Entertainment record of billionaires in the ranking forbes, bezos retains its throne
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Forbes-billionaires: billionaire record forbes, bezos retains its throne
by Sheila Dang
(Reuters) - Forbes identified 2,755 billionaires in the world, a record, according to its annual classification published Tuesday, at the top of which Throne for a fourth year in a row Jeff Bezos, the founder and boss of Amazon, while Elon Musk jumped in second place, in front of Bernard Arnault.
on the countercurrent of the economic crisis caused by the pandemic due to the coronavirus, the cumulative fortune of billionaires listed this year amounts to $ 13.100 billion (11,090 billion euros) against 8.000 billion last year, specifies the American magazine.
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"The very, very rich have become even more very, very rich," said Reuters Video News Randall Lane, editor-in-chief of forbes.
The Founder and Managing Director of Tesla, Elon Musk, climbed second ranking after he held the 31st position last year.
The President and CEO of LVMH Bernard Arnault, the founder of Microsoft Bill Gates and the Facebook Boss Mark Zuckerberg come to complete the world's richest billionaires leading pack.
Faced with the progression of the fortunes of the bosses of the "tech", the American businessman Warren Buffett came out of this top 5 for the first time for over 20 years.
The ranking of Forbes welcomed 493 new billionaires, including Whitney Wolfe Herd, Founder and Executive Director of the Bumble meeting, introduced on the stock market this year.
(French version Juliette Portala, edited by Bertrand Boucey)
Man United OUT of the top three in Forbes' most-valuable clubs list .
Manchester United have fallen out of the top three most valuable football clubs in the world, according to Forbes. Liverpool have moved three places up to fifth - ahead of Manchester City.The Red Devils, who are valued at £3.05billion, have moved down a place to fourth with German giants Bayern Munich above them in third.