Minecraft and Snapchat creators join billionaires list

  • 3 March 2015
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Jenny finds out what makes the world's richest people

A new list of the world's richest people is out and it shows there are more billionaires than ever before.

There are a record 1,826 billionaires across the globe and topping that list is Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft.

But he's no stranger to the top spot - he's been named the richest man in the world in 16 out of the last 25 years!

Minecraft creator Markus Persson made the list and 24-year-old Snapchat co-founder Evan Spiegel has been named the youngest billionaire.

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Image caption Microsoft founder Bill Gates is the richest man in the world and is worth more than £50billion.

The list is made each year by American magazine Forbes - which is why people's worth is measured in US dollars, rather than pounds.

There are also more women than ever on the list - 197 in total.

People who work in technology, making websites, apps and games, are a big part of the list.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg got into the top 20 richest people for the first time.

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Image caption Evan Spiegel, the co-founder of Snapchat is worth almost £1billion - but that's $1.5billion US

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