Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is the biggest dollar gainer on Forbes’ 2017 World’s Billionaires List, in a year when 56 percent of billionaires saw their fortunes increase.
Forbes on Monday released its 31st Annual World’s Billionaires List, with 2,043 billionaires in the rankings, with an average net worth of $3.75 billion.
Bill Gates remains in the top spot for the fourth year in a row and has been the richest person in the world for 18 out of the past 23 years. Gates has a fortune of $86 billion, up from $75 billion last year.
Warren Buffett, worth $75.6 billion, up from $60.8 billion in 2016, reclaimed the No. 2 slot, after a two-year hiatus.
Bezos’ net worth jumped by $27.6 billion in the past year — more than the total net worth of all but the 24 richest billionaires, Forbes.com reported.
Amazon stock climbed 67% in the past year in