Bezos Becomes The World's Very First $100 Billion Man

Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi

Forbes said a record 2,208 billionaires, up from 2,043 in 2017, made the list, with an average net worth of US$4.1 billion, a record high. This year's list has 2,208 billionaires who have a collected worth of 9.1 trillion dollars and the man at the top of the list Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos was listed at a net worth 112 billion dollars but that has changed to 127 billion since yesterday.

The U.S. has the most billionaires (585), followed by mainland China (373).

Thanks to a 59-percent rise in Amazon shares over the past 12 months, Bezos nearly doubled his fortune, taking it to $120 billion, way ahead of Gates's $90 billion - the biggest gap ever between the number one and two spots, Forbes said. She is ranked 176th globally.

There are 14 Malaysian billionaires in the list, with Kuok being ranked at No. 96 with US$14.8 billion.

And in India, Paytm founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma has now become the youngest billionaire on the coveted Forbes list of the wealthiest.

Meanwhile, Anil Ambani, was ranked 887th on the list with a net worth of $2.7 billion. Forbes said, "after a two-year hiatus, Anu Aga regained her billionaire status on a jump in shares of engineering firm Thermax, in which she owns 62 per cent".

Mukesh Ambani from Reliance is still the still richest Indian, with a fortune of $40 billion.

This list highlights the richest people in the world. The world may never know - valued Donald J. Trump at roughly $3.5 billion at the end of calendar year 2016, at the time he took office as President of the United States of America. This is up by 18 per cent since past year.

He has been ranked #1374 on the list.

Microsoft founder Bill Gates ranked second with $90 billion, followed by Warren Buffett with $84 billion, French businessman Bernard Arnault with $72 billion, and Facebook CEO Marc Zuckerberg with $71 billion. Forbes' breakdown provided further evidence that serving as president isn't the most lucrative job, even when most of the rich are getting richer.

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