Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos becomes world's first centi-billionaire, Mark Zuckerberg joins top 5 (See list)

Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos has officially been named the richest man in the world, after taking the top spot on' Forbes' 32nd Annual World Billionaires.

According to Forbes, Bezos is the first centi-billionaire at the top of the list, meaning he has a fortune of over a $100 billion. Bezos' fortune jumped more than $39 billion from 2017, which Forbes says is the biggest one year gain on the list and ever in history.

The Amazon CEO is also the only person to ever appear on the list with a 12-figure fortune.

His fortune reportedly rose to $112 billion, allowing him to dethrone Bill Gates, who is worth $90 billion. Gates has been the richest person in the world for 18 of the past 24 years.

According to the financial report, the top 20 people on the list alone are worth $1.2 trillion, 13 percent of the total fortune of all billionaires worldwide.

Here's the top 10 list:

Jeff Bezos | Amazon | $112 billion

Bill Gates | Microsoft | $90 billion

Warren Buffett | Berkshire Hathaway | $84 billion

Bernard Arnault & family | LVMH | $72 billion

Mark Zuckerberg | Facebook | $71 billion

Amancio Ortega | Zara | $70 billion

Carlos Slim Helu & family | telecom |$67.1 billion

Charles Koch | Koch Industries |$60 billion

David Koch | Koch Industries | $60 billion

Larry Ellison | software | $58.5 billion

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