Microsoft founder Bill Gates is the richest in the world for the fourth year in a row, according to the latest Forbes billionaires list. Gates has a fortune of $86 billion, up from $75 billion last year.
The number of billionaires
The past year was unkind to billionaires all over the world, including the Middle East, where Arab billionaires saw their net worth drop by 23.8 per cent from a year ago, according to the latest Forbes Middle East report.
Charles and David Koch of Kansas emerged out as the wealthiest individuals in America’s oil and gas sector, with a combined net worth of $83 billion, according to a 'Wealth-X Top 10' list that includes billionaires from Texas, New
Middle East has a billionaire population of 157 with a total wealth of $354 billion, according to the inaugural Wealth-X and UBS Billionaire Census 2013.
The billionaire number is 3.3 per cent higher than it was in 2012 when there
The global billionaire population reached a record 2,170 individuals in 2013 and the total billionaire wealth in Asia surged nearly 13 percent, making it the fastest-growing region, a new report said.
At current growth rates, Asia
Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim retained his position atop Forbes magazine's annual list of the world's billionaires on Wednesday with an estimated worth of $69 billion.
Microsoft Corporation cofounder Bill Gates ranked second at $61 bi
Another 17 US billionaires, including Facebook co-founders Mark Zuckerberg and Dustin Moskovitz, have pledged to give away at least half their fortunes in a philanthropic campaign led by Warren Buffett and Bill Gates.
A total of 57 billion
Dozens of US billionaires have pledged to give at least half their fortunes to charity as part of a philanthropic campaign by two of the world's richest men -- Warren Buffett and Bill Gates.
Based on Forbes magazine's estimates of