Forbes Richest Person of the Year

Status Forbes

Based on #1 rankings on the end of year World’s Billionaires list Sam Walton represents the Walton Family

This Category is Ranked. Sort by Ranking Based on Votes by clicking on Vote Ranking. Sort by the Collection's Ranking by clicking on List Ranking.

Vote RankingList Ranking  

10

1987

Yoshiaki Tsutsumi

Entrepreneur

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

11

1988

Yoshiaki Tsutsumi

Entrepreneur

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

12

1989

Yoshiaki Tsutsumi

Entrepreneur

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

13

1990

Yoshiaki Tsutsumi

Entrepreneur

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

32

1991

Sam Walton

Entrepreneur

0% (0 of 0 votes)

33

1992

Sam Walton

Entrepreneur

0% (0 of 0 votes)

34

1993

Sam Walton

Entrepreneur

0% (0 of 0 votes)

35

1994

Sam Walton

Entrepreneur

0% (0 of 0 votes)

36

1995

Sam Walton

Entrepreneur

0% (0 of 0 votes)

37

1996

Sam Walton

Entrepreneur

0% (0 of 0 votes)

21

1997

Bill Gates

Computer Tech

12.50% (1 of 8 votes)

22

1998

Bill Gates

Computer Tech

12.50% (1 of 8 votes)

23

1999

Bill Gates

Computer Tech

12.50% (1 of 8 votes)

24

2000

Bill Gates

Computer Tech

12.50% (1 of 8 votes)

25

2001

Bill Gates

Computer Tech

12.50% (1 of 8 votes)

26

2002

Bill Gates

Computer Tech

12.50% (1 of 8 votes)

27

2003

Bill Gates

Computer Tech

12.50% (1 of 8 votes)

28

2004

Bill Gates

Computer Tech

12.50% (1 of 8 votes)

29

2005

Bill Gates

Computer Tech

12.50% (1 of 8 votes)

30

2006

Bill Gates

Computer Tech

12.50% (1 of 8 votes)

31

2007

Bill Gates

Computer Tech

12.50% (1 of 8 votes)

14

2008

Warren Buffett

Financier

35.42% (17 of 48 votes)

16

2009

Bill Gates

Computer Tech

12.50% (1 of 8 votes)

1

2010

Carlos Slim

Entrepreneur

100% (1 of 1 votes)

2

2011

Carlos Slim

Entrepreneur

100% (1 of 1 votes)

3

2012

Carlos Slim

Entrepreneur

100% (1 of 1 votes)

4

2013

Carlos Slim

Entrepreneur

100% (1 of 1 votes)

17

2014

Bill Gates

Computer Tech

12.50% (1 of 8 votes)

18

2015

Bill Gates

Computer Tech

12.50% (1 of 8 votes)

19

2016

Bill Gates

Computer Tech

12.50% (1 of 8 votes)

20

2017

Bill Gates

Computer Tech

12.50% (1 of 8 votes)

6

2018

Jeff Bezos

Entrepreneur

74.13% (106 of 143 votes)

7

2019

Jeff Bezos

Entrepreneur

74.13% (106 of 143 votes)

8

2020

Jeff Bezos

Entrepreneur

74.13% (106 of 143 votes)

9

2021

Jeff Bezos

Entrepreneur

74.13% (106 of 143 votes)

15

2022

Elon Musk

Entrepreneur

31.87% (218 of 684 votes)

5

2023

Bernard Arnault

Entrepreneur

75.00% (3 of 4 votes)