Markets can go down, but this did not prevent the creation of many cities in 2018.
The popularity of Fortnite, a phenomenon that has forced some to join a rehab center for video game addiction, has allowed Tim Sweeney to save up a whole $ 7,200 million this year. Autry Stephens owns $ 11,400 million after Endeavor Energy Resources attracted offers that valued the oil company at $ 15,000 million.
Sweeney and Stevens were only two of the 31 people who entered the Bloomberg billionaire index in 2018, although the rise in global trade conflicts and the downward flow in the markets led to a loss of $ 1 trillion among those in the rankings.
Denise Coates, founder and CEO of Bet365's online bookmaker, is another addition to the list. Coates is almost 10 times richer than Isabel II, according to the rating.
Although Coates had a good year, the market turmoil forced many rich people to get negative numbers. The 500 richest people in the world lost 451,000 million US dollars this year, which contrasts with the $ 1 billion added to their fortunes in 2017.
Next billionaires who won and lost in 2018.
Billionaires in Singapore have achieved the best results in dollars, earning 2.5 billion US dollars. This led to the fact that the wealth of the richest country amounted to 38,000 million US dollars.
Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon and the richest man in the world, was the biggest winner in 2018 for the second year in a row. His net worth rose from $ 24,000 million to $ 123,000 million, but even he was not saved from the collapse of stock markets. Reaching the highest point in September, Bezos experienced a fall in his fortune by about $ 45,000 million.
Despite the fact that this year Chinese billionaires lost almost $ 76 billion, some of the richest in the country were able to increase their assets. This is the case of Leia Jun, founder of the manufacturer of smartphones Xiaomi. June finished second after Bezos among the biggest winners in 2018, adding 8.6 billion dollars to his fortune.
American billionaires suffered the biggest loss this year – a total decline of 76 billion US dollars, mainly due to the collapse of the market in December. Mark Zuckerberg recorded the most famous recession in 2018, when Facebook moved from one crisis to another. His net worth has been reduced by almost $ 20,000 million, leaving a 34-year-old player a fortune of $ 53,000 million.
The Chinese are Wang Jianlin, Jack Ma and Ma Huateng – three of the top 10 losers this year. Fifty people left the index, including 11 from China or Hong Kong, nine from the United States. and four from Russia.
Among those who left this list are Andrei Babis, Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, whose fortune comes from his chemical and agricultural company Agrofert, and Russian tycoon Oleg Deripaska, whose own capital fell to a record level after the fall of Rusal’s shares fears that the aluminum giant could stop production due to sanctions imposed by the United States.
Unfortunately, 13 high-ranking billionaires died this year, including Paul Allen from Microsoft, Hong Kong real estate tycoon Walter Kwok and Wichai Srivaddhanaprabha, owner of the English Premier League football club Leicester City.