Written by Staff Writer
02 Mar, 2016 | 10:23 am
Bill Gates is still the richest man in the world, Forbes found in its annual listing of billionaires.
Gates, with a net worth of $75 billion, has held the top spot for three years. He’s followed on this year’s list by the Spanish businessman Amancio Ortega ($67 billion) and investor Warren Buffett ($60.8 billion). According to Forbes, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg had the best year, adding $11.2 billion to his personal wealth and moving up from No. 16 to 6 on the list.
In all, Forbes found that there are 1,810 billionaires in the world, 16 fewer than last year. There are 190 women on this year’s list, down from 197 in 2015. And the U.S. still leads the globe with 540 billionaires, followed by China, with 251, and 120 in Germany.
Zuckerberg, 31, had the best year of all billionaires, having added $11.2billion to his fortune and moving up from number 16 to six on the list.
This is Zuckerberg’s and Amazon’s Jeff Bezos’ first appearance in the top ten of Forbes’ annual ranking.
The top ten billionaires rake in a net worth of approximately $505.4billion.
The average net worth of a billionaire dropped for the first time since 2010 and sits at $3.6billion, down $300million from last year.
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