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Forbes Releases Real-Time Global Billionaires Ranking

Forbes announced today the release of a new digital tool and wealth tracking platform that provides real-time updates on the net worth and ranking for each individual featured on the Forbes World’s Billionaires List. To view Forbes’ real-time billionaire rankings, please visit www.forbes.com/billionaires. For the first time, Forbes.com desktop and mobile readers will be able to access up-to-date information on more than 1,600 billionaires around the world. The value of individuals’ public holdings will be updated every 5 minutes when respective markets are open. Billionaires who only have holdings in private companies will have their net worth updated once a day.

“The world's wealthiest continue to have an impact on huge swaths of the global economy,” said Luisa Kroll, Wealth Editor at Forbes. “By being able to track their movements on a daily basis, not once a year, readers will have a much better sense of where these billionaires’ influence is being felt and how their fortunes are ebbing and flowing along with the markets.”

For the launch of the new wealth tracking platform, Forbes will update the net worth of the more than 1,600 individuals who qualified for the Forbes World’s Billionaires List this year. Forbes will continue to add to that group over the course of 2014 as new 10-figure fortunes are discovered.

You can view below how the fortunes of the world’s top 20 billionaires have changed since Forbes released its 28th annual world’s billionaires list in March 2014.

Source: Forbes. Stock prices as of February 12, 2014

       

Source: Forbes. Stock prices as of March 21, 2014

 
RANK NAME NET WORTH RANK NAME NET WORTH
1 Bill Gates $76 Billion 1 Bill Gates $77 Billion
2 Carlos Slim Helu $72 Billion 2 Carlos Slim Helu $70 Billion
3 Amancio Ortega $64 Billion 3 Warren Buffett $64.2 Billion
4 Warren Buffett $58.2 Billion 4 Amancio Ortega $62.9 Billion
5 Larry Ellison $48 Billion 5 Larry Ellison $47.3 Billion
6 Charles Koch $40 Billion 6 Charles Koch $40.1 Billion
6 David Koch $40 Billion 6 David Koch $40.1 Billion
8 Sheldon Adelson $38 Billion 8 Sheldon Adelson $39.3 Billion
9 Christy Walton $36.7 Billion 9 Christy Walton $37.7 Billion
10 Jim Walton $34.7 Billion 10 Jim Walton $35.2 Billion
11 Liliane Bettencourt $34.5 Billion 11 Alice Walton $34.8 Billion
12 Stefan Persson $34.4 Billion 12 S. Robson Walton $34.7 Billion
13 Alice Walton $34.3 Billion 13 Stefan Persson $34.3 Billion
14 S. Robson Walton $34.2 Billion 14 Jeff Bezos $33 Billion
15 Bernard Arnault $33.5 Billion 15 Michael Bloomberg $32.9 Billion
16 Michael Bloomberg $33 Billion 15 Liliane Bettencourt $32.9 Billion
17 Larry Page $32.3 Billion 17 Bernard Arnault $32.8 Billion
18 Jeff Bezos $32 Billion 18 Larry Page $32.2 Billion
19 Sergey Brin $31.8 Billion 19 Sergey Brin $31.7 Billion
20 Li Ka-shing $31 Billion 20 Li Ka-shing $31.6 Billion
 

“At Forbes, we’re constantly thinking about how best to serve consumer appetite for real-time news and information in a digital and mobile world,” said Andrea Spiegel, SVP of Product Development and Video for Forbes. “The launch of this wealth tracking platform reinforces our commitment to breaking new ground and continually releasing imaginative products on Forbes.com.”

For information on the Real-Time World Billionaires List methodology, please visit (http://www.forbes.com/sites/kerryadolan/2014/03/24/forbes-is-now-updating-net-worths-and-rankings-of-more-than-1600-billionaires-every-trading-day/). The full World Billionaires list http://www.forbes.com/billionaires/list/ and profile pages http://www.forbes.com/profile/bill-gates/ will also be optimized for mobile.

Previously, Forbes updated the net worth of U.S. billionaires twice a year and once a year for non-Americans.

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