Volatile stock markers and plummeting oil prices, dented the economy around the globe, while it also affected the filthy rich as well, as the number of billionaires dropped from 1826 in the year, 2016 to 1810 billionaires.
The billionaires combined Aggregate Net Worth also went down from $7.05 trillion last year to $6.48 trillion.
According to the annual listing of the world billionaires issued by Forbes are:
Amancio Ortega, the Spanish retail giant known globally for one of the most well known brands on the planet the Zara fashion chain was ranked 2nd, up two spots, the fashion business man increased his net worth $2.5 billion for a total of $67 billion.
At 4th place we have Mexican telecom wizard, Carlos Slim Helu which witnessed a rough last year, dropping two positions from 2nd last year to 4th. His net worth also declined by $27.1 billion to $50 billion from $77.1 billion last year.
Jeff Bezos, the tech entrepreneur from Princeton, and more popularly the creator of Amazon Inc, was one of the biggest gainers of the year, as the online retailer moved up ten places to fifth from the fifteenth spot last year; his net worth increased to $45.2 billion. Source
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