UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — This year, the combined wealth of the 500 richest people in the world increased by 25 percent, or $ 1.2 trillion. It is reported by Bloomberg.
According to the annual “billionaire index” (Bloomberg Billionaires Index), their fortune as a whole is estimated at 5.9 trillion dollars.
This year’s leader was Bernard Arnault , the head of the French LVMH (Moet Hennessy – Louis Vuitton), which owns the brands Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton and Givenchy.
According to Bloomberg, his fortune increased by $ 36.5 billion over the year. At the same time, Arno occupies only the third line in the list of the richest people in the world.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos remains in first place , although he lost nine billion in a divorce proceedings. Online retailer stocks rose this week after the company announced record sales during the holiday season.
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