Jeff Bezos’ assets increased 56% to $27.6 billion last year – more than the total of the 24 richest billionaires in the world.
This increase is mainly due to Amazon stock price up 67% last year. He is currently the third richest man in the world with $72.8 billion, behind Bill Gates and Warren Buffett.
Last year was the first time Jeff Bezos was on Forbes’ list of the 10 richest people. He was in fifth place. In 2007, the billionaire’s total assets were just $4.4 billion.
Warren Buffett is the world’s second-fastest-growing assets after Bezos. He earned $14.8 billion, due to Berkshire Hathaway stock price up 31%.
In 10/2016, Bezos still ranked on Warren Buffett in the top 400 richest Americans. However, the myth of investing has gone up in the last four months. This big change was made by Donald Trump winning the race to the White House.
Wang Wei’s delivery company – S.F. Express was listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange last month after a merger with another company, Dingtai. The company stock increased sharply, helping Wang’s assets increase $11.7 billion from the 2016 list, to $15.9 billion. If calculated in real time, until yesterday, his assets was $23.9 billion.
Facebook’s continued success also helped CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s assets rise sharply last Wednesday, with $11.4 billion. He currently has $56 billion, mainly due to the Facebook stock increased 31%.
Recently, Zuckerberg faced the criticism that Facebook to spread fake news in the US presidential election. This month, he said he would start his trip around the United States to meet people in the states until the end of the year.
The list of the world’s richest people was announced by Forbes yesterday. This year, the world has a record billionaires. Accordingly, the number of billion-dollar assets has increased 13% over last year, up to 2,043 people. Their total assets are more than $7,600 billion.
The richest man in the world this year is still Bill Gates. He currently has $86 billion. Followed by Warren Buffett with $75.6 billion, Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos and Zara CEO – Amancio Ortega.