Markets may sink, but this did not prevent the creation of many megaphones in 2018.
The popularity of Fortnite, the phenomenon that made some people into rehabilitation for dependence on video games, allowed Tim Sweeney to lose $ 7,200 million this year. Avri Stevens owns $ 11,400 million since Endeavor Energy Resources attracted bids that valued the oil company to $ 15,000m.
Swiney and Stephens were only two of the 31 people who entered the billionaire index in Bloomberg in 2018, although rising conflicts in global trade and downstream markets created a loss of $ 1 trillion among those appearing in the ranking.
Denis Coates, founder and CEO of Bet365 online betting house, is another addition to the list. Coates is almost 10 times richer than Isabel II, according to the ranking.
While Coates had a good year, turbulence in the market has led many rich people to get negative figures. The 500 richest people in the world lost $ 451 million this year, which is contrary to the $ 1 billion added to their fortunes in 2017.
Next billionaires who won and lost in 2018.
Billionaires in Singapore went better than dollars with a $ 2.5 billion earnings. That brought the wealth of the richest countries in a collective net worth of $ 38,000m.
Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon and the richest man in the world, was the biggest winner in 2018 for the second consecutive year. Its net worth rose to about $ 24,000 million, to $ 123,000 million, but even he was not saved from the stock market collapse. After reaching the highest point in September, Bezos saw his fortune of around $ 45,000 million.
Despite a total loss of nearly $ 76 billion from Chinese billionaires this year, some of the richest in the country have managed to increase their funds. This is the case with Lei Jun, founder of Xiaomi's smartphone maker. June finished in second place behind Bezos among the biggest winners in 2018, adding $ 8.6 billion to his fortune.
US billionaires suffered the biggest loss this year, a collective decline of $ 76 billion, mainly due to the fall in the market in December. Mark Zuckerberg noticed the most notorious decline in 2018, when Facebook went from one crisis to another. Its net worth has been reduced by nearly $ 20,000 million, left by the 34-year-old with a fortune of $ 53,000m.
Chinese Wang Jianlin, Jack Ma and Ma Huateng are three of the biggest losers this year. Fifty people fled the index, including 11 from China or Hong Kong, nine from the United States. and four from Russia.
Among those who left the list are Andrei Babis, Czech Prime Minister, whose wealth comes from his chemical and agricultural company Agropartt and Russian tycoon Oleg Deripaska, whose net worth has fallen to a record level, while Rusal's shares have fallen in the wake of concerns that the aluminum giant could halt production due to sanctions imposed by the United States.
Unfortunately, 13 billionaires died this year, including Michael Paul Allen, Hong Kong real estate tycoon, Volter Quoquo and Vichai Srivadhanaprabba, owner of Leicester City Premier League football club.