According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, over the year, the total wealth of the 500 richest people in the world has grown by $ 1.2 trillion and amounted to $ 5.9 trillion.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has topped the list. Over the year, he has lost $ 9 billion, but still remains the first in the world ranking of the richest people on the planet. The holidays have brought the company record sales; the stocks have grown significantly.
Bernard Arnault, CEO at Louis Vuitton, has become richer by 36.5 billion US dollars. Now he is in the top three; the fortune of those in the top list exceeds $ 100 billion.
Over the year, 170 wealthiest Americans have become richer by $ 500 billion. Mark Zuckerberg has earned $ 27 billion, while Bill Gates has received nearly $ 23 billion.
China has taken the second place in the number of billionaires. There are 54 of them. He Xiangjian, Media founder, is the richest one. His fortune is estimated at $ 23 billion.
At present, wealthy Russians are richer by $ 51 billion. Same cannot be said for Rupert Murdoch, who has lost $ 10 billion. Profit sharing from the stock sale of Fox and Walt Disney among his six children caused the loss. By the way, they have become billionaires.
Thomas Peterffy, founder of Interactive Brokers, has lost more than two billion US dollars after the fall of his company’s stock prices.
WeWork creator Adam Neumann has suffered losses too. The company’s capitalization has fallen from 47 to 8 billion US dollars. They had to resort to the help of SoftBank. This measure allowed Neumann to remain a billionaire.
Some famous names were added to the lists of the richest people: Anthony von Mandl (White Claw) – $ 3.6 billion, Jitse Groen (Takeaway.com) – $ 1.5 billion, as well as relatives of the founder of Vitasoy International – $ 1.5 billion.
Kylie Jenner has got the status of the youngest billionaire. She is only 22 years old. She founded Kylie Cosmetics, and then sold 51% to Coty (they paid $ 600 million for a controlling stake).
The material was prepared with the participation of Katya Wilson,
a leading analyst of the brokerage company UFT Group