This year, the number of billionaires has jumped drastically up. Indeed, from a total of 1,810 last year, now the Forbes rank reveals 2,043 billionaires dispersed all over the world today. Here is the Forbes ranking of the world’s 20 billionaires in 2017.
Bill Gates ranks first in the rankings for the fourth consecutive year with an estimated $ 86 billion in assets, after his $ 75 billion in 2016. The biggest increase is Jeff Bezos , founder of Amazon who added $ 27.6 billion to his bank account. In addition, with $ 11.4 billion more than last year, Mark Zuckerberg , founder of Facebook, is joining the circle of the world’s five biggest fortunes.
John Collison , 26, becomes the youngest self-taught billionaire in the world, with Evan Spiegel of Snapchat. However, only 56 billionaires under the age of 40 are included in this ranking, against 66 last year.
At the gender level , there are 227 women in this prestigious ranking, 10 of whom have co-founded or have businesses with a spouse or a family member.
At the point of countries , the United States continues to be the country with the most billionaires for 565, against 540 last year. The China , strong impressive growth comes second with 319 of its nationals in the list “premium”. The Germany and the 114 largest fortunes complete the podium. Finally, another emerging economy achieving a significant breakthrough, India and its 101 billionaires.
Here is the summary of the top 20 places
|# 1||Bill Gates||$ 86 bn||American|
|# 2||Warren Buffett||$ 75.6 billion||American|
|# 3||Jeff Bezos||$ 72.8 billion||American|
|# 4||Amancio Ortega||$ 71.3 billion||Spanish|
|# 5||Mark Zuckerberg||$ 56 billion||American|
|# 6||Carlos Slim Helu||$ 54.5 billion||Mexican|
|# 7||Larry Ellison||$ 52.2 billion||American|
|# 8||Charles Koch||$ 48.3 billion||American|
|# 8||David Koch||$ 48.3 billion||American|
|# 10||Michael Bloomberg||$ 47.5 billion||American|
|# 11||Bernard Arnault||$ 41.5 billion||French|
|# 12||Larry Page||$ 40.7 billion||American|
|# 13||Sergey Brin||$ 39.8 billion||American|
|# 14||Liliane Bettencourt||$ 39.5 billion||French|
|# 15||S. Robson Walton||$ 34.1 billion||American|
|# 16||Jim Walton||$ 34 bn||American|
|# 17||Alice Walton||$ 33.8 billion||American|
|# 18||Jianlin Wang||$ 31.3 billion||Chinese|
|# 19||Ka-Shing Li||$ 31.2 billion||Hong Kong|
|# 20||Sheldon Adelson||$ 30.4 billion||American|