This year is a record for the richest people on the planet, as the number of billionaires grew by 13%. Last year there were 1,810, and this year it was recorded 2.043 billionaires. Their common wealth grew by 18% and now stands at 7.57 trillion dollars. See which people are on this list.
Bill Gates is the richest person in the world for the fourth consecutive year, and from 23 years of age, he was the first to be listed 18 times. His fortune is $ 86 billion, unlike last year when he had “only” 75 billion. Jeff Bezos of Amazon is the man who had the best year since he managed to add $ 27.6 billion to his account, which now has an amount of $ 72.8 billion.
Warren Buffett, for 12 months, increased his fortune to $ 14.8 billion, and it was enough to take his place at Amancio Ortega, the founder of the Zara store. Ortega has earned an additional $ 4.3 billion this year, yet it is ranked 4th.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg rose for the first time in 5th place after his fortune reached $ 11.4 billion. Meanwhile, Carlos Slim Helu of Mexico, who once was the richest man on the planet, dropped to 6th place. For several years he was among the top 5.
There were also 195 new people on the list. China has the most wealthy – 76. The United States is second with 25 billionaires. Among the newcomers who are worth mentioning are Yvonne Chuynard, the founder of the sportswear line “Patagonia”, Viking Cruises founder Thorstein Hagen, then Cliff Asnes and his partners, as well as the youngest billionaire himself who acquired the wealth – John Collison, who is only 26 years old. There are only 4 people on the list who are in their 20s, and here is the founder of Snapcat. There are 56 billionaires who are under 40, unlike last year when there were 66.
There are 15 new women on the list, all of whom, except one, are from Asia. This year for the first time, a Vietnamese billionaire, a woman with her own airline, was also on the list. There are 227 women on the list, 10 of whom have a joint business with their husband or brother, and their wealth is divided.
The United States continues to be the country with the largest number of billionaires, and this year it has a record 565. From China, 319 billion from Germany, 114 from Germany and 101 billion from India. 78 people have been removed from the list, including 33 from China, 7 Americans and 9 who are still rich, but have shared their wealth with family members. It also killed 20 billionaires who were on the list last year. Here you can see the whole list of billionaires.