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Full list of the 200 richest people in the world & their source of wealth

Another year, another set of records broken by the planet’s wealthiest. Despite some global economic turmoil — plummeting oil prices, weakened Euros, ruinous rubles — it was still a pretty good year for billionaires overall.

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Exactly how much are the world’s billionaires worth? $7.05 trillion, according to FORBES’ latest ranking — besting last year’s record-breaking $6.4 trillion sum by a hefty $650 billion. The jump is driven in part by 290 newcomers, our biggest ever freshman class, which helps push the total number of billionaires in the world to 1,826, the highest number we’ve ever recorded.

While anyone with enough loot to make our count is well within the top 1% worldwide, income inequality is present even among this group: the richest 500 individuals collectively hold $4.7 trillion of that $7.05 trillion total. That translates to just over a quarter of billionaires accounting for two thirds of the wealth on our list.

What follows below is a simple list of those 500. You’ll find a mix of fresh faces like taxi cartel capsizers Travis Kalanick and Garrett Camp (whose ridesharing service, Uber, is worth more than $40 billion) and the usual suspects like Bill Gates, who retains the top spot, Warren Buffett and Elon Musk.

1. Bill Gates
Net Worth: $79.2 B
Source of wealth: Microsoft
2. Carlos Slim Helu & family
Net Worth: $77.1 B
Source of wealth: telecom
3. Warren Buffett
Net Worth: $72.7 B
Source of wealth: Berkshire Hathaway
4. Amancio Ortega
Net Worth: $64.5 B
Source of wealth: Zara
5. Larry Ellison
Net Worth: $54.3 B
Source of wealth: Oracle
6. Charles Koch
Net Worth: $42.9 B
Source of wealth: diversified
6. David Koch
Net Worth: $42.9 B
Source of wealth: diversified
8. Christy Walton & family
Net Worth: $41.7 B
Source of wealth: Wal-Mart
9. Jim Walton
Net Worth: $40.6 B
Source of wealth: Wal-Mart
10. Liliane Bettencourt & family
Net Worth: $40.1 B
Source of wealth: L’Oreal
11. Alice Walton
Net Worth: $39.4 B
Source of wealth: Wal-Mart
12. S. Robson Walton
Net Worth: $39.1 B
Source of wealth: Wal-Mart
13. Bernard Arnault & family
Net Worth: $37.2 B
Source of wealth: LVMH
14. Michael Bloomberg
Net Worth: $35.5 B
Source of wealth: Bloomberg LP
15. Jeff Bezos
Net Worth: $34.8 B
Source of wealth: Amazon.com
16. Mark Zuckerberg
Net Worth: $33.4 B
Source of wealth: Facebook
17. Li Ka-shing
Net Worth: $33.3 B
Source of wealth: diversified
18. Sheldon Adelson
Net Worth: $31.4 B
Source of wealth: casinos
19. Larry Page
Net Worth: $29.7 B
Source of wealth: Google
20. Sergey Brin
Net Worth: $29.2 B
Source of wealth: Google

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