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The world's richest billionaires

1: Jeff Bezos is now the richest person in the world, according to the latest annual ranking from Forbes. The Amazon founder leads with an estimated net worth of $112 billion.  
    
   
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1: Jeff Bezos is now the richest person in the world, according to the latest annual ranking from Forbes. The Amazon founder leads with an estimated net worth of $112 billion. REUTERS/Mike Segar

1: Jeff Bezos is now the richest person in the world, according to the latest annual ranking from Forbes. The Amazon founder leads with an estimated net worth of $112 billion. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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2: Bill Gates is now second with an estimated net worth of $90 billion. 


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2: Bill Gates is now second with an estimated net worth of $90 billion. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

2: Bill Gates is now second with an estimated net worth of $90 billion. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett
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3: Investing icon Warren Buffett is third with $84 billion.

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3: Investing icon Warren Buffett is third with $84 billion. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

3: Investing icon Warren Buffett is third with $84 billion. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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4: LVMH Chairman and CEO Bernard Arnault is fourth with $72 billion.   


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4: LVMH Chairman and CEO Bernard Arnault is fourth with $72 billion. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

4: LVMH Chairman and CEO Bernard Arnault is fourth with $72 billion. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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5: Facebook Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is fifth with $71 billion.   
 
   
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5: Facebook Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is fifth with $71 billion. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

5: Facebook Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is fifth with $71 billion. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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6: Inditex founder Amancio Ortega, owner of the Zara clothing chain, is sixth with $70 billion.   



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6: Inditex founder Amancio Ortega, owner of the Zara clothing chain, is sixth with $70 billion. REUTERS/Miguel Vidal

6: Inditex founder Amancio Ortega, owner of the Zara clothing chain, is sixth with $70 billion. REUTERS/Miguel Vidal
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7: Mexican telecommunication tycoon Carlos Slim is seventh with $67.1 billion. 


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7: Mexican telecommunication tycoon Carlos Slim is seventh with $67.1 billion. REUTERS/Victor Ruiz Garcia

7: Mexican telecommunication tycoon Carlos Slim is seventh with $67.1 billion. REUTERS/Victor Ruiz Garcia
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8 + 9: David Koch (pictured) and brother Charles of Koch Industries are worth $60 billion. 

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8 + 9: David Koch (pictured) and brother Charles of Koch Industries are worth $60 billion. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

8 + 9: David Koch (pictured) and brother Charles of Koch Industries are worth $60 billion. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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10: Oracle chief Larry Ellison is tenth with $58.5 billion.

  
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10: Oracle chief Larry Ellison is tenth with $58.5 billion. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

10: Oracle chief Larry Ellison is tenth with $58.5 billion. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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11: Michael Bloomberg is worth $50 billion.   

 
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11: Michael Bloomberg is worth $50 billion. REUTERS/Darren Ornitz

11: Michael Bloomberg is worth $50 billion. REUTERS/Darren Ornitz
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12: Google co-founder Larry Page is worth $48.8 billion. 



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12: Google co-founder Larry Page is worth $48.8 billion. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

12: Google co-founder Larry Page is worth $48.8 billion. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage
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13: Google co-founder Sergey Brin is worth $47.5 billion. 
 
 
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13: Google co-founder Sergey Brin is worth $47.5 billion. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich

13: Google co-founder Sergey Brin is worth $47.5 billion. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich
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14 + 15: Jim and Rob Walton (R) of Walmart have an estimated net worth of $46.4 and $46.2 billion respectively.  
 

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14 + 15: Jim and Rob Walton (R) of Walmart have an estimated net worth of $46.4 and $46.2 billion respectively. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

14 + 15: Jim and Rob Walton (R) of Walmart have an estimated net worth of $46.4 and $46.2 billion respectively. REUTERS/Rick Wilking
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16: Alice Walton is worth $46 billion. 

  
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16: Alice Walton is worth $46 billion. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

16: Alice Walton is worth $46 billion. REUTERS/Rick Wilking
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17: Tencent founder and CEO Pony Ma Huateng is worth $45.3 billion. 
 


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17: Tencent founder and CEO Pony Ma Huateng is worth $45.3 billion. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

17: Tencent founder and CEO Pony Ma Huateng is worth $45.3 billion. REUTERS/Bobby Yip
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18: Francoise Bettencourt-Meyers, who inherited the L'Oreal fortune following her mother's death, is worth $42.2 billion. 
  

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18: Francoise Bettencourt-Meyers, who inherited the L'Oreal fortune following her mother's death, is worth $42.2 billion. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

18: Francoise Bettencourt-Meyers, who inherited the L'Oreal fortune following her mother's death, is worth $42.2 billion. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau
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19: Reliance Industries Limited Chairman Mukesh Ambani is worth $40.1 billion. 
    

  
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19: Reliance Industries Limited Chairman Mukesh Ambani is worth $40.1 billion. REUTERS/Amit Dave

19: Reliance Industries Limited Chairman Mukesh Ambani is worth $40.1 billion. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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20: Alibaba founder and chairman Jack Ma is worth $39 billion. 
 

  
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20: Alibaba founder and chairman Jack Ma is worth $39 billion. REUTERS/Stringer

20: Alibaba founder and chairman Jack Ma is worth $39 billion. REUTERS/Stringer
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21: Sheldon Adelson, Chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands, is worth $38.5 billion.  


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21: Sheldon Adelson, Chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands, is worth $38.5 billion. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

21: Sheldon Adelson, Chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands, is worth $38.5 billion. REUTERS/Baz Ratner
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22: Steve Ballmer is worth $38.4 billion. 


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22: Steve Ballmer is worth $38.4 billion. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

22: Steve Ballmer is worth $38.4 billion. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
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23: Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing is worth $34.9 billion.    


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23: Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing is worth $34.9 billion. REUTERS/Oli Scarff/Pool

23: Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing is worth $34.9 billion. REUTERS/Oli Scarff/Pool
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24 (tied): China Evergrande Group Chairman Hui Ka Yan is worth $30.3 billion. 

 REUTERS/Bobby Yip

24 (tied): China Evergrande Group Chairman Hui Ka Yan is worth $30.3 billion. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

24 (tied): China Evergrande Group Chairman Hui Ka Yan is worth $30.3 billion. REUTERS/Bobby Yip
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24 (tied): Real estate tycoon Lee Shau-kee is also worth $30.3 billion. 



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24 (tied): Real estate tycoon Lee Shau-kee is also worth $30.3 billion. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

24 (tied): Real estate tycoon Lee Shau-kee is also worth $30.3 billion. REUTERS/Bobby Yip
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26: Chairman of Dalian Wanda Group Wang Jianlin is worth $30 billion.  


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26: Chairman of Dalian Wanda Group Wang Jianlin is worth $30 billion. REUTERS/Jason Lee

26: Chairman of Dalian Wanda Group Wang Jianlin is worth $30 billion. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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27: Beate Heister and Karl Albrecht Jr., who inherited Germany's Aldi supermarket fortune, are worth $29.8 billion.  

 
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27: Beate Heister and Karl Albrecht Jr., who inherited Germany's Aldi supermarket fortune, are worth $29.8 billion. REUTERS/Phil Noble

27: Beate Heister and Karl Albrecht Jr., who inherited Germany's Aldi supermarket fortune, are worth $29.8 billion. REUTERS/Phil Noble
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28: Nike co-founder Phil Knight is worth $29.6 billion. 

 

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28: Nike co-founder Phil Knight is worth $29.6 billion. Joseph Weiser-USA TODAY Sports

28: Nike co-founder Phil Knight is worth $29.6 billion. Joseph Weiser-USA TODAY Sports
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29: 3G Capital co-founder Jorge Paulo Lemann is worth $27.4 billion. 



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29: 3G Capital co-founder Jorge Paulo Lemann is worth $27.4 billion. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

29: 3G Capital co-founder Jorge Paulo Lemann is worth $27.4 billion. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino
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30: Francois Pinault is worth $27 billion.  


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30: Francois Pinault is worth $27 billion. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

30: Francois Pinault is worth $27 billion. REUTERS/Charles Platiau
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