A study by Institute of Policy Studies, US-based think tank calculated that in US alone billionaires’ estimated net wealth has gone past $3.5 trillion mark.
The global economy since March 2020 has taken a hit due to the coronavirus pandemic. Several sectors have been badly affected, millions across the world seem to have lost their jobs or face an uncertain future. However, the rich — some billionaires at least — seem to be getting richer.
Across the world too, billionaires seem to have gotten richer. As per the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, we bring you the top 15 tech billionaires who have become richer in 2020:
The estimated net worth of Jeff Bezos is currently $150 billion. At the start of the year, it was $115.2 billion.
Colin Huang, CEO, Pinduoduo: Richer by $16.5 billion
Elon Musk, CEO, Tesla: Richer by $16.4 billion
Steve Ballmer, ex-CEO, Microsoft: Richer by $9.6 billion
Mark Zuckerberg, CEO, Facebook: Richer by $9.2 billion
Eric Yuan, CEO, Zoom: Richer by $6.9 billion
William Ding, CEO, Netease: Richer by $6.8 billion
Pony Ma, chairman, Tencent Holdings: Richer by $5.6 billion
Richard Liu, CEO, JD.com: Richer by $5.2 billion
Larry Page, co-founder, Google: Richer by $4 billion
Sergei Brin, co-founder, Google: Richer by $3.8 billion
Scott Farquhar, co-CEO, Atlassian: Richer by $3.3 billion
Mike Cannon-Brookes, co-CEO, Atlassian: Richer by: $3.3 billion
Takemitsu Takizaki, founder of Keyence: Richer by $3.1 billion
Trevor Milton, CEO, Nikola Motor Company: Richer by $3.1 billion