- Jeff Bezos of Amazon is still the richest person in the world according to 2020 Forbes Billionaires
- Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsft is at the second position, while the youngest on the top seven richest is Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook
- Nigerian richest man, Aliko Dangote is number 162nd in a list of over 2,000 billionaires in the world
The list of richest people in the world in 2020 has been released by Forbes. On the list, Jeff Bezos topped it as the richest man with $113 billion net worth.
Bill Gates, the Microsoft co-founder, made the second cut with $98 billion. Bernard Arnault and Family in France made number three with $76 billion worth.
Warren Buffet and Larry Ellison are number four and five on the list respectively. Nigerian billionaire, Aliko Dangote, rather made 162nd position out of 2,095 billionaires in the world with $8.3 billion.
Mike Adenuga and Abudlsamad Rabiu made 286th and 712nd positions with $5.6 billion and $2.9 billion respectively.
Full list of top seven richest people in the world below:
1. Jeff Bezos ($113bn)
Age: 56 years
Source of wealth: Amazon
2. Bill Gates ($98bn)
Age: 64 years old
Source of wealth: Microsoft
3. Bernard Arnault and Family ($76bn)
Age: 71 years old
Source of wealth: LVMH
4. Warren Buffet ($67.5bn)
Age: 89 years old
Source of wealth: Berkshire Hathaway
5. Larry Ellison ($59bn)
Age: 75 years old
Source of wealth: Software
6. Amancio Ortega ($55.1bn)
Age: 84 years old
Source of wealth: Zara
7. Mark Zuckerberg ($54.7bn)
Age: 34 years old
Source of wealth: Facebook
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that out of the 607 billionaires in America, only five are black people. This somewhat shows that it is especially difficult becoming a wealthy person if you are one of the minorities.
It was gathered that the median white family was richer than its black mate in 2016 by $152,000. Despite the fact the white family was able to increase their wealth by over $50,000, that of the black was stagnant.
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In other news, a list of top 5 Africa’s richest kings emerged published by Forbes magazine in 2014 recently resurfaced.
The information regarding the king and their wealth was edited on Wikipedia website on Thursday, May 28. King Mohammed VI of Morocco led the other four kings on the list with $2billion.
Nigerian King Fredrick Obateru Akinruntan, the Olugbo of the Ugbo Kingdom is second as he commands $300m.
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