List of the world’s richest people: Why did Donald Trump’s rank go down?
Microsoft founder Bill Gates is again at the top of Forbes’ list of the richest people in the world, in the year when the number of billionaires increased 13% to 2,043 people.
Based on the magazine’s annual list, Gates’s wealth increased to $ 86 billion, from $ 75 billion, Gates followed investor Warren Buffett, whose assets rose by $ 14.8 billion to $ 75.6 billion.
Bad news for US President Donald Trump, who dropped 220 positions to 544 and now has to settle for ‘only’ $ 3.5 billion.
Forbes said Trump’s $ 1 billion plunge was due to the slow US property market.
There are 183 billionaires from the technology field in the Forbes list, with a total wealth of $ 1 trillion. The list is dominated by US billionaires.
Other figures in the top 10 include Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, who soared to number three with the largest acquisition in the world, namely $ 27.6 billion from total assets of $ 72.8 billion.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is ranked fifth and Oracle founder Larry Ellison is ranked seventh.
The billionaire’s global population has now reached 2,043, which is the biggest increase in a year since Forbes magazine began compiling the list, 31 years ago.
There are 565 US billionaires on the list, which Forbes has associated with excitement on the stock market since the presidential election won by Trump in November 2016.
While Chinese billionaires, numbering 319, became the second most in the list and German billionaires, totaling 114, the third most.
Ten of Forbes’s richest people in the world:
- Bill Gates (Microsoft founder): $ 86 billion
- Warren Buffett (US investor): $ 75.6 billion
- Jeff Bezos (Amazon founder): $ 72.8 billion
- Amancio Ortega (founder of Inditex): $ 71.3 billion
- Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook founder): $ 56 billion
- Carlos Slim (Mexican businessman): $ 54.5 billion
- Larry Ellison (founder of Oracle): $ 52.2 billion
- Charles Koch (US businessman): $ 48.3 billion
- David Koch (US businessman): $ 48.3 billion
- Michael Bloomberg (founder of Bloomberg): $ 47.5 billion
The number of women in the list increased to 227 from 202, with a total value of assets of $ 852.8 billion (Rp. 11,370.6 trillion). For the second time in a row, France’s Liliane Bettencourt, heir to the cosmetics company L’Oreal, became the richest woman in the world with a net worth of $ 39.5 billion
Most of the richest women inherit their wealth, Forbes said. But the list also included 15 women who built their own or self-made businesses, mostly from Asian countries, including Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao from Vietnam from VietJet Air cheap flights.
Forbes attributed the fall of the US president’s ranking to the sluggish property market in Manhattan, which contributed to most of his wealth.
“As much as 40% of Donald Trump’s assets are contained in the Trump Tower and eight buildings within a mile of that place,” Forbes said. “In recent years, the surrounding area is in distress – relatively.”
The magazine also said Trump’s wealth was drained by political spending of $ 66 million for the campaign, as well as spending $ 25 million to settle the court process over allegations that he was extorting students at Trump University.
Trump also missed a big crowd on Wall Street after the presidential election, assuming he sold all of his shares during the campaign last year, Forbes said.
But not all trends are negative for Trump.
According to Forbes estimates, the value of the Mar-a-Lagio resort in Florida climbed $ 25 million due to exposure after the election.
The ins and outs of Forbes richest people:
- Bill Gates has topped the Forbes list 18 times in the last 23 years
- There were 195 newcomers on the list, most of them were militants from mainland China
- The youngest billionaire in two consecutive years, Alexandra Andresen, 20, after his father transferred about $ 1.2 billion
- The youngest billionaire with his own business is John Collison, 26, with a fortune of $ 1.1 billion after establishing the Stripe online payment site
- The only female newcomer who built her own business was Thai Lee, who moved to the US since childhood and now runs a SHI technology retailer
- Among female billionaires, iron ore millionaire Gina Rinehart is the luckiest this year, with net assets increasing by $ 6.2 billion to reach $ 15 billion