In 2018, there was a record of 2,208 people on the list, including a record 256 women.
The average net worth is US$4.1 billion.
The #1 richest person in the world is Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, with US$131 billion.
While Asia is the continent which has the most billionaires, the USA is the country with the most, at 585. China is 2nd with 476, but is by far the fastest growing.
The country with the highest ratio of billionaires is not surprisingly Monaco.
France’s Françoise Bettencourt Meyers is the worlds richest woman, making her US$56 billion through her cosmetics company, L’Oréal.
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