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Amazon's Jeff Bezos Tops Forbes Rich List

Amazon founder and head Jeff Bezos tops the Forbes annual Rich List.

The fortune of the boss of the online giant increased to $112 billion from an estimated $39.2bn last year.

Microsoft founder Bill Gates is second with an estimated wealth of $90 billion this year.

A record 2,208 billionaires from 72 countries and territories including the first ever from Hungary and Zimbabwe have found a place in the magazine's 32nd annual ranking of the world's billionaires.

This elite group is worth $9.1 trillion, up 18% since last year. Their average net worth is a record $4.1 billion. Americans lead the way with a record 585 billionaires, followed by mainland China with 373.

by RTT Staff Writer

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