Billionaires of 2018: Forbes lists the richest people in the world

07:07 PM | 6 Mar, 2018
Billionaires of 2018: Forbes lists the richest people in the world
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NEW YORK – American business magazine Forbes has released its 32nd annual ranking of the world’s billionaires.

The magazine lists more than 2,200 billionaires around the world who hold a combined net worth of $9.1 trillion, up 18% from a year ago. Interestingly, no Saudi Arabians made the Forbes Billionaires list this year.

Top 5 billionaires of 2018

 

Jeff Bezos

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos is the richest person on the planet and the first centi-billionaire in our annual ranking. Shares of his e-commerce giant Amazon rose 59% in 12 months, helping boost his fortune by $39.2 billion.

Bill Gates

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates dropped one spot from last year to No. 2, with $90 billion.

Warren Buffett

American business magnate and investor Warren Buffett stands at the third spot on the list with $84 billion.

Bernard Arnault and family

On number four Chairman and CEO of luxury goods company LVMH, Bernard Arnault, and his family, with $72 billion.

Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook's co-founder Mark Zuckerberg is on number five, with an estimated $71 billion.