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Philanthropist and co-founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates, leaves after a meeting with France's President Francois Hollande at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Monday, June 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)

There are more billionaires now than in any point in history. Trump is still one of them.


It's been a good year for the 1 percent. Or maybe the 0.01 percent.

Forbes reports its yearly list of billionaires is longer than ever, with 2,043 people worth more than $1 billion. That's 233 more than its 2016 count, the biggest jump in the history of the publication's list.

Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft, retained his position atop the list, worth $86 billion. Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, had the biggest increase, adding $27.6 billion to his net worth, now $72.8 billion.

Here's the top five, as of March 20:

  1. Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft ($86 billion)
  2. Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway chairman and investor ($77.3 billion)
  3. Amancio Ortega, Zara clothing line founder ($74.1 billion)
  4. Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder ($73.8 billion)
  5. Carlos Slim Helu, multiple businesses ($59.3 billion)
FILE- In this April 12, 2016, file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks during the keynote address at the F8 Facebook Developer Conference in San Francisco. Facebook says, Wednesday, Nov. 16, it will work with independent companies like Nielsen and comScore to review its metrics after it uncovered new problems with the data it provides to advertisers and publishers that use its network. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg briefly claimed the fifth spot, but was ousted by Slim between the date of Forbes' data-gathering and now.

Other highlights

  • 195 first-time billionaires made the cut.
  • China had the most new billionaires with 76.
  • The U.S. has the most billionaires with 565, a record. 
  • 78 people fell off the billionaire list. 20 died last year, including Little Caesar's founder Mike Ilitch.
  • Four new self-made billionaires are in their 20s, including the co-founders of Snapchat.
  • 15 self-made women made the list. 14 of them are from Asia.
  • President Trump ranks 565th with a net worth of $3.5 billion.
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