New York — Jeff Bezos remains the world's richest person, ahead of Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, according to the latest Forbes list of the ultra wealthy. But while things are largely stable up top in that ranking, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg dropped three spots and former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg rose by two. According to the list announced Tuesday by Forbes, Bezos's wealth has swelled $19bn in one year and he is now worth $131bn. Bezos, who holds 16% of Amazon and whose wealth now makes him a target of the left wing of the US Democratic Party, has widened the money gap between himself and Gates, the philanthropist and co-founder of Microsoft. Gates has seen his wealth grow to $96.5bn, up from $90bn in 2018, said Forbes. Third place is held by Buffett: long considered an investment guru, he did get stung in late February by a deep plunge in shares of US processed food maker Kraft Heinz, in which he had money. Buffett's fortune slipped $1.5bn to $82.5bn, the magazine e...

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