The Top 40 richest people in the world from #1 Most rich through to #40 Less rich. Awww, Poor Little Babies. This list doe not include a couple of them because I couldn’t find a decent image. Mainly because every image I found was blocked. One more thing I will be on this list someday and maybe you will too. In the mean time here they are. BTW if you have any of their personal phone numbers email it to me, ASAP!. One last thing this list is based on information from Forbes. Thank you ttyl
Net Worth: $113 BAge: 56Country/Territory: United StatesSource: AmazonIndustries: Technology
Jeff Bezos founded e-commerce colossus Amazon in 1994 out of his garage in Seattle. He remains CEO and owns a nearly 11.2% stake. He divorced his wife MacKenzie in July 2019 after 25 years of marriage and transferred a quarter of his Amazon stake to her. MacKenzie Bezos’s 4% slice of Amazon makes her one of the world’s richest women. In 2018, Amazon had $230 billion in revenues and a record $10 billion in net profit, up from $3 billion the prior year. In March 2020, Amazon announced it would hire 100,000 workers to meet increased demand during the coronavirus pandemic. Bezos owns The Washington Post and Blue Origin, an aerospace company that is developing a rocket for commercial use.
Net Worth: $98 BAge: 64Country/Territory: United StatesSource: MicrosoftIndustries: Technology
With his wife Melinda, Bill Gates chairs the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the world’s largest private charitable foundation. In February 2020, the Gates Foundation said it would spend up to $100 million to improve detection and treatment of the novel coronavirus. Gates has sold or given away much of his stake in Microsoft — he owns just over 1% of shares — and invested in a mix of stocks and other assets. In mid-March, Gates said he’s stepping down as a board member of Microsoft, the software firm he founded with Paul Allen (d. 2018) in 1975. The foundation works to improve global health and to create equal opportunity for people around the globe. To date, Gates has donated $35.8 billion worth of Microsoft stock to the Gates Foundation.
Bernard Arnault & family
Net Worth: $76 BAge: 71Country/Territory: FranceSource: LVMHIndustries: Fashion & Retail
One of the world’s ultimate taste-makers, Bernard Arnault oversees an empire of 70 brands including Louis Vuitton and Sephora. In November 2019, LVMH struck a deal to buy American jeweler Tiffany & Co for $16.2 billion, believed to be the biggest luxury brand acquisition ever. LVMH spent $3.2 billion in 2019 for luxury hospitality group, Belmond, which owns or manages 46 hotels, trains and river cruises. His father made a small fortune in construction; Arnault got his start by putting up $15 million from that business to buy Christian Dior in 1985. Four of Arnault’s five children work in corners of the LVMH empire: Frédéric, Delphine, Antoine and Alexandre
Net Worth: $67.5 BAge: 89Country/Territory: United StatesSource: Berkshire HathawayIndustries: Finance & Investments
Known as the “Oracle of Omaha,” Warren Buffett is one of the most successful investors of all time. Buffett runs Berkshire Hathaway, which owns more than 60 companies, including insurer Geico, battery maker Duracell and restaurant chain Dairy Queen. The son of a U.S. congressman, he first bought stock at age 11 and first filed taxes at age 13. He’s promised to give away over 99% of his fortune. In 2019 he donated $3.6 billion, much of it to the foundation of friends Bill and Melinda Gates. In 2010, he and Gates launched the Giving Pledge, asking billionaires to commit to donating half their wealth to charitable causes.
Net Worth: $59 BAge: 75Country/Territory: United StatesSource: SoftwareIndustries: Technology
Larry Ellison cofounded software firm Oracle in 1977 to tap into the growing need for customer relationship management databases. He gave up the Oracle CEO role in 2014 but still serves as chairman of the board and chief technology officer. Oracle has grown in part through steady acquisitions of software companies, the biggest of which was $9.3 billion for Netsuite in 2016. In May 2016, Ellison pledged $200 million to the University of Southern California for a cancer treatment center. In 2012, Ellison spent $300 million to buy nearly all of Hawaiian island Lanai; so far, he has built a hydroponic farm and a luxury spa there. Ellison joined Tesla’s board in December 2018, after purchasing 3 million Tesla shares earlier that year.
Net Worth: $55.1 BAge: 84Country/Territory: SpainSource: ZaraIndustries: Fashion & Retail
Amancio Ortega is one of the richest men in Europe, and the wealthiest clothing retailer in the world. A pioneer in fast fashion, he cofounded Inditex, known for its Zara fashion chain, with his ex-wife Rosalia Mera (d. 2013) in 1975. He owns about 60% of Madrid-listed Inditex, which has 8 brands, including Massimo Dutti and Pull & Bear, and 7,500 stores around the world. Ortega typically earns more than $400 million in dividends a year. He has invested his dividends primarily into real estate in Madrid, Barcelona, London, Chicago, Miami and New York.
Net Worth: $54.7 BAge: 35Country/Territory: United StatesSource: FacebookIndustries: Technology
Facebook. the social network Zuckerberg runs, has become a go-to communications tool during the coronavirus pandemic lockdown. The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, his philanthropic and advocacy arm, announced it would help quadruple the Bay Area’s COVID-19 testing capacity. Zuckerberg started Facebook at Harvard in 2004 at the age of 19 for students to match names with photos of classmates. He took Facebook public in May 2012 and still owns about 15% of the stock. In December 2015, Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, pledged to give away 99% of their Facebook stake over their lifetimes.
Net Worth: $54.6 BAge: 71Country/Territory: United StatesSource: WalmartIndustries: Fashion & Retail
Jim Walton is the youngest son of Walmart founder Sam Walton. He gave away $1.2 billion in Walmart stock in June 2019, but remains the richest Walton in part thanks to an estimated 44% stake in Arvest Bank. Jim sat on Walmart’s board for more than a decade before yielding the seat to his son, Steuart, in June 2016. Collectively, he and other heirs of Sam Walton own about half of Walmart’s stock. Jim and sister Alice are spearheading a program that will issue $300 million in bonds to help charter schools invest in facilities.
Net Worth: $54.4 BAge: 70Country/Territory: United StatesSource: WalmartIndustries: Fashion & Retail
Alice Walton is the only daughter of Walmart founder Sam Walton. She has focused on curating art, rather than working for Walmart like her siblings, Rob and Jim. In 2011 she opened the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in her hometown, Bentonville, Arkansas. Crystal Bridges features works from the likes of Andy Warhol, Norman Rockwell and Mark Rothko. She and brother Jim are spearheading a program that will issue $300 million in bonds to help charter schools invest in facilities.
Net Worth: $54.1 BAge: 75Country/Territory: United StatesSource: WalmartIndustries: Fashion & Retail
Rob Walton is the eldest son of Walmart founder Sam Walton. He took over as Walmart’s chairman upon his father’s death in 1992. Walton retired as chairman in June 2015 and was replaced by his son-in-law, Greg Penner. He still sits on Walmart’s board. He and other heirs of Sam Walton collectively own about half of Walmart’s stock. After a deadly mass shooting at one of its stores, Walmart said in September 2019 it would limit ammunition sales and discourage ‘open carry’ of guns.
Net Worth: $52.7 BAge: 64Country/Territory: United StatesSource: MicrosoftIndustries: Technology
Steve Ballmer is the high-wattage former CEO of Microsoft, who led the company from 2000 to 2014. He joined Microsoft in 1980 as employee No. 30 after dropping out of Stanford’s MBA program. Ballmer oversaw Microsoft at a difficult time, after the first dot-com crash and through efforts to catch Google in search and Apple in mobile phones. The same year he retired from Microsoft he bought the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion. He has ramped up his philanthropy since 2014, putting over $2 billion into a donor-advised fund, with a focus on lifting Americans out of poverty. In 2018, he invested $59 million in Social Solutions, which makes software for nonprofits and government agencies.
Carlos Slim Helu & family
Net Worth: $52.1 BAge: 64Country/Territory: MexicoSource: TelecomIndustries: Telecom
Mexico’s richest man, Carlos Slim Helu and his family control America Movil, Latin America’s biggest mobile telecom firm. With foreign telecom partners, Slim bought a stake in Telmex, Mexico’s only phone company, in 1990. Telmex is now part of America Movil. He also owns stakes in Mexican construction, consumer goods, mining and real estate companies and 17% of The New York Times. His son-in-law Fernando Romero designed the Soumaya Museum in Mexico City, home to Slim’s extensive, eclectic art collection.
Net Worth: $50.9 BAge: 47Country/Territory: United StatesSource: GoogleIndustries: Technology
Larry Page stepped down as CEO of Alphabet, the parent of Google, in December 2019 but remains a board member and a controlling shareholder. He cofounded Google in 1998 with fellow Stanford Ph.D. student Sergey Brin. With Brin, Page invented Google’s PageRank algorithm, which powers the search engine. Page was CEO until 2001, when Eric Schmidt took over, and then from 2011 until 2015, when he became CEO of Google’s new parent company Alphabet. He is a founding investor in space exploration company Planetary Resources and is also funding “flying car” startups Kitty Hawk and Opener.
Net Worth: $49.1 BAge: 46Country/Territory: United StatesSource: GoogleIndustries: Technology
Sergey Brin stepped down as president of Alphabet, parent company of Google, in December 2019 but remains a controller shareholder and a board member. He cofounded Google with Larry Page in 1998 after the two met at Stanford University while studying for advanced degrees in computer science. Google went public in 2004 and changed its name to Alphabet in 2015. Brin has been absent from public Alphabet events for much of 2019; he spends his time on Alphabet’s moonshot research lab X. Brin is reportedly funding a high-tech airship project.
Francoise Bettencourt Meyers & family
Net Worth: $48.9 BAge: 66Country/Territory: FranceSource: L’OrealIndustries: Fashion & Retail
Francoise Bettencourt Meyers is the richest woman in the world and the granddaughter of L’Oreal’s founder. Bettencourt Meyers and her family own 33% of L’Oreal stock, which recorded its best sales growth in more than a decade in 2019. She has served on L’Oreal’s board since 1997 and is chairwoman of the family holding company. She became France’s reigning L’Oreal Heiress in 2017 when her mother Liliane Bettencourt, then the world’s richest woman, died at age 94. Bettencourt Meyers serves as the president of her family’s philanthropic foundation, which encourages French progress in the sciences and arts. Together, L’Oreal and the Bettencourt Meyers family agreed to donate $226 million to repair Notre Dame cathedral following the April 2019 fire.
Net Worth: $48 BAge: 78Country/Territory: United StatesSource: Bloomberg LPIndustries: Media & Entertainment
Michael Bloomberg cofounded financial information and media company Bloomberg LP in 1981. He put in the seed funding for the company and now owns 88% of the business, which has revenues north of $10 billion. Bloomberg got his start on Wall Street in 1966 with an entry level job at investment bank Salomon Brothers. He was fired 15 years later. A major philanthropist, he has donated more than $5 billion to gun control, climate change and other causes. He announced a run for president in November 2019 (but dropped out in March 2020), and has spent hundreds of millions to defeat Donald Trump in 2020. The mayor of New York City for 12 years, Bloomberg is one of just four individuals to have served that long.
Net Worth: $38.8 BAge: 55Country/Territory: ChinaSource: E-CommerceIndustries: Technology
A former English teacher, Jack Ma cofounded Alibaba Group, one of the world’s largest e-commerce businesses. In September 2019, Jack Ma stepped down as Alibaba’s executive chairman; he is succeeded by CEO Daniel Zhang. Its 2014 IPO in New York set a record as the world’s biggest public stock offering, raising $25 billion. Ma’s investments beyond Alibaba include stakes in Chinese entertainment industry firms Huayi Brothers and Beijing Enlight Media. During the coronavirus pandemic, his foundation donated millions of masks and other medical supplies to the U.S., Europe, and Africa.
Julia Koch & family
Net Worth: $38.2 BAge: 57Country/Territory: United StatesSource: Koch IndustriesIndustries: Diversified
Julia Koch and her three children inherited a 42% stake in Koch Industries from her husband, David, who died in August 2019 at age 79. An Iowa native, Koch moved to New York City in the 1980s and worked as an assistant to fashion designer Adolfo. She worked with many of his high-profile clients, including First Lady Nancy Reagan. Julia met David via a blind date in 1991; they ran into each other again six months later, began dating and got married in 1996. With her husband, she has donated $10 million to Mount Sinai Medical Center and $10 million to Stanford’s Children’s Hospital to study food allergies.
Net Worth: $38.2 BAge: 84Country/Territory: United StatesSource: Koch IndustriesIndustries: Diversified
Charles Koch has been chairman and CEO of Koch Industries, America’s second largest private company by revenue, since 1967. The diversified company does some $110 billion in revenues from businesses including pipelines, chemicals, Dixie cups and Stainmaster carpet. His father, Fred Koch, improved a method of refining heavy oil into gasoline in 1927 and started the family business in 1940. The Kansas native owns a 42% stake in the firm, as did his brother David, who died in August 2019. In 1983 Charles and David bought their two other brothers’ stakes in Koch Industries. His son Chase heads the company’s venture capital arm, which has invested in hybrid cloud firm D2iQ and 3D metal printing startup Desktop Metal.
Net Worth: $38.1 BAge: 48Country/Territory: ChinaSource: Internet MediaIndustries: Technology
Ma Huateng (also known as Pony Ma) chairs Chinese Internet giant Tencent Holdings, which ranks among the nation’s largest businesses by market cap. Tencent’s popular social messaging app WeChat has more than 1 billion users. The group listed its music-streaming subsidiary, Tencent Music, on the New York Stock Exchange in December 2018. In contrast to his outgoing rival at Alibaba, Ma has a low-profile style that befits his engineering background. Ma cofounded Tencent in 1998.
Net Worth: $36.8 BAge: 62Country/Territory: IndiaSource: Petrochemicals, Oil & GasIndustries: Energy
Mukesh Ambani chairs and runs $88 billion (revenue) oil and gas giant Reliance Industries, among India’s most valuable companies. Reliance was founded by his late father Dhirubhai Ambani, a yarn trader, in 1966 as a small textile manufacturer. After his father’s death in 2002, Ambani and his younger sibling Anil divvied up the family empire. In 2016, Reliance sparked a price war in India’s hyper-competitive telecom market with the launch of 4G phone service Jio. Jio has signed on more than 340 million customers by offering free domestic voice calls, dirt-cheap data services and virtually free smartphones.
Net Worth: $36 BAge: 50Country/Territory: United StatesSource: Amazon.comIndustries: Technology
MacKenzie Bezos is the ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, to whom she was married for 25 years. They divorced in mid 2019. As part of the divorce settlement, Jeff transferred 25% of his Amazon stake to MacKenzie, which was 4% of the company. In May 2019, shortly after she announced the terms of the divorce on Twitter, she signed the Giving Pledge. MacKenzie and Jeff met in 1992 when they both worked at hedge fund D.E. Shaw. They married the next year and moved to Seattle in 1994. Bezos, who has published two novels, was a student of author Toni Morrison at Princeton and worked as a research assistant for her. In 2014, she founded Bystander Revolution, an anti-bullying organization.
David Thomson & family
Net Worth: $31.6 BAge: 62Country/Territory: CanadaSource: MediaIndustries: Media & Entertainment
David Thomson and his family control a media and publishing empire founded by his grandfather Roy Thomson. The family’s biggest holding: more than 320 million shares of Thomson Reuters, where Thomson serves as chairman. In 2018, Thomson Reuters announced it was selling a controlling stake in Refinitiv, a financial data provider, to Blackstone for $17 billion. The family also holds a stake in telecom giant Bell Canada and own the Toronto-based Globe and Mail newspaper.
Phil Knight & family
Net Worth: $29.5 BAge: 82Country/Territory: United StatesSource: NikeIndustries: Fashion & Retail
Phil Knight, founder of shoe giant Nike, retired as chairman in June 2016 after 52 years at the company. Knight ran track at the University of Oregon and created Nike shoes with his former track coach, Bill Bowerman. In 1964, they each put up $500 to start what would become Nike, then called Blue Ribbon Sports.Today Nike’s revenues top $39 billion. Knight has pledged over $500 million in donations to both the University of Oregon and Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, his alma maters.
Lee Shau Kee
Net Worth: $28.1BAge: 92Country/Territory: Hong KongSource: Real EstateIndustries: Real Estate
Lee Shau Kee grew up in a poor family that could afford to eat fish or meat only twice a month. He cofounded property developer Sun Hung Kai with Kwok Tak-Seng, father of Hong Kong’s billionaire Kwok brothers. He started Henderson Land Development in 1976; the property giant now makes up the bulk of his wealth. A dedicated philanthropist, he’s donated more than $400 million toward education over the years.
François Pinault & family
Net Worth: $27BAge: 83Country/Territory: FranceSource: Luxury GoodsIndustries: Fashion & Retail
François Pinault is honorary chairman of luxury group Kering, which owns fashion brands Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen and Gucci, Pinault founded Kering, which started as a wood and building materials company, in 1963. In 1999, Pinault changed the direction of the business towards luxury goods when he bought a controlling stake in Gucci Group. The $15 billion (estimated sales) company, which also owns watch brand Girard-Perregaux, is run by Pinault’s son, François-Henri. Pinault and his family own iconic auction house Christie’s, plus a 3,000-piece art collection with works by Picasso, Mondrian and Koons. The family gave $109 million to the rebuilding of Notre Dame cathedral following the April 2019 fire.
Net Worth: $26.8BAge: 86Country/Territory: United StatesSource: CasinosIndustries: Gambling & Casinos
Sheldon Adelson is the CEO and chairman of casino company Las Vegas Sands. He owns more than half of the $14 billion (sales) gambling empire, which has casinos in Las Vegas, Singapore and Macao, China. Adelson is currently being treated for cancer (non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma), but he’s still able to fulfill his executive duties. He didn’t get into the casino business until age 55, in 1989, when he and partners bought the Sands Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas for $128 million. Adelson is a big donor to Jewish organizations and has given $410 million to Birthright, which funds trips to Israel for young Jewish adults. A big President Trump supporter, Adelson and his wife donated $123 million to Republican campaigns and political action committees in 2018. The son of immigrants from Lithuania and Wales, Adelson grew up sleeping on the floor of a Boston tenement.
Net Worth: $24.7BAge: 80Country/Territory: united StatesSource: Candy, Pet FoodIndustries: Food & Beverages
Jacqueline Mars owns an estimated one third of Mars, the world’s largest candymaker, founded by her grandfather. She worked for the company for nearly 20 years and served on the board until 2016. Her son Stephen Badger is chairman of Mars’ board of directors. A well-known philanthropist, she serves on six boards including at the Smithsonian and the National Archives. Her brother John owns an estimated third of Mars; her late brother Forrest Jr’s. four daughters own the rest.
Net Worth: $24.7BAge: 84Country/Territory: united StatesSource: Candy, Pet FoodIndustries: Food & Beverages
John and his siblings Jacqueline and Forrest Jr. (died July 2016) inherited stakes in the candy firm Mars Inc. when their father died in 1999. He and Jacqueline each own an estimated one-third of the company. His late brother Forrest Jr.’s four daughters own the rest. The $35 billion (sales) candy company was founded by John’s grandfather, Frank, in 1911. Mars is also a big name in pet care, with brands including Pedigree and Whiskas, as well as food like Uncle Ben’s rice.
Net Worth: $24.6BAge: 48Country/Territory: United StatesSource: Tesla Motors, SpaceXIndustries: Automative
Elon Musk is working to revolutionize transportation both on Earth and in space. His automaker, Tesla Inc., which was founded in 2003, is bringing fully-electric vehicles to the mass market. He settled with the SEC in September 2018 for making alleged “false statements” about a plan to take Tesla private, and had to step down as chairman. SpaceX, Musk’s rocket company, is now valued at more than $20 billion. He grew up in South Africa, then immigrated to Canada at age 17. He landed in the US as a transfer student at the University of Pennsylvania.
Net Worth: $24.6BAge: 55Country/Territory: ItalySource: Nutella, ChocolatesIndustries: Food & Beverages
Giovanni Ferrero is executive chairman of his family’s namesake confections business. The firm is best known for its iconic Nutella chocolate-hazelnut spread, Kinder chocolates and Tic Tac mints. Giovanni served as co-CEO with his brother, Pietro, who died of a heart attack in 2011. In 2017 he stepped down as CEO but stayed on as executive chairman to focus on corporate strategy. In January 2018 he inked a deal with Nestle to acquire the company’s entire U.S. confections business for $2.8 billion.
Net Worth: $22.9BAge: 55Country/Territory: United StatesSource: Dell ComputersIndustries: Technology
Michael Dell is the chairman and CEO of Dell Technologies, which was formed in 2016 when Dell merged with computer storage giant EMC. The estimated $60 billion Dell-EMC merger, which was finalized in 2016, was the largest technology acquisition ever. In late 2018 Dell Technologies returned to public markets through a complicated financial restructuring. Much of Dell’s fortune lies in his private investment firm MSD Capital, which has stakes in hotels and restaurants. In May 2017 Dell donated $1 billion to his foundation, which focuses on child poverty; it makes both impact investments and charitable donations
Hui Ka Yan
Net Worth: $21.8BAge: 61Country/Territory: ChinaSource: Real EstateIndustries: Real Estate
Hui Ka Yan is chairman of Hong Kong-listed Evergrande Group, one of China’s biggest real estate developers. Evergrande, which Hui took public in 2009, has over 800 projects in more than 280 cities. Hui worked as a technician in a steel factory for 10 years after graduating college in 1982. Hui started Evergrande in Guangzhou in 1996 and began picking up low price properties in small markets. Its first project was Jinbi Garden. Hui’s son Xu Zhijian, who holds an MBA from prestigious Tsinghua University, is a vice president at Evergrande.
Net Worth: $21.7$Age: 91Country/Territory: Hong KongSource: DiversifiedIndustries: Diversified
Nicknamed Superman, Li Ka-shing is revered as one of the most influential businessmen in Asia. Li retired as chairman of CK Hutchison Holdings and CK Asset Holdings in May 2018 but remains Senior Advisor. At the announcement of his retirement, Li joked that he’d been “working for a long time, too long.” His son Victor now heads the conglomerate, which has more than 300,000 employees and operates in more than 50 nations. Li started Cheung Kong plastics, named after the Yangtze River, in 1950 at age 21 with $6,500 in savings and loans from relatives. His Li Ka Shing Foundation has donated more than $3.3 billion; over 80% has gone to Greater China.
Net Worth: $21.6Age: 77Country/Territory: ChinaSource: Home AppliancesIndustries: Manufacturing
Entrepreneur He Xiangjian built Midea Group into one of the world’s largest appliance makers. In 1968, He led a group of 23 local residents from the town of Beijiao in Guangdong Province to form a lid production workshop that became Midea. Midea now has more than 200 subsidiaries, including Germany-based robotics firm Kuka. He stepped down from its operations in 2012. His son He Jianfeng is a director of Midea Group and Midea Real Estate Holding.
Net Worth: $21.6BAge: 81Country/Territory: United StatesSource: Hedge FundsIndustries: Finance & Investments
Jim Simons is the founder of Renaissance Technologies, an esteemed quantitative trading hedge fund firm that manages $68 billion. He founded Renaissance Technologies in 1982 and retired in 2010, but he still plays a role at Renaissance and benefits from its funds. Renaissance Technologies is famous for its Medallion Fund, a $10 billion black-box strategy that is only open to Renaissance’s owners and employees. Simons has given $2.7 billion to philanthropic causes. His foundation is the primary funder of Math For America. He also supports autism research. Simons used to chair the math department at Stony Brook University and was a codebreaker for the U.S. during the Vietnam War.
Yang Huiyan & family
Net Worth: $20.3BAge: 38Country/Territory: ChinaSource: Real EstateIndustries: Real Estate
Yang Huiyan owns 57% of real estate developer Country Garden Holdings, a stake largely transferred to her by her father Yeung Kwok Keung in 2007. Yang’s younger sister Ziyang also sits on Country Garden’s board. Yang chairs Bright Scholar Education Holdings, a Chinese education company that went public on the New York Stock Exchange in 2007. Yang’s aunt, Yang Meirong, holds a stake in Bright Scholar and was a member of the 2017 Forbes China Rich List. Yang holds a degree from Ohio State University.
Net Worth: $19.9BAge: 81Country/Territory: BrazilSource: BankingIndustries: Finance & Investments
Joseph Safra, a descendant of a banking family from Syria, is the world’s richest banker. In Brazil he owns Banco Safra, the country’s 8th largest bank, while in Switzerland he owns J. Safra Sarasin, a bank created in a merger in 2013. His oldest son, Jacob, is responsible for J. Safra Sarasin, Safra National Bank of New York and real estate holdings across the U.S. His son David manages Banco Safra in Brazil; his son Alberto left the bank’s board of directors in October 2019. He also owns 50% of banana grower Chiquita Brands International; the other 50% is owned by Brazilian orange juice billionaire Jose Cutrale.
Net Worth: $19.7BAge: 59Country/Territory: RussiaSource: MetalsIndustries: Metals & Mining
Vladimir Potanin acquired a stake in Norilsk Nickel during Russia’s privatization in 1995; today he owns just over a third of the company. Potanin used government contacts to cofound Onexim Bank, which controlled industrial behemoths, in 1993. The oligarch formerly owned interests in insurance, media, agriculture, engineering and oil. Today he has stakes in pharmaceutical company Petrovax Pharm and ski resort Rosa Khutor, near Sochi.
Tadashi Yanai & family
Net Worth: $19.7BAge: 71Country/Territory: JapanSource: Fashion RetailIndustries: Fashion & Retail
Yanai built and runs Tokyo-listed retail clothing empire Fast Retailing, parent of the Uniqlo chain. He and his family own a 44% stake. Fast Retailing also owns two other chains: J Brand and Theory. The company reported net profit of $2.3 billion for fiscal year ended August 2019 on revenue of $21.3 billion Yanai resigned as an independent director from the board of SoftBank Group after 18 years, in December 2019. Yanai wants his company to become the world’s largest retailer, which means it would have to surpass H&M and Inditex (parent of Zara).