The covid-19 pandemic has inexorably changed most people’s lives, but as the saying goes ‘the rich just keep getting richer.’
“The number of billionaires on Forbes’ 35th annual list of the world’s wealthiest exploded to an unprecedented 2,755–660 more than a year ago. Of those, a record high 493 were new to the list––roughly one every 17 hours, including 210 from China and Hong Kong,” Forbes writes.
The total wealth of the richest people on Earth amounts to US$13.1 trillion, up from $8 trillion on the 2020 list.
The top spot was unsurprisingly taken by Jeff Bezos, with a fortune of $177 billion, closely followed by Elon Musk, with a net worth of $151 billion, and Bernard Arnault and family, with $150 billion.
As far as Greece is concerned, the only Greek billionaire (in 2,141 place) is Vardis Vardinogiannis of Motor Oil, with a total fortune of $1.4 billion.
The list also includes:
- Philip Niarchos– ranked among the billionaires of France with a fortune of $2.8 billion.
- Aristotelis Mistakidis– ranked among the billionaires of Switzerland with a fortune of $2.3 billion.
- Ivan Savvidis – ranked among the billionaires of Switzerland with a fortune of $1.7 billion.
— Forbes (@Forbes) April 6, 2021