For­tune: Top 20 bil­lion­aires are worth $900 bln

Financial Mirror (Cyprus) - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

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