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Forbes has released its list of the world’s billionaires. There are more than ever before — and they’re wealthier.

First up.
Guess what? The rich just got richer! Forbes unveiled its annual list of the world’s billionaires, and this year is a record breaker!
There are a whopping 141 more billionaires than last year, bringing the total to a staggering 2,781. And get this, their combined wealth is a mind-blowing $14.2 trillion – that’s up a cool $2 trillion from just last year!

The United States also continues to dominate the billionaire game, boasting a record-breaking 813 of these super-wealthy individuals worth a combined $5.7 trillion. China remains second, with 473 (including Hong Kong) worth $1.7 trillion,
The richest person in the world is Bernard Arnault, the head honcho of French luxury giant LVMH, with a net worth of $233 billion. Following closely behind is Elon Musk,  with a cool $195 billion. Number 3 is Jeff Bezos with $194 Billion. Then Mark Zuckerberg with $177 billion.
Some other famous names on the list include:
  • Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones at number 137, sitting pretty with $13.9 billion.
  • Jay-Z comes in at number 1,330 with $2.5 billion,
  • Kim Kardashian at number 1,851 with a net worth of $1.7 billion.
  • Taylor Swift makes an appearance at number 2,545 with a cool $1.1 billion.
  • Oprah is number 1,187 with $2.8 billion.
  • Rihanna is number 2,152 with $1.4 billion.
As for the richest woman in the world, that title goes to Francoise Bettencourt Meyers, the granddaughter of L’Oréal’s founder, with a net worth of a whopping $99.5 billion – that’s number 15 on the overall list.
Source: CBS / Forbes