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Forbes billionaires of 2014--The list's fact and figures

forbes 2014


by Joseph Earnest  March 3, 2014


Newscast Media NEW YORK—The ranks of the world's billionaires continue to scale new heights–and stretch to new corners of the world. Forbes global wealth team found 1,645 billionaires with an aggregate net worth of $6.4 trillion, up from $5.4 trillion a year ago. Forbes unearthed a record 268 new ten-figure fortunes, including 42 new women billionaires, another record. In total, there are 172 women on the list, more than ever before and up from 138 last year.

Bill Gates is back on top after a four-year hiatus, reclaiming the title of world’s richest person from telecom mogul Carlos Slim Helu of Mexico, who ranked No. 1 for the past four years. Gates, whose fortune rose by $9 billion in the past year, has held the top spot for 15 of the past 20 years.

         Top 15 richest people for 2014:

    1. Bill Gates, $76B (Microsoft)

    2. Carlos Slim Helú, $72B (Telecommunications)

    3. Amancio Ortega, $64  (Retail)

    4. Warren Buffett, $58.2B  (Berkshire Hathaway)

    5. Larry Ellison, $48B  (Oracle)

    6. Charles Koch, $40B (Diversified)

    7. David Koch, $40B (Diversified)

    8. Sheldon Adelson, $38B (Casinos/gambling)

    9. Christy Walton, $36.7B (Wal-Mart retail chain)

    10. Jim Walton, $34.7B (Wal-Mart retail chain)

    11. Liliane Bettencourt, $34.5B (L'Oreal beauty products)

    12. Stefan Persson, $34.4B (H&M fashion company)

    13. Alice Walton, $34.3B  (Wal-Mart retail chain)

    14. S. Robson Walton, $34.2B (Wal-Mart retail chain)

    15. Bernard Arnault, $33.5B (Luxury products)        Add Comments>>













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