- Tram Ho
Forbes magazine has just published a list of the richest billionaires on the planet in 2020, showing the fact that even the rich cannot be immune to corona virus. While the Covid-19 epidemic is spreading rapidly in Europe, the US and around the world, the global stock market is wobbly causing the wealth of many billionaires to evaporate quickly.
As of March 18, when Forbes closed the list of the world’s richest billionaires in 2020, there were 2,095 billionaires, 58 fewer than a year ago and 226 less than 12 days ago.
For those still on the list, 51% saw less wealth than they did last year. Exactly, the richest people in the world worth $ 8 trillion have dropped $ 700 billion compared to 2019.
Jeff Bezos is still the richest man in the world for three consecutive years although he had to transfer $ 36 billion worth of Amazon stock to his ex-wife as part of a divorce deal.
Jeff Bezos is still the richest person in the world in 2020.
Jeff currently holds $ 113 billion. Amazon shares are up 15% from the 2019 statistics. The e-commerce giant caught the eye of the pandemic as it recruited 100,000 part-time and full-time employees to meet demand. Increasing from consumers who are at home avoiding disease and shopping online.
Bill Gates still holds the second richest position in the world, followed by luxury magnate Bernard Arnault – who first surpassed Warren Buffett to hold the No. 3 position in the rankings. Alice Walton – heir of the Walmart family – is currently the richest woman in the world ranked 9th on the list with $ 54.4 billion. This year a total of 241 female billionaires make the list.
The person who witnessed the most impressive increase of assets was Qin Yinglin – Chinese pork billionaire. He ranked 43rd with a net worth of 18.5 billion USD – an increase of 14.2 billion USD compared to 2019. This remarkable increase in assets is due to the number of shares he holds at Muyuan Food – the pork supplier. In Shenzhen, stock prices tripled after the raging African cholera epidemic reduced the supply of pigs seriously.
There are 267 people who are no longer on the list of billionaires this year because the businesses they own all failed. Notably, there is Adam Neumann – the founder of WeWork. However, the list also recorded 178 new names from 20 countries including the founder of online meeting application Zoom China.
The US is still the country with the most billionaires with 614 people, followed by China.
Vietnam has 4 representatives including: Chairman of Vingroup Group Pham Nhat Vuong, General Director of Vietjet Airlines Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao, President of Thaco Tran Ba Duong Group and President of Techcombank Ho Hung Anh
Source : Genk