Forbes magazine revealed its annual list of billionaires. The magazine highlights the more than 2,200 billionaires (wow!) from around the world who hold a combined net worth of 9.1 trillion dollars.
At the top of the list? Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, with an estimated worth of 112 billion dollars. He started in 1994 selling books online.
Sixty-seven percent of the 2018 list are self-made billionaires and happy to say that a record 255 women are included in this year’s rankings.
Who made the cover? Private Equity’s Engineer, Robert Smith, and is featured in the cover story, “How to Beat Wall Street and Silicon Valley Simultaneously.” He is the richest black person in America, who has figured out a way to reengineer both private equity and enterprise software – and used this secret playbook to build a $4.4 billion fortune.
Forbes’ 2018 top 5 billionaires
1. Jeff Bezos, $112 billion.
2. Bill Gates, $90 billion.
3. Warren Buffett, $84 billion.
4. Bernard Arnault and family, $72 billion.
5. Mark Zuckerberg, $71 billion.
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