By Sheila Dang
(Reuters) – Forbes’ annual world’s billionaires list includes a record-breaking 2,755 billionaires, with Amazon.com Inc founder Jeff Bezos topping it for the fourth consecutive year, the media company said on Tuesday.
This year’s billionaires are worth a combined $13.1 trillion, up from $8 trillion last year, Forbes said.
Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk jumped into second spot on the list, up from 31st last year.
Investor and business tycoon Warren Buffett fell out of the top five for the first time in over two decades, as tech executives dominate the Forbes rankings.
This year’s list has 493 newcomers, including Whitney Wolfe Herd, chief executive of dating app Bumble, which went public this year.
(Reporting by Sheila Dang, editing by Ed Osmond)