We can't get enough of the richest people in the world, and Forbes has released its latest list of them. Forbes creates its World's Billionaires list using stock prices and exchange rates from a single day: Feb. 8, 2019.
Some people become richer or poorer within days of making the list. In fact, there are fewer billionaires in the world than there were last year -- according to Forbes -- 55 people sank into the lowly world of being simply multi-millionaires, although in the U.S., the population of billionaires has increased by about 21 since 2018. Women billionaires added one to their ranks over last year, and the youngest billionaire is 21-year-old Kylie Jenner who made the list with a mere $1 billion.
Jeff Bezos of Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) - Get Amazon.com, Inc. Report ranked as the world's richest person, with an estimated net worth of $131 billion. Bill Gates of Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) - Get Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Report was close behind at $96.5 billion.
Warren Buffett of Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) - Get BRK.A Report (BRK.B) - Get Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Class B Report came in at No. 3, although his wealth dipped slightly since last year's list to "just" $82.5 billion. Lagging close behind was French brand king Bernard Arnault, who clocked in at $76 billion, thanks to success of cosmetic and fashion names like Sephora and Louis Vuitton. And at No. 5 was Carlos Slim, the Mexican telecom magnate, who called in a sweet $64 billion.
Assets counted by Forbes includes private companies, real estate, art and others. Take a look at the people who topped the list.