Forbes Billionaires' list 2018 is finally out with India adding 19 new billionaires in 2018, taking the tally to 121 among 2,208 billionaires worldwide.
Zimbabwe's billionaire was Strive Masiyiwa, who had a net worth of $1.39bn. This year's list has 2,208 billionaires who have a collected worth of 9.1 trillion dollars and the man at the top of the list Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos was listed at a net worth 112 billion dollars but that has changed to 127 billion since yesterday.
Bezos and Gates are trailed by American investor Warren Buffet - with an estimated fortune of $84 billion - followed by Frenchman Bernard Arnault, the head of LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE, with a net worth of $72 billion, climbing seven positions and Europe's richest person.
While Gates has headed the world's richest list 18 times over the last 24 years, the gap between his fortune and that of Bezos is the largest between two first-place moguls since 2001, according to Forbes. He was ranked 1,477th globally, with a wealth of $1.6 billion.
U.S. investment superstar Warren Buffett, who is worth US$84bn, is third.
And in India, Paytm founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma has now become the youngest billionaire on the coveted Forbes list of the wealthiest. His fortunes rose by $39.2 billion over the past year, which Forbes said is the list's biggest one-year jump ever.More news: SFIO grills PNB CEO for five hours
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Mr Bezos is the founder and CEO of Amazon, which was established in 1994.
Despite owning only 16 percent of "the everything store", which he built from scratch out of a garage in Seattle, Bezos can now call himself the richest person in the history of the planet.
Eight Indian women have featured in this year's Forbes list of the world's richest people. Construction magnate Pallonji Mistry, who is listed as Irish, is ranked 66th with $17.8 billion.
Silver ranking was won by Microsoft co-founder bill gates and his $ 90 billion.
Talal and other Saudi billionaires were excluded due to their detention at the Ritz-Carlton in Saudi Arabia, according to Forbes.