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The list of the world's richest persons can vary from year to year depending on the net worth and financial performance. However, the richest people on the earth are not immune to Covid-19.
The global equity markets collapse as the pandemic triggered. With the markets in flux due to coronavirus, each billionaire's net worth also fluctuates depending on the day.
Forbes recently published its annual list of billionaires in 2020. The report shows that the number of billionaires has significantly dropped due to the pandemic.
There were 2,095 billionaires on the list when it was finalized on March 18. That was 58 fewer billionaires than last year and 226 fewer than at the beginning of the month, Forbes reported.
All 2,095 billionaires are worth about $8 trillion, which is $700 billion less than they did in 2019, according to Forbes.
To see how each of the 2,095 billionaires are faring each day, Forbes also created a real-time net worth tracker. In its overall report, the website also found that the country with the most billionaires was the US, with 614. China (which includes Hong Kong and Macao) followed in second place, with 456 billionaires.
It also reported that 267 people who were billionaires last year are no longer billionaires and 178 new people have reached billionaire status this year.
Here is a list of the top ten richest men in the world 2020 and their net worths:
10. Rob walton- $54.1 billion
9. Alice Walton- $54.4 billion(Richest woman in the world)
8. Jim Walton- $54.6 billion
7. Mark zukerberg- $54.7 billion
6. Amancio ortega- $55.1 billion
5. Larry Ellison- $59 billion
4. Warren Buffet- $67.5billion
3. Bernard arnault and family- $76 billion
2. Bill gates- $98 billion
1. Jeff Bezos- $200 billion