Fortune: Top 20 billionaires are worth $900 bln
According to Forbes Magazine, the world’s top 20 billionaires have a combined net worth of $899 bln. Bill Gates comes first with a massive fortune of $79 bln. Even though he stepped down as Microsoft’s CEO in 2000, he remains the company’s chairman and has topped the rankings for 16 of the last 21 years.
When it comes to the world’s top 10 richest individuals, seven are American. The three exceptions are second placed Carlos Slim Helu and his family from Mexico, worth $77 bln, fourth placed Amancio Ortega of Spain who is worth $64.5 bln and tenth placed Liliane Bettencourt of France who has a wealth of $40 bln.