Eleven billionaires from the D.C. area have made it to the 2019 Forbes list of richest people in the world, which also includes U.S. President Donald Trump. The 33rd annual ranking included 2,135 billionaires, 73 less than in the 2018 list.
Last year, the total net worth of the listed billionaires was $9.1 trillion. This year, the figure decreased to $8.7 trillion, with the average net worth in this year’s list reaching $4 billion versus $4.1 billion a year ago.
Jeff Bezos, the Amazon founder, topped the list with an estimated net worth of $131 billion, which is $19 billion more than last year. Bill Gates finished second with a net worth of $96.5 billion, up from $90 billion last year. Warren Buffett placed third with a net worth of $82.5 billion, less than $1.5 billion marked in 2018. And Mark Zuckerberg, who was once the youngest billionaire, was eighth this year, with a net worth of about $62.3 billion.
In 2019, 195 newcomers were included in the list. Colin Huang, the founder of Chinese discount web retailer Pinduoduo which went public in the U.S. in July last year, has become the richest among them.
In addition to Donald Trump, who was 715 th with $3.1 billion, D.C. area billionaires included Jacqueline Mars (No. 33 with $23.9 billion), Steven Rales (No. 272 with $6 billion), Ted Lerner and his family (No. 365 with $4.9 billion), Mitchel Rales (No. 597 with $3.6 billion), and Bernard Saul II (No. 597 with $3.6 billion).
William Conway Jr. became No. 838 with $2.7 billion. He was joined by Daniel D’aniello and David Rubenstein who also earned the same amount. Daniel Snyder finished 1,057th with $2.2 billion, while Steve Case was 1,717th with $1.3 billion, and Ted Leonsis – No. 1,941 with $1.1 billion.