Forbes 2015 Billionaires List: Bill Gates is world’s richest person again

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Bill Gates has been declared the richest man in the world for the 16th time by Forbes magazine’s annual ranking of global billionaires.The Microsoft founder once again beat Mexican businessman Carlos Slim to the top spot.Mr Gates’ net worth rose by just over $3bn (1.94bn) in the year to 13 February, to $79bn.

There are a record 1,826 billionaires in the world, Forbes said, an increase of 181 in the past 12 months.

Legendary US investor Warren Buffett regained third place in the list with a net worth of $72.7bn, from Amancio Ortega, the founder of Spanish fashion chain Zara.

Forbes 2015 Billionaires List:

Rank Name Net Worth Age Source Country of Citizenship
#1 Bill Gates $79.2 B 59 Microsoft United States
#2 Carlos Slim Helu $77.1 B 75 telecom Mexico
#3 Warren Buffett $72.7 B 84 Berkshire Hathaway United States
#4 Amancio Ortega $64.5 B 78 Zara Spain
#5 Larry Ellison $54.3 B 70 Oracle United States
#6 Charles Koch $42.9 B 79 diversified United States
#6 David Koch $42.9 B 74 diversified United States
#8 Christy Walton $41.7 B 60 Wal-Mart United States
#9 Jim Walton $40.6 B 67 Wal-Mart United States
#10 Liliane Bettencourt $40.1 B 92 L’Oreal France
#11 Alice Walton $39.4 B 65 Wal-Mart United States
#12 S. Robson Walton $39.1 B 71 Wal-Mart United States
#13 Bernard Arnault $37.2 B 65 LVMH France
#14 Michael Bloomberg $35.5 B 73 Bloomberg LP United States
#15 Jeff Bezos $34.8 B 51 Amazon.com United States
#16 Mark Zuckerberg $33.4 B 30 Facebook United States
#17 Li Ka-shing $33.3 B 86 diversified Hong Kong
#18 Sheldon Adelson $31.4 B 81 casinos United States
#19 Larry Page $29.7 B 41 Google United States
#20 Sergey Brin $29.2 B 41 Google United States
#21 Georg Schaeffler $26.9 B 50 ball bearings Germany
#22 Forrest Mars, Jr. $26.6 B 83 candy United States
#22 Jacqueline Mars $26.6 B 75 candy United States
#22 John Mars $26.6 B 78 candy United States
#25 David Thomson $25.5 B 57 media Canada
#26 Jorge Paulo Lemann $25 B 75 beer Brazil
#27 Lee Shau Kee $24.8 B 87 real estate Hong Kong
#28 Stefan Persson $24.5 B 67 H&M Sweden
#29 George Soros $24.2 B 84 hedge funds United States
#29 Wang Jianlin $24.2 B 60 real estate China
#31 Carl Icahn $23.5 B 79 investments United States
#32 Maria Franca Fissolo $23.4 B 97 Nutella, chocolates Italy
#33 Jack Ma $22.7 B 50 e-commerce China
#34 Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud $22.6 B 59 investments Saudi Arabia
#35 Steve Ballmer $21.5 B 58 Microsoft United States
#35 Phil Knight $21.5 B 77 Nike United States
#37 Beate Heister & Karl Albrecht Jr. $21.3 B supermarkets Germany
#38 Li Hejun $21.1 B 47 solar power equipment China
#39 Mukesh Ambani $21 B 57 petrochemicals, oil & gas India
#40 Leonardo Del Vecchio $20.4 B 79 eyeglasses Italy
#41 Len Blavatnik $20.2 B 57 diversified United States
#41 Tadashi Yanai $20.2 B 66 retail Japan
#43 Charles Ergen $20.1 B 62 Dish Network United States
#44 Dilip Shanghvi $20 B 59 pharmaceuticals India
#45 Laurene Powell Jobs $19.5 B 51 Apple, Disney United States
#46 Dieter Schwarz $19.4 B 75 retail Germany
#47 Michael Dell $19.2 B 50 Dell United States
#48 Azim Premji $19.1 B 69 software India
#49 Theo Albrecht, Jr. $19 B 64 Aldi, Trader Joe’s Germany
#50 Michael Otto $18.1 B 71 retail, real estate Germany
#51 Paul Allen $17.5 B 62 Microsoft, investments United States
#52 Joseph Safra $17.3 B 76 banking Brazil
#53 Anne Cox Chambers $17 B 95 media United States
#54 Susanne Klatten $16.8 B 52 BMW, pharmaceuticals Germany
#55 Pallonji Mistry $16.3 B 85 construction Ireland
#56 Ma Huateng $16.1 B 43 internet media China
#57 Patrick Drahi $16 B 51 Telecom France
#58 Thomas & Raymond Kwok $15.9 B real estate Hong Kong
#59 Stefan Quandt $15.6 B 48 BMW Germany
#60 Ray Dalio $15.4 B 65 hedge funds United States
#60 Vladimir Potanin $15.4 B 54 metals Russia
#62 Serge Dassault $15.3 B 89 aviation France
#62 Robin Li $15.3 B 46 internet search China
#64 Donald Bren $15.2 B 82 real estate United States
#65 Francois Pinault $14.9 B 78 retail France
#66 Shiv Nadar $14.8 B 69 information technology India
#67 Aliko Dangote $14.7 B 57 cement, sugar, flour Nigeria
#68 Mikhail Fridman $14.6 B 50 oil, banking, telecom Russia
#69 Hinduja Brothers $14.5 B diversified United Kingdom
#69 Ronald Perelman $14.5 B 72 leveraged buyouts United States
#71 Cheng Yu-tung $14.4 B 89 diversified Hong Kong
#71 Alisher Usmanov $14.4 B 61 steel & mining, telecom, investments Russia
#73 Henry Sy $14.2 B 90 diversified Philippines
#73 Viktor Vekselberg $14.2 B 57 metals, energy Russia
#75 Masayoshi Son $14.1 B 57 internet, telecom Japan
#76 James Simons $14 B 76 hedge funds United States
#77 German Larrea Mota Velasco $13.9 B 61 mining Mexico
#77 Rupert Murdoch $13.9 B 83 media United States
#77 Johanna Quandt $13.9 B 88 BMW Germany
#80 David & Simon Reuben $13.7 B 72 investments, real estate United Kingdom
#81 Dhanin Chearavanont $13.6 B 75 food Thailand
#82 Iris Fontbona $13.5 B 72 mining Chile
#82 Lui Che Woo $13.5 B 85 casinos Hong Kong
#82 Lakshmi Mittal $13.5 B 64 steel India
#85 Abigail Johnson $13.4 B 53 money management United States
#85 Luis Carlos Sarmiento $13.4 B 82 banking Colombia
#87 Lei Jun $13.2 B 45 smartphones China
#87 Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi $13.2 B 70 beverages Thailand
#89 Alexey Mordashov $13 B 49 steel, investments Russia
#89 Marcel Herrmann Telles $13 B 65 beer Brazil
#91 Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor $12.6 B 63 real estate United Kingdom
#92 Hans Rausing $12.5 B 88 packaging Sweden
#92 Jack Taylor $12.5 B 92 Enterprise Rent-A-Car United States
#94 Charles Butt $12.3 B 77 supermarkets United States
#94 Gina Rinehart $12.3 B 61 mining Australia
#96 Vagit Alekperov $12.2 B 64 Lukoil Russia
#96 Harold Hamm $12.2 B 69 oil & gas United States
#96 Patrick Soon-Shiong $12.2 B 63 pharmaceuticals United States
#99 Stefano Pessina $12.1 B 73 drugstores Italy
#100 Richard Kinder $12 B 70 pipelines United States
#100 Elon Musk $12 B 43 Tesla Motors United States
#100 Stephen Schwarzman $12 B 68 investments United States
#103 Klaus-Michael Kuehne $11.9 B 77 shipping Germany
#104 Philip Anschutz $11.8 B 75 investments United States
#105 Andrew Beal $11.7 B 62 banks, real estate United States
#105 Leonid Mikhelson $11.7 B 59 gas, chemicals Russia
#107 Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken $11.6 B 60 Heineken Netherlands
#107 Vladimir Lisin $11.6 B 58 steel, transport Russia
#109 Steve Cohen $11.4 B 59 hedge funds United States
#110 Robert Kuok $11.3 B 91 diversified Malaysia
#110 Lee Kun-Hee $11.3 B 73 electronics/insurance South Korea
#110 Carlos Alberto Sicupira $11.3 B 67 beer Brazil
#113 John Paulson $11.2 B 59 hedge funds United States
#114 Joseph Lau $10.9 B 63 real estate Hong Kong
#114 Thomas Peterffy $10.9 B 70 discount brokerage United States
#116 Mohammed Al Amoudi $10.8 B 68 oil, diversified Saudi Arabia
#116 Dietrich Mateschitz $10.8 B 70 Red Bull Austria
#118 Hank & Doug Meijer $10.7 B supermarkets United States
#118 Gennady Timchenko $10.7 B 62 oil & gas Russia
#120 John Fredriksen $10.5 B 70 shipping Cyprus
#121 Alberto Bailleres Gonzalez $10.4 B 83 mining Mexico
#121 Massimiliana Landini Aleotti $10.4 B 72 pharmaceuticals Italy
#121 David Tepper $10.4 B 57 hedge funds United States
#124 Zong Qinghou $10.3 B 69 beverages China
#125 Pierre Castel $9.9 B 88 wine France
#125 He Xiangjian $9.9 B 72 home appliances China
#125 Mikhail Prokhorov $9.9 B 49 investments Russia
#125 Wang Wenyin $9.9 B 47 mining, copper products China
#129 Ananda Krishnan $9.7 B 76 telecom Malaysia
#129 Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen $9.7 B 67 Lego Denmark
#131 Robert & Philip Ng $9.6 B real estate Singapore
#131 Galen Weston $9.6 B 74 retail Canada
#133 German Khan $9.5 B 53 banking, telecom, retail Russia
#133 Alain Wertheimer $9.5 B 66 Chanel France
#133 Gerard Wertheimer $9.5 B 64 Chanel France
#136 Xavier Niel $9.3 B 47 internet, telecom France
#137 Roman Abramovich $9.1 B 48 steel, investments Russia
#137 Leonard Lauder $9.1 B 81 Estee Lauder United States
#137 Andrey Melnichenko $9.1 B 42 coal, fertilizers Russia
#137 Hasso Plattner $9.1 B 71 software Germany
#137 Eric Schmidt $9.1 B 59 Google United States
#142 Kumar Birla $9 B 47 commodities India
#142 R. Budi Hartono $9 B 74 banking, tobacco Indonesia
#142 George Kaiser $9 B 72 oil & gas, banking United States
#142 John Menard, Jr. $9 B 75 retail United States
#142 Samuel Newhouse, Jr. $9 B 87 media United States
#147 Tsai Eng-Meng $8.9 B 58 food, beverages Taiwan
#147 Wei Jianjun $8.9 B 51 automobiles China
#149 Ernesto Bertarelli $8.8 B 49 biotech, investments Switzerland
#149 Carrie Perrodo $8.8 B 64 Inherited France
#151 Michael Hartono $8.7 B 75 tobacco, banking Indonesia
#151 Hiroshi Mikitani $8.7 B 50 online retailing Japan
#153 Pan Sutong $8.6 B 52 real estate Hong Kong
#153 Klaus Tschira $8.6 B 74 software Germany
#153 Peter Woo $8.6 B 69 real estate Hong Kong
#156 Jim Kennedy $8.5 B 67 media United States
#156 Eyal Ofer $8.5 B 64 real estate, shipping Israel
#156 Blair Parry-Okeden $8.5 B 64 media United States
#156 Dmitry Rybolovlev $8.5 B 48 fertilizer Russia
#160 Petr Kellner $8.4 B 50 banking, insurance Czech Republic
#160 Margarita Louis-Dreyfus $8.4 B 51 commodities Switzerland
#162 Sergei Galitsky $8.3 B 47 retail Russia
#162 John Malone $8.3 B 73 cable television United States
#162 Donald Newhouse $8.3 B 85 media United States
#165 Joao Roberto Marinho $8.2 B 61 media Brazil
#165 Jose Roberto Marinho $8.2 B 59 media Brazil
#165 Roberto Irineu Marinho $8.2 B 67 media Brazil
#168 Pierre Omidyar $8 B 47 Ebay United States
#168 Ricardo Salinas Pliego $8 B 59 retail, media Mexico
#170 Gianluigi & Rafaela Aponte $7.9 B shipping Switzerland
#170 Dustin Moskovitz $7.9 B 30 Facebook United States
#172 August von Finck $7.7 B 84 investments Germany
#172 Leslie Wexner $7.7 B 77 retail United States
#174 Giorgio Armani $7.6 B 80 fashion Italy
#174 Thomas Frist, Jr. $7.6 B 76 health care United States
#174 Takemitsu Takizaki $7.6 B 69 sensors Japan
#177 James Goodnight $7.5 B 72 software United States
#177 Jim Pattison $7.5 B 86 diversified Canada
#179 Silvio Berlusconi $7.4 B 78 media Italy
#179 David Duffield $7.4 B 74 business software United States
#179 Edward Johnson, III. $7.4 B 84 money management United States
#179 Liu Qiangdong $7.4 B 40 e-commerce China
#179 Johann Rupert $7.4 B 64 luxury goods South Africa
#184 Alexei Kuzmichev $7.3 B 52 banking, telecom, retail Russia
#185 Eli Broad $7.2 B 81 investments United States
#185 Charles Cadogan $7.2 B 77 real estate United Kingdom
#185 Dietmar Hopp $7.2 B 74 software Germany
#185 Uday Kotak $7.2 B 55 banking India
#185 Jay Y. Lee $7.2 B 46 electronics/tourism South Korea
#185 Suh Kyung-Bae $7.2 B 52 cosmetics South Korea

Source: Forbes