They are recognized as the richest men in the world, and together they earn more than half of the world’s population collectively earns. It is said that half of the world’s population is worth financially less than a handful of billionaires in the world.

That means that they are worth more than 4 billion people that live on planet earth.


Carlos Slim Helu

Helu is the richest man in all of Mexico and is worth more than most of his fellow countrymen put together. Carlos is worth more than 47 billion dollars and has a substantial amount of investments in the telecom industry in Mexico.

He is currently the 8th-richest man in the world and makes all his money in investments in his country. America Movil is the largest mobile communication company in South America, and that is where he makes most of his money. 


Larry Page

Page is the co-founder of Google, and he is worth just over 58 billion dollars. Yet, even at that amount, he is only listed at number 7.

As the 7th-richest man in the world, he is only 47 years old, so he has ample time to get to the number 1 spot.


Amancio Ortega

Ranked as the 6th-richest man in the world, Ortega is worth just over 60 billion dollars, and his wealth is growing. Even though he is not that young anymore, he still makes more than 400 million dollars per year from dividends.

That is more than the average yearly income of 25,000 of his fellow countrymen in the previous year. Amancio Ortega is a Spanish businessman who is currently the richest man in Spain with his more than 60 billion dollars of personal worth.

Mark Zuckerberg

Mr. Zuckerberg made more than 6 billion dollars in just one day, and that increased his personal wealth quite a bit. Mark Zuckerberg is one of the founders of Facebook, which has made them richer than most people on Earth.

He is currently worth more than 66 billion dollars and is number 5 on the list of richest people in the world. He was the world’s youngest billionaire at the age of only 24, and he is not even 40 yet.

Larry Ellison

This person is the 4th-richest man in the world, and he owns more than a million shares in Oracle Corporation. Oracle Corporation is currently the 2nd-largest software company in the world. It sells database software and other technology.

Larry’s net worth is around 70 billion dollars, and that puts him in the number 4 spot on the list of richest men in the world. His fortune came from a mere 1,200 dollars, and now it has put his personal wealth in the billions.

Bernard Arnault

Bernard is the CEO and chairman of Christian Dior SE and owns about 40 percent of LVMH and is worth 90 billion. He is actually worth more than 90 billion dollars, to be exact he is worth more than 94 billion dollars.

Bernard is from France and is the richest man in France at the moment, but was for a short while number one in the world. He even passed Bill Gates and the Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos for one single day.

Bill Gates

We all know about Bill Gates and how he became the richest man in the world for quite some time. He was at the number one spot for a very long time and was the richest man in the world for many years.

He is currently worth just over 100 billion dollars. And that is after he had a huge loss of nearly 4 billion dollars. In the last couple of months, he was number 3 on the list. But he is back at number two entering the new year.

Jeff Bezos

Currently, the richest man in the world is worth more than 100 billion dollars, and that figure is still growing. Jeff Bezos is known as the founder and CEO of the online retail company,, which delivers worldwide.

He is currently worth 143 billion dollars, and his wealth is still growing on a daily basis. Jeff is 56 years old and still has many years of profit left in him. So it is likely he will become even richer than he is now.