Let’s take a look at the 20 billionaires who made the most money in 2019

Unsurprisingly, The top twenty biggest billionaire gainers of 2019 added nearly $37.8 billion to their fortunes. The biggest winner of 2019 is Facebook’s controversial chief Mark Zuckerberg. Billionaires keep getting richer, whether they want to or not.

The three billionaires whose fortunes have increased the most in 2019 are Mark Zuckerberg, Larry Page, and Sergey Brint: They are all currently in the top 10 on the world’s wealthiest people list, and each man’s net worth has increased by more than $3.5 billion in 2019.

The net worth of Mark Zuckerberg, the founder, and CEO of Facebook and the reigning world’s 5th richest man, was estimated at $83.1 billion. That’s up to $4.71 billion since January 12, 2019.

Larry Page, Google co-founder and current 7th richest man alive, has also seen his fortune soar. From the beginning of 2019 through Monday, January 13, 2020, Larry Page’s net worth was already up to $3.79 billion, reaching a total of $68.4 billion.

To measure fortunes for this article, CEOWORLD magazine looked at the change in the net worth of the top 500 billionaires between January 14, 2019, and January 13, 2020. We calculated the biggest winners in absolute dollar terms and only took into consideration billionaires on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Bear in mind that the recent rise in these billionaires’ net worths is relative.

The Biggest Billionaire Winners Of 2019

  1. Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook CEO)
    Net Worth: $83.1 billion
    2019 Increase: $4.71 billion
    Country: United States
  2. Larry Page (Google co-founder)
    Net Worth: $68.4 billion
    2019 Increase: $3.79 billion
    Country: United States
  3. Sergey Brin (Google co-founder)
    Net Worth: $66.3 billion
    2019 Increase: $3.63 billion
    Country: United States
  4. Pony Ma (Tencent Holdings founder and Chairman)
    Net Worth: $40.9 billion
    2019 Increase: $2.32 billion
    Country: China
  5. Elon Musk (Tesla CEO)
    Net Worth: $29.7 billion
    2019 Increase: $2.11 billion
    Country: United States
  6. Jeff Bezos (Amazon founder)
    Net Worth: $117 billion
    2019 Increase: $2.06 billion
    Country: United States
  7. William Ding (NetEase CEU)
    Net Worth: $20.5 billion
    2019 Increase: $1.88 billion
    Country: China
  8. Leon Black (Apollo Global Management CEO and Chairman)
    Net Worth: $9.55 billion
    2019 Increase: $1.88 billion
    Country: United States
  9. Jack Ma (Alibaba founder)
    Net Worth: $48.3 billion
    2019 Increase: $1.65 billion
    Country: China
  10. Larry Ellison (Oracle)
    Net Worth: $60.3 billion
    2019 Increase: $1.50 billion
    Country: United States
  11. Mukesh Ambani (Reliance Industries)
    Net Worth: $60.1 billion
    2019 Increase: $1.49 billion
    Country: India
  12. Vagit Alekperov (Lukoil)
    Net Worth: $23.7 billion
    2019 Increase: $1.39 billion
    Country: Russia
  13. Aliko Dangote (Dangote Industries)
    Net Worth: $16.2 billion
    2019 Increase: $1.39 billion
    Country: Nigeria
  14. Carlos Slim (America Movil)
    Net Worth: $61.5 billion
    2019 Increase: $1.30 billion
    Country: Mexico
  15. Robin Li (co-founder of Baidu)
    Net Worth: $10.5 billion
    2019 Increase: $1.28 billion
    Country: China
  16. Steve Ballmer (former CEO of Microsoft)
    Net Worth: $59.3 billion
    2019 Increase: $1.19 billion
    Country: United States
  17. Bernard Arnault (LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton)
    Net Worth: $106 billion
    2019 Increase: $1.18 billion
    Country: France
  18. Zhang Zhidong (co-founder of Tencent Holdings)
    Net Worth: $17.2 billion
    2019 Increase: $1.04 billion
    Country: China
  19. Zhang Bangxin (TAL Education Group)
    Net Worth: $9.57 billion
    2019 Increase: $1.01 billion
    Country: China
  20. Lui Che Woo (Galaxy Entertainment Group)
    Net Worth: $18.7 billion
    2019 Increase: $1 billion
    Country: China
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