60
Net worth: $86 billion

Gates has held the No. 1 spot as the world’s richest person for four years in a row, and for 18 out of the past 23 years.

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