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The 20 wealthiest people on the planet

Forbes magazine published its annual list of the world's billionaires on Monday. According to the list, there are 1,645 billionaires with an aggregate net worth of $6.4 trillion, which is a $1 trillion increase from last year. 268 of the 1,645 billionaires are new to the list, and there are 172 women in the mix. In the graphic below, we take a look at the top 20 from this list, and see how their net worth stacks up to the GDP of countries including the embattled Ukraine.

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