The billionaires’ current biggest enemy is a coronavirus. The world’s five wealthiest people lost $36.5 billion as the epidemic spread. The biggest loser was the Amazon chief Jeff Bezos. He lost $11.7 billion, but he still has a fortune of $116 billion, which is the world’s biggest. Bezos is followed by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates. The no.2 tycoon is down $5.7 billion.
The investor Warren Buffett, the chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, lost $6.1 billion. He is the fourth-richest person.
The CEO of Tesla, Elon Musk, is no. 27 among the world’s richest, but he ranked no. 2 in terms if looses. He lost $6.8 billion since the electric-car factory in China was temporarily closed. The founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg lost $6.4 billion, being left with $71.4 billion. The billionaire Bernard Arnault, who was the only other person besides Gates and Bezos to have a 12-digit net worth, lost $6.6 billion and is currently left with $97.8 billion.