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For the third year in a row, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos landed the top spot on Forbes’ rank of global billionaires with a net worth of $113 billion. His fortune fell $18 billion last year, according to Forbes, partially due to his high-profile split from MacKenzie Bezos, who also made her first appearance on the list, thanks to the $38 billion divorce settlement. Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates was in second place with $98 billion.
Bernard Arnault, chairman and CEO of luxury magnate LVMH, nudged Warren Buffett out of third place with $76 billion. Buffett was fourth on the list at $67.5 billion.
The world’s richest woman continues to be Walmart heir Alice Walton, who came in ninth place with $54.4 billion. The list takes into account some of the recent coronavirus pandemic. For the first half of March, 226 people lost their billionaire status and there are 58 fewer billionaires compared to the same time last year.