Forbes 400 World’s Richest persons list : Bill Gates listed as No.1

Highlights:

  • American entrepreneur Bill Gates is ranked No. 1 for the 23rd year running with a net worth of $81 billion in Forbes 400 World’s Richest persons list.
  • Meanwhile, his friend Warren Buffett fell to third place for the first time in 15 years with a net worth of $65.5 billion.
  • Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos gained $20 billion to boost his net worth to $67 billion, making him the second-richest person in the U.S.
  • Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg jumped into fourth place, his highest rank ever, with a net worth of $55.5 billion.
  • However, Oracle founder Larry Ellison landed at No. 5 for the first time since 2007. His net worth is $49.3 billion.
  • Standing on the No. 6 spot is former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, CEO of the eponymous firm Bloomberg L.P., who has a net worth of $45 billion.
  • These six richest multi-billionaires have a combined $363.3 billion at their withdrawal, most of which is still held as stakes in the companies they founded.
  • 1. Bill Gates
  • Worth: $81 billion
  • Home: Medina, Washington
  • 2. Jeff Bezos
  • Worth: $67 billion
  • Home: Medina, Washington
  • 3. Warren Buffett
  • Worth: $65.5 billion
  • Home: Omaha, Nebraska
  • 4. Mark Zuckerberg
  • Worth: $55.5 billion
  • Home: Palo Alto, California
  • 5. Larry Ellison
  • Worth: $49.3 billion
  • Home: Woodside, California
  • 6. Michael Bloomberg
  • Worth: $45 billion
  • Home: Manhattan, New York