A record 2,208 billionaires made Forbes’ 32nd annual ranking of the world’s billionaires. Altogether, they are worth a record USD9.1 trillion, up 18% from a year ago.
Jeff Bezos is the richest person on the planet and the first centi-billionaire atop our annual ranking. Shares of his e-commerce giant Amazon rose 59% in 12 months, helping boost his fortune by USD39.2 billion. 10 Indian-Americans made it to the list of The World’s Billionaires as well.
Romesh T Wadhwani
Kavitark Ram Shriram
The richest South Asian American is Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shahid Khan, who has a net worth of USD7.2 billion.