Jeff Bezos, the owner of Amazon, occupies the first place in the list of millionaires of the magazine Forbes, where also they emphasize 11 Latin American industralists in the first 100 places.
Exceed Bill Gates
With a fortune valued at $ 131 billion, according to Forbes magazine, Bezos remains the richest, followed by Microsoft’s co-founder, Bill Gates, with $ 96.5 billion, who lost the leadership last year.
In third place is the investor Warren Buffet with 82 thousand 500 million dollars, followed by the owner of the luxury fashion conglomerate LVMH, the French Bernard Arnault, with a fortune valued at 76 billion dollars.
Carlos Slim in fifth place
The Mexican businessman Carlos Slim Helú occupies the fifth place, with 64 billion dollars for his companies of telecommunications, construction, consumer goods, real estate and investments in various sectors such as sports and media, since he owns 17 percent of the newspaper The New York Times.
Mark Zuckerberg, who had a year of controversy over privacy policies and the spread of fake news on the social network Facebook, fell from fifth to eighth place. In front of Zuckerberg is the founder of Zara, the Spanish Amancio Ortega, and the co-founder of Oracle, Larry Ellison.
Kylie Jenner, the youngest billionaire
This year 195 new rich people entered the list of the publication, among them the American Kylie Jenner, cosmetics magnate, who at 21 is the youngest billionaire in the world.
Among the Latin Americans there are five Brazilians, four Mexicans, one Colombian and one Chilean are among the 200 richest entrepreneurs in the world.
Latin Americans in the list
The Brazilian Joseph Safra, owner of Banco Safra, occupies position 31, same place as in 2018, with a fortune estimated at 25,200 million dollars.
Another Brazilian is Jorge Paulo Lemann in position 35, rising three places in relation to the previous year. With a fortune estimated at 22,800 million dollars, Lemann started in the investment banking business and later became a controlling shareholder of the Anheuser-Busch InBev brewer.
In the same way, Iris Fontbona, in the 74th place, is the first Latina woman in this list with a fortune estimated at 15,400 million dollars.
In the list of the 100 richest men in the world is the Mexican Germán Larrea Mota Velasco, the CEO of the mining company Grupo México, who was ranked 98 and whose fortune is estimated at 13.3 million dollars.
By region, Asia-Pacific is the region that presented the greatest decrease in the number of millionaires, starting with China, with 60 fewer fortunes than in 2018. It is followed by the regions of Europe, the Middle East and Africa, while in America, the millionaires of Brazil and the United States promoted the zone.- With information from Notimex