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How much richer the top 10 billionaires are now compared to last year?

Jeff Bezos

From Bezos to Gates to Buffett, at the beginning of last year, the top 10 richest people in the world had a total wealth of $855.1 billion as compared to $740.7 billion now. That’s an increase of $114.4 billion.  I mean, Steve Ballmer alone has added $22.6 billion to his net worth.

To identify net worths of the world’s top 10 richest people CEOWORLD magazine reviewed Bloomberg Billionaires Index data as ranked February 2019, compared to the same billionaires’ net worth in February 2020. In the last only year, the rich have gotten a whole lot richer.

Bill Gates

These are the top 10 richest billionaires

RankBillionaireNet Worth 2020Net Worth 2019How much richer?
1Jeff Bezos128 billion135 billion- 7 billion
2Bill Gates119 billion104 billion15 billion
3Bernard Arnault96.2 billion81.6 billion14.6 billion
4Warren Buffett90.3 billion82.8 billion7.5 billion
5Mark Zuckerberg80.02 billion63.8 billion16.4 billion
6Amancio Ortega73.6 billion65.3 billion8.3 billion
7Larry Page70.8 billion54.7 billion16.1 billion
8Sergey Brin68.6 billion53.2 billion15.4 billion
9Steve Ballmer65 billion42.4 billion22.6 billion
10Carlos Slim63.4 billion57.9 billion5.5 billion

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