Forbes list of billionaires

annual ranking by net worth of the world's wealthiest billionaires compiled and published by American business magazine Forbes

Forbes list of billionaires is based on an yearly measurement of wealth and assets which is published by Forbes magazine. The latest list was released in March 2014.[1][2]


On the 32nd list of world's billionaires, the gap between the top 1% of the billionaires and the rest continues to widen.[3] A record of 2,208 billionaires were in the ranking and the total wealth is $9.1 trillion, up 18% since 2017. For the first time, Jeff Bezos was listed as the top billionaire due to Amazon's rising stock price that resulted in one person's biggest one year gain in wealth since Forbes started tracking in 1987.[3]

No. Name Net worth (USD) Age Nationality Source(s) of wealth
1   Jeff Bezos $112.0 billion   54   United States Amazon
2   Bill Gates $90.0 billion   62   United States Microsoft
3   Warren Buffett $84.0 billion   87   United States Berkshire Hathaway
4   Bernard Arnault $72.0 billion   69   France LVMH
5   Mark Zuckerberg $71.0 billion   33   United States Facebook
6   Amancio Ortega $70.0 billion   81   Spain Inditex, Zara
7   Carlos Slim $67.1 billion   78   Mexico América Móvil, Grupo Carso
8   Charles Koch $60.0 billion   82   United States Koch Industries
8   David Koch $60.0 billion   77   United States Koch Industries
10   Larry Ellison $58.5 billion   73   United States Oracle Corporation


  1. Barbara Kollmeyer March 4, 2014. Bill Gates back on top, WhatsApp founders and more women in Forbes’ billionaire rankings. Market Watch (The Wall Street Journal). Retrieved March 5, 2014. [1]
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  3. 3.0 3.1 Kroll, Luisa (March 6, 2018). "Forbes Billionaires 2018: Meet The Richest People On The Planet". Forbes. Retrieved March 6, 2018.

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