Billionaires Row: Gates still world's richest man

NEW YORK - The 2017 list of the world's richest people as compiled by Forbes is out, with 233 new billionaires among 2,043 listed by the magazine.

China accounted for the largest number of new entrants on the Forbes list, with 76 mainland billionaires listed for the first time.

The collective worth of all the men and women on the Forbes list is US$7.67 trillion, up from US$6.48 trillion in 2016.

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