Forbes has released its latest World’s Billionaires rich list

Elizabeth Jenkins-Smalley

Elizabeth Jenkins-Smalley

Editor In Chief at The Executive Magazine

The rankings of the wealthiest people on the planet have been announced for 2019, but this year the personal wealth of some of the most successful CEOs have taken a hit with some disastrous losses. The Executive takes a look.

Jeff Bezos
Net worth: US$131 billion

Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon sits at the top of the list, despite his costly divorce which saw him take a personal hit of around US$35 billion.

Bill Gates
Net worth: US$96.5 billion

Steady billionaire Bill Gates has only recently been overtaken as the world’s richest person, but with a personal net worth of nearly 100 billion USD, he can still afford to give away almost $36m in his philanthropic efforts.

Larry Ellison
Net worth: US$62.5 billion

Former Tesla Director, Ellison is the founder and chief technology officer of tech giant Oracle.

Mark Zuckerberg
Net worth: US$62.3 billion

Founder and CEO of Facebook, Zuckerberg has taken the biggest hit, losing over US$62.3 billion amidst last year’s scandal, and has been surpassed by Kylie Jenner as the world’s youngest billionaire.

Larry Page
Net worth: US$50.8 billion

The Google co-founder has been steadily climbing up the rankings, closely beating his partner by a slim billion USD.

Sergey Brin
Net worth: US$49.8 billion

The Google co-founder is current president of Google’s parent company, Alphabet, and still takes an active role in company.

Steve Ballmer
Net worth: US$41.2 billion

The former CEO of Microsoft, Ballmer still owns American basketball team the Los Angeles Clippers, and despite giving away US$295 million to philanthropic causes in 2018, he still has plenty of personal wealth to make the list.

Ma Huateng
Net worth: US$38.8 billion

Another big loser in 2018, chairman of the Chinese technology giant Tencent, Huateng had a reported drop of US$8.7 billion from his net worth.

Jack Ma
Net worth: US$37.3 billion

Another Chinese tech billionaire who has lost a huge amount of personal wealth, Ma, the founder of Alibaba, saw losses of US$9.76 billion at the end of 2018.

Michael Dell
Net worth: US$34.3 billion

The CEO of computer firm Dell Technologies, Dell has seen an increase in his fortunes this year.

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