1. Bill Gates $76b / 2. Carlos Slim Helu $72b / 3. Amancio Ortega $64b / 4. Warren Buffett $58.2 / 5. Larry Ellison $48b / Source: Forbes
The increase in Amazon's stock price since early 2017 has made Jeff Bezos the first person to amass a $100 billion fortune. The list also revealed that, financially, US President Donald Trump did not have the best year.
Several billionaires, most of them Californians, have been funding firms involved in developing life-extension technologies. What if they succeed? What if billionaires alive today live indefinitely and get ever richer?
Germany has a record 195 billionaires, according to Bilanz business magazine, which has for the first time ranked the country's 1,000 richest people. DW looks at the top six and how the made their fortunes.
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