There are a record 2,208 billionaires in the world, up from 2,043 in 2017, according to Forbes. And the average wealth of the billionaires is $4.1 billion, a record high.
- 2,208 billionaires (up from 2,043 in 2017) made the list, with an average net worth of $4.1 billion, a record high.
- The total combined net worth of this year’s billionaires was $9.1 trillion, up from $7.7 trillion last year.
- 1,490 members are self-made billionaires, up from 1,371 in 2017.
|Forbes 2018 Top 20 Billionaires|
For the complete list, visit: www.forbes.com/billionaires.
President Trump, worth $3.1 billion, ranks No. 766, falling from No. 544 in 2017. Trump’s fortune has fallen $400 million since the 2017 Billionaires list, due partially fallings values of Midtown Manhattan real estate and declining revenues at several Trump golf properties. (Trump’s net worth remains the same as it did when Forbes valued him in October 2017, for the 2017 Forbes 400 list of wealthiest Americans.)
ON THE COVER: Private Equity’s Engineer, Robert Smith, is featured in the Forbes cover story “How to Beat Wall Street and Silicon Valley Simultaneously.” The American Dream is alive and well on Wall Street thanks to Robert Smith, the richest black person in America, who has figured out a way to reengineer both private equity and enterprise software – and used this secret playbook to build a $4.4 billion fortune.
Key Highlights from Forbes’ 2018 World’s Billionaires list: