The CEO of Amazon Jeff Bezos became the most successful billionaire, managed to earn more in 2015 — $ 29.5 billion, according to Forbes.
Thus, the entrepreneur became the fourth in the list of the richest people in the world with a fortune of $ 58.4 billion. The rating was published on the newspaper's website.
For comparison, in March this year, Bezos took only 15th place among the richest people in the world.
Second place was taken by the founder and head of Facebook mark Zuckerberg, whose fortune rose by $ 11 billion. In third place — the CEO of Alphabet, the newly formed parent company Google, who earned 9.2 billion dollars in the past year. His fortune is estimated at 45.6 billion dollars.
The top five also included the President of Alphabet Sergey Brin, who received 8.9 billion dollars in 2015, and his condition has increased to 37.6 billion dollars. And Michael Bloomberg, the founder and head of Bloomberg LP earned 5.5 billion dollars, which increased his fortune to 40.5 billion dollars.
Forbes has also named the biggest loser among the billionaires. So, Mexican businessman Carlos slim, who held the second spot in the list of the richest people in March 2015, was lost in December to 15.9 billion dollars, or 22 percent of the state. At the close of trading on Tuesday, December 9, the state of Sliema was estimated at 55.2 billion.