FORBES top 2O World Billionaires 2020

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The coronavirus has affected every sector and businesses all around the world. However, Forbes has gone ahead and have counted 2,095 billionaires, 58 fewer than a year ago and of all the billionaires who remain, 51% are poorer than they were last year. In raw terms, the world’s billionaires are worth $8 trillion, down $700 billion from 2019.

Meet the top 20 world Billionaires,

Rank Name Net Worth Age Country Source Industries
1 JEFF BEZOS $113B 56 United States Amazon Technology
2 BILL GATES $98 B 64 United States Microsoft Technology
3 BERNARD ARNAULT & FAMILY $76 B 71 France LVMH Fashion & Retail
4 WARREN BUFFETT $67.5 B 89 United States Berkshire Hathaway Finance & Investments
5 LARRY ELLISON $59 B 75 United States Software Technology
6 AMANCIO ORTEGA $55.1 B 84 Spain Zara Fashion & Retail
7 MARK ZUCKERBERG $54.7 B 35 United States Facebook Technology
8 JIM WALTON $54.6 B 71 United States Walmart Fashion & Retail
9 ALICE WALTON $54.4 B 70 United States Walmart Fashion & Retail
10 ROB WALTON $54.1 B 75 United States Walmart Fashion & Retail
11 STEVE BALLMER $52.7 B 64 United States Microsoft Technology
12 CARLOS SLIM HELU & FAMILY $52.1 B 80 Mexico Telecom Telecom
13 LARRY PAGE $50.9 B 47 United States Google Technology
14 SERGEY BRIN $49.1 B 46 United States Google Technology
15 FRANCOISE BETTENCOURT MEYERS & FAMILY $48.9 B 66 France L’Oreal Fashion & Retail
16 MICHAEL BLOOMBERG $48 B 78 United States Bloomberg LP Media & Entertainment
17 JACK MA $38.8 B 55 China E-commerce Technology
18 CHARLES KOCH $38.2 B 84 United States Koch Industries Diversified
19 JULIA KOCH & FAMILY $38.2 B 57 United States Koch Industries Diversified
20 MA HUATENG $38.1 B 48 China Internet media Technology

At No. 162 Aliko Dangote remains Africa’s richest man with $8.3B founded and Chaired Dangote Cement, African’s largest Cement manufacturer.

At No.286 is Mike Adenuga Nigeria’s second richest man, worth $5.6B who has built his fortune in telecom and oil production. His mobile phone network, Globacom, is the second largest operator in Nigeria, with 50 million subscribers.
And at No.712 is Abdulsamad Rabiu Nigeria’s third richest man, is is the founder of BUA Group, a Nigerian conglomerate active in cement production, sugar refining and real estate worth $2.9B. In early January 2020, Rabiu merged his privately-owned Obu Cement company with listed firm Cement Co. of Northern Nigeria, which he controlled.
Alakija Folorunsho was not on the list this year as a billionaire.


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