Forbes 2017: World's 10 Billionaires

On the 30th anniversary of the Forbes' list of the world's billionaires, for the fourth year in a row, Bill Gates was named the richest man in the world. The number of billionaires increased 13% to 2,043 from 1,810 in 2016; this is the biggest change in over 30 years of tracking billionaires globally. This is the first time after 12 years that Carlos Slim was not within the top five. The U.S. continues to have the most billionaires in the world, with a record of 565. China has 319 (not including Hong Kong or Macau), Germany has 114, and India has the fourth most with 101; India has reached over 100 billionaires for its first time.


10. Michael Bloomberg

Michael Bloomberg

Net Worth: $47.5 billion, Source of Wealth: Bloomberg LP
Citizenship: United States

8. David Koch (tied)

David Koch

Net Worth: $48.3 billion, Source of Wealth: Koch Industries
Citizenship: United States

8. Charles Koch (tied)

Charles Koch

Net Worth: $48.3 billion, Source of Wealth: Koch Industries
Citizenship: United States

7. Larry Ellison

Larry Ellison

Net Worth: $52.2 billion, Source of Wealth: Oracle
Citizenship: United States

6. Carlos Slim Helu

Carlos Slim Helu

Net Worth: $54.5 billion, Source of Wealth: telecom
Citizenship: Mexico

5. Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg

Net Worth: $56 billion, Source of Wealth: Facebook
Citizenship: United States

4. Amancio Ortega

Amancio Ortega

Net Worth: $71.3 billion, Source of Wealth: Zara
Citizenship: Spain

3. Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos

Net Worth: $72.8 billion, Source of Wealth: Amazon.com
Citizenship: United States

2. Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett

Net Worth: $78.6 billion, Source of Wealth: Berkshire Hathaway
Citizenship: United States

1. Bill Gates

Bill Gates

Net Worth: $86 billion, Source of Wealth: Microsoft
Citizenship: United States

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