The richest people on Earth are not immune to the coronavirus. As the pandemic affected on Europe and America, global equity markets imploded, tanking many fortunes. As of March 2018, total count of billionaires is 2,095.In raw terms, the world billionaires are worth $8 trillion, down $700 billion from 2019.
Jeffrey Preston Bezos is an American internet entrepreneur, industrialist, media proprietor, and investor. He is best known as the founder, CEO, and president of the multi-national technology company Amazon. The first centi-billionaire on the Forbes wealth index,Bezos has been the world richest person since 2017 and was named the "richest man in modern history" after his net worth increased to $150 billion in July 2018.According to Forbes, he is the first person in history to have a net worth exceeding $200 billion.
Elon Reeve Musk FRS is a business magnate, industrial designer and engineer.He is the founder, CEO, CTO and chief designer of SpaceX; early investor,CEO and product architect of Tesla, Inc.; founder of The Boring Company; co-founder of Neuralink; and co-founder and initial co-chairman of OpenAI. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) in 2018.Also that year, he was ranked 25th on the Forbes list of The World Most Powerful People,and was ranked joint-first on the Forbes list of the Most Innovative Leaders of 2019.As of December 19, 2020, Musk net worth was estimated by Forbes to US$153.5 billion,making him the second-richest person in the world, behind Jeff Bezos.
Bill Gates keeps his spot as number two richest, followed by luxury goods tycoon Bernard Arnault, who nudged out Warren Buffett to move into the number three spot for the first time. Alice Walton, an heir to the Walmart fortune, is the richest woman, ranked No.9 at $54.4 billion. Altogether 241 women made the list, including 7 who share a fortune with a spouse, sibling or child.