Bezos’ fortune is nonetheless staggering, and he may well top the list of The World’s Billionaires for the first time when Forbes unveils the 2018 ranking in March. Unless Amazon’s share price unexpectedly collapses, he will have the highest-ever net worth of anyone to appear on the ranks, and by a wide margin.
Gates has so often topped charts as the richest person in the world that it's strange to think he could be much, much richer. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (often shortened to simply Gates Foundation) was formed in 2000, with the aim of enhancing healthcare and reducing poverty across the globe.
Buffett doesn’t have a brain for computing, an oil well, or a retail empire. All he has is a lot of share certificates. The world’s third richest man became wealthy through companies that he believes were worth more than their market value. Buffet invested in them for the long-term. It’s certainly paid off. He joined the "Giving Pledge" of Bill Gates and aimed to donate 99% of his wealth to charity. He wants them to spend that amount within ten years of his death.
Carlos Slim Helú (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈkaɾlos esˈlim eˈlu]; born January 28, 1940) is a Mexican business magnate, engineer, investor and philanthropist. From 2010 to 2013, Slim was ranked as the richest person in the world by the Forbes business magazine.