American business magazine Forbes has updated its annual list of the wealthiest people in the whole world, stating that, in overall, the amount of billionaires has dropped as no one is “immune to economic forces and weak stock markets.” Nevertheless, let us look how much money the ultra-rich and just rich are in possess right now.
The list is topped by the CEO and founder of Amazon – Jeff Bezos, the estimated amount of money accounts for $131 billion. His fortune has swelled by $19 billion in just one year, making him the richest person in the universe for the second time in a row.
The second place was occupied by the principal founder of Microsoft – Bill Gates, his fortune is estimated for $96,5 billion. Gates has become the wealthiest person for 12 times, his riches has grew up by approximately $6 billion in compare to 2018.
The top three ultra-rich people is closed by Warren Buffet – the world-known investment guru. The most successful investor of all the time possesses $82,5 billion. Interestingly, he claimed that he would donate 99% of his fortune.
The top ten of the world’s billionaires list:
The list also includes Mark Zuckerberg ($62,3), who has been battling with privacy problems on Facebook; Jack Ma ($37,3) took #21 position, in September 2018, he announced he would resign as Alibaba’s executive chairman; Elon Musk placed #40 with the fortune of $22,3 billion, even though he had some problems with the SEC earlier this year, his company SpaceX was valued at $20 billion.
The youngest self-made billionaire became Kylie Jenner, at the age of 21, her net worth is estimated at $1 billion. She owns 100% of her own company – Kylie Cosmetics, with the annual income of $360 million.
In general, this year’s list is 55 fewer billionaires than it was last year, the most since the economic crisis in 2009. Nonetheless, 195 newcomes made them to the list. The future is unpredictable that is why let us together see what happens next.
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