The richest people in the world lost $ 18 billion in one day »GoGetNews News

Wednesday, August 14, was one of the worst days for the American stock market since the beginning of the year – the fortune of the 10 richest people in the world fell by almost $ 18 billion.

It is reported by Forbes.

Jeff Bezos, the leader of the Forbes list, suffered the most – his fortune decreased by $ 3.5 billion. Mark Zuckerberg, the head of Facebook, lost $ 3.2 billion. LVMH CEO Bernard Arnaud lost about three billion.

The situation is due to the unstable situation on the stock exchange. Experts recorded the maximum drop in the year Dow Jones. This did not affect only one representative of the business community from the top 10 Forbes – Michael Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York.

Bloomberg explained the fall in financial market indices as a difficult situation in the trade relations of the United States and China. It is possible that the situation was affected by the decline in the German economy.

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The last time, "rainy day on Wall Street" was registered on August 5. Then the Dow Jones index fell immediately by 2.9%, and the richest people in the world lost $ 117 billion per day. Then, according to Forbes estimates, 18 billionaires lost $ 1 billion or more by the end of the day.

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