The top 50 wealthiest people in the world have a combined fortune of US$1.45 trillion, nearly equal to the GDP of Australia, according to a new list by Wealth-X in collaboration with Business Insider. The United States is home to 29 billionaires on the list, more than any other country. Only four billionaires from China made the top 50.
The youngest billionaire on the list is 31-year-old Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, ranked 8th with a net worth of US$42.8 billion. The oldest billionaire, 93-year-old L’Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt, is also one of four women in the list. She is ranked 17th, with a net worth of US$29 billion.
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