Amazon Boss, Jeff Bezos has been named as the Forbes World’s Richest Man. Jeff Bezos, the man behind Amazon, retains being the richest man on the planet, having combined a net-worth of over $39.2 billion.
Centi-billionaire Bezos’ fortune rose to $112 billion, the biggest single-year gain ever, allowing him to dethrone Gates, worth just $90 billion. Gates has been the richest person in the world for 18 of the past 24 years. The Oracle of Omaha, Warren Buffett, took the third spot on the list with a net worth of $84 billion.
President Trump, worth $3.1 billion, ranked No. 766 falling from No. 544 in 2017. Trump’s fortune has fallen $400 million since last year’s list, due in part to falling values of Midtown Manhattan real estate and declining revenues at several Trump golf properties.
More than 2,200 billionaires made the Forbes list and their combined net worth is $9.1 trillion which is equal to approximately half the GDP of the United States, the world’s largest economy.
This year’s list contains billionaires from 72 different countries and territories, with moguls from Zimbabwe and Hungary appearing on the ranking for the first time.