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The world's richest people got even wealthier in 2019, gaining $1.2 trillion between them which amounts to a 25 percent increase.
According to Bloomberg's Billionaire's Index, the richest 500 people in the world now have a combined wealth of $5.9 trillion, an increase of almost a quarter since last year.
Jeff Bezos tops the list as the richest person in the world, with Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg also in the top five.
Individually, Bezos lost money in his divorce from his wife of 23 years, MacKenzie, in the summer.
Jeff Bezos remains the richest man in the world with a fortune of $116billion despite his divorce. Bill Gates is the second richest man in the world. He gained $23.1billion in 2019
Kylie Jenner became the youngest self-made billionaire at the age of 21. Bernard Arnault gained more money than anyone in 2019, adding $37.7billion to his fortune. he is third on the list
The world's richest people got even wealthier in 2019, gaining $1.2 trillion between them which amounts to a 25 percent increase
The rich list: Jeff Bezos tops the list as the richest person in the world, with Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg also in the top five
She walked away with a quarter of their combined Amazon shares, worth an estimated $36billion.
But he is now only down $9billion, thanks to an increase in the company's stock.
1. Jeff Bezos
2019: - $9billion
New total wealth: $116billion
2. Bill Gates
2019: + $23.1billion
New total wealth: $113billion
3. Bernard Arnault
New total wealth: $ 106billion
4. Warren Buffett
2019: + 5.26billion
New total wealth: $89.1billion
5. Mark Zuckerberg
New total wealth: $79.4billion
6. Amancio Ortega
2019: + $17.9billion
New total wealth: $76.6billion
Facebook founder Zuckerberg was up by $27.3billion despite growing criticism of his monopoly on social media.
Bill Gates' fortune also rose by $22.7billion.
The biggest gains were enjoyed by Bernard Arnault, who gained $36.5 billion, bringing his total fortune to $106billion.
The revelations are likely to enrage politicians both in the UK and US, where liberals have spent much of the last year calling for tighter controls on how the richest gain and retain wealth.
Presidential hopefuls including Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have made it a campaign point to go after the world's wealthiest.
In the UK, defeated Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn anchored his campaign to the same theme.
There are 173 billionaires in the world, according to the index by Bloomberg.
Among notable additions to this year's list is Kylie Jenner, who became the youngest self-made billionaire this year through her eponymous beauty line.
The notable losers included Rupert Murdoch, who lost $10billion of his personal fortune by giving it to his children.
WeWork's embattled former CEO Adam Neumann also saw his prospects plummet when the company went from a $47billion valuation to an $8billion valuation. WeWork plans to go public next year.
Claiming fourth and fifth spots are Warren Buffet (left) and Mark Zuckerberg (right)
Amancio Ortega (left) takes sixth spot with a fortune of $76.6billion. Larry Page (right) comes in at seventh place with a net worth of $65.2billion
Sergey Brin (left) with a fortune of $63.3billion claiming him 8th spot and in ninth place Charles Koch with a net worth of $62.1billion
Julia Flesher Koch is the only woman in the top ten, taking the 10th spot with a total net worth of $61.1billion
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