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Bill Gates ranks 2nd on Forbes billionaires list, Jeff Bezos rises up the charts

Forbes is out in the present day with its annual rating of the world’s prime billionaires, and Seattle tech titans are nicely represented but once more. Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates (web value of $67 billion) completed in the second spot behind Mexican telecom, finance and retail investor Carlos Slim ($73 billion).

However the extra attention-grabbing story continues to be the rise of Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos. He ranked in the nineteenth slot this 12 months with an estimated web value of $25.2 billion. That was up from the 30th slot in 2012 when his web value was estimated at $18.1 billion.

Bezos ranked simply forward of Google CEO Larry Web page, which Forbes famous had a web value of $23 billion.

The variety of billionaires reached an all-time excessive on this 12 months’s rating, coming in at 1,426 people. Collectively, that they had an mixture web value of $5.4 trillion, which was up from $4.6 trilion final 12 months.

Retailer Bruce Nordstrom, which is making an attempt to take on Amazon.com in the digital realm, made the record this 12 months with a web value of $1.2 billion. So did Valve co-founder Gabe Newell who ranked 1,268 with an estimated web value of $1.1 billion.

Right here’s the full list.

And right here’s a take a look at a few of the prime names from Washington state.

Bill Gates ranks 2nd on Forbes billionaires list, Jeff Bezos rises up the charts

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