The sum of losses of the 500 richest people in the world amount to 444 billion dollars. This economic damage occurs in the context of the so-called ‘hellish week’, Which was caused by the expansion of the coronavirus.
East stock hit experienced by these 500 greatest fortunes was, by far, higher than the 78 billion dollars they had generated as profits in the months of January and February.
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According to a Bloomberg report, only the three richest people in the world: Jeff Bezosfrom Amazon; Bill gatesfrom Microsoft; Y Bernard Arnault, of LVMH, they lost altogether a total of 30 billion dollars during the past week.
The co-founder of Tesla, Elon musk, was in fourth place with a loss of 9 billion dollars in just 5 days. It should be noted that the South African tycoon is in the 25th position of the richest people in the world.
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Another example was the case of Micky Arison, from Carnival Corp., which lost a billion dollars during the ‘hellish week’When the world‘s largest cruise line operator held tourists aboard one of its ships in Japan, where at least five passengers were killed by coronaviruses.
In summary, about 80% of billionaires included in Bloomberg’s wealth ranking are now in red numbers for this year, including those whose businesses have been swept away by the crisis.