March 21, 2017 by Staff Reporter
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has once again topped Forbes Magazine list of the world’s richest billionaires, for the fourth straight year, with a fortune of $86 billion.
Next is Berkshire Hathaway chief Warren Buffett, with an estimated wealth of $75.6billion, followed by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, with a net worth of $72.8billion.
Number four is Amancio Ortega – Inditex fashion group founder $71.3billion, while number 5 is Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg with $56billion
Former world’s richest man Carlos Slim comes in six with $54.5billion, while Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison came it at number seven with $52.2billion in the bank.
Republican mega-donors Charles and David Koch are in eighth and ninth with $48.3billion, while Michael Bloomberg rounded the top 10 out with $47.5billion.
Meanwhile, Donald Trump’s wealth plummeted down the list to number 544 with an estimated net worth of $3.5billion with $1billion being slashed from his valuation in the same list last year.
Missing on the list is the Malawi’s self-claimed billionaire Prophet Shepard Bushiri.