In the 2021 Rich List published by Hurun Report, with the addition of 259 more billionaires from China to the list compared to the previous year, China reached 1,58 billionaires, becoming the country with the highest number of billionaires in the world. Despite the disruption of business activity due to the Covid-19 outbreak, 2020 has been a boom year for billionaires around the world.
China was at the top of the 2021 Rich List published by Hurun Report. In China, where 259 more billionaires were added to the list published last year, 588 billionaires were found to live this year. China has become the host country of the most billionaires in the world.
Just after China, the USA is in the second place with 696 billionaires and India is in the third place with 177 billionaires. The rest of the list included Germany with 141 billionaires, Britain with 134 billionaires, Switzerland with 100 billionaires and Russia with 85 billionaires.
2 THOUSAND 312 BILLIONS INCREASED THEIR Wealth
While 610 new billionaires were detected worldwide last year, 2 thousand 312 billionaires have increased their fortunes since last year. In addition to the list, 32 billionaires died last year and 282 billionaires were noted to have no change in their fortunes.
Hurun Report President Rupert Hoogewerf said in a statement that despite the trade war with the US, 259 of the new billionaires left the communist country, more than the rest of the world combined. Indicating that 490 new billionaires were detected in China during the same period against 160 billionaires detected in the last 5 years in the USA, Hoogewerf said, “Creating wealth moves to Asia.
8 PEOPLE BECOME BILLIONS EVERY WEEK
Despite the disruption of business activity due to the corona virus (Covid-19) epidemic that started around the world last year, 2020 has been a boom year for billionaires worldwide. Hoogewerf stated that 8 people are billionaires each week due to the boom in stock markets in 2020, partly fueled by “quantitative expansion”. “The world has never seen so much wealth detected in a single year,” Hoogewerf said in his statement.
Stating that it was also extremely fast to create wealth in the world last year, Hoogewerf noted that Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla and SpaceX, who earned more than $ 150 billion in 2020, is the richest person in the world. Musk was followed by Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and Pinduoduo’s Colin Huang.