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Every year, Forbes magazine produces a list of the richest people on earth. They calculate their net worth using various metrics. They have now produced a list of billionaires. Did you know there are 2153 billionaires in the world? The US has the most with 609 off of that list. The youngest billionaire is 21 year old Kylie Jenner. She has accumulated her net worth through Kylie Cosmetics. She is the youngest self-made billionaire of all time. But compared to the top 10 list, Kylie barely registers.
So who are the richest people in the world according to Forbes? Coming in at #10 is Larry Page of Alphabet Inc. worth 50.8 billion dollars. Then comes Michael Bloomberg who at 77 is worth 55.5 billion. At number 8 is 34 year old Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook. He’s fallen a few spots and is now worth only 62.3 billion. #7 is Larry Ellison of Oracle worth 62.5 billion. Then there’s Amancio Ortega of Spain worth 62.7 billion at #6. Carlos Slim of Mexico comes in at #5 worth 64 billion. Bernard Arnault of France is worth 76 billion. Then the top 3 – Warren Buffet at age 88 is worth 82.5 billion. #2 is Bill Gates of Microsoft who at 63 is worth 96.5 billion. #1 on Forbes 2019 list of billionaires is Jeff Bezos of Amazon. He’s worth a whopping 131 billion dollars although with his pending divorce he could take quite a hit.