Top 10 Self-Made Billionaires In The World 2020

The pandemic has caused a lot of trouble for the people around the world. As the number of cases is increasing, the economies are tanking, and with it, the fortune of the billionaires. Billionaires are not immune to the pandemic and hence, there are fewer names on the top 100 list than last year. It is also estimated that 51 percent of them are losing a fortune at a rapid pace.

It is still worthy to note the world’s billionaires are worth USD 8 trillion.

Here are the top 10 richest self-made billionaires in the world:


Sergey Brin

Age: 46 years

Net Worth: USD 49.1 Billion

Main Company: Google

Country: United States

Co-founded Google with Larry Page after they met at Stanford University while they were studying advanced degrees in computer science. He is a board member and controls shareholders.


Larry Page

Age: 47 years

Net Worth: USD 50.9 Billion

Main Company: Google

Country: United States

After stepping down as the CEO of Alphabet – the parent company of Google in December 2019, Larry Page is a board member and controls shareholder. He had co-founded Google in 1998 along with a fellow Stanford Ph.D. student.


Carlos Slim Helu

Age: 80 years

Net Worth: USD 52.1 Billion

Main Company: America Movil

Country: Mexico

Carlos Slim controls America Movil, Latin America’s biggest mobile telecom firm, and therefore, he is Mexico’s richest man. Carlos has bought a stake in Telmex – Mexico’s only phone company, along with foreign telecom partners, which is now part of America Movil.


Mark Zuckerberg

Age: 35 years

Net Worth: USD 54.7 Billion

Main Company: Facebook

Country: United States

Facebook is the most popular go-to communication tool in the world.


Amancio Ortega

Age: 84 years

Net Worth: USD 55.1 Billion

Main Company: Zara

Country: Spain

A pioneer in fast fashion, Amancio Ortega is one of the richest men in Europe. He has co-founded Inditex with his ex-wife Rosalia Mera.


Larry Ellison

Age: 75 years

Net Worth: USD 59 Billion

Main Company: Oracle

Country: United States

The company was founded on the growing needs of customer relationship management databases. Larry Ellison co-founded the company in 1977. He stepped down as a CEO but still is chief technology officer.


Warren Buffett

Age:  89 years

Net Worth: USD 67.5 Billion

Main Company: Berkshire Hathaway

Country: United States

Known as the Oracle of Omaha, Warren Buffett chairs Berkshire Hathaway. The company owns more than 60 companies including some world-renowned names such as Geico, Duracell, Dairy Queen, etc. Warren Buffett is the most successful investor in history.


Bernard Arnault

Age: 71 years

Net Worth: USD 76 Billion

Main Company: LVMH

Country: France

The world’s ultimate taste-maker, LVMH is headed by Bernard Arnault who oversees an empire of 70 brands. The top brands such as Louis Vuitton, Sephora, etc., are inclusive in the 70 brands. LVMH has brought Tiffany & Co. which is dubbed as the biggest luxury brand acquisition ever.


Bill Gates

Age: 64 years

Net Worth: USD 98 Billion

Main Company: Microsoft

Country: United States

A company that requires no introduction nor about the founder. Bill Gates chairs the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation – the largest private charitable foundation in the world. The foundation is set to spend USD 300 million in combatting the coronavirus pandemic.


Jeff Bezos

Age:  56 years

Net Worth: USD 113 Billion

Main Company: Amazon

Country: United States

Amazon – the world’s most popular e-commerce colossus was started in a garage. Jeff Bezos founded the company in Seattle in his garage. Currently, he is the CEO and retains an 11.1 percent stake. Even the pandemic did not stop Amazon from recruiting 175,000 additional workers.


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