The Rich Keep Getting Richer: The 30 Top Earning Billionaires Of The Year

The Rich Keep Getting Richer: The 30 Top Earning Billionaires Of The Year

You know the old sayings; It takes money to make money; The rich keep getting richer. They are clichés because they are true. These sayings are especially true for billionaires. The 30 billionaires on this list certainly know how to grow their wealth. The world’s billionaires have collectively seen their net worth grow by 24% since last year.

We took a look at the world’s richest billionaires and how much they earned in the past year. We looked at the difference between the 2017 and 2018 net worths for each of the 30 billionaires on our list. Francois Bettencourt and Giovanni Ferrero were not included because they just inherited their multi billion fortunes in the last year.

The billionaire who earned the least on this list is Bill Gates. He “only” made $4 billion over the past year. The highest-earning billionaire is Jeff Bezos. He grew his net worth by $40 billion in the last year.

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#30. Bill Gates – $4 billion
Current billionaires rank: 2

#29. Susanne Klatten – $4.6 billion
Current billionaires rank: 32

#28. Georg Schaeffler –  $4.6 billion
Current billionaires rank: 31

#27. Lee Shau Kee –  $5.9 billion
Current billionaires rank: 24

#26. Larry Ellison – $6.3 billion
Current billionaires rank: 10

#25. Thomas Peterffy – $6.5 billion
Current billionaires rank: 47

#24. Serge Dassault – $6.5 billion
Current billionaires rank: 41

#23. Sergey Brin – $7.7 billion
Current  billionaires rank: 13

#22. He Xiangjian – $7.8 billion
Current billionaires rank: 50

#21. Lui Che Woo – $8 billion
Current billionaires rank: 50

#20. Larry Page – $8.1 billion
Current billionaires rank: 12

#19. Sheldon Adelson – $8.1 billion
Current billionaires rank: 21

#18. Steve Ballmer – $8.4 billion
Current billionaires rank: 22

#17. Warren Buffett – $8.4 billion
Current billionaires rank: 3

#16. Dietrich Mateschitz – $9.6 billion
Current billionaires rank: 37

#15. Jack Ma – $10.7 billion
Current billionaires rank: 20

#14. Francois Pinault –  $11.3 billion
Current billionaires rank: 30

#13. David Koch – $11.7 billion
Current billionaires rank: 8

#12. Charles Koch – $11.7 billion
Current billionaires rank: 8

#11. Rob Walton – $12.1 billion
Current billionaires rank: 15

#10. Alice Walton –  $12.2 billion
Current billionaires rank: 16

#9. Jim Walton – $12.4 billion
Current billionaires rank: 14

#8. Carlos Slim Helu – $12.6 billion
Current billionaires rank: 8

#7. Yang Huiyan – $12.9 billion
Current billionaires rank: 43

#6. Mark Zuckerberg – $15 billion
Current billionaires rank: 5

#5. Mukesh Ambani – $16.9 billion
Current billionaires rank: 19

#4. Hui Ka Yan – $20.1 billion
Current billionaires rank: 24

#3. Ma Huateng – $20.4 billion
Current billionaires rank: 17

#2. Bernard Arnault – $20.5 billion
Current billionaires rank: 4

#1. Jeff Bezos – $39.2 billion
Current  billionaires rank: 1

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