11 months ago

During the pandemic, the state of the world’s 25 richest people grew by $255 billion, – Forbes

11 months ago

Over the past two months – amidst a coronavirus pandemic, quarantine and crisis – the world’s 25 richest people have grown by $255 billion

“The super rich are even richer than they were two months ago. The 25 wealthiest people on the Forbes list have grown by $255 billion since March 23, when the U.S. stock market reached its lowest level since the beginning of the pandemic,” the publication says.

During the pandemic, the state of the world's 25 richest people grew by 5 billion, - Forbes
Mark Zuckerberg

Together, these 25 people hold almost $1.5 trillion worth of capital (about 16% of the world’s billionaires).

Facebook’s founder, Mark Zuckerberg, has been the richest in the last two months – $31 billion. The shares of the social network have grown by almost 60%. This allowed him to rise from 7th to 4th place in the ranking. At the moment the state of Zuckerberg is estimated at $86.5 billion.

During the pandemic, the state of the world's 25 richest people grew by 5 billion, - Forbes
Jeff Bezos

Amazon’s founder and CEO, Jeff Bezos, is in second place. Thus, since March 23, Amazon shares have risen by 29%. At the close of trading on Friday, the state of Bezos was estimated at $ 146.9 billion, an increase of $ 30 billion (26%) from March 23.

The biggest increase in percentage terms was recorded by Colin Zheng Huang, founder of Pinduoduo, the second largest online store in China after Alibaba. The company created a “social shopping” model during the pandemic, where users can share online shopping with friends and family. In addition, a discount campaign was launched. As a result, Pinduoduo shares have almost doubled in price since March 23, and Colin Zheng Huang has become richer by $ 17.9 billion.

Indian businessman Mukesh Ambani, who was recognized as the richest man in Asia, also got rich. In April he made a deal with Facebook, which is to invest $5.7 billion in Reliance Jio, a television company that is part of a conglomerate founded by Ambani’s father. In addition, Ambani attracted other investments (in total the company attracted $10 billion). Now the state of Ambani is estimated at $52.7 billion.

As Forbes stresses, none of the 25 richest people have become poorer since March 23. This situation contrasts sharply with unemployment data in the U.S., where 39 million people (about a quarter of the U.S. labor force) applied for benefits.

TOP 25 richest people in the world according to Forbes:

  • Jeff Bezos, USA. Condition – $146.9 billion, growth of $29.9 billion.
  • Founder of Microsoft Bill Gates, USA. A fortune of $106.5 billion, up $11.9 billion.
  • President of Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy Group Bernard Arnault, France. Condition – $94.1 billion, growth of $12.8 billion.
  • Mark Zuckerberg, USA. Condition – $86.5 billion, growth of $31.4 billion.
  • American investor and entrepreneur Warren Buffett, USA. Condition: $69.2 billion, up $6 billion.
  • Co-founder, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Oracle Corporation Larry Ellison, USA. Status: $66.4 billion, up $10.4 billion.
  • Former CEO of Microsoft, Steve Ballmer, USA. Condition: $65.4 billion, up $14 billion.
  • Co-founder of Google, Larry Page, USA. Condition: $63.6 billion, up $14.2 billion.
  • Founder of Google Sergey Brin, USA. Status: $61.3 billion, up $13.7 billion.
  • Amancio Ortega, Spain. The company’s fortune is $60.5 billion, up $5.2 billion. The source of wealth is the Zara trade network.
  • Heir to the Walmart fortune is Jim Walton, USA. The state is $55.2 billion, up $3.6 billion.
  • Daughter of Walmart founder Alice Walton, USA. Alice Walton, daughter of Walmart founder Alice Walton, USA.
  • Rob Walton, USA. Condition is $54.8 billion, up $3.6 billion.
  • Françoise Betancourt Meyers, France. The state is estimated at $54.2 billion, up $6.4 billion. The source of wealth is L’Oréal.
  • Mukesh Ambani, India. The company’s fortune is $52.7 billion, up $19.9 billion.
  • Carlos Slim Elu, Mexico. The state is $51.2 billion, up $4.2 billion. The source of wealth is the telecommunications sector.
  • Mackenzie Bezos, USA. Former wife of Jeff Bezos. Her fortune is $47.8 billion, an increase of $10.4 billion.
  • Founder and Chairman of Tencent Ma Huateng, China. He has a fortune of $46.4 billion, up $6.8 billion.
  • Founder of Alibaba Grou Jack Ma, China. The company’s fortune is $41.3 billion, up $3 billion.
  • Co-founder of Nike Phil Knight, USA. Condition: $37.7 billion, up $9.9 billion.
  • Founder of SpaceX and Tesla Ilon Mask, USA. He is the founder of SpaceX and Tesla, Ilon Mask, USA. His fortune is $36.7 billion, up $9.5 billion.
  • Colin Zheng Huang, China. His fortune – $35.6 billion, growth of $17.9 billion. His source of income is online trading.
  • François Pinot, France. His fortune is $31.8 billion, an increase of $2.1 billion. His source of wealth is luxury goods. So, Pinault bought the auction house Christie’s, engaged in the sale of Antiques and objects of art. In addition, he owns a winery in Bordeaux, ski resorts, football club “Rennes” and others.
  • Sheldon Adelson, USA. He has a fortune of $30.7 billion, an increase of $1.4 billion. The source of his wealth is the casino.
  • Dell’s founder and CEO, Michael Dell, USA. His fortune is $28.3 billion, up $3.5 billion.

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