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Date: 16 December 2015 11:49
The number of billionaires in the world in twenty years has increased by 4.76 times, to 1,347 people.
About it reports Rambler News Service with reference to the joint report by UBS and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC).
The document notes that the welfare of the richest people in the world is growing faster than the world economy. Since 1995 the General condition of all billionaires of the Earth grew eight-fold and amounted to 5.4 trillion dollars. While world GDP during the same period increased only three-fold, to 77 trillion dollars.
Experts draw attention to the fact that only 126 out of 289 business representatives were able to stay in the list for the past 20 years, accounting for 44 percent of the total number of billionaires as of 1995. The number of female billionaires has increased 6.6 times, up to 145 people.
However, 90 percent of those on the list of the richest people in the world are still men. 10 December Forbes named the most successful billionaires of 2015.
According to the magazine he became the CEO of Amazon Jeff Bezos who managed to earn more in 2015 — $ 29.5 billion. For comparison, in March this year, Bezos took only 15-th line among the richest people in the world.
Second place in the ranking of the most successful businessmen of 2015 took the co-founder and head of Facebook mark Zuckerberg, whose fortune rose by $ 11 billion.
On the third line, Larry page — 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. Michael Bloomberg, founder and head of Bloomberg LP earned 5.5 billion dollars, which increased his fortune to 40.5 billion dollars. In October, Bloomberg published a new ranking of the most influential people in the business world without Most Influential Russian names.
In this case the left table is also the founder of Alibaba Group Jack MA and Ukrainian billionaire Rinat Akhmetov. Only 14 people managed to maintain their positions in the 50-surname list. Among them, for example, the head of Tesla Elon Musk, Apple CEO Tim cook, financiers Warren Buffett and Carl Aiken, banker Mario Draghi and the head of the Federal reserve system of the USA Janet Yellen.