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With $122 billion, Amazon's Jeff Bezos is world's richest man: Forbes
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos tops this year's Forbes World's Billionaires list with a record fortune of $122 billion.Bezos' fortune increased by $39.2 billion in 2017 - the largest up move in anyone's net worth recorded by Forbes last year.
Microsoft founder Bill Gates is second ($90 billion), investment guru Warren Buffet third ($84 billion), Bernard Arnault and family fourth ($72 billion), and Facebook founder-CEO Mark Zuckerberg fifth ($71 billion). 
Indian industry titan Mukesh Ambani, the chairman of Reliance Industries Limited, is 19th on the list. He's valued at $40.1 billion.
The Forbes World's Billionaires list includes 2,208 people from all over the world whose fortunes are calculated to be at least $1 billion.

This year's list included 259 new billionaires, while the names of 121 people who had made the list on previous occasions were dropped due to losses.

  • Forbes Founder: B. C. Forbes
  • Founded: 1917
  • Headquarters: New York City, New York, United States

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