World has 2,754 billionaires, who together own $9.2tn

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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.

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