Number of Billionaires in the World

Author: Julien  //  Category: Premium finance and money matters

In case you were wondering what the number of billionaires in the world was this year… Forbes was recently able to track down an amazing 946 people that were worth over $1,000,000,000. The average net worth of all the billionaires was $3.6 Billion and the combined net worth of the 946 billionaires was $3,500,000,000,000 ($3.5 Trillion).
So who is the wealthiest billionaire you ask? Well its not very surprising that Bill Gates still holds the title of “Worlds Richest Person” for the 13th year in a row with a net worth of 56 billion. The biggest surprise however is that Carlos Slim Helu from Mexico fattened his wallet by about $19 billion in the last year to become the 3rd richest person with a new worth of $49 Billion! The list below shows the top ten billionaires and their net worth:

1 William Gates III is worth $56.0 billion dollars and currently resides in the United States
2 Warren Buffett is worth $52.0 billion dollars and also lives in the United States
3 Carlos Slim Helu is worth $49.0 billion dollars and currently resides in Mexico
4 Ingvar Kamprad & family is worth $33.0 billion dollars and currently lives in Switzerland
5 Lakshmi Mittal India is worth $32.0 billion dollars and resides in the United Kingdom
6 Sheldon Adelson is worth $26.5 billion dollars and currently resides in the United States
7 Bernard Arnault is worth $26.0 billion dollars and lives in France
8 Amancio Ortega is worth $24.0 billion dollars and resides in Spain
9 Li Ka-shing is worth $23.0 billion dollars and currently lives in Hong Kong
10 David Thomson & family is worth $22.0 billion dollars and currently resides in Canada

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One Response to “Number of Billionaires in the World”

  1. Neece Says:

    I was just talking about this list the other day and was wondering who was on it this year. Thanks for posting it! :)

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