The number of billionaires in the world Increased by 14.9% to 2,754 in 2017 — a record addition of 357 new ones, says a report by ultra-rich research firm Wealth-X.
Their combined income has reached $9.2tn, found the Wealth-X billionaire census 2018, published on Tuesday.
The collective wealth of the 10 richest people in the world is more than $660bn. If there were a country, the combined wealth would have placed them as the 21st richest economy in the world.
Jeff Bezoz, with assets worth $133bn, is the wealthiest person in the world. Last year alone, $34.2bn was added to his wealth.
The US has the largest number of billionaires: 680. At 321, females among the group constitute 11.7% of the total.