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There are over 1,500 billionaires worldwide — and the 9 richest have personal fortunes worth over $674 billion combined

jeff bezosAmazon CEO Jeff Bezos is now the richest man in history.Evan Vucci/AP

On Tuesday, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos reached a $105 billion net worth, making him the richest person in the universe — and ever in history.

Currently, there are over 1,500 billionaires in the world, with some-more than 560 in the US alone. China, Germany, and India any have 100 or some-more billionaires who call the countries home, according to a report from UBS. 

A new study released by Oxfam found given 2015, the top 1% has owned some-more resources than the rest of the world’s race — and if these top billionaires continue to see earnings on their wealth, we could see the world’s first trillionaire in as little as 25 years.

Ahead, 9 of the world’s wealthiest people — according to Forbes’ Billionaire List — that own almost as much as half the world’s population. All net worth estimates are stream as of the time of publication.

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