Since 1987, Forbes Magazine has ranked the wealthiest people from across the world on an annual basis. The richest man in the world is Jeff Bezos, and as of March 2019, he was worth $131 billion. As the founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos owns a 16% stake of the company today and was able to make an estimated $230 billion in 2018 alone. In 2015, Bezos didn't even make the top 10, so it shows how profitable the last five years have been for him, as he's now considered to be the richest person alive today.
From TitleMax, this infographic ranks the wealthiest people from around the world, dating back as far as 1987. Over the course of the past 33 years, the top ten has definitely changed quite a bit from then through today. Today, the top five wealthiest people in the world are Jeff Bezos ($131 billion), Bill Gates ($96.5 billion), Warren Buffet ($82.5 billion), Bernard Arnault ($76 billion), and Carlos Slim Helu ($64 billion).