Bezos tops Forbes list of billionaires, again
Not even a nearly $40 billion divorce can topple Amazon (AMZN) founder and CEO Jeff Bezos from being the world's richest person. For the third year in a row, Bezos landed the top spot on Forbes' rank of global billionaires. His net worth fell $18 billion last year to $113 billion, according to Forbes, partially due to his high-profile split from MacKenzie Bezos. Microsoft (MSFT) cofounder Bill Gates is in second place with a $98 billion fortune, an increase of $1.5 billion. Bernard Arnault, chairman and CEO of luxury magnate LVMH (LVMHF), nudged Warren Buffett out of third place with a $76 billion fortune. At $67.5 billion, Buffett's fortune landed in fourth place. The world's richest woman continues to be Walmart (WMT) heir Alice Walton. She's in ninth place with $54.4 billion.