On Wednesday, Aug 5, survey conducted by Forbes found that out of 100 billionaires, 51 are from US, 33 from Asia and 8 from Europe. [Bill and Melinda Gates world's wealthiest couple: Wealth-X]
The magazine said that the net worth of 100 people amounted to $842.9 billion. [4 Indians among world's 100 most powerful women: Forbes]
Gates has an estimated worth of $79.6 billion while Oracle founder Larry Ellison has a net worth $50 billion.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos was listed at number 3 with net worth of $47.8 billion. [India home to 56 of the world's 2000 powerful companies: Forbes]
Fourth slot was taken by the Facebook Co-founder Mark Zuckerberg with $41.2 billion worth.
Fifth position was grabbed by Google founders Larry Page ($33.4 billion) while Sergey Brin was at sixth number ($32.8 billion). [10 Indian firms among Forbes Asia Fabulous 50]
Chinese billionaire and Alibaba founder Jack Ma was at the seventh position with net worth of $23.2 billion.
Eighth position was grabbed by the former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer, who has net worth of $22.7 billion.
At number nine was the widow of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, Laurene Powell Jobs with $21.4 billion worth.
Number ten slot was occupied by computer company founder Michael Dell at worth of $19.4 billion.
25-year-old Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel, was the youngest in the list of richest billionaires, with $2.1 billion worth, while the 86-year-old Intel co-founder Gordon Moore has $6 billion of estimated worth.