The fortune of the 500 richest people in the world fell by $ 1.4 trillion in the first half of 2022 amid a sharp collapse in global stock markets, Bloomberg writes.
In particular, the head of Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA), Elon Musk, has become impoverished by almost $62 billion, the founder Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN). Jeff Bezos – $63 billion. For Tesla shares, the second quarter was the worst in history, and for Amazon – since the dotcom bubble in the late 1990s.
At the same time, Musk still ranks first in the list of the richest people in the world with a fortune of $208.5 billion, and Bezos remained in second place with an indicator of $129.6 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.
In third place is the head of LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA (EPA:LVMH) Bernard Arnault with a fortune of $128.7 billion, in fourth place is Bill Gates ($114.8 billion).
Besides them, no one in the world has a fortune of more than $ 100 billion, although at the beginning of the year there were 10 such people. Mark Zuckerberg was also in the top ten, who has now fallen back to the 17th line of the rating with an indicator of $ 60 billion.