Bill Gates Is Officially The Richest Person In the World
Forbes has released its annual list of the world's billionaires, and for the third year in a row, Microsoft founder Bill Gates is at the top with net worth of $75 billion.
This year's list includes more than 18-hundred individuals representing a total worth of $6.48 trillion. There are actually fewer billionaires than last year because 221 dropped off because their net worth dipped below the $1 billion. The United States is home to 540 billionaires. Spanish fashion businessman Amancio Ortega is number-two on the list, followed by Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett, Mexican businessman Carlos Slim Helu and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, with a net worth of $44.6 billion, is number-6 on the list. Donald Trump is worth $4.5 billion and ranked at number-324.