Jeff Bezos moves to top spot on Forbes' annual billionaires list
07 March, 2018, 00:25 | Author: Teresa Adams
His rise knocks Microsoft founder Bill Gates, whose estimated wealth is $US90bn this year, up from $US86bn, into second place. Forbes said that jump amounts to the biggest one-year gain ever. Amazon's shares have almost doubled from 846 dollars a share last March to 1,523 dollars per share last night.
Overall, the list hit a record 2,208 billionaires from 72 countries and territories, including Hungary and Zimbabwe for the first time.
Forbes identified a record 2,208 billionaires around the world in 2018, up from 2,043 past year.
The billionaires increased their combined wealth by 1.4bn dollars over the past year.
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Luisa Kroll and Kerry Dolan, from Forbes Media, said: "The superrich continue to get richer, widening the gap between them and everyone else".
Next up are investor Warren Buffett (No. 3, $84 billion), French investor and art collector Bernard Arnault (No. 4, $72 billion) and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg (No. 5, $71 billion).
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Donald Trump has dropped more than 200 places in the Forbes world ranking of billionaires as his fortune slumped to an estimated $3.1 billion (£2.2 billion). He also made the list's biggest annual gain, reporting $39 billion more than past year.
According to Daily News, Trump Tower, the President's NY home, lost an estimated $41 million in value a year ago.
Chinese entrepreneur Zhou Qunfei is the richest self-made woman on the list with a net worth of $7.8 billion.
The 20 richest people on the planet have a net-worth of over $1.2 trillion, which is comparable to the yearly economic output of Mexico.
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