Economy

Bill Gates again world's richest man; Trump slips

Bill Gates again world's richest man; Trump slips

Compared to the guy at the top of the list, Bill Gates, though, it's chump change - he is estimated at $86 billion, and finds himself in the No. 1 spot for the fourth year in a row.

Forbes has tracked Trump's net worth since 1982 and past year he attained a personal high on the list with a ranking of 121.

Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett (R) and his friend, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, are the world's richest people.

The rich are getting richer, and if you don't believe us just check out Forbes.com's new list of the world's billionaires. For 2017, Michael Bloomberg ranked number 10 and the Koch brothers both shared the eighth spot. Others in the top 5 included Amazon founder Jeff Bezos at number three; Amancio Ortega at position four with $71.3 billion; Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg at number five.

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According to Forbes' real-time fortune tracker, Goodnight's worth hit $9.6 billion as or early Monday.

Forbes said a record 2,043 billionaires made it to the 31st annual ranking of the world's billionaires (2016: 1,810 billionaires), which was the biggest number in the 31 years that Forbes has been tracking billionaires globally, it said in a media statement.

"Forbes' World's Billionaires list is a snapshot of wealth taken on February 17, 2017, when stock prices and exchange rates were locked in from around the world".

Foster, 59, has a net worth of $1.4 billion, which ranked him at No. 463 in the United States and No. 43 among 50 Texas billionaires on the list. That was enough to move Bezos to third on the list from fifth previous year. This is a slight drop from the 2016 list where Trump's fortune was listed at $3.7 billion.

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Alhough famed Silicon Valley executives Mark Zuckerberg and Larry Ellison are in the top 10 with $56 billion and $52.2 billion, respectively, the technology industry did not dominate the front end of the list.

"Midtown Manhattan real estate is down; therefore, so is Donald Trump's fortune", the magazine said in a statement.

Bill Gates has claimed this title 18 out of the past 23 years with a current fortune of $86bn.

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