Amazon boss Jeff Bezos richest man in the world
12:31 PM, March 08, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:06 PM, March 08, 2018

Amazon boss Jeff Bezos richest man in the world

Amazon founder, chairman and chief executive officer Jeff Bezos has been ranked as the richest man in the world with a net worth of $112 billion, Forbes has stated.

The new rank found Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates at second place with net value of $90 billion. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg stood fifth with a value of $71 billion.

Forbes’ annual ranking of world’s billionaires, published Tuesday, found out that there are now more billionaires in the world than ever, and they are richer than ever too.

There are a record 2,208 billionaires in the world, up from 2,043 in 2017, according to Forbes. And the average wealth of the billionaires is $4.1 billion, a record high.

"The superrich continue to get richer, widening the gap between them and everyone else," according to a Forbes statement. Indeed, 67 percent (1490) of the billionaires are self-made, it said.

The top 10 billionaire list are respectively: Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Bernard Arnault, Mark Zuckerberg, Amancio Ortega, Carlos Slim Helu, Charles Koch, David Koch, and Larry Ellison.

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