New List of World’s Richest People

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A new list of the world’s wealthiest people is here, and it’s really no surprise who claimed the number one spot.

Bill Gates, Microsoft co-founder and one of the richest people in history, once again comes out on top, with a net worth of $87.4 billion.

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Bill Gates tops list of world’s wealthiest. (TOBIAS SCHWARZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Wealth-X, a wealth-tracking website, provided Business Insider with its newest figures on the assets of the super-rich. Wealth-X collects information on more than 110,000 ultra-high-net-worth people, tracking each person’s assets and adjusting its figures to account for currency-exchange rates, local taxes, savings rates, investment performance, and other factors.

Gates easily surpasses the second place finisher, Spain’s Amancio Ortega, by more than $20 billion. (Ortega, founding chairman of clothing retailer Inditex, has a net worth of $66.8 billion.)

Other notable placements on the list include potential presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg, who ranks as ninth, with a net worth upwards of $42 billion. Fellow political billionaire Donald Trump didn’t make the list. Alice Walton, the Walmart heiress, is the wealthiest woman, ranking #15 overall with a net worth of $33.2 billion.

L’Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt is the next woman on the list,  just below Walton at #17 with a net worth of $29 billion. The only other woman to crack the top 50 is Laurene Powell Jobs, widow of the late Steve Jobs, tied at 47th with $14.4 billion to her name.

The 10 Richest People in the World

Bill Gates $87.4 billion
Amancio Ortega $66.8 Billion
Warren Buffett $60.7 Billion
Jeff Bezos $56.6 Billion
David Koch $47.4 Billion
Charles Koch $46.8 Billion
Larry Ellison $45.3 Billion
Mark Zuckerberg $42.8 Billion
Michael Bloomberg $42.1 Billion
Ingvar Kamprad $39.3 Billion


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Source: Fortune 

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