The richest people on planet Earth are not resilient to the corona virus (covid-19), as the pandemic tightened its grip on European nations and USA, global equity of markets shrank, tanking down many earned fortunes.
2020 was a very tricky year for financial market. Jeff Bezos was on top but in December shares of Elon Musk’s companies soared exponentially and he is declared richest person on the planet earth.
Following are The Richest Men and Women of year 2020:
ELON MUSK (TESLA & SPACEX)
Elon Musk has become the wealthiest person on the earth, exceeding Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, because of the continued rise in Tesla’s stock price. Elon Musk is now worth around $188 billion dollars.
Elon Musk covering Jeff Bezos’ own excessive personal wealth of around $187 billion marks the newest development during a yearlong rivalry between the two tech giants one that always centers on the accomplishments of their respective businesses.
At Present his net worth is: $189.2 B
His Present Age: 50 Years
Jeff Bezos (Amazon)
Jeff Bezos was the world’s wealthiest person for three year in a row, despite giving $36 billion dollar worth of his Amazon stocks to his ex-wife MacKenzie Bezos as a part of their divorce settlement occurred in last summer.
He has net worth of $113 billion, sustained by a 15% rise in Amazon’s shares since our 2019. The e-commerce giant he runs has been within the spotlight during the Covid19 pandemic Amazon is hiring 100,000 full and part-time workers to assist increased demand from consumers staying home and shopping online.
At Present his net worth is: $186.8 B
His Present Age: 57 Years
BERNANRD ARNAULT & FAMILY (LVMH MOËT HENNESSY LOUIS VUITTON)
One of the world’s ultimate taste creators, Bernard Arnault oversees an empire of seventy fashion brands including Louis Vuitton and Sephora.
LVMH hit a deal to acquire American jeweler Tiffany & Co for $16.2 billion dollars, believed to be the most important luxury brand acquisition ever in November 2019.
LVMH spent $3.2 billion dollars in 2019 for luxury hospitality group, Belmond, which owns and manages more than 46 hotels, trains and in river cruises.
At Present his net worth is: $152.8 B
His Present Age: 72 Years
BILL GATES (MICROSOFT)
Mr Bill Gates co-founded Microsoft, the world’s biggest software and operating system maker, and owns about 1 percent of the Redmond, a Washington based company.
His finances are managed through a company “Cascade Investment”. This firm controls stakes in many other publicly traded companies also.
Bill Gates property and real estate assets are worth to be of hundreds of million dollars. His home, nicknamed Xanadu 2.0 valued at more than $122 million alone and he had purchased a private jet worth about $40 million.
At Present his net worth is: $121.9 B
His Present Age: 66 Years
FRANCOISE BETTENCOURT MEYERS & FAMILY (L’OREAL S.A.)
Francoise Bettencourt Meyers is the richest woman within the world and she is the granddaughter of L’Oreal’s cosmetic company’s founder.
Francoise Bettencourt and her family own 33% of L’Oreal stock value. She has served on L’Oreal’s executive body board since 1997 and is chair-woman of the family company.
She became France’s reigning best cosmetic company L’Oreal Heiress in year 2017 when her mother Liliane Bettencourt, then the world’s richest woman, died at age 94.
At Present her net worth is: $74.4 B
Her Present Age: 68 Years
ALICE WALTON (WALMART INC)
She is the only daughter of Walmart founder she lost her spot to richest woman by losing that spot to L’Oréal heiress Francoise Bettencourt Meyers. Despite recent market instability, Alice Walton has seen her fortune increase 24% since last year.
At Present her net worth is: $68.4 B
Her Present Age: 72 Years
JULIA KOCH & FAMILY (KOCH INDUSTRIES, INC)
Julia Koch joined the billionaire rank after she and her three children inherited a 43% stake in Koch Industries from her husband, David Hamilton Koch. He was died in 2019 at the age of 79 due to Prostate cancer.
At Present her net worth is: $44.9 B
Her Present Age: 59 Years
JACQUELINE MARS (MARS CANDY COMPANY)
Jacqueline Mars owns an estimated 1/3 of Mars Company, the world’s largest candy maker firm, founded by her grandfather. She worked for the corporate for nearly 19 years and served on the management board until 2016. Her son Stephen Badger is now chairman of Mars corporate board of directors.
At Present her net worth is: $28.9 B
Her Present Age: 82 Years
LAURENE POWELL JOBS & FAMILY (APPLE INC & THE DISNEY COMPANY)
She is the widow of late Apple cofounder Steve Jobs, Laurene Powell Jobs heads Emerson Collective, a hybrid philanthropic and investing company she founded in the year 2016.
Laurene Powell Jobs fortune is down by $2.2 billion from last year thanks to a decline in Disney’s stock share price, but also because audit companies are having a better insight into her total assets.
At Present her net worth is: $22.5 B
Her Present Age: 58 Years