Forbes magazine has a real-time meter of the greatest fortunes of the planet. So, a million above, a million below, we already knew who were the 10 most powerful millionaires on the planet at the beginning of 2019.
There are few changes, it is true, but some are especially significant. The podium remains unchanged, with Jeff Bezos 1st, Bill Gates 2nd and Warren Buffett 3rd, in addition to the 4th place of Bernard Arnault
So, Carlos Slim supplants to Mark Zuckerberg in 5th place (Zuck low-8) on the Forbes List 2019: the quibbles of Facebook have made him lose his founder whopping 22,000 million (from 71,000 to 49,000) from the Publication of the Forbes 2018 List …
Meanwhile, Amancio Ortega retains, at the beginning of 2019, his sixth place with comfort, despite losing some of his fortune along the way
A pattern that is repeated this year: of the 10 richest billionaires in the world, according to the real time of the Forbes 2019 List, only two have fattened their current accounts since the last list.
Meanwhile, the oracle of Omaha, Warren Buffett, manages to keep his fortune more or less intact (still with 84,000 million) while the rest sees as part of its capital vanishes .
Who knows what will happen this year with them.
For the time being, the most affected by the relentless real time of the Forbes 2019 List were the brothers Charles and David Koch (from 8th to 11th). The decline in their fortune has been caused by the founders of Google: Larry Page (from 11th to 9th) and Sergey Brin (from 12th to 10th).
Courtesy of AFP