Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is the world’s wealthiest person for the third year in a row with a whopping $113 billion (Rs.9,85,69,25,00,000.00) worth of wealth
If Amazon CEO decides to give $10,000 (Rs.7.5 lacs) to each poor man in the world, 13,00,000 people would make the cut
The world is full of inequalities but some are so great that they just awe you. Imagine owning $100 billion (Rs.75,88,00,00,000.00) of world wealth and living to enjoy it. When a poor man in Africa hardly earns a single dollar a day, Amazon’s CEO, Jeff Bezos is minting the GDP of a whole country.
No need to be surprised to find that Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has topped Forbes’ annual list of the wealthiest people in the world for the third year in a row. What’s more, even his ex-wife MacKenzie Bezos makes the cut among the superrich with $36 billion worth of Amazon stock as part of their divorce settlement.
Forbes calculated Bezos’ net worth at $113 billion which is a whopping Rs..98569 crores which could be GDP of so many third world countries in the world. Even his ex-wife has a whopping Rs.2731 crores which is more than most richest people in India.
Forbes released its richest individuals list on March 18. Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates came in second with a net worth of $98 billion. Other tech billionaires include Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison at five with a net worth of $59 billion, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg at number seven with $54.6 billion and former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer at the 11th spot with a net worth of $52.7 billion.
From the non-tech field, Bernard Arnault, Chairman & CEO of luxury magnate LVMH (LVMHF), moved up the list as the third-wealthiest person with $76 billion. At $67.5 billion, Warren Buffett is at fourth place.
The rich too lose money and get heartburns like us mere morts. The total combined net worth of this year’s billionaires is $8 trillion, down from $8.7 trillion in 2020. 267 people dropped off this year’s billionaire list, a record 1,062 individuals have seen a drop in their fortunes, owing to COVID-19 pandemic and its subsequent economic fallouts. 51 percent rich guys ended poorer this year.
241 women made it to the 2020 list, including seven who share their fortunes with their husband, child or sibling. U.S. President Donald Trump’s net worth plunged $1 billion in less than a month, the report said.