Amazon CEO Bezos Is Biggest Gainer, Cracks Top 3 — Forbes' Billionaires List

Janie Parker
March 21, 2017

Gates, who as the co-founder of Microsoft is the world's wealthiest man, will highlight the "indispensable role that the United States has played in achieving these gains", his foundation said in a statement.

President Donald Trump's week is not getting off to a good start, with him falling more than 200 spots on the Forbes world billionaires list and hearing that his election campaign is under FBI investigation.

Gates maintained his No. 1 spot for the fourth year in a row, with his $86 billion fortune up from last year's $75 billion.

Irsay, 57, saw his net worth rise from $2.3 billion to $2.5 billion, but his position on the list dropped from 771st to 814th.

Tech billionaire Bill Gates is meeting with President Donald Trump to discuss progress in programs for global health and development as well as domestic education.

Trump slipped 220 spots on the list to 544 with an estimated $3.5 billion, a decline of $1 billion from a year ago.

Joining Gates on top is the investor and philanthropist, Warren Buffet, with a fortune worth $75.6 billion, up from $60.8 billion previous year.

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McMaster also told his counterpart that "their concerns were understood and heard, and it would be relayed to the White House". He was asked about Mr Spicer's comments on GCHQ at a press conference yesterday after a meeting with Angela Merkel.


Amazon founder Jeff Bezos ranks third on Forbes' richest billionaires list.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was number five and Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison was number seven.

Southeast Asia was home to the most billionaires at 720, Forbes said. The publication has published its famous list every year for 31 years; 2017 was the first Forbes' reported more than 2,000 billionaire fortunes worldwide.

The developer-turned-politician, who ranked No. 336 past year, fell further behind to Bill Gates, the list's perennial leader. Comey also dismissed the president's claim that President Barack Obama previous year ordered that Mr. Trump be wiretapped.

The magazine said Ms Rinehart was the female billionaire who had the "best year" but noted that with Ms Rinehart's wealth built on iron one, "her fortune can either jump or plummet depending on the price of the commodity". The only other woman in the top 20 was Alice Walton, only daughter of Wal-Mart Stores founder Sam Walton.

Sy and his family had a net worth of $12.7 billion and ranked 94th worldwide.

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