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Jeff Bezos Tops Forbes World’s Richest List

By Njideka Agbo 06 March 2018   |   4:02 pm

Forbes has released the record of the 2,208 billionaires with first appearances from Hungary and Zimbabwe. This number is from 71 countries.

Altogether, there are worth $9.1 trillion, an increase of 18% from last year. America tops the list with 585 billionaires, while China has 373.

Jeff Bezos makes an appearance as the first and only person to have a 12-figure amount ($124.3 billion). Second in place is Bill Gates with $90 billion.

The first cryptocurrency billionaires, as well as online retailers and a restaurant heiress, make this list. The list also sees Saudia Arabians drop as a result of political and unforeseen circumstances.

The top 10 include:

Jeff Bezos- $124.3 billion
Bill Gates- $90 billion
Warren Buffett- $84 billion
Bernard Arnault and Family- $72 billion
Mark Zuckerberg- $71 billion
Amancio Ortega- $70 billion
Carlos Slim Helu- $67.1 billion
Charles Koch- $60 billion
David Koch- $60 billion
Larry Ellison- $58.5 billion