Out of the 500 billionaires featuring on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, those from the US constitute 40 per cent. Asia and Europe constitute 33 percent and 21 percent, respectively.
The Bloomberg Billionaires Index shows that the world’s richest are slowly shifting towards the US and Asia from Europe, which was once a hotbed for billionaires.
The index – a daily ranking of the world’s richest people – doesn’t feature any European billionaire among the world’s five richest people.
There are only two billionaires from Europe among world’s top 10 richest people. The list is topped by Amazon’s Jeff Bezos with a net worth of $ 131.3 billion. He is followed by Microsoft’s Bill Gates with net worth $92.9 billion and Warren Buffett US with a fortune of $91.4 billion at 2nd and 3rd positions, respectively.
Spain’s Amancio Ortega and France’s Bernard Arnault are placed at 6th and 7th positions, respectively. India’s richest man Mukesh Ambani stands at 19th position with a net worth of $39.2 billion. Seven billionaires from the US feature among the top 10.
Out of the 500 billionaires featuring on the list, those from the US constitute 40 per cent. Asia and Europe constitute 33 percent and 21 percent, respectively.
Source: Financial Express