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The 10 richest billionaires gained nearly $8 billion dollars in January

Jeff Bezos

Despite growing political and economic uncertainty, the world’s top ten richest people on the rich list index added $52.9 billion to their fortunes in the month of January 2020, according to the rating Bloomberg Billionaires Index. In January, the world’s top 10 richest billionaires gained nearly US$8 billion dollars. Larry Page, led the world’s top 10 rich list with $2.08 billion gain.

His fortune of $70.6 billion ranks him 1th in the richest billionaires in the world list, between Amancio Ortega ($72.8 billion) and Sergey Brin ($68.4 billion). Sergey Brin added $2 billion in January. Steve Ballmer became richer by $1.38 billion in the month of January 2020.

Suffered losses in January: Jeff Bezos lost of $235 million in the month of January 2020. Warren Buffett, the 4th richest man in the world have lost $233 million.

The top 10 richest people in the world:

  1. Jeff Bezos
    Total net worth: $124 billion
    Wealth loss in January 2020: -$235 million
  2. Bill Gates
    Total net worth: $116 billion
    Wealth grew in January 2020: +$718 million
  3. Bernard Arnault
    Total net worth: $97.4 billion
    Wealth grew in January 2020: +$369 million
  4. Warren Buffett
    Total net worth: $88.1 billion
    Wealth loss in January 2020: -$233 million
  5. Mark Zuckerberg
    Total net worth: $78.0 billion
    Wealth grew in January 2020: +$839 million
  6. Amancio Ortega
    Total net worth: $72.8 billion
    Wealth grew in January 2020: +$168 million
  7. Larry Page
    Total net worth: $70.6 billion
    Wealth grew in January 2020: +$2.08 billion
  8. Sergey Brin
    Total net worth: $68.4 billion
    Wealth grew in January 2020: +$2.00 billion
  9. Steve Ballmer
    Total net worth: $63.6 billion
    Wealth grew in January 2020: +$1.38 billion
  10. Carlos Slim
    Total net worth: $61.4 billion
    Wealth grew in January 2020: +$137 million

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