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Trump's fortune drops $1B since a year ago, Forbes says

Trump's fortune drops $1B since a year ago, Forbes says

It said that the number of billionaires lifted by 13% to 2,043, the first time it has unearthed more than 2,000 super wealthy in the list's 31-year history.

This year saw 15 new self-made women join the list, 14 from Asia pacific and one woman, Thai Lee, who was born in Thailand, but moved to the USA as a child.

Here are the Thais on the Forbes list, by ranking and net worth. During the campaign he said that he was worth $8.7 billion and said a year ago in a personal financial disclosure form filed with the federal government that his net worth was "in excess of $10 billion". Their average net worth is $3.75 billion, which means Trump is not even worth as much as the "average" billionaire.

For the fourth consecutive year, Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates topped this year's rich with an estimated fortune of around $86bn.

"Booming stock markets, higher commodities prices and plain old-fashioned entrepreneurship helped make this a record year in terms of wealth creation around the globe", said Luisa Kroll and Kerry Dolan, Assistant Managing Editors of Wealth at Forbes Media.

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Others in the top 10 included Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, who moved up to number three with the biggest gain of any person on the planet, a $27.6bn rise in his fortune of $72.8bn.

A familiar face fills the number five spot this year as Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg slotted in there with a fortune of €11.4bn and sixth place went to Carlos Slim Helu of Mexico who has been ranked outside the top five for the first time in over 12 years. More detail can be seen at the Forbes listing. Breaking up the numbers, 1,371 members of the list were self-made billionaires; 238 inherited their wealth; while another 434 inherited at least a portion but are still growing it.

"Midtown Manhattan real estate is down; therefore, so is Donald Trump's fortune".

Forbes also released a detailed analysis of US President Donald Trump's now worth. Mike Cannon-Brooks is said to have a net worth of $2.7 billion.


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