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Sunday | January 17 | 2021

World’s 10 richest fortune soars by 56% to $1.1 trillion this year

Data presented by Buy Shares indicates that the wealth of the top ten world’s richest people has grown by 56.8% to $1.14 trillion between March 13 and December 1, 2020.

The additional wealth was acquired amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is the world’s richest person with a fortune of $185 billion as of December 1. Amid the pandemic, his wealth has grown by 66.66% from March 13th.

France-based Bernard Arnault, the second richest person in the world saw his fortune grow by 103.9% from March’s $69.2 billion to $141.1 billion.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is the biggest gainer by a staggering 422.76% in wealth to $128.60 billion. Microsoft founder Bill Gates is the fourth richest person in the world and his wealth has soared by 16.47% to $118.8 billion.

Elsewhere, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, the fifth richest person in the world has a fortune of $101.7 billion. The wealth grew by 55.74%.

Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffet saw his wealth grow by 13.96% to $86.5 billion.

Oracle chairperson, Larry Elisson’s wealth grew by 45.28% to $78.6 billion. Google co-founder Larry Page’s wealth has grown by 31.4% to $77.40 billion. Businessman Amancio Ortega’s wealth grew by 46.93% to $76.70 billion.

Sergey Brin’s wealth has soared to $75.2 billion, a growth of 31.69%. Lastly, Steve Ballmer’s wealth has grown by 25.25% to $72.90 billion.

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