Forbes Billionaires 2019

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Marella Putri
Writer at Forbes Indonesia
Forbes Billionaires 2019

Forbes released its list of World’s Billionaires. This year, the list is shortened by 55 names into 2,153 billionaires, with combined total worth of $8.7 trillion.

Declared as the richest man on earth is, for the second consecutive time, Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of giant e-commerce Amazon. Jeff also owns The Washington Post with a total net worth of $131 billion. Founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates, is still the second richest with net worth of $96.5 billion. Following Bill is known as the world’s most successful investor, Warren Buffett with total net worth of $82.5 billion, which through Berkshire Hathaway owns over 60 companies.

Notably, this year Forbes Billionaire list welcomes celebrity Kylie Jenner, who's now 21 year-old, becomes youngest self-made billionaire in the world through her own make-up brand Kylie Cosmetics.

Meanwhile, Indonesia contributed 21 names to the list. Budi Hartono, the richest man in Indonesia, sits at the 54th with total worth of $18.6 billion; while his brother Michael “Bambang” Hartono as Indonesia’s second richest is at the 56th with total worth of $18.5 billion. The family owns Indonesia's largest kretek company, PT Djarum; and the siblings are the major shareholders of the nation’s largest private bank, Bank Central Asia. Debuting this year in the billionaire list is Donald Sihombing with total wealth of $1.4 billion. He is the founder and president director of PT Totalindo Eka Persada, a private construction company which has huge portfolio ranging from hotels, residential to commercial buildings, as well as public infrastructures. Donald sits at the 1605th place, with his wealth also coming from owning 74% of the company shares.

To see the complete list of the world's billionaires by Forbes, click here


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