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Though the world isn't doing a particularly great job at creating new jobs, it's doing a GREAT job of creating new billionaires.
The "Forbes" list is up to a record 1,426 billionaires worldwide. There are 210 new billionaires, including 27 from the U.S. Sixty people dropped off the list, and eight people died.
The total wealth of the 1,426 people on the list is $5.4 TRILLION. That's up from $4.6 TRILLION in the last rankings.
The U.S. has the most billionaires, at 442. There are now 138 female billionaires, up from 104 last year, 50 of whom are in the U.S.
CARLOS "SLIM" HELU of Mexico is the richest person in the world for the fourth year in a row, with an estimated net worth of $73 BILLION. He made his fortune by dominating the Latin American cell phone business.
BILL GATES is second, with $67 BILLION. There's a new number three on the list, AMANCIO ORTEGA of Spain. He's worth$57 BILLION, thanks to owning a clothing brand called Zara and a ton of real estate.
WARREN BUFFETT of Berkshire Hathaway is fourth, with $53.5 BILLION. LARRY ELLISON of Oracle is fifth, with $43 BILLION.
In the battle of the biggest tech companies, Jeff Bezos from Amazon is 19th, with $25.2 billion . . . Larry Page and Sergey Brinof Google are 20th and 21st, with about $23 billion each . . . and Mark Zuckerberg is 66th, with $13.3 billion.
A few of the new billionaires on the list are Renzo Rosso, the co-founder of Diesel Jeans, with $3 billion . . . Domenico Dolceand Stefano Gabbana, with $2 billion each . . . Nick Woodman, the founder of GoPro cameras, with $1.3 billion . . .
Hamdi Ulukaya, the founder of Chobani Greek yogurt, with $1.1 billion . . . and Tory Burch, who sells a popular line of women's clothes and shoes, with $1 billion.
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