Despite the unprecedented circumstances created by the coronavirus pandemic, the world’s billionaires not only increased in number but added a collective $5.1 trillion to their wealth in 2020.
In the preface to Forbes’ annual billionaires list, released on Tuesday, the business publication noted that the number of billionaires “exploded” over the past year from 2,095 to 2,755.
Topping the list is Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, worth $177 billion (up from $113 billion in 2020), while Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk moved into second place with $151 billion (thanks to a $126.4 billion one-year wealth increase). Harvard dropouts Bill Gates ($124 billion) and Mark Zuckerberg ($97 billion)
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