THE WORLD’S REAL-TIME BILLIONAIRES

Daily ranking of the world’s richest people. The figures are updated at the close of every trading day in New York.

Last update 31st January 2023
The richest person in the world changes all the time, depending on stock prices and other factors. However, there are always a few constants near the top of the list. Looking at the list of richest people can be inspiring, as it shows what is possible with hard work and innovation. It can also be informative, as it gives you a glimpse into different industries and business models. And finally, it can give you ideas for your own investment portfolio. By studying how these richest people made their fortunes, you can get a better sense of where to put your money to work.
Rank
Name
Total net worth
$ Last change
$ YTD change
Country / Region
Industry
1
$189B
-$1.04B
+$26.8B
France
Consumer
2
$160B
-$7.13B
+$22.8B
United States
Technology
3
$124B
-$1.80B
+$16.9B
United States
Technology
4
$111B
-$953M
+$2.15B
United States
Technology
5
$107B
-$881M
-$529M
United States
Diversified
6
$99.5B
-$2.01B
+$7.64B
United States
Technology
7
Larry Page
$90.0B
-$2.02B
+$7.04B
United States
Technology
8
Steve Ballmer
$86.9B
-$1.79B
+$1.12B
United States
Technology
9
Sergey Brin
$86.4B
-$2.02B
+$7.07B
United States
Technology
10
Carlos Slim
$85.7B
+$117M
+$11.4B
Mexico
Diversified
11
$84.4B
-$8.21B
-$36.1B
India
Industrial
12
Mukesh Ambani
$82.2B
+$809M
-$4.96B
India
Energy
13
Francoise Bettencourt Meyers
$82.1B
+$189M
+$10.6B
France
Consumer
14
Zhong Shanshan
$69.0B
+$404M
+$1.40B
China
Diversified
15
Charles Koch
$68.0B
-$541M
+$1.01B
United States
Industrial
16
Julia Flesher Koch & family
$68.0B
-$541M
+$1.01B
United States
Industrial
17
Jim Walton
$64.8B
-$512M
+$934M
United States
Retail
18
Rob Walton
$64.1B
-$479M
+$899M
United States
Retail
19
Amancio Ortega
$63.2B
+$127M
+$8.55B
Spain
Retail
20
Alice Walton
$62.5B
-$477M
+$818M
United States
Retail
21
Mark Zuckerberg
$55.1B
-$1.67B
+$9.47B
United States
Technology
22
Zhang Yiming
$54.9B
$0
$0
China
Technology
23
Jacqueline Badger Mars
$54.2B
+$524M
-$540M
United States
Food & Beverage
24
John Mars
$54.2B
+$524M
-$540M
United States
Food & Beverage
25
Michael Dell
$48.6B
-$605M
+$182M
United States
Technology
26
Alain Wertheimer
$47.9B
-$130M
+$4.67B
France
Consumer
27
Gerard Wertheimer
$47.9B
-$130M
+$4.67B
France
Consumer
28
Phil Knight & family
$47.0B
-$384M
+$3.15B
United States
Consumer
29
Ma Huateng
$43.1B
-$2.65B
+$6.49B
China
Technology
30
Giovanni Ferrero & family
$42.8B
+$150M
+$814M
Italy
Food & Beverage
31
Francois Pinault
$41.7B
+$407M
+$5.97B
France
Consumer
32
Zeng Yuqun
$40.0B
+$1.80B
+$7.24B
Hong Kong
Industrial
33
Len Blavatnik
$37.4B
+$31.3M
+$1.47B
United States
Diversified
34
Miriam Adelson
$36.0B
-$525M
+$4.60B
United States
Entertainment
35
Jack Ma
$34.8B
-$710M
+$2.57B
China
Technology
36
Klaus-Michael Kuehne
$34.4B
+$20.0M
+$2.32B
Germany
Industrial
37
Colin Huang
$34.2B
-$2.65B
+$5.50B
China
Technology
38
Jeff Yass
$33.4B
-$145M
+$555M
United States
Finance
39
Stephen Schwarzman
$31.6B
-$277M
+$5.13B
United States
Finance
40
Tadashi Yanai
$31.3B
-$54.3M
-$378M
Japan
Retail
41
Li Ka-shing
$29.9B
-$94.0M
+$1.44B
Hong Kong
Real Estate
42
Vladimir Potanin
$29.9B
+$73.5M
+$1.33B
Russian Federation
Commodities
43
Ken Griffin
$29.4B
-$25.4M
+$559M
United States
Finance
44
Shapoor Mistry
$29.3B
+$109M
+$1.50B
India
Industrial
45
Leonard Lauder
$28.5B
+$8.78M
+$2.08B
United States
Consumer
46
Low Tuck Kwong
$28.0B
+$64.8M
-$305M
Indonesia
Energy
47
Abigail Johnson
$27.8B
-$459M
+$1.15B
United States
Finance
48
William Ding
$27.7B
-$600M
+$4.99B
China
Technology
49
German Larrea
$27.4B
-$38.4M
+$4.77B
Mexico
Commodities
50
Gina Rinehart
$27.4B
-$582M
+$3.43B
Australia
Commodities
51
Shiv Nadar
$26.8B
+$392M
+$2.30B
India
Technology
52
Henry Cheng
$26.1B
-$664M
+$1.67B
Hong Kong
Retail
53
Iris Fontbona & family
$26.1B
-$235M
+$2.24B
Chile
Commodities
54
Leonid Mikhelson
$25.8B
-$151M
+$1.14B
Russian Federation
Energy
55
Takemitsu Takizaki
$25.3B
+$125M
+$3.24B
Japan
Technology
56
Dieter Schwarz
$25.0B
-$48.5M
+$2.42B
Germany
Retail
57
James Simons
$25.0B
-$125M
+$475M
United States
Finance
58
Azim Premji
$24.8B
+$168M
+$741M
India
Technology
59
He Xiangjian
$24.7B
-$484M
+$1.87B
China
Consumer
60
Carl Icahn
$24.3B
-$59.6M
+$906M
United States
Diversified
61
Thomas Peterffy
$24.2B
+$67.0M
+$1.63B
United States
Finance
62
Susanne Klatten
$23.8B
-$294M
+$1.47B
Germany
Industrial
63
Xu Yangtian
$23.5B
$0
$0
China
Retail
64
Andrew Forrest
$23.5B
-$391M
+$2.32B
Australia
Commodities
65
Elaine Marshall
$22.6B
-$188M
+$333M
United States
Industrial
66
Lukas Walton
$22.6B
-$220M
+$400M
United States
Retail
67
Harold Hamm
$22.4B
$0
+$25.0M
United States
Energy
68
Lee Shau Kee
$22.4B
-$168M
+$1.59B
Hong Kong
Real Estate
69
Wang Chuan-Fu
$22.3B
+$1.03B
+$2.36B
China
Consumer
70
Thomas Frist
$22.3B
-$127M
+$1.07B
United States
Health Care
71
Changpeng Zhao
$22.0B
-$1.88B
+$9.45B
Canada
Finance
72
MacKenzie Scott
$21.8B
-$450M
+$2.92B
United States
Technology
73
Jorge Paulo Lemann
$21.0B
+$70.3M
-$182M
Brazil
Food & Beverage
74
Stefan Quandt
$20.8B
-$302M
+$1.84B
Germany
Industrial
75
Dan Gilbert
$20.7B
-$152M
+$3.34B
United States
Real Estate
76
Vladimir Lisin
$20.5B
+$20.0M
+$643M
Russian Federation
Industrial
77
Budi Hartono
$20.3B
+$30.2M
+$1.33B
Indonesia
Diversified
78
Eric Schmidt
$20.3B
-$444M
+$1.53B
United States
Technology
79
Alexey Mordashov
$20.2B
+$131M
+$1.48B
Russian Federation
Industrial
80
Ernesto Bertarelli & family
$20.1B
-$125M
+$792M
Switzerland
Diversified
81
Alisher Usmanov
$19.6B
-$120M
+$1.11B
Russian Federation
Diversified
82
Lakshmi Mittal
$19.4B
-$286M
+$2.05B
India
Commodities
83
Michael Hartono
$19.2B
+$29.3M
+$1.28B
Indonesia
Diversified
84
Aliko Dangote
$19.0B
+$8.56M
+$325M
Nigeria
Industrial
85
Peter Woo
$18.8B
-$157M
-$80.1M
Hong Kong
Real Estate
86
Huang Shilin
$18.6B
+$823M
+$3.33B
China
Industrial
87
Li Xiting
$18.4B
+$41.6M
+$1.62B
Singapore
Health Care
88
John Menard
$18.3B
-$100M
+$127M
United States
Retail
89
Vicky Safra
$17.9B
-$53.5M
+$499M
Greece
Finance
90
Rodolphe Saade & family
$17.9B
+$322M
+$1.75B
France
Services
91
Jensen Huang
$17.9B
-$1.06B
+$4.05B
United States
Technology
92
Robert Kuok
$17.9B
-$37.5M
+$906M
Malaysia
Diversified
93
Vagit Alekperov
$17.8B
+$23.1M
+$2.48B
Russian Federation
Energy
94
Pang Kang
$17.7B
+$228M
+$529M
China
Food & Beverage
95
Qin Yinglin
$17.6B
+$113M
+$220M
China
Food & Beverage
96
Zhang Zhidong
$17.6B
-$1.17B
+$2.85B
China
Technology
97
Liu Yongxing
$17.3B
-$126M
+$2.13B
China
Industrial
98
Radhakishan Damani
$17.2B
-$72.0M
-$2.19B
India
Retail
99
Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi
$17.1B
-$51.6M
+$1.31B
Thailand
Food & Beverage
100
Lui Che-Woo
$16.9B
-$196M
+$744M
Hong Kong
Entertainment
101
Mark Mateschitz
$16.7B
-$150M
+$137M
Austria
Food & Beverage
102
Eyal Ofer
$16.6B
-$67.8M
+$277M
Israel
Services
103
Cyrus Poonawalla
$16.6B
-$107M
+$2.34B
India
Health Care
104
Wang Wenyin
$16.6B
-$285M
+$2.30B
China
Commodities
105
Dilip Shanghvi
$16.5B
+$121M
+$934M
India
Health Care
106
Ray Dalio
$16.2B
$0
+$25.0M
United States
Finance
107
Gianluigi Aponte
$16.2B
$0
$0
Switzerland
Services
108
James Dyson
$16.1B
-$190M
+$1.25B
United Kingdom
Consumer
109
Donald Bren
$16.1B
$0
$0
United States
Real Estate
110
Li Shu Fu
$16.1B
-$392M
+$1.66B
China
Industrial
111
Xu Hang
$15.9B
-$10.8M
+$1.38B
Hong Kong
Health Care
112
Alwaleed Bin Talal
$15.9B
-$84.5M
+$373M
Saudi Arabia
Diversified
113
David Tepper
$15.5B
-$25.0M
+$125M
United States
Finance
114
Wang Wei
$15.4B
-$291M
+$615M
China
Services
115
Lv Xiang-yang
$15.2B
+$690M
+$1.70B
China
Consumer
116
Reinhold Wuerth
$15.2B
-$117M
+$2.18B
Germany
Industrial
117
Zhang Bo
$15.0B
-$134M
+$1.39B
China
Industrial
118
Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken
$14.5B
-$275k
+$772M
Netherlands
Food & Beverage
119
Stefan Persson
$14.5B
+$114M
+$1.63B
Sweden
Retail
120
Karl Albrecht Jr
$14.2B
-$27.6M
+$930M
Germany
Retail
121
Beate Heister
$14.2B
-$27.6M
+$930M
Germany
Retail
122
Chen Bang
$14.2B
+$11.5M
+$1.32B
China
Health Care
123
Sherry Brydson
$14.1B
-$69.8M
+$519M
Canada
Media & Telecom
124
Richard Liu
$14.1B
-$811M
+$818M
China
Technology
125
Guillaume Pousaz
$14.0B
$0
$0
Switzerland
Technology
126
Masayoshi Son
$13.9B
-$139M
+$1.46B
Japan
Technology
127
Thomas Struengmann
$13.7B
-$194M
-$285M
Germany
Health Care
128
Andreas Struengmann
$13.7B
-$194M
-$285M
Germany
Health Care
129
Mikhail Prokhorov
$13.7B
+$6.87M
+$465M
Russian Federation
Diversified
130
Hasso Plattner
$13.6B
+$150M
+$1.24B
Germany
Technology
131
Marijke Mars
$13.5B
+$131M
-$135M
United States
Food & Beverage
132
Victoria Mars
$13.5B
+$131M
-$135M
United States
Food & Beverage
133
Pamela Mars-Wright
$13.5B
+$131M
-$135M
United States
Food & Beverage
134
Valerie Mars
$13.5B
+$131M
-$135M
United States
Food & Beverage
135
Donald Newhouse
$13.4B
-$133M
+$1.47B
United States
Media & Telecom
136
Philip Anschutz
$13.3B
-$7.26M
+$45.9M
United States
Diversified
137
Uday Kotak
$13.3B
+$86.5M
-$417M
India
Finance
138
Wei Jianjun
$13.2B
+$332M
+$847M
China
Consumer
139
Sarath Ratanavadi
$13.1B
-$45.1M
+$451M
Thailand
Energy
140
Laurene Powell Jobs
$13.1B
-$137M
+$966M
United States
Media & Telecom
141
Jiang Rensheng
$13.0B
-$531M
+$1.59B
China
Health Care
142
Steve Cohen
$12.8B
-$7.55M
+$23.2M
United States
Finance
143
Savitri Jindal
$12.8B
-$271M
-$1.08B
India
Commodities
144
Stan Kroenke
$12.8B
$0
$0
United States
Real Estate
145
Robert Pera
$12.8B
-$361M
+$447M
United States
Technology
146
Wang Xing
$12.8B
-$132M
+$155M
China
Technology
147
Jan Koum
$12.8B
-$100M
+$375M
United States
Technology
148
Charles Schwab
$12.7B
+$68.0M
-$740M
United States
Finance
149
Raymond Kwok
$12.7B
+$48.6M
+$759M
Hong Kong
Real Estate
150
Andrey Melnichenko
$12.7B
-$93.8M
-$469M
Russian Federation
Industrial
151
Renata Kellnerova
$12.5B
-$101M
+$785M
Czech Republic
Diversified
152
Goh Cheng Liang
$12.5B
-$14.1M
+$1.42B
Singapore
Industrial
153
Jim Ratcliffe
$12.5B
-$210M
+$1.67B
United Kingdom
Industrial
154
Johann Rupert & family
$12.3B
-$64.2M
+$1.42B
South Africa
Diversified
155
Dustin Moskovitz
$12.3B
-$243M
+$1.17B
United States
Technology
156
Paolo Rocca & family
$12.2B
-$189M
+$816M
Italy
Commodities
157
Gennady Timchenko
$12.2B
-$90.8M
+$413M
Russian Federation
Diversified
158
Thomas Kwok
$12.2B
+$42.8M
+$728M
Hong Kong
Real Estate
159
Gustaf Douglas & family
$12.1B
-$255M
+$1.08B
Sweden
Diversified
160
Sunil Mittal
$12.0B
-$65.3M
-$385M
India
Media & Telecom
161
Lei Jun
$11.9B
-$613M
+$1.46B
China
Technology
162
Robert Smith
$11.9B
$0
$0
United States
Finance
163
Mikhail Fridman
$11.8B
-$13.4M
+$486M
Russian Federation
Diversified
164
Harry Triguboff
$11.8B
$0
$0
Australia
Real Estate
165
Ricardo Salinas
$11.5B
-$261M
-$40.9M
Mexico
Diversified
166
Alejandro Santo Domingo & family
$11.5B
+$33.9M
+$66.7M
Colombia
Food & Beverage
167
Idan Ofer
$11.5B
-$23.2M
-$75.9M
Israel
Energy
168
Michael Platt
$11.4B
-$25.0M
+$3.06B
United Kingdom
Finance
169
Dave Duffield
$11.3B
-$76.6M
+$444M
United States
Technology
170
Izzy Englander
$11.3B
-$18.4M
+$55.7M
United States
Finance
171
Jerry Jones
$11.2B
-$111M
-$309M
United States
Entertainment
172
Jeffery Hildebrand
$11.1B
-$485M
-$105M
United States
Energy
173
Pei Zhenhua
$11.1B
+$423M
+$1.86B
China
Industrial
174
John Albert Sobrato
$11.1B
$0
$0
United States
Real Estate
175
Jin Baofang
$11.0B
+$215M
+$1.35B
China
Energy
176
Melinda French Gates
$10.9B
+$1.53M
+$61.9M
United States
Diversified
177
Dang Yanbao
$10.9B
+$144M
+$1.27B
China
Energy
178
Li Shuirong
$10.9B
+$139M
+$869M
China
Energy
179
Kumar Birla
$10.8B
+$34.6M
-$546M
India
Industrial
180
Yang Huiyan
$10.8B
-$743M
+$918M
China
Real Estate
181
Leon Black
$10.7B
-$134M
+$556M
United States
Finance
182
Wee Cho Yaw
$10.6B
-$48.5M
+$168M
Singapore
Finance
183
Hugh Grosvenor
$10.6B
$0
$0
United Kingdom
Real Estate
184
Micky Arison
$10.6B
-$82.6M
+$421M
United States
Entertainment
185
Gong Hongjia
$10.5B
+$95.0M
+$680M
China
Technology
186
Michael Rubin
$10.5B
$0
$0
United States
Retail
187
Charles Butt & family
$10.5B
$0
$0
United States
Retail
188
Qi Shi
$10.4B
-$61.4M
+$1.77B
China
Finance
189
Wu Yajun
$10.4B
-$565M
+$799M
China
Real Estate
190
Liu Hanyuan
$10.4B
+$6.17M
+$949M
China
Industrial
191
Carl Cook
$10.3B
-$70.4M
+$211M
United States
Health Care
192
Steven Rales
$10.3B
-$96.4M
+$64.2M
United States
Industrial
193
Melker Schorling
$10.3B
+$1.96M
+$720M
Sweden
Diversified
194
Dmitry Rybolovlev
$10.3B
-$507k
+$220M
Russian Federation
Diversified
195
Graeme Hart
$10.2B
+$51.7M
-$105M
New Zealand
Finance
196
Sun Piaoyang
$10.2B
-$7.23M
+$1.22B
China
Health Care
197
Zhang Congyuan
$10.2B
+$248M
+$1.59B
Taiwan
Industrial
198
Christy Walton
$10.1B
-$62.5M
+$133M
United States
Retail
199
Robin Li
$10.1B
-$39.1M
+$1.68B
China
Technology
200
Ma Jianrong
$10.1B
-$380M
+$1.02B
China
Consumer
201
Stan Druckenmiller
$10.1B
$0
$0
United States
Finance
202
Lin Jianhua
$10.0B
+$118M
+$1.17B
China
Technology
203
Jim Goodnight
$9.93B
-$40.5M
+$749M
United States
Technology
204
George Roberts
$9.92B
-$143M
+$869M
United States
Finance
205
Antonia Axson Johnson
$9.87B
-$67.5M
-$135M
Sweden
Industrial
206
Li Zhenguo
$9.87B
+$232M
+$1.37B
China
Energy
207
Andy Beal
$9.85B
-$50.0M
+$69.2M
United States
Finance
208
Andrey Guryev
$9.78B
+$8.50M
+$684M
Russian Federation
Industrial
209
Suleiman Kerimov
$9.77B
$0
+$775M
Russian Federation
Commodities
210
Scott Farquhar
$9.71B
-$400M
+$1.55B
Australia
Technology
211
Mike Cannon-Brookes
$9.70B
-$407M
+$1.55B
Australia
Technology
212
Marcel Telles
$9.67B
+$34.5M
-$128M
Brazil
Food & Beverage
213
Theo Albrecht Jr
$9.62B
-$84.9M
+$329M
Germany
Retail
214
Tim Sweeney
$9.60B
-$25.0M
$0
United States
Technology
215
Ned Johnson IV
$9.56B
-$118M
+$357M
United States
Finance
216
Elizabeth Johnson
$9.54B
-$118M
+$332M
United States
Finance
217
Henry Kravis
$9.52B
-$107M
+$792M
United States
Finance
218
Laurence Graff
$9.49B
-$80.6M
+$1.06B
United Kingdom
Consumer
219
Victor Rashnikov
$9.48B
+$110M
+$948M
Russian Federation
Industrial
220
Chen Jianhua
$9.47B
+$132M
+$961M
China
Industrial
221
Emmanuel Besnier
$9.43B
+$85.6M
+$433M
France
Food & Beverage
222
John Fredriksen
$9.26B
-$41.6M
+$419M
Cyprus
Industrial
223
Les Wexner
$9.17B
-$52.8M
+$310M
United States
Retail
224
Ivan Glasenberg
$9.17B
-$17.6M
+$171M
Australia
Commodities
225
Tilman Fertitta
$9.17B
-$101M
+$766M
United States
Entertainment
226
Wang Liping
$9.15B
-$122M
+$672M
China
Industrial
227
Michael Kadoorie
$9.14B
+$10.1M
+$267M
Hong Kong
Energy
228
David Geffen
$9.14B
$0
$0
United States
Entertainment
229
Vincent Bollore
$9.12B
+$59.9M
+$416M
France
Diversified
230
Andy Bechtolsheim
$9.11B
-$127M
+$239M
Germany
Technology
231
Ding Shizhong
$9.11B
-$340M
+$1.11B
China
Consumer
232
Zhong Huijuan
$9.05B
-$584M
+$638M
China
Health Care
233
Hansjoerg Wyss
$8.90B
-$76.6M
+$491M
Switzerland
Health Care
234
Ralph Sonnenberg
$8.88B
-$50.0M
+$400M
Netherlands
Consumer
235
Anthony Pratt
$8.87B
$0
+$445M
Australia
Industrial
236
Stefano Pessina
$8.84B
-$118M
+$29.1M
Monaco
Retail
237
Ding Shijia
$8.75B
-$327M
+$1.07B
China
Consumer
238
Patrick Soon-Shiong
$8.75B
-$95.1M
-$181M
United States
Health Care
239
Pierre Omidyar
$8.72B
-$28.2M
+$219M
United States
Technology
240
Taylor Thomson
$8.71B
-$33.2M
+$318M
Canada
Media & Telecom
241
Peter Thomson
$8.71B
-$33.2M
+$318M
Canada
Media & Telecom
242
David Thomson
$8.71B
-$35.7M
+$320M
Canada
Media & Telecom
243
Luo Liguo
$8.66B
+$279M
+$1.10B
China
Industrial
244
Richard Kinder
$8.59B
-$184M
+$115M
United States
Energy
245
Cao Renxian
$8.59B
+$201M
+$1.39B
China
Technology
246
Wu Shaoxun
$8.56B
+$114M
+$839M
China
Food & Beverage
247
George Soros
$8.50B
$0
$0
United States
Finance
248
Brian Chesky
$8.49B
-$500M
+$1.86B
United States
Services
249
John Malone
$8.48B
-$64.0M
+$520M
United States
Media & Telecom
250
Samuel Yin
$8.44B
+$120M
+$442M
Taiwan
Diversified
251
Gao Jifan
$8.43B
+$28.3M
+$963M
China
Energy
252
Karel Komarek
$8.39B
+$105M
+$663M
Czech Republic
Diversified
253
Stephen Ross
$8.39B
$0
$0
United States
Real Estate
254
Juan Beckmann Vidal & family
$8.36B
-$142M
+$807M
Mexico
Food & Beverage
255
Nicky Oppenheimer
$8.35B
+$25.0M
+$325M
South Africa
Diversified
256
Dietmar Hopp
$8.32B
+$161M
+$1.40B
Germany
Technology
257
Tom Morris
$8.28B
-$47.1M
+$289M
United Kingdom
Retail
258
Liu Yonghao
$8.27B
+$86.9M
+$180M
China
Diversified
259
David Shaw
$8.27B
-$41.0M
+$203M
United States
Finance
260
Tom Gores
$8.25B
-$25.0M
+$75.0M
United States
Finance
261
Eduardo Saverin
$8.23B
-$250M
+$1.43B
Brazil
Technology
262
Dan Cathy
$8.20B
+$51.0M
+$39.2M
United States
Food & Beverage
263
Bubba Cathy
$8.20B
+$51.0M
+$39.2M
United States
Food & Beverage
264
Rupert Murdoch
$8.19B
-$49.0M
+$582M
United States
Media & Telecom
265
Terry Pegula
$8.19B
-$25.0M
+$187M
United States
Energy
266
Roman Abramovich
$8.18B
+$5.05M
+$357M
Russian Federation
Diversified
267
Blair Parry-Okeden
$8.17B
-$7.24M
+$367M
United States
Media & Telecom
268
Jim Kennedy
$8.17B
-$7.24M
+$367M
United States
Media & Telecom
269
Xavier Niel
$8.16B
+$357k
+$366M
France
Technology
270
Carlos Sicupira
$8.16B
+$28.7M
-$69.7M
Brazil
Food & Beverage
271
Tammy Gustavson
$8.11B
-$15.3M
+$445M
United States
Services
272
Nusli Wadia
$8.11B
+$31.3M
+$255M
India
Diversified
273
Manuel Villar
$8.08B
-$31.6M
+$971M
Philippines
Diversified
274
K P Singh
$7.91B
-$61.1M
-$370M
India
Real Estate
275
Peter Thiel
$7.90B
-$29.9M
+$143M
United States
Finance
276
German Khan
$7.85B
-$20.1M
+$279M
Russian Federation
Diversified
277
Ludwig Merckle
$7.84B
+$46.0M
+$696M
Germany
Industrial
278
Laurent Dassault
$7.84B
-$59.1M
+$97.6M
France
Diversified
279
Geoffrey Kwok
$7.83B
+$47.5M
+$493M
Hong Kong
Real Estate
280
Marie-Helene Habert-Dassault
$7.81B
-$58.8M
+$96.0M
France
Diversified
281
Thierry Dassault
$7.81B
-$59.5M
+$95.4M
France
Diversified
282
Yao Liangsong
$7.78B
-$59.4M
+$472M
China
Retail
283
David Sun
$7.75B
+$65.6M
+$943M
United States
Technology
284
John Tu
$7.75B
+$65.6M
+$943M
United States
Technology
285
Ralph Lauren
$7.72B
-$46.2M
+$558M
United States
Consumer
286
Yu Yong
$7.72B
+$416M
+$1.27B
China
Finance
287
Nathan Blecharczyk
$7.71B
-$420M
+$1.60B
United States
Services
288
Josh Harris
$7.70B
-$84.9M
+$335M
United States
Finance
289
Prince Hans-Adam II
$7.68B
+$28.2M
+$237M
Liechtenstein
Finance
290
Anthony Bamford & family
$7.66B
-$100M
+$706M
United Kingdom
Industrial
291
Ravi Jaipuria
$7.66B
-$235M
-$775M
India
Consumer
292
Patrick Ryan
$7.66B
+$35.2M
+$137M
United States
Services
293
Natie Kirsh
$7.65B
-$68.9M
+$197M
South Africa
Food & Beverage
294
Wu Jianshu
$7.63B
+$718M
+$1.46B
Hong Kong
Industrial
295
Lu Weiding
$7.61B
+$16.1M
+$639M
China
Diversified
296
John Grayken
$7.60B
-$142M
+$1.51B
Ireland
Finance
297
Dannine Avara
$7.58B
-$143M
+$349M
United States
Energy
298
Scott Duncan
$7.58B
-$143M
+$349M
United States
Energy
299
Randa Williams
$7.58B
-$143M
+$349M
United States
Energy
300
Milane Frantz
$7.58B
-$143M
+$349M
United States
Energy
301
Shahid Khan
$7.57B
-$77.9M
+$360M
United States
Consumer
302
Sandra Ortega Mera
$7.57B
+$18.9M
+$838M
Spain
Retail
303
James Pattison
$7.56B
-$186M
+$417M
Canada
Media & Telecom
304
Jude Reyes
$7.56B
$0
$0
United States
Consumer
305
Chris Reyes
$7.56B
$0
$0
United States
Consumer
306
Patrick Collison
$7.54B
$0
-$759M
Ireland
Technology
307
John Collison
$7.54B
$0
-$759M
Ireland
Technology
308
Jiang Weiping
$7.53B
+$251M
+$1.42B
China
Industrial
309
Viktor Vekselberg
$7.52B
-$35.5M
+$510M
Russian Federation
Industrial
310
Ronda Stryker
$7.50B
-$126M
+$187M
United States
Health Care
311
Jian Jun
$7.50B
+$6.64M
+$663M
China
Consumer
312
Chris Hohn
$7.49B
-$12.8M
-$673M
United Kingdom
Finance
313
Jay Chaudhry
$7.48B
-$277M
+$628M
United States
Technology
314
Zhang Hejun
$7.47B
+$229M
+$248M
China
Industrial
315
Mitchell Rales
$7.44B
-$102M
+$32.8M
United States
Industrial
316
Silvio Berlusconi
$7.37B
-$4.08M
+$591M
Italy
Media & Telecom
317
Takahisa Takahara
$7.35B
-$7.53M
-$150M
Japan
Consumer
318
Frank Lowy
$7.33B
-$25.0M
+$525M
Australia
Real Estate
319
Jay Y. Lee
$7.32B
-$84.3M
+$800M
Korea, Republic of
Diversified
320
Nassef Sawiris
$7.31B
-$36.3M
+$288M
Egypt
Industrial
321
Jorge Moll & family
$7.31B
+$15.5M
+$380M
Brazil
Health Care
322
Henry Samueli
$7.30B
-$86.6M
+$251M
United States
Technology
323
Michael Herz & family
$7.30B
+$111M
+$205M
Germany
Consumer
324
Wolfgang Herz & family
$7.30B
+$111M
+$205M
Germany
Consumer
325
George Kaiser
$7.28B
-$91.7M
-$189M
United States
Energy
326
Gabe Newell
$7.27B
-$103M
+$374M
United States
Technology
327
Steven Spielberg
$7.25B
-$25.0M
+$200M
United States
Entertainment
328
Magdalena Martullo
$7.22B
-$26.1M
+$502M
Switzerland
Industrial
329
Robert Kraft
$7.22B
-$553k
+$16.9M
United States
Entertainment
330
Kenneth Dart
$7.21B
+$45.6M
-$344M
Cayman Islands
Finance
331
Joe Gebbia
$7.20B
-$393M
+$1.26B
United States
Services
332
Gordon Moore
$7.19B
-$33.0M
+$339M
United States
Technology
333
Nancy Laurie
$7.18B
-$47.5M
+$70.9M
United States
Retail
334
Xu Shihui
$7.16B
-$123M
+$107M
China
Food & Beverage
335
Anthony von Mandl
$7.13B
-$117M
+$469M
Canada
Consumer
336
Stef Wertheimer
$7.08B
$0
+$225M
Israel
Diversified
337
Martin Viessmann & family
$7.07B
-$83.9M
+$786M
Germany
Industrial
338
Shari Arison
$7.05B
-$76.5M
+$250M
Israel
Diversified
339
Li Ge
$7.02B
-$92.6M
+$917M
United States
Health Care
340
George Lucas
$7.00B
-$96.6M
+$843M
United States
Entertainment
341
Wang Jianlin
$6.97B
-$196M
+$859M
China
Real Estate
342
Rahel Blocher
$6.97B
-$26.1M
+$502M
Switzerland
Industrial
343
Edward Roski
$6.96B
-$25.0M
+$25.0M
United States
Real Estate
344
Carl Bennet
$6.96B
-$41.5M
+$619M
Sweden
Finance
345
Cen Junda
$6.96B
-$147M
+$930M
China
Health Care
346
Niels Louis-Hansen
$6.94B
-$15.6M
+$240M
Denmark
Health Care
347
Li Ping
$6.87B
+$302M
+$1.21B
China
Industrial
348
Zhou Qunfei
$6.86B
+$1.00B
+$1.46B
China
Technology
349
Linda Campbell
$6.86B
-$28.8M
+$258M
Canada
Media & Telecom
350
Gaye Farncombe
$6.86B
-$3.79M
+$283M
Canada
Media & Telecom
351
Marc Benioff
$6.82B
+$6.45M
+$932M
United States
Technology
352
Gwendolyn Sontheim Meyer
$6.82B
-$171M
-$804M
United States
Commodities
353
Pauline Keinath
$6.82B
-$171M
-$804M
United States
Commodities
354
Joseph Tsai
$6.82B
-$257M
+$828M
Canada
Technology
355
Tony Ressler
$6.80B
-$109M
+$806M
United States
Finance
356
Terry Gou
$6.78B
+$77.8M
+$268M
Taiwan
Industrial
357
Leonid Fedun
$6.78B
+$9.58M
+$911M
Russian Federation
Energy
358
Leonard Stern
$6.77B
-$25.0M
+$268M
United States
Real Estate
359
Bob Rich
$6.76B
+$28.5M
+$28.5M
United States
Food & Beverage
360
Andre Hoffmann
$6.74B
-$39.7M
-$179M
Switzerland
Health Care
361
Liu Jincheng
$6.71B
+$287M
+$141M
China
Industrial
362
Denise Coates
$6.70B
-$118M
+$493M
United Kingdom
Entertainment
363
Richard LeFrak
$6.64B
-$23.7M
-$156M
United States
Real Estate
364
Vyacheslav Kantor
$6.63B
+$8.89M
+$266M
Russian Federation
Industrial
365
Lynn Schusterman
$6.59B
-$53.8M
+$200M
United States
Energy
366
Alexander Abramov
$6.58B
+$3.36M
+$188M
Russian Federation
Industrial
367
Simon Reuben
$6.58B
$0
+$150M
United Kingdom
Diversified
368
David Reuben
$6.55B
-$25.0M
+$125M
United Kingdom
Diversified
369
Heinrich Deichmann & family
$6.53B
-$12.6M
+$685M
Germany
Retail
370
Rocco Commisso
$6.44B
-$74.3M
+$359M
United States
Media & Telecom
371
Benu Bangur
$6.43B
+$191M
-$98.8M
India
Commodities
372
Alain Merieux
$6.39B
-$47.8M
+$63.0M
France
Health Care
373
Alex Gerko
$6.36B
-$64.2M
+$511M
United Kingdom
Finance
374
Zhao Yan
$6.32B
+$11.9M
-$100M
China
Health Care
375
Woody Johnson
$6.30B
-$34.7M
+$2.11M
United States
Diversified
376
Giorgio Armani
$6.29B
-$7.41M
+$644M
Italy
Consumer
377
Ruan Liping
$6.28B
+$764k
+$358M
China
Industrial
378
Joe Lewis
$6.28B
-$3.42M
+$103M
United Kingdom
Diversified
379
J K Irving
$6.26B
-$23.0M
+$14.5M
Canada
Commodities
380
Ruan Xueping
$6.26B
+$764k
+$358M
China
Industrial
381
Cai Kui
$6.25B
-$299M
+$509M
China
Real Estate
382
Mark Cuban
$6.25B
$0
$0
United States
Technology
383
Vera Michalski-Hoffmann
$6.24B
-$40.1M
-$276M
Switzerland
Health Care
384
Maja Hoffmann
$6.24B
-$39.7M
-$204M
Switzerland
Health Care
385
Chase Coleman
$6.23B
-$24.8M
+$79.2M
United States
Finance
386
Michael Smith
$6.23B
$0
$0
United States
Energy
387
Mat Ishbia
$6.22B
-$58.8M
+$1.49B
United States
Finance
388
Leo Koguan
$6.21B
-$254M
+$1.21B
United States
Technology
389
Ann Kroenke
$6.17B
-$45.9M
+$39.4M
United States
Retail
390
Wang Yusuo
$6.16B
-$240M
+$1.14B
China
Energy
391
Andreas Halvorsen
$6.14B
-$3.66M
+$15.3M
Norway
Finance
392
Ruan Hongliang
$6.13B
+$2.00M
+$799M
China
Industrial
393
Yeung Kin-Man
$6.12B
+$144M
+$642M
Hong Kong
Technology
394
Joseph Lau
$6.10B
-$4.23M
+$11.0M
Hong Kong
Real Estate
395
Henry Laufer
$6.10B
-$25.0M
+$125M
United States
Finance
396
Todd Boehly
$6.09B
+$28.6M
+$183M
United States
Diversified
397
Lai Meisong
$6.04B
-$105M
+$357M
China
Services
398
Tsai Eng-Meng
$6.03B
-$84.1M
+$135M
Taiwan
Food & Beverage
399
Marc Rowan
$6.03B
-$79.7M
+$317M
United States
Finance
400
Peter-Alexander Wacker & family
$6.02B
+$4.03M
+$706M
Germany
Industrial
401
Vikram Lal
$6.02B
+$37.5M
+$19.5M
India
Industrial
402
Liz Mohn
$6.00B
-$114M
+$321M
Germany
Media & Telecom
403
Joe Ricketts
$6.00B
-$25.0M
+$75.0M
United States
Finance
404
Ashwin Dani & family
$5.99B
+$90.2M
-$559M
India
Industrial
405
Georg Schaeffler
$5.97B
-$237M
+$981M
Germany
Industrial
406
Reinhold Schmieding
$5.97B
-$74.1M
+$296M
United States
Health Care
407
Enrique Razon
$5.96B
-$40.4M
+$600M
Philippines
Services
408
Andre Esteves
$5.93B
-$8.21M
-$248M
Brazil
Finance
409
Axel Oberwelland
$5.93B
+$81.5M
+$262M
Germany
Food & Beverage
410
Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen
$5.92B
-$13.8M
+$58.4M
Denmark
Consumer
411
Arthur Irving
$5.92B
-$72.1M
+$138M
Canada
Energy
412
Patrick Drahi
$5.91B
-$77.9M
+$432M
France
Media & Telecom
413
Jane Lauder
$5.91B
+$8.38M
+$486M
United States
Consumer
414
Vladimir Kim
$5.90B
+$8.07M
+$101M
Kazakhstan
Commodities
415
Luis Sarmiento
$5.88B
+$24.3M
+$300M
Colombia
Finance
416
Ronald McAulay
$5.88B
+$29.3M
+$168M
Hong Kong
Energy
417
Miuccia Prada
$5.87B
-$141M
+$582M
Italy
Consumer
418
Thomas Schmidheiny
$5.87B
-$24.8M
+$482M
Switzerland
Industrial
419
Michael Otto
$5.87B
-$52.4M
+$1.17B
Germany
Retail
420
Ted Lerner
$5.87B
-$25.0M
+$25.0M
United States
Real Estate
421
Patrizio Bertelli
$5.85B
-$141M
+$558M
Italy
Consumer
422
Francis Choi
$5.84B
-$620k
-$6.46M
Hong Kong
Real Estate
423
Lin Muqin
$5.84B
-$22.9M
+$124M
China
Consumer
424
Willi Liebherr
$5.84B
-$73.6M
+$706M
Germany
Industrial
425
Isolde Liebherr
$5.84B
-$73.6M
+$706M
Germany
Industrial
426
Ugur Sahin
$5.83B
-$132M
-$404M
Germany
Health Care
427
John Overdeck
$5.82B
-$14.1M
+$44.1M
United States
Finance
428
David Siegel
$5.82B
-$14.1M
+$44.1M
United States
Finance
429
Pat Stryker
$5.82B
-$58.6M
+$164M
United States
Health Care
430
Cheng Xue
$5.82B
+$75.4M
+$175M
China
Food & Beverage
431
Jean-Michel Besnier
$5.82B
+$52.8M
+$267M
France
Food & Beverage
432
Sam Zell
$5.81B
-$26.5M
+$219M
United States
Real Estate
433
Alain Bouchard
$5.81B
+$2.48M
+$152M
Canada
Retail
434
Tito Beveridge
$5.81B
-$67.8M
-$83.9M
United States
Consumer
435
Jim Davis
$5.80B
-$31.4M
+$517M
United States
Consumer
436
Gary Rollins
$5.79B
-$34.6M
-$24.0M
United States
Industrial
437
Charles Johnson
$5.78B
+$25.7M
+$561M
United States
Finance
438
Brian Kim
$5.78B
-$85.0M
+$1.01B
Korea, Republic of
Technology
439
Clive Calder
$5.78B
$0
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United Kingdom
Entertainment
440
Jack Dorsey
$5.77B
-$225M
+$1.00B
United States
Technology
441
Tan Kim Choo
$5.77B
+$13.8M
+$218M
Singapore
Real Estate
442
Dennis Washington
$5.75B
-$8.16M
+$196M
United States
Industrial
443
Bidzina Ivanishvili
$5.75B
$0
+$150M
Georgia
Diversified
444
Anthoni Salim
$5.74B
-$69.8M
+$218M
Indonesia
Diversified
445
Barry Lam
$5.70B
+$116M
+$358M
Taiwan
Technology
446
Wang Laisheng
$5.66B
+$190M
+$294M
China
Industrial
447
Kwon Hyuk-Bin
$5.66B
-$42.6M
+$296M
Korea, Republic of
Media & Telecom
448
Anders Holch Povlsen & family
$5.66B
-$12.8M
+$781M
Denmark
Retail
449
Pedro Moreira Salles
$5.64B
-$3.32M
+$153M
Brazil
Finance
450
Rinat Akhmetov
$5.61B
+$13.9M
+$275M
Ukraine
Industrial
451
Tatyana Bakalchuk
$5.60B
-$229M
+$1.14B
Russian Federation
Technology
452
David Steward
$5.60B
-$121k
+$585M
United States
Technology
453
Stephane Bancel
$5.60B
-$275M
+$36.9M
France
Health Care
454
Mohammed Al Amoudi
$5.60B
-$23.6M
+$136M
Saudi Arabia
Energy
455
Hong Ra-hee
$5.59B
-$65.5M
+$556M
Korea, Republic of
Diversified
456
Sri Prakash Lohia
$5.59B
-$25.9M
+$131M
Indonesia
Industrial
457
Alexander Otto
$5.56B
-$32.2M
+$570M
Germany
Real Estate
458
Fan Hongwei
$5.56B
+$77.1M
+$520M
China
Energy
459
Fredrik Lundberg
$5.55B
-$74.2M
+$467M
Sweden
Real Estate
460
Zhang Lei
$5.54B
-$39.6M
+$251M
China
Finance
461
Charles Ergen
$5.53B
-$142M
+$84.9M
United States
Media & Telecom
462
Fernando Moreira Salles
$5.52B
+$22.2M
+$178M
Brazil
Finance
463
Mary Malone
$5.52B
+$16.0M
-$158M
United States
Food & Beverage
464
Philip Ng
$5.51B
+$4.73M
+$125M
Singapore
Real Estate
465
Jeff Skoll
$5.50B
$0
+$25.0M
United States
Technology
466
Petr Aven
$5.50B
+$5.10M
+$202M
Russian Federation
Diversified
467
Alexey Kuzmichev
$5.48B
-$15.5M
+$60.9M
Russian Federation
Diversified
468
Chip Wilson
$5.48B
-$118M
-$70.8M
Canada
Retail
469
Sofie Kirk Kristiansen
$5.47B
-$13.8M
+$33.4M
Denmark
Consumer
470
Agnete Kirk Thinggaard
$5.47B
-$13.9M
+$33.3M
Denmark
Consumer
471
Wang Yiming
$5.46B
+$209M
+$160M
China
Energy
472
Marcos Galperin
$5.46B
-$232M
+$1.26B
Argentina
Technology
473
Bernie Marcus
$5.45B
-$25.0M
+$200M
United States
Retail
474
Thomas Kirk Kristiansen
$5.45B
-$38.9M
+$8.28M
Denmark
Consumer
475
Zhu Yan
$5.44B
-$103M
+$1.32B
China
Real Estate
476
Mark Shoen
$5.44B
-$120M
+$344M
United States
Services
477
Xue Min
$5.43B
-$44.3M
+$315M
China
Health Care
478
Robert Ng
$5.43B
+$4.65M
+$149M
Singapore
Real Estate
479
Mahendra Choksi & family
$5.43B
+$83.2M
-$516M
India
Industrial
480
Rafael Del Pino
$5.42B
-$17.0M
+$566M
Spain
Industrial
481
Trevor Rees-Jones
$5.41B
-$25.0M
+$126M
United States
Energy
482
Ray Hunt
$5.41B
-$111M
-$3.28M
United States
Energy
483
Margaretta Taylor
$5.41B
+$11.7M
+$243M
United States
Media & Telecom
484
James Cox Chambers
$5.41B
+$11.7M
+$243M
United States
Media & Telecom
485
Katharine Rayner
$5.41B
+$11.7M
+$243M
United States
Media & Telecom
486
David Cheriton
$5.41B
-$26.6M
+$180M
Canada
Technology
487
Frits Goldschmeding
$5.40B
+$2.85M
+$261M
Netherlands
Retail
488
Vivien Chen
$5.40B
-$4.82M
+$524M
Hong Kong
Real Estate
489
Jon Gray
$5.40B
-$64.4M
+$901M
United States
Finance
490
Zong Qinghou
$5.38B
-$70.0M
-$176M
China
Food & Beverage
491
Marie Besnier Beauvalot
$5.36B
+$48.7M
+$246M
France
Food & Beverage
492
Naguib Sawiris
$5.36B
-$8.11M
+$263M
Egypt
Media & Telecom
493
Angela Leong
$5.36B
-$34.8M
-$5.89M
Hong Kong
Entertainment
494
Xu Jinfu
$5.36B
+$170M
+$646M
China
Industrial
495
Frederik Paulsen
$5.36B
-$103M
-$73.9M
Sweden
Health Care
496
Kelcy Warren
$5.36B
-$72.6M
+$393M
United States
Energy
497
Johann Graf
$5.35B
-$9.33M
+$319M
Austria
Entertainment
498
Piero Ferrari
$5.33B
-$47.1M
+$726M
Italy
Consumer
499
John Brown
$5.33B
-$92.5M
+$102M
United States
Technology
500
Thomas Pritzker
$5.32B
-$75.7M
+$504M
United States
Finance

Methodology

The Vizaca Billionaires Index is an up to date ranking of the world’s wealthiest people. In order for their net worths and fortunes, we provide authentic, reliable and transparent calculations available which can be found in each individual profile on our site – giving you all necessary information about how your favorite billionaire made it Big! 

Wealth is a dynamic measure of personal assets and changes in markets, the economy. The Index updates every business day after close to trading during the New York session; it tracks Vizaca reporting by net worth figures that are updated monthly or quarterly (depending on data availability). Stakes held publicly traded companies valued using share prices from the latest closing bell – converted into USD at current exchange rates.

The best way to value a closely held company is by looking at how their enterprise compares with similar public firms. In general, this can be done through either the EV/Ebitda ratio or P/E accounting for debt obligations of each comparable transaction and converting that into an estimate based on net borrowing power (or lack thereof). 

There are a lot of factors that go into the value adjustment process for closely held companies. The criteria used to choose peer companies is based on your industry and size, as well as market movements in other similar industries or relevant indexes like GDP (Gross Domestic Product) growth rates across countries around the world – all put together by an algorithm. 

Ownership of closely held assets is not included in the calculations if it cannot be verified. If a billionaire has pledged shares he or she holds in public companies as collateral, those values are removed from net worth calculation unless reliable information can also be obtained about how those borrowed funds will ultimately function; this may occur for instance when they’re used to finance business operations.

Hedge funds are valued using the average market capitalization-to assets under management ratio of comparable publicly traded funds. Fee income is not considered because it cannot be uniformly verified, personal funds invested along with outside capital aren’t included in this calculation. 

Net worth calculations are made by deducting taxes from the proceeds of shares sold and dividend income paid. The resulting number is then taxed at rates applicable in that country for billionaires, which can be up to 47%. If there’s evidence supporting lower tax percentages due circumstances like low unemployment or high GDP per capita (which would make it easier not only financially but also emotionally), these explanations will appear throughout your report instead. For calculations of cash and other investable assets, a hybrid return based on holdings in cash, government bonds, equities and commodities is applied.

Billionaire’s families often hold a portion of their assets. Such transfers don’t change who ultimately controls the fortune. According to Vizaca’s operating principle, all billionaire riches are fundamentally familial fortunes, and these fortunes are credited to the company’s founders or other prominent family members who are proven to have direct influence over the assets.

Value is credited to each person when separate stakes can be established and mature family members participate actively in a firm.

Note:

  • The index is a dynamic indicator of global wealth that updates itself in response to market and economic events. Each net worth calculation is updated at 5:30 p.m. every business day. New York. The most recent closing price of the stock is used to determine the worth of stakes in publicly listed corporations. At the current exchange rate, valuations are converted to U.S. dollars. 
  • All these valuations are an estimate based on our personal calculations. 
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