DrFormer US President Donald Trump has slipped 298 into Forbes’ annual list of the world’s richest people – to 1299. American business magazine estimates that he currently has $ 2.4 billion.
Trump did not want to give up his business activities even as president. Forbes says it’s a big mistake. If he had sold his company’s shares before taking office as head of state and did not enter the market again until after the end of his term in office, he would now be richer at $ 1.6 billion and much higher. The US S&P 500 stock index has risen 70 percent during Trump’s presidency – far more than Trump’s private assets.
The 35. Forbes List Chief among the world’s richest people – as in previous years – is Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon. His net worth is estimated at $ 177 billion. It is followed by Tesla CEO Elon Musk with $ 151 billion.
The number of billionaires on the list is more than ever: 2,755,660 more than last year. 86 percent of them are richer than they were in March 2020. A large number of new arrivals come from Hong Kong and China. But also American superstar Kim Kardashian with a billion dollar fortune is there for the first time.
No other country in Europe has this many billionaires here
Meanwhile, Frenchman Bernard Arnault, head of luxury goods group LVMH, remains the richest person in Europe. He is considered the third richest person in the world with an estimated net worth of $ 150 billion.
Germany ranks first on the European Forbes list because no other country on the continent has as many billionaires as here. 136 is according to the American Journal. Aldi Beat Hester and Karl Albrecht top the list of richest Germans and fifth in Europe with a net worth estimated by Forbes magazine at $ 39 billion (32.9 billion euros).
According to Forbes, the total wealth of European billionaires increased by 1 trillion to 3 trillion dollars (2.5 trillion euros) in Corona 2020. Bernard Arnault alone almost doubled in one year thanks to the estimate of LVMH shares. 117 new European billionaires on the magazine’s list, which now numbers 628 on the continent. Newcomers include Matthias Dobfner, CEO of The Springer Group, and brothers Axel and Christian Birkenstock from the footwear company of the same name.