The Forbes billionaires list features a number of wealthy locals

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The publication has published its famous list every year for 31 years; 2017 was the first Forbes' reported more than 2,000 billionaire fortunes worldwide.

Other notable newcomers to the list include: Australian Manny Stul, whose toy company created the popular Shopkins collectibles; American Yvon Chouinard, the founder of outdoor gear maker Patagonia; and Juan Francisco Beckmann Vidal of Mexico, who is chairman of tequila maker Jose Cuervo.

The number of U.S. billionaires on the list was 565, which Forbes attributed to the recent stock market surge since Mr Trump's November 2016 election.

Others in the top 10 included Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, who moved up to number three with the biggest gain of any person on the planet, a $27.6bn rise in his fortune of $72.8bn. From titan investors to the reigning royalty of the tech world, the usual suspects tend to top the list and consistently make the cut year after year, from Bill Gates to Warren Buffett.

President Donald Trump comes in on the list at No. 544, with a net worth of $3.5 billion.

A recent breakdown of the president's wealth valued his New York City real estate at $1.7 billion, his real estate outside New York at $630 million, his golf clubs at $620 million, his cash and personal assets at $270 million, and his brand businesses at $230 million.

While Mr. Trump's net worth slipped, more people were qualifying for the list. Comey also dismissed the president's claim that President Barack Obama previous year ordered that Mr. Trump be wiretapped.

This puts him more than 200 spots below where he ranked a year ago, with an estimated wealth of $3.5bn.

Also on the list are 15 new self-made women, all but one of whom are from Asia-Pacific, Forbes said.

The traditional bronze place went to Amazon's Jeff Bezo, who accumulated an additional $27.6bn to his fortune since previous year when he was ranked as the fifth richest person in the world.

Indiana's richest man got much wealthier over the past year, according to calculations released Monday by Forbes magazine.

Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett (R) and his friend, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, are the world's richest people.

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