Capitalism is taking some lumps—and not just in the headlines. For only the second year in a decade, both the number of billionaires and their total wealth shrank, proving that even the wealthiest are not immune to economic forces and weak stock markets. By our latest count there are 2,153 billionaires, 55 fewer than a year ago. Of those, a record 994, or 46%, are poorer (relatively speaking) than they were last year. In total, the ultra-rich are worth $8.7 trillion, down $400 billion from 2018. Altogether 11% of last year’s list members, or 247 people, dropped out of the ranks, the most since 2009 at the height of the global financial crisis. RICHEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD

  • #1 Jeff Bezos
  • #2 Bill Gates
  • #3 Warren Buffett
  • #4 Bernard Arnault & family
  • #5 Carlos Slim Helu & family
  • #6 Amancio Ortega
  • #7 Larry Ellison
  • #8 Mark Zuckerberg
  • #9 Michael Bloomberg
  • #10 Larry Page
  • #11 Charles Koch
  • #11 David Koch
  • #13 Mukesh Ambani
  • #14 Sergey Brin
  • #15 Francoise Bettencourt Meyers & family
  • #16 Jim Walton
  • #17 Alice Walton
  • #18 Rob Walton
  • #19 Steve Ballmer
  • #20 Ma Huateng
  • #21 Jack Ma
  • #22 Hui Ka Yan
  • #23 Beate Heister & Karl Albrecht Jr.
  • #24 Sheldon Adelson
  • #25 Michael Dell
  • #26 Phil Knight & family
  • #27 David Thomson & family
  • #28 Li Ka-shing
  • #29 Lee Shau Kee
  • #30 François Pinault & family
  • #31 Joseph Safra
  • #32 Leonid Mikhelson
  • #33 Jacqueline Mars
  • #33 John Mars
  • #35 Jorge Paulo Lemann & family
  • #36 Azim Premji
  • #36 Dieter Schwarz
  • #36 Wang Jianlin
  • #39 Giovanni Ferrero
  • #40 Elon Musk
  • #41 Tadashi Yanai & family
  • #42 Yang Huiyan & family
  • #43 Masayoshi Son
  • #44 Jim Simons
  • #45 Vladimir Lisin
  • #46 Susanne Klatten
  • #47 Vagit Alekperov
  • #48 Alexey Mordashov
  • #49 Gennady Timchenko
  • #50 Leonardo Del Vecchio & family
  • #50 He Xiangjian
  • #52 Rupert Murdoch & family
  • #53 Dietrich Mateschitz
  • #54 R. Budi Hartono
  • #54 Laurene Powell Jobs & family
  • #56 Michael Hartono
  • #57 Ray Dalio
  • #58 Vladimir Potanin
  • #59 Len Blavatnik
  • #60 Stefan Quandt
  • #61 Theo Albrecht, Jr. & family
  • #61 Carl Icahn
  • #63 Lee Man Tat
  • #63 Thomas Peterffy
  • #65 Hinduja brothers
  • #65 Joseph Lau
  • #65 Lee Kun-hee
  • #68 Donald Bren
  • #69 Takemitsu Takizaki
  • #70 Zhang Yiming
  • #71 Abigail Johnson
  • #71 Stefan Persson
  • #73 Petr Kellner
  • #74 Iris Fontbona & family
  • #75 Dhanin Chearavanont
  • #75 Gina Rinehart
  • #75 Lukas Walton
  • #78 Kwong Siu-hing
  • #79 Mikhail Fridman
  • #79 Pallonji Mistry
  • #81 William Lei Ding
  • #82 Leonard Lauder
  • #82 Lui Che Woo & family
  • #82 Shiv Nadar
  • #82 Alain Wertheimer
  • #82 Gerard Wertheimer
  • #87 Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi
  • #88 Emmanuel Besnier
  • #89 Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken & family
  • #90 Andrey Melnichenko
  • #91 Li Shufu
  • #91 Lakshmi Mittal
  • #91 Heinz Hermann Thiele & family
  • #94 Colin Zheng Huang
  • #94 Hasso Plattner & family
  • #96 Dietmar Hopp & family
  • #96 Georg Schaeffler
  • #98 German Larrea Mota Velasco & family
  • #98 Zhang Zhidong
  • #100 Stephen Schwarzman
  • #101 Steve Cohen
  • #101 Klaus-Michael Kuehne
  • #101 Eric Schmidt
  • #104 Robert Kuok
  • #105 Harold Hamm & family
  • #106 Alisher Usmanov
  • #107 Roman Abramovich
  • #107 Thomas Frist, Jr. & family
  • #107 Stefano Pessina
  • #110 James Ratcliffe
  • #110 Wang Wei
  • #112 Robert & Philip Ng
  • #112 Hans Rausing & family
  • #114 David Duffield
  • #114 Uday Kotak
  • #114 Donald Newhouse
  • #117 Ken Griffin
  • #118 David Tepper
  • #119 Viktor Vekselberg
  • #120 Pierre Omidyar