It has been said that the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has given nature space to heal, but on the other hand it’s had an effect on the world’s extremely rich people: They’re less.
There are 2,095 billionaires today, down from 2,153 in 2019, as per Forbes’ billionaire list for 2020 published. They’re likewise marginally less poor by and large, with a joined total assets of $8 trillion — down from $8.7 trillion a year ago.
A record 1,062 tycoons saw their fortunes decrease, “both reflective of the turbulent markets and the coronavirus pandemic,” said Forbes. WeWork’s ousted CEO Adam Neumann dropped from the rankings entirely.
Forbes noticed the US despite everything has the most very rich people with 614, trailed by more prominent China (which incorporates Macao and Hong Kong) with 456.
Worldwide pandemic or not, Jeff Bezos perseveres as the most richest individual on the planet.
Amazon’s CEO is noted to be worth $113 billion, sitting on the rundown for the third time running — even Bezos as of late paid $38 billion to ex MacKenzie Bezos as a major aspect of their separation. Fortuitously, author slash humanitarian MacKenzie Bezos made her debut on the current year’s rich list at number 22. Another eminent passage is troubled Zoom CEO Eric Yuan, who appeared on the list at #293 with a sound $5.5 billion.
Microsoft author Bill Gates is number two (once more) with an expected individual total assets of $98 billion, an increase of $1.5 billion from 2019.
Oracle’s innovation boss Larry Ellison is the fifth-most richest with $66.2 billion. Facebook’s wunderkind Mark Zuckerberg is seventh, worth $54.7 billion.
Microsoft’s previous boss executive Steve Ballmer likewise keeps on staying nearby. While surely stacked, Ballmer was just worth $52.7 when Forbes created its last rankings, which implied he didn’t exactly measure up.
Neither googled’s Larry Page and Sergey Brin, whose generally $50 million fortunes put them in thirteenth and fourteenth spot.
You can look at the full 2020 record of the world’s billionaires here.