In a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" session last month, Daniel Ayon asked Bill Gates if he was a billionaire, making him a happier person. Microsoft
co-founder offered a quite silly answer: "yes."
Gates must be positively glowing today.
While he has not yet regained the title of the world's richest man, he lost in 2017, Gates, now a global philanthropist, was only able to join the Amazon & # 39;
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chief Jeff Bezos in the elite 12th club.
According to Bloomberg, Gate's fortune, which has not seen these levels since the dot-com days hit $ 100 billion on Tuesday, has added $ 9.5 billion this year. However, Bezos has gone on another $ 20.7 billion to reach $ 145.6 billion.
It remains to be seen how long these two remain inventory in the centibillionaire club, when Gates continues to give his money to charity, and Bezos is in the midst of a divorce that will undoubtedly take hold of his financial image.
The rapid accumulation of wealth among the world's riches is indicative of the growing distinction between the rich and the poor, not only in the United States but around the world. As Bloomberg points out, France's Bernard Arnault is worth $ 86.2 billion, or about 3% of the country's economy, while Amancio Ortega's wealth represents 5% of Spain's gross domestic product.
Overall, the total value of those on the Bloomberg Billionaires index has increased $ 505.8 billion this year to a total of $ 5.3 trillion.
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