In a year when the most significant names in tech were involved in scandals, there’s at least one executive who handled to get out of 2018 unharmed: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, who saw his net worth boost by more than any of his billionaire peers.
Bezos declared the title of world’s wealthiest individual at the start of the year and unseated the Microsoft creator Expense Gates from his 24- year streak at the top of Forbes’ ranking of the wealthiest Americans. Now the Amazon CEO can state he increased his wealth in 2018– by $24 billion, to be specific– by more than any of the wealthiest 500 individuals in Bloomberg’s Billionaires Index
Bezos rounded off the year with a net worth of $123 billion, and he’s the only individual on the list to have a 12- digit net worth. However that isn’t even Bezos’ peak net worth– over the summer season, he went beyond a net worth of $150 billion to end up being the wealthiest male ever in modern-day history.
However while Bezos saw his net worth increase, other billionaires didn’t see the exact same success. In the middle of Facebook’s year of information leakages and an increase in public mistrust of the business, CEO Mark Zuckerberg lost more cash than anybody else on Bloomberg’s index. Zuckerberg’s net worth took a hit of practically $20 billion this year and is now pegged at a cool $529 billion.
Completing the leading 5 billionaires on Bloomberg’s ranking are Gates ($90 billion), the financier Warren Buffett ($829 billion), the CEO of LVMH, Bernard Arnault ($673 billion), and the Spanish style executive Amancio Ortega ($587 billion).