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World's Richest Became ₦360 Trillion Richer In 2017
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The richest billionaires in the world added a cool $1 trillion to their collective wealth in 2017 with Amazon's Jeff Bezos raking in the most.

New figures from Bloomberg show that the world's 500 richest people saw their wealth expand this year from $4.4 trillion to more than $5.3 trillion.

Booming stock markets saw their wealth soar four times more than they did in 2016.

Other key factors from Bloomberg's report indicate that the US had the largest presence on the Billionaire's Index, with 159 billionaires adding a collective $315 billion.

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commy :
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Jeff Bezos

Wealth: $99.6Billion

Gains in 2017: $34.2 billion

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The CEO and founder of Amazon.com is listed as the world's richest person with a net worth of $99.6 billion.

Thanks to a surge in Amazon's share price, the 53-year-old added $34.2 billion to his wealth to round out a standout year for the tech and retail giant.
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Bill Gates

Wealth: $91.3 

Billion Gains in 2017: $8.89 billion

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The 61-year-old Microsoft founder had held the top spot on Bloomberg's rich list for four years until being overtaken.

He remains a board member of Microsoft, the software firm he founded with Paul Allen in 1975.
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Warren Buffett

Wealth: $85 billion

Gains in 2017: $11.8 billion

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Buffett is the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. 

The 87-year-old billionaire has been the chairman and largest shareholder of the company since 1970.
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Amancio Ortega

Wealth: $75.5 billion

Gains in 2017: $3.40 billion

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The Spanish business tycoon is the founder and former chairman of Inditex fashion group. 

The group is best known for its popular Zara fashion stores.

His group is also the parent company of brands Pull & Bear and Massimo Dutti.

There is more than 2,200 Zara stores in 93 countries with the chain valued at roughly $11.3 billion.
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Mark Zuckerberg

Wealth: $72.6 billion

Gains in 2017: $22.6 billion

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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg added a whopping $22.6 billion to his fortune in 2017, bringing his net worth to $72.6 billion.

Zuckerberg began working on the social networking site in January 2004 when he was studying at Harvard. 

He famously dropped out of the Ivy League school to focus on creating the website.

He took Facebook public in May 2012 and owns about 17 percent of stock.

Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan have publicly pledged to give away 99 percent of their stock over their lifetime.
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Bernard Arnault

Wealth: $62.8 billion

Gains in 2017: $23.6 billion

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The French business magnate is the chairman and CEO of LVMH. 

He oversees about 70 high end brands including Dom Perignon, Bulgari, Louis Vuitton and Sephora.
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