The combined net worth of this elite group is a whopping $9.1 trillion, up 18% since a year ago.
For aspiring billionaires, the main takeaway is that all you need to do to make the list is control vast corporate conglomerates or create technological innovations that change the way people live their lives.
He moved up to the 19th global rank on the list of 2,208 billionaires worldwide. Americans lead the way with a record 585 billionaires, followed by mainland China with 373.
In 2017, there were 102 Indians on the list.
Meanwhile, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos topped the list, becoming the first $100 billion mogul.
In 2017, Gates ranked first globally with $86 billion, Buffet second with $75.6 billion and Bezos third with $72.8 billion. Forbes said, "after a two-year hiatus, Anu Aga regained her billionaire status on a jump in shares of engineering firm Thermax, in which she owns 62 per cent". Cushioning his fortune with an extra $4bn since 2017, Gates was never going to fall too far on this list.
Mukesh Ambani, the energy and petrochemicals magnate, kept his standing as the richest Indian. Her $1.5 billion worth's connected to her fish supplier family.
Donald Trump, who became the first billionaire president in US history, was ranked 766th on the list, down from 544, with a fortune of $3.1 billion.
Forbes broke its world record Thursday with 256 women listed as billionaires, which is the highest amount recorded globally. She is India's richest self-made woman and was ranked 629th on the list with a fortune of United States dollars 3.6 billion.
Next is the biotech entrepreneur Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw at 629 with $3.6 billion.
At the end of past year, the total state of the 20 richest people totaled $ 1.2 trillion.
Ma Huateng (also known as Pony Ma) is Asia's wealthiest person, as the founder of Tencent now has a fortune of $45.3 billion, and was ranked #17 on the list.
Mukesh Ambani from Reliance is still the still richest Indian, with a fortune of $40 billion. As a result, there have been a constant increase in the number of billionaires that the country has been producing.
It is followed by consumer goods with 15 billionaires, real estate with nine, and software services and diversified investments with eight each.
The 2018 list puts him at No. 766, where his net worth is estimated to be $3.1 billion.
Many people of the Indian diaspora also figure on the Forbes list.
He has been ranked #1374 on the list.
There are nine others of Indian origin with assets over $2 billion from Australia, Britain, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and the US.
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Within Myanmar, Rohingya are widely referred to as "Bengalis" and portrayed as risky interlopers from Bangladesh. For many of her one-time admirers, her handling of the Rohingya issue has been nothing short of a betrayal.
That's why Barbie is committed to shining a light on empowering female role models in an effort to inspire more girls . She's been selected as the inspiration for one of 17 dolls made especially for International Women's Day .
How it will play remains unknown, although we imagine it will focus on multiplayer and collectable loot much like its predecessor. The team also really wanted to show off how far the game's engine has come since the first game was released two years ago today.
Gigaba has come under fire from the opposition for failing to pitch for a National Assembly question and answer session. Speaker Baleka Mbete read a letter from Gigaba claiming he is ill and excusing himself from proceedings.
Police said at least two shots were fired but are still trying to sort out a timeline of events and what led to the gunfire. She said she knows the boy involved, a senior, and said he's not the type of person to hurt anybody.
LEGO is more popular than ever in those mediums, but the product just hasn't seen it translate into the more tangible toy market . A LEGO spokesperson, however, told Gizmodo in an email that while annual revenue dropped, consumer sales "remained steady".
The new multiplayer mode actually sounds great, and should keep players that are still active within the game happily entertained. While it looks legitimate, as always , consider anything that isn't an official confirmation from Activision a rumor.
Hurricane City Police confirmed that the boy was a suspect in raising the Islamic State flag and that charges will be forthcoming. The student, whose identity was not released, brought the homemade explosive to Pine View High School in St.
The primary benefit of being given a special status is an increase in allocation of funds and greater ease in getting loans. The protesters claim that the bifurcation caused a huge revenue deficit for the successor Andhra Pradesh.
However, the CBSE had made the Aadhaar number or Aadhaar enrolment number mandatory for students aspiring to take the NEET 2018. Senior Advocate Arvind Datar, who contended against the Aadhaar plot, said it abused the essential privileges of nationals.
We couldn't manage to break them down tonight but there's a big game this weekend which we need to be ready for. "Ninety per cent of the time if we keep a clean sheet we win the game because we score up front".
Bennett is set to count $6.65 million against the cap, according to Spotrac , compared to Curry's number of $11 million. The league is buzzing, and the Seahawks players as well, that Richard Sherman will soon be hitting the bricks too.
Lopez was averaging 25.5 minutes per game for the Bulls before the All-Star break, but has not taken the court for the team since. It is engaging in a race to the bottom with other teams trying to position themselves for the NBA Draft lottery.
Even before midday, the fundraising total had already passed £45,000, and the target was expected to be increased to £100,000. Along with International Women's Day , the United Nations have an agreement to affirm equity amongst women and men.
Meghan Markle's exit from Suits has been teased in a new trailer with her character preparing for "an adventure of a lifetime". Welby has said it is "not a problem" for the Church of England that Markle was previously married.
Currently, El Al is the only airline offering direct flights from Israel to India, with a Tel Aviv-Mumbai route. There was no immediate confirmation of Monday's development from either Saudi officials or Air India.
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He called Barry "a friend" and said he hoped she would be able to move past "a terrible moment" in her life. She also tweeted out a similar sentiment, which links to another statement, also echoing the same feelings.
Circle officer of Mawana UN Mishra said a villager noticed that Ambedkar's statue was vandalised and informed the police. After Lenin's statue was removed in Tripura and Periyar's statue was vandalised in Tamil Nadu, statues of B.R.
Reports also came in of civilians fleeing these towns to head to Douma, the last big town holding out against the government. Eastern Ghouta has been besieged since 2013, making food, medicine, and other daily goods exceedingly hard to access.
Kim and US President Donald Trump traded personal insults and threats of war, sending fears of conflict spiralling. The North sees those forces and their periodic exercises with South Korean troops as a threat to invade the North.
NASA launched a website for the Summer 2018 Hot Ticket, which refers to the pending launch of the Parker Solar Probe . The size of a small vehicle , it can travel from Washington DC to Tokyo in under a minute, NASA said.
The following minutes saw Indian goalkeeper Suraj Karkera stay busy at the post as he made some brilliant saves to deny the hosts. India played a tough opponent in the opening match of the Azlan Shah Cup as they went up against Olympic champions Argentina.