Forbes’ annual world’s billionaires checklist features a record-breaking 2,755 billionaires, with Amazon founder Jeff Bezos topping it for the fourth consecutive 12 months, the media firm stated on Tuesday.
The ranks of the ultra-wealthy are increasing after a 12 months through which the coronavirus pandemic upended world economies and threatened the livelihoods of individuals throughout the globe.
This 12 months’s billionaires are price a mixed $13.1 trillion (roughly Rs. 9,63,22,335 crore), up from $eight trillion (roughly Rs. 5,88,18,000 crore) final 12 months, Forbes said.
“The very, very wealthy bought very, very richer,” stated Forbes’ Chief Content material Officer Randall Lane, in an interview with Reuters Video Information.
Investor and enterprise tycoon Warren Buffett fell out of the highest 5 for the primary time in over twenty years, as tech executives dominate the Forbes rankings.
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