Worlds in the World lose $ 451 Billion due to falling Stock Markets. The five hundred wealthiest people on earth lost $ 451 billion this year. It is mainly due to declining stock exchanges because companies were doing very well, according to the reports.
Last year, the five hundred richest people received more than a trillion dollars.
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is the richest man in the world.
His assets increased by 24 billion dollars to 123 billion dollars.
However, Bezos also suffered from falling stock markets. In September he was worth $ 45 billion more.
All US billionaires jointly contributed $ 76 billion.
Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg alone saw his assets shrink by $ 20 billion and now has to do with $ 53 billion.
Chinese billionaires suffered just under 76 billion dollars together.
Czech Prime Minister falls off the list
Fifty people disappeared from the list, including Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis.
The Russian aluminium tycoon Oleg Deripaska also fell off the list.
His company Rusal lost a lot of value as a result of US sanctions.
Thirteen billionaires died in 2018. It was the case for Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.
The owner of a football club Leicester City died in a helicopter accident.
Heineken and Randstad help the Netherlands up to the list
New names on the list include the game world. Tim Sweeney benefited from the success of the Fortnite computer game and is now worth $ 7.2 billion.
The British founder of bookmaker Bet365 Denise Coates is also new with a capital of 4.1 billion dollars.
The Dutch on the list are Heineken heir Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken, who is worth $ 13.8 billion, and Randstad founder Frits Goldschmeding with an equity of $ 3.8 billion.