Due to the largest since the 2008 collapse of the exchanges that took place amid the outbreak of coronavirus, billions lost, in particular, Jeff Bezos, bill gates, Bernard Arnault, Elon Musk and mark Zuckerberg.
According to Bloomberg, over the past week total as the 500 richest people in the world decreased from 444 billion dollars due to a strong decline of stock indices in global stock markets occurred against the backdrop of the spread of the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 in many countries. More than others suffered Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has lost 11.9 billion dollars, indicates the Agency on Friday, February 28.
The state of Microsoft founder bill gates dropped by $ 10 billion, the head of LVMH (Louis Vuitton Mo?t Hennessy) Bernard Arnault – $ 9.1 billion, the head of Tesla Elon musk – 9 billion. In addition to these, the top ten of the victims were American businessman Warren Buffett, founder of the Spanish company in the field of garment trade, Inditex Amancio Ortega, the head of Facebook mark Zuckerberg, Google co-founders Larry page and Sergey Brin, as well as Mexican businessman Carlos slim.
80 percent of the billionaires bear the losses due to coronavirus
The Agency also indicates that in 2020 in the red already got 80 percent of the billionaires on the Bloomberg ranking. The majority of losses due to fears of economic recession due to the epidemic of coronavirus in China and its further spread throughout the world, is celebrated on. The most direct way connected with coronavirus loss Mikey Arizona – the head of Carnival Corp. This company belongs to the cruise liner Diamond Princess, on Board which there was an outbreak of pneumonia СОVID-19 caused by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Only last week, Arison lost one billion dollars.
Bloomberg also reminds us that the Dow Jones on the stock exchange in new York over the past week fell more than 12 percent, was the sharpest five-day collapse since the financial crisis of 2008.
Russian businessmen lost per day, $ 6 billion
Meanwhile, the Russian Forbes on 28 February announced that the state of the five wealthiest Russians of the day decreased by 6,058 billion dollars because of the collapse on the stock exchange. More than any other lost the beneficiary of “LUKOIL” Vagit Alekperov – $ 1.6 billion. As the co-owner of “Norilsk Nickel” Vladimir Potanin has decreased by $ 1.4 billion, the head of “NOVATEK” Leonid Mikhelson 1.2 billion.
According to the Worldometer website on the morning of 29 February, the number had recovered from pneumonia COVID-19 worldwide reached 39 538. 2924 more people died from the effects of infection with coronavirus. The total number of cases – 85 of 212 persons, discussed later. At the moment the virus is already in 60 countries and territories.