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These are the ten richest people on the planet

There are fewer billionaires than there were this time last year.

THIS WEEK FORBES released its annual world’s richest list, sifting through the wealth of 1,820 billionaires.

According to Forbes, the aggregate net worth of these billionaires was $6.48 trillion. That’s down $570 billion on last year.

221 unlucky people fell off the list, though don’t feel too sorry for them because they’re probably still, at the very least, millionaires.

Only two people in the top 20 managed to hold onto their position, with Bill Gates remaining the richest person in the world.

This chart shows the richest people on the planet:

Source: Statista

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