Bill Gates

Meet The World's 10 Richest People Right Now

Bill Gates Tops The List..

Forbes has released its annual list of the richest people on Earth, and – don't know how to tell you this, buddy. Sit down, have a sip of water – you're not on it.

The names in the top ten have remained pretty much the same as last year. You're looking at Microsoft founder Bill Gates at number one with $86 billions, followed by Warren Buffet and then Amazon boss Jeff Bezos.

1 | Bill Gates, Microsoft, USA — $86 Billion USD

2 | Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway, USA — $75.6 Billion USD

3 | Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com, USA — $72.8 Billion USD

4 | Amancio Ortega, Zara, Spain — $71.3 Billion USD

5 | Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook, USA — $56 Billion USD

6 | Carlos Slim Helo, telecom, Mexico — $54.4 Billion USD

7 | Larry Ellison, software, USA — $52.2 Billion USD

8 | Charles Koch, diversified, USA — $48.3 Billion USD

9 | David Koch, diversified, USA — $48.3 Billion USD

10 | Michael Bloomberg, Bloomberg LP, USA — $47.5 Billion USD

The more surprising aspect, however, is the sheer increase in worldwide billionaires since last year. There are 233 more than in 2016, a rise of 13%, lifting the total wealth of 2017's billionaires by 18% to $7.67 trillion.

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