The list of the richest people in the world version of the Bloomberg Billionaires Index was released on Sunday, November 11, 2018. In the first place, Amazon boss Jeff Bezos managed to become the richest person in the world.
In the past year, the value of Bezos’s wealth jumped US $ 42.8 billion to US $ 142 billion. According to Bloomberg, his property could buy 118 million troy ounces of gold or 2 billion barrels of crude oil.
Bezos wealth is equivalent to 0.731 percent of the United States gross domestic product and 2.84 percent of the total wealth of 500 of the world’s richest people. Treasure Bezos equals 2.31 million times the average household income in Uncle Sam’s country.
In second place, is Bill Gates with a wealth of US $ 96 billion. The third position is held by perhaps the best known entrepreneur and investor in the world, Warren Buffett, with US $ 90.3 billion.
Another name in the top 10 of the world’s richest people known enough is Mark Zuckerberg, who is ranked 6th. His wealth was recorded at US $ 57.6 billion after falling US $ 15.2 billion in the past year.
Facebook, the company he founded, has experienced many problems in the past year. Including cases of misuse of user account data that hit tens of millions of accounts.
The founders of Google, duo Larry Page and Sergey Brin, were ranked 9th and 10. Each recorded a wealth of US $ 52.9 billion and US $ 51.5 billion. Overall, 7 of the world’s 10 richest people come from the US and most are engaged in technology.