Forbes published the World’s billionaires 2017 list: Among the Ukrainians, Rinat Akhmetov, was in first place for the eighth year in a row with a fortune of $ 4.6 billion (No. 359 in the overall rating), and ranked among the world’s first thousand.
The rest of the Ukrainian billionaires were in the second thousand ratings.
So, in second place is the co-owner of "Privat" Bank Gennady Bogolyubov. His wealth was estimated at $ 1.4 billion. The third place with $ 1.2 billion was shared by two billionaires - the Head of the MHP Yuri Kosyuk and the owner of the "Finance and Credit" group Konstantin Zhevago. The fortune of the former co-owner of PrivatBank Igor Kolomoisky was estimated in Forbes at $ 1.1 billion; about the same amount belongs to the oligarch, the son-in-law of former Ukrainian President Viktor Kuchma, Viktor Pinchuk.
According to the results of the overall rating, the founder of Microsoft Bill Gates ranks first in the ranking of the world's wealthiest people for four years running. His fortune has grown to $ 86 billion over the year.
The second place in the list of the richest people in the world took the Head of the company Berkshire Hathaway Warren Buffett. His fortune increased over the year by $ 14.8 billion - up to $ 75.6 billion.
On the third line is Jeff Bezos, the founder of the online store Amazon.com with a fortune of $ 72.8 billion. Compared with the previous year, Bezos has grown rich by $ 27.6 billion, which is the largest increase in wealth among all the billionaires of the planet.