The Forbes list is again headed by the head of Amazon

Published - 2018-06-02

The Amazon owner, Jeff Bezos (NASDAQ: AMZN), whose fortune has grown by $ 19 billion over the year, reached $ 131 billion, has been ranking by Forbes for the second year in a row, once again leaving Microsoft Bill Gates (NASDAQ: MSFT) ( $ 96.5 billion) in the second row, and on the third – the investment banker, Warren Buffet ($ 82.5 billion).

In fourth place - the Chairman of the Board and CEO of the LVMH holding, Bernard Arnaud, which includes 70 world-famous luxury brands.

His fortune is estimated at $ 76 billion. The fifth line was taken by Carlos Slim El ($ 64 billion), which controls America Movil company, the largest telecom operator in Latin America.

Yet another, the 33rd in a row global ranking of billionaires published by American Forbes. The total fortune of all 2153 world billionaires reached $ 8.7 trillion, which is $ 0.4 trillion less than last year.

This year, there are 98 Russian billionaires in the Forbes ranking. By their number, Russians are in fifth place after the Americans (607), the Chinese (324), the Germans (114), and the Hindus (106). Only eight Russians got into the first hundred of the rating.

At the end of 2018, the total state of the world's top 10 billionaires was $ 743.8 billion. This is slightly less than a year earlier ($ 744.6 billion). They account for 8.5% of the total state of all dollar billionaires in the world.

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