Forbes unveils its 2018 list of the world's billionaires

Forbes Billionaires 2018: Meet The Richest People On The Planet

Trump was ranked as No. 776 out of 2,124 on this year's list, with a net worth of $3.1 billion.

Forbes estimates that Mr Bezos, 54, who founded the online retail giant in 1994, is worth $112bn, up $39bn in last year - the biggest one-year gain ever.

Jeff Bezos, the man behind Amazon, is easily the richest man on the planet, having combined a net-worth of over $39.2 billion.

Bezos' fortune has leapt to $112bn from an estimated $39.2bn a year ago, thanks in the main to the soaring Amazon share price.

Harvard dropouts Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg finished second and fifth with fortunes of $90 billion and $71 billion, respectively.

American business magnate and investor Warren Buffett stands at the third spot on the list with $84 billion. France's Bernard Arnault of luxury goods group LVMH is the richest person from outside of the U.S. with a $72 billion fortune.

Mining mogul Gina Rinehart remains Australia's richest citizen with her iron ore wealth increasing from $US17.2 billion ($21.9 billion) to $US17.4 billion ($22.2 billion). The combined net worth of this elite group is a whopping $9.1 trillion, up 18 per cent since past year.

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President Donald Trump's polarizing personality may actually be costing him a whole lot of money, according to the latest Forbes list of the world's billionaires.

Fortescue Metals Group chair Andrew Forrest was the next Australian mining identity to feature on the list in 480 spot with a $US4.4 billion fortune.

"There are 72 self-made (women), which is just really exciting because that's always been a huge lag", Kroll said.

It's not the Chicago billionaire's first time leading the pack of Illinoisans on a Forbes ranking. Bezos's calculated fortunes as on March 6, 2018, is $ 112 billion.

The US president was estimated to have lost $400m (£287m) from his personal fortune, to $3.1 billion (£2.33bn).

According to Forbes, Asia Pacific has the most billionaires at 827, followed by the United States at 585 and Europe at 559.

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