In a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" session last month, Daniel Ayon asked Bill Gates if his billionaire status had made him happier. Microsoft
The co-founder proposed a rather brutal answer: "yes".
Gates must be positively brilliant today.
While he has not yet recovered the title of the richest man in the world he lost in 2017, Gates, who is now a global philanthropist, has just managed to join Amazon.
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boss Jeff Bezos in the elite club with 12 figures.
According to Bloomberg, Gates' fortune, which has not seen these levels since the day of the bubble, broke the $ 100 billion mark Tuesday, after adding $ 9.5 billion this year. Bezos, however, added an additional $ 20.7 billion to $ 145.6 billion.
It remains to be seen how long these two players will stay away in the centibillaires club, while Gates continues to donate his money to charity and that Bezos is at the heart of a divorce that will certainly harm his situation financial.
The rapid accumulation of wealth among the richest in the world reflects the growing division between rich and poor, not only in the United States but around the world. As Bloomberg points out, the Frenchman Bernard Arnault represents the equivalent of 86.2 billion dollars, or about 3% of his country's economy, while Amancio Ortega's fortune represents 5% of the country's gross domestic product. 'Spain.
Overall, the combined net worth of those in the Bloomberg Billionaires index has risen by $ 505.8 billion this year to reach a total of $ 5.3 trillion.
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