American Forbes compiled lists of the five most lucky and unlucky billionaires 2019. Among the “losers” of the magazine included including the richest man in the world Jeff Bezos. The list of “winners” led by the conglomerate LVMH CEO Bernard Arnault.
Jeff Bezos topped the list of “winners” in 2018, but because of the divorce with his wife his status for the year fell to $13.1 billion, the newspaper writes. Jeff and Mackenzie announced the divorce in January 2019 after 25 years of marriage. Under the agreement, the founder and CEO of Amazon gave Mackenzie its 25% share of the company. McKenzie now owns 4% of Amazon.
To compile the list, Forbes considered changes in the capital more than 2,200 billionaires in the period from 28 December 2018 through 13 December 2019. The magazine took into account only the businessmen with shares in public companies.
Azim Premji – second richest man of India, head of it company Wipro Limited. Lost $14.1 billion, fortune is estimated at $7.2 billion in the Spring of 2019 gave to charity Wipro shares worth $7.5 billion.
Jeff Bezos – the founder and head of Amazon. Lost $13.1 billion, the state – $109,7 billion.
Subhash Chandra is the head of the Indian media group Essel Group. Lost $3.4 billion, the state – $660 million Since the beginning of 2019, two shares of his company fell by more than 40%.
Travis Kalanick – the former CEO of Uber. Lost $3.1 billion, the state – $2.8 billion Loss associated with a failed IPO, Uber, from the start of trading in may, the company’s shares fell by 30%. Owned 8.6% of Uber Kalanick to the end of the year, sold shares worth more than $2 billion, with each sale, he paid taxes, which also affected his state.
Yang JI – the owner of the company Zall Smart Commerce Group, which is engaged in the construction of shopping centers. Lost $3 billion, the state – $2.1 billion In August, the company reported a decline in profits by 74% over the fiscal year. In a letter to investors Yan JI explained the challenges of the “difficult international economic environment and growing pressure on the domestic economy”.
The head of the French luxury conglomerate LVMH Bernard Arnault – the year the state increased by $40 billion to $107,7 bln.
The founder of Facebook mark Zuckerberg, +$22.1 billion to $72 billion In 2018, headed the list of “losers”, losing $18.7 billion.
The founder of Zara and the holding company Inditex, Amancio Ortega +$17.3 billion to $74,9 billion.
Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer – +$16.3 billion to $56,3 billion.
The head of the Indian refinery holding company Reliance Industries, and Creator operator Jio Mukesh Ambani – +$16.1 billion to $61.4 billion