The pandemic outbreak has shockingly affected many of the top richest people. The global economy was adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. But some of them survived the crisis and managed to cope up with the situation. The list of billionaires published by Forbes saw a drastic change as the number of billionaires had significantly reduced. It was also shocking to see that among the ones who managed to make it in the list, there has been a drastic drop in their wealth. The list included 2095 billionaires, and this had 58 numbers less than that of the last year’s.
— Forbes (@Forbes) April 7, 2020
The billionaires listed have the worth of $8 trillion, but it unfortunate to note down that this amount is $700 billion less than their worth in the last year. Forbes has come up with its net-worth tracker given the situation that the worth of each person fluctuates day by day. They have also succeeded in finding which country has the largest number of billionaires. According to their reports, the US stands first with the most number of billionaires (614 billionaires) followed by China in second position (456 billionaires).
The new list published by Forbes does not include 267 people who were billionaires last year.
1. Jeff Bezos (Age:56)
Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, has managed to be the richest man in the world, with a total net worth of $113 billion as of 18th March.
2. Bill Gates (Age:64)
The total net worth of Bill Gates, Co-founder of Microsoft Co. was $98 billion as of 18th March
3. Bernard Arnault (Age: 71)
The chairman and CEO of LVMH, Bernard Arnault, managed the third position with a net worth of $76 billion.
4. Warren Buffett (Age: 89)
The popular value investor, Warren Buffet, was listed with the net worth of $70.5 billion.
5. Larry Ellison ( Age: 75)
The founder of Oracle managed his place on the list with the net worth of $59 billion.
6. Amancio Ortega (Age: 84)
With a net worth of $55.1 billion, Amancio Ortega managed his position on the list. He is the wealthiest clothing dealer of 2020.
7. Mark Zuckerberg (Age: 35)
The total net worth of the founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, is $54.7 billion.
8. Jim Walton (Age: 71)
Jim Walton managed his place on the list with a total net worth of $54.6 billion.
9. Alice Walton (Age: 70)
Sam Walton’s daughter, Alice Walton, secured the title of ‘The richest Woman’ on the Forbe’s list. She has a total net worth of $54.4 billion as of 18th March 2020
10. Rob Walton (Age:75)
The eldest son of Sam Walton, Rob Walton, managed a net-worth of $54.1 billion based on reports from Forbes.