Bill Gates tops Forbes' rich list but Trump's wealth slips

Bill Gates is the richest person in tech

As for United States president Donald Trump, he still made it into the world's billionaire's ranks with a net worth of US$3.5 billion, down by about US$1 billion compared to the past year.

"In October 2016, at the time of the release of the 2016 Forbes 400 list of wealthiest Americans, Forbes valued Trump's net worth at $3.7 billion", Forbes said.

All told, Forbes said it was a record year to be rich, as the number of billionaires it counted climbed 13 percent to 2,043 from 1,810 last year.

CEO Carl Cook has a net worth of $7.4 billion, Forbes said, placing him 186th on the magazine's annual list of the world's billionaires. He has famously refused to reveal his tax returns that would identify his actual net worth, but has claimed it's "in excess" of $10 billion. The total number of women on the list is 227 - up from 202 in 2016.

Sy and his family had a net worth of $12.7 billion and ranked 94th worldwide. Amazon's Jeff Bezos had the best year of any person on the planet, adding $27.6 billion to his fortune; now worth $72.8 billion, he moved into the top three in the world for the first time, up from number five a year ago.

Forbes said the $1bn dip in Trump's wealth was due to his huge investment in the Manhattan real estate market.

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Jeremy Jacobs, Sr., the owner of the Boston Bruins, was 402nd on the list with a fortune of $4.3 billion.

With the continuous growth of DoubleDragon Properties, Edgar Sia became the youngest Filipino to be included in this year's list, landing at the 1940 place with a net worth of $1 billion.

Forbes' annual list of the world's billionaires was released Monday, and it includes several MA connections. That was enough to move Bezos to third on the list from fifth a year ago.

The US has the most billionaires with its 565, next comes China at 319, Germany is third with 114, and India with 101 takes fourth spot.

Also making the tech list is Wipro chairman Azim Premji, Infosys co-founders NR Narayana Murthy and Nandan Nilekani, Yes Bank head Rana Kapoor and founder of mobile wallet Paytm Vijay Shekhar Sharma.

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