2016 Billionaires Ranking: Bill Gates Is Again Richest Person In The World

Posted: Mar 2 2016, 4:11am CST | by , in News | Latest Business News


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2016 Billionaires Ranking: Bill Gates Is Again Richest Person in the World
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Forbes released the new 2016 World's Billionaires ranking.

Bill Gates has retired from Microsoft, but he manages to be again the world's richest person with $75 billion. He lost $4.2 billion compared to last year, but still remains ahead of Zara ’s Amancio Ortega, who moves up to second place for the first time. The 3rd richest person is Warren Buffett and Mexico's Carlos Slim fell to 4th place.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg made the biggest jump in his net worth the list of the world's richest people. He added $11.2 billion, pushing him into the top 10 of the world's richest individuals. Zuckerberg is ranked at 6th place.

Amazon's Jeff Bezos also broke into the top 10 of Forbes' billionaires ranking the first time. A billionaire from China, Wang Jianlin, who owns AMC Theaters popped into the top 20. Last week we reported that there are now more Billionaires in China than in the United States according to numbers of Hurun. Forbes numbers tell another story. Forbes counts 540 billionaires in the United States followed by mainland China with 251 (Hong Kong has another 69) and Germany with 120.

The youngest billionaire in the world is 19 year old Norwegian heiress Alexandra Andresen. Chinese Zhou Qunfei is richest self-made woman in the world. She made her $5.9 billion fortune from smartphone screens.

The full Forbes Billionaires 2016 list is available on Forbes.com.

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