Forbes list of billionaires

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Forbes list of billionaires is based on an yearly measurement of wealth and assets which is published by Forbes magazine. The latest list was released in March 2014.[1][2]

2018[change | change source]

On the 32nd list of world's billionaires, the gap between the top 1% of the billionaires and the rest continues to widen.[3] A record of 2,208 billionaires were in the ranking and the total wealth is $9.1 trillion, up 18% since 2017. For the first time, Jeff Bezos was listed as the top billionaire due to Amazon's rising stock price that resulted in one person's biggest one year gain in wealth since Forbes started tracking in 1987.[3]

No. Name Net worth (USD) Age Nationality Source(s) of wealth
1 Increase Bezos, JeffJeff Bezos $112.0 billion Increase 54  United States Amazon
2 Decrease Gates, BillBill Gates $90.0 billion Increase 62  United States Microsoft
3 Decrease Buffett, WarrenWarren Buffett $84.0 billion Increase 87  United States Berkshire Hathaway
4 Increase Arnault, BernardBernard Arnault $72.0 billion Increase 69  France LVMH
5 Steady Zuckerberg, MarkMark Zuckerberg $71.0 billion Increase 33  United States Facebook
6 Decrease Ortega, AmancioAmancio Ortega $70.0 billion Decrease 81  Spain Inditex, Zara
7 Decrease Slim, CarlosCarlos Slim $67.1 billion Increase 78  Mexico América Móvil, Grupo Carso
8 Steady Koch, CharlesCharles Koch $60.0 billion Increase 82  United States Koch Industries
8 Steady Koch, DavidDavid Koch $60.0 billion Increase 77  United States Koch Industries
10 Decrease Ellison, LarryLarry Ellison $58.5 billion Increase 73  United States Oracle Corporation

References[change | change source]

  1. Barbara Kollmeyer March 4, 2014. Bill Gates back on top, WhatsApp founders and more women in Forbes’ billionaire rankings. Market Watch (The Wall Street Journal). Retrieved March 5, 2014. [1]
  2. Forbes https://www.forbes.com/wealth/billionaires#p_1_s_arank_-1__-1. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Kroll, Luisa (March 6, 2018). "Forbes Billionaires 2018: Meet The Richest People On The Planet". Forbes. Retrieved March 6, 2018.

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