Forbes Magazine published its newest list of the world’s billionaires on March 4, and the list has grown by 210 new members since the 2012 list was published.
The list in 2013 is the largest ever, with 1,426 billionaires, and their total net worth is also the highest it has ever been, at $5.4 trillion, up 17% from a year ago.
The United States is still able to claim the greatest number of billionaires, with 442 members, up from 378 last year.
Mexican businessman Carlos Slim retains his status as the richest man in the world for the fourth year, with a fortune of $69 billion, and is followed closely by Bill Gates at $67 billion.
The biggest American loser was Mark Zuckerberg, who tumbled from spot #35 to #66 by losing $4.2 billion in the value of his Facebook holdings.
23 of the world’s richest people are actually under the age of 40, including Dustin Moskovitz, co-founder of Facebook, and the 29-year-old German playboy Albert von Thurn und Taxis, who drives race cars and lives in his family’s castle in Bavaria.
Newcomers on the list this year include fashion mogul Tory Burch, Diesel Jeans tycoon Renzo Rosso, Italian fashionistas Domenico Dolce & Stefano Gabbana, and Lei Jun, China’s version of Steve Jobs.