Richest person (current)
Jeff Bezos
$112 billion US dollar(s)
United States ()

The richest person is Jeff Bezos (USA), with an estimated net worth of $112 billion (£81 billion; €90.9 billion), published by Forbes Billionaires 2018 list on 6 March 2018.

The second richest person on the Forbes Billionaires 2018 list was Microsoft founder Bill Gates (USA), with an estimated worth of $90 billion (£65.1 billion; €73 billion); Gates has topped the rich list for 18 of the last 24 years.

In third place was the chairman of investment company Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett (USA), on $84 billion (£60.7 billion, €68.1 billion).

Jeff Bezos, the eCommerce entrepreneur and Amazon CEO is the first person to surpass $100 billion in personal wealth.