Despite the coronavirus pandemic, the wealth of the 400 richest Chinese people grew by $820 billion (64 percent), and the wealth of Americans by 240 billion. Forbes writes about it.
As a result, the total capital of the richest residents of the PRC has become equal to 2.11 trillion dollars. China may soon overtake the United States and become the main country for the number of billionaires, the newspaper writes. The minimum fortune required to get into the ranking has grown from one billion to 1.55 billion.
At the same time, the Chinese list was replenished with 68 newcomers, and the American — 18. The growth of the capital of the Chinese was facilitated by the boom in the field of Internet commerce, technology, as well as healthcare, experts say.
Earlier it became known that the combined fortune of the seven richest people in the world grew by $33 billion on the first day after the US elections. Amazon CEO and richest man in the world Jeff Bezos has become richer by $10.5 billion.