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Offbeat "Forbes" list: Jeff Bezos remains the richest person in the world - corona crisis also affects billionaires

11:25  08 april  2020
11:25  08 april  2020 Source:   handelsblatt.com

Corona and consumption - how do you think?

 Corona and consumption - how do you think? © provided by Dr. Windows example picture various consumer goods We are currently experiencing - at least according to the same wording - the worst crisis since the Second World War in Germany. I assume that those who express themselves in this way automatically include the post-war years of deprivation. But even then the comparison seems somehow unsuitable, because we still do not lack essentials - apart from four-layer mini cuddly doilies for our most valuable items.

Obwohl der Amazon-Chef seiner Ex-Frau MacKenzie bei der Trennung ein Aktienpaket im Wert von etwa 36 Milliarden Dollar überließ, bleibt er laut „Forbes“ der reichste Mensch der Welt. © dpa Although the Amazon boss gave his ex-wife MacKenzie a share package worth around $ 36 billion during the separation, he remains loud "Forbes" the richest person in the world.

The losses in the financial markets also hit the super rich. Despite his expensive divorce, the Amazon founder remains at the top.

Despite his expensive divorce, Amazon boss Jeff Bezos defends the top position in the "Forbes" list of the richest people in the world for the third year in a row. The ranking published in New York on Tuesday in New York shows that the corona crisis is also affecting the super-rich - around 51 percent of them are therefore less wealthy than in the previous year due to the heavy losses on the financial markets .

Chancellor-in-Office: The climax of the corona crisis is yet to come

 Chancellor-in-Office: The climax of the corona crisis is yet to come © John MACDOUGALL Chancellor-Minister Helge Braun (CDU) does not see the climax of the corona crisis in Germany yet. "The time with the highest infection numbers is still ahead of us," said Braun of the "Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung" (F.A.S.). Chancellery Minister Helge Braun (CDU) does not see the peak of the corona crisis in Germany yet. "The time with the highest infection numbers is still ahead of us," said Braun of the "Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung" (F.A.S.).

“Forbes” had a total of 2095 billionaires - 58 fewer than in the previous year - whose assets shrank by $ 700 billion to $ 8 trillion.

The assets of US President

Donald Trump , for example, declined by one billion to $ 2.1 billion within a month due to the corona pandemic, according to Forbes. Trump therefore dropped from 715 to 1001. However, the newspaper's billionaire ranking is based only on estimates for which "Forbes" collects publicly available information on assets such as stocks, real estate, art objects or luxury goods.

There are always doubts about the reliability of the information. The survey was completed on March 18. "Forbes" and the rival "Bloomberg Billionaires" publish up-to-date estimates on their websites.

Couriers also suffer from Corona crisis

 Couriers also suffer from Corona crisis © Photo: picture alliance / dpa Fewer business mail despite Corona crisis: The parcel and courier industry complains of declining business. Despite closed shops, the Corona crisis has an overall negative impact on the parcel and courier industry. «The sub-sectors are all very badly affected. On average, much more is lost than is added, »says Andreas Schumann, chairman of the Federal Association of Courier Express Post Services (BdKEP).

Although

Amazon boss Bezos gave his ex-wife MacKenzie a share package worth approximately $ 36 billion in the split, he remains the richest person in the world with $ 113 billion in assets, according to Forbes. Microsoft founder , Bill Gates , continues to rank second, whose wealth, according to the magazine, rose by $ 1.5 billion to $ 98 billion.

In third place, the head of the luxury goods group LVMH, Bernard Arnault, passed US star investor

Warren Buffett . The richest woman on the list is Alice Walton, daughter of Walmart founder Sam Walton. It ranks ninth with $ 54.4 billion.

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Amazon boss: Jeff Bezos makes billions through Corona crisis .
© AFP Jeff Bezos, CEO of the online mail order company Amazon The Corona pandemic paralyzes the US economy , millions of Americans have to make cuts, but the richest person in the world is getting richer. According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' wealth has increased by $ 24 billion to $ 138.5 billion since the beginning of the year. The reason is the ongoing soaring of the Amazon share.

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