5 Billionaires of the World :
While in the era of the Corona epidemic, many people went into business losses, while there are some people who made this epidemic richer than before.
This year has been difficult for many people.
Around 16 lakh people have died due to corona worldwide and due to the economic crisis many businesses have closed down and millions of jobs have been lost.
But, the situation has not been so bad for many rich people.
More than 60 percent of the world’s billionaires have become richer in the year 2020 and five of them are people whose total wealth has reached $ 310.5 billion. Tell you who these people are
1. Elon Musk, Tesla co-founder and CEO
In 2020, $ 140 billion has been added to the assets of Space X founder and Tesla CEO Elon Musk. According to Bloomberg, his total assets reached $ 167,000 million ($ 1 trillion 67 billion) last Monday.
With this, Elon Musk has climbed several places in the list of billionaires and in November has overtaken Bill Gates to come in second place. On top of them is Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.
According to Forbes, ever since the magazine started making the list of the world’s richest people, it has been the highest-earning made by a billionaire in a year.
Elon Musk’s company Tesla is an electric car manufacturer. This year, there has been a record sale of cars in the company. At the same time, Musk’s other company Space X has also progressed this year and became the first private company to launch Astronaut in space.
2. Jeff Bezos, Founder, and CEO of Amazon
Jeff Bezos is the person who started the year 2020 as the richest person in the world and has ended the same way.
Jeff Bezos is not only the founder of the online shopping platform Amazon, but he is also the owner of the American newspaper ‘The Washington Post’.
He added another $ 72 billion to his wealth this year. This is due to the increase in online shopping during the Corona epidemic. Due to the shops being closed in lockdown, people have made a lot of online shopping.
A few months ago Jeff Bezos’ total assets crossed the $ 200 billion mark. However, he currently has assets of $ 187 billion.
Jeff Bezos also contributes to social work. In February, he donated 10 billion dollars to combat climate change. In November, he gave $ 800 million to organizations working on the environment.
His ex-wife Mackenzie Scott donated at least $ 5.8 billion to non-governmental organizations this year.
3. Zong Shanshan, founder of Non Fu Spring
According to Bloomberg, Zong Shanshan’s total assets have increased to $ 62.6 billion (now $ 69).
Jong became the richest person in China in September. His bottled water company Non-Fu Spring earned more than $ 1.1 billion after starting the public sale of the stock.
Non-Fu Spring was established in 1996, which controls a fifth of the bottled water market in Asia. His company is valued at $ 70 billion.
The 66-year-old Zong owns more than 84 percent of the company, which has a share value of about $ 60 billion.
Due to this, Zong Shanshan has surpassed billionaires like Pony Ma of Tencent and Jack Ma of Alibaba. He has become the richest man in China in recent months. He owns the vaccine manufacturer Beijing Vontae Biological Pharmacy.
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This company is making nasal spray for Kovid-19, which was doing a second phase trial in November.
4. Bernard Arnault, owner of LVMH Group
Bernard Arnault of France is the richest person in his country and Forbes placed him second in the list of rich people. Bloomberg placed him at number four in the rankings.
Arnault, the owner of luxury goods company LVMH, has total assets of $ 146.3 billion by the end of this year. Despite having a difficult year for them, Arnault’s wealth has increased by 30 percent in the year 2020.
LVMH temporarily halted plans to acquire Tiffany & Co. due to the Corona epidemic. But, in October, he signed a deal to acquire the company for $ 15.8 billion, which is $ 400 million less than its original proposal.
Sales of luxury products are steadily declining, but LVMH has surprised everyone in this matter. Some of their products have been sold in South Korea and China at increased levels.
5. Dan Gilbert, President of Rocket Companies
Gilbert, 58, is the owner of NBA Cleveland Cavaliers and co-founder of online mortgage company Quicken Loans. According to Bloomberg data, their total assets have increased to $ 28.1 billion in 2020. His total assets now stand at $ 35.3 billion.
The reason for this is that Rocket Companies, the parent company of Quicken Loans, started the public sale of shares and other financial instruments in August. Gilbert owns more than 80 percent of the Rocket Companies, worth more than $ 31 billion.
Gilbert’s total wealth has increased six-fold in a year, due to the IPO of Quicken Lones.