Of course, Microsoft’s Bill Gates remains at the top with a whopping net worth of $86 billion. Bezos is just $10 billion behind at $75.6 billion.
Check out the world’s top 10 richest people in the world, according to Bloomberg
1 . Bill Gates, $86 billion
William Henry Gates III (born October 28, 1955) is an American business magnate, investor, author, philanthropist, humanitarian, and principal founder of the Microsoft Corporation. During his career at Microsoft, Gates held the positions of chairman, CEO and chief software architect, while also being the largest individual shareholder until May 2014.
2. Jeff Bezos, $75.6 billion
Jeffrey Preston Bezos né Jorgensen; born January 12, 1964) is an American technology and retail entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist, best known as the founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Amazon, the world’s largest online shopping retailer.
Bezos was born in Albuquerque and raised in Houston. He graduated from Princeton University in 1986 with degrees in electrical engineering and computer science. He went on to work on Wall Street in a variety of related fields from 1986 to early 1994. He founded Amazon.com in late 1994. The company began as an Internet merchant of books and expanded to a wide variety of products and services, most recently video and audio streaming. It is currently the world’s largest Internet sales online company, as well as the world’s largest provider of cloud infrastructure services via its Amazon Web Services arm. Bezos also has a number of other business investments that are managed through Bezos Expeditions.
3 . Warren Buffett, $74.9 billion
Warren Edward Buffett ( born August 30, 1930) is an American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist who serves as the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. He is considered one of the most successful investors in the world and has a net worth of $87.5 billion as of February 17, 2018, making him the third wealthiest person in the United States and in the world.
Buffett was born in Omaha, Nebraska. He developed an interest in business and investing in his youth, eventually entering the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1947 before transferring and graduating from University of Nebraska at the age of 19. He went on to graduate from Columbia Business School, where he molded his investment philosophy around the concept of value investing that was pioneered by Benjamin Graham. He attended New York Institute of Finance to focus his economics background and soon after began various business partnerships, including one with Graham. He created the Buffett Partnership after meeting Charlie Munger, and his firm eventually acquired a textile manufacturing firm called Berkshire Hathaway and assumed its name to create a diversified holding company.
4 .Amancio Ortega, $74.2 billion
Amancio Ortega Gaona (Spanish pronunciation: [aˈmanθjo orˈteɣa ɣaˈona], born 28 March 1936) is a Spanish business tycoon. He is the founder and former chairman of Inditex fashion group, best known for its chain of Zara clothing and accessories retail shops. As of January 2018, Ortega had a net worth of $77.6 billion, making him the wealthiest person in Europe following the death of IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad, and the fourth wealthiest in the world.
5 . Mark Zuckerberg, $61.4 billion
Mark Elliot Zuckerberg ( born May 14, 1984) is an American computer programmer and Internet entrepreneur. He is a co-founder of Facebook, and currently operates as its chairman and chief executive officer. His net worth is estimated to be US $72.4 billion as of February 14, 2018.
Zuckerberg launched Facebook from his Harvard University dormitory room on February 4, 2004 with college roommates and fellow Harvard students Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes.
The group then introduced Facebook to other college campuses. Facebook expanded rapidly, reaching one billion users by 2012. During this time, Zuckerberg became involved in various legal disputes brought by his friends and cofounders, who claimed they were due a share of the company based upon their involvement during its development phase.
Since 2010, Time magazine has named Zuckerberg among the 100 wealthiest and most influential people in the world as a part of its Person of the Year award.
In December 2016, Zuckerberg was ranked 10th on Forbes list of The World’s Most Powerful People.