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The Richest People on the Planet

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Richest People in World

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos is the richest person in the world with an estimated net worth of $112bn. According to data collected by Forbes Magazine, the founder of the e-commerce site is $22bn ahead of the second richest, Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, who has an estimated fortune of $90bn. Bezos, who founded Amazon in a Seattle garage in 1994, was also the first man to ever have a wealth that exceeded $100bnm. Other notable names include the investor Warren Buffett on $84bn, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg with $71bn and Amancio Ortega, the man behind the high-street clothing brand, Zara, whose net worth comes in at $70bn. Bezos still owns a 13% stake in Amazon; 7 out of the 10 richest people were US citizens and no women made the list – the richest woman on the planet is Alice Walton, the daughter of Walmart founder Sam Walton, with a net worth of $46bn.

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