The World’s Billionaires is an annual ranking of the world’s wealthiest people, compiled and published by the American business magazine Forbes every March.
See the Top 4 Billionaire of the World.
|No.||Name||Net worth (USD)|
|1||Amancio Ortega||$79.5 billion|
|2||Bill Gates||$79.2 billion|
|3||Carlos Slim||$77.1 billion|
|4||Warren Buffett||$72.7 billion|
The World’s Billionaires is an annual ranking of the world’s wealthiest people, compiled and published by the American business magazine Forbes every March. The total net worth of each individual on the list is estimated, in United States dollars, based on their assets and accounting for debt. Royalty and dictators whose wealth comes from their positions are excluded from these lists.
The list has been published annually in March since 1987. Microsoft founder Bill Gates has topped the list 17 of the past 22 years, including the 2016 list. In 2015, there was a record of 1,826 people on the list that included a record 290 newcomers with 71 from China, 57 from the US, 28 from India and Germany with 23. People under 40 had 46 join the list. A record of 197 women were on the list. The average net worth of the listed came in at US$3.86 billion, down US$60 million from 2014. Added together, the total net worth for 2015’s billionaires was US$7.1 trillion, up from US$6.4 trillion in 2014.