February 3, 2023

Athens News

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Bloomberg: The richest people in the world lost $1.4 trillion in 2022

For the vast majority of the richest people in the world, 2022 has become a “terrible dream” that they would like to forget about, but alas, it is still a reality.

A horrendous amount has disappeared – almost 1.4 trillion. dollars from only the 500 richest people, according to Bloomberg’s billionaire rankings.

Elon Musk is the biggest loser of the year. He is $138 billion “poorer” today than he was on January 1, largely due to how he acquired and chose to run Twitter, which raises doubts about whether he has time to work with his other companies: Tesla and SpaceX.

Just 4 people – Musk, Jeff Bezos, Changpeng Zhao and Mark Zuckerberg – lost a total of $392 billion. However, there were minor exceptions.

India’s Guadam Adani has overtaken Bill Gates and Warren Buffett on the Bloomberg Wealth Index, while some of the world’s richest families such as the Kokhi and Marshi also increased their wealth. Wherein richest Russian oligarchs lost a total of $46.6 billion on February 24, the day Vladimir Putin ordered the invasion of Ukraine. By 2023, they have lost another $47 billion while having to part ways with superyachts and private jets.

Sam Bankman Freed. We couldn’t help but mention one of the main villains of the year, the founder of FTX. The 30-year-old businessman’s $16 billion fortune dropped to zero in almost a week. It should be noted that at the peak of his success, his fortune reached $ 26 billion.

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