Forbes Billionaires List 2018: Mukesh Ambani Richest Indian, Ranked 19th Globally

Forbes Billionaires 2018: Meet The Richest People On The Planet

Griffin, the founder of Citadel LLC, ranked 172nd worldwide with an estimated net worth of $9 billion in Forbes' 32nd annual World's Billionaires List.

Gates, who had topped the Forbes billionaires' list for 18 of the last 24 years, saw his fortune rose modestly from $86 billion to $90 billion.

Hedge fund founder Ken Griffin continued to top the list of richest Illinoisans as tracked by Forbes.

Mr Bezos has seen his fortune swell over 12 months in which Amazon's share value has almost doubled.

Mr Bezos' rise knocks Microsoft founder Bill Gates, whose estimated wealth is $US90 billion ($115 billion) - up from $US86 billion ($109 billion) - into second place.

Fourth on the list and the highest from outside the United States is France's Bernard Arnault, 69, and his family, who are behind the LVMH luxury goods empire, which includes brands such as Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior and Moet & Chandon.

Modi, who had featured in Forbes' 2017 rich list with a fortune of US$ 1.8 billion, could not make the cut in this year's rankings.

World indoor silver for Laura Muir, bronze for Eilidh Doyle
The race started at a relative jog with Muir ahead in 36 seconds with McColgan second and Dibaba at the back of the field of 14. She was forced to get a £1500 taxi from Scotland to Birmingham on Wednesday after her flights were cancelled due to the snow.

Mining mogul Gina Rinehart remains Australia's richest citizen with her iron ore wealth increasing from $US17.2 billion ($21.9 billion) to $US17.4 billion ($22.2 billion). The combined net worth of this elite group is a whopping US$ 9.1 trillion, up 18 per cent since previous year.

Acharya Balkrishna, the co-founder of FMCG company Patanjali Ayurved, was ranked 274th on the list with a net worth of $6.3 billion.

At age 94, Kuok is the oldest person in the Top 100 of the billionaires' list.

Collectively, the world's 2,208 billionaires hold 9.1tn dollars more than three times the gross domestic product (GDP) of the UK. The decline left him as the world's 766th richest person, more than 200 places lower than his 544th spot on last year's Forbes list.

The improvement in Mr Bezos' fortune is the biggest on record.

Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg rounds out the top-5 list, with a net worth of $71 billion. The U.A.E. with 7 entries, has the highest number of billionaires from any country, followed by Egypt with six billionaires.

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