Expanding Empires: The Richest People in the World

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Over $567 billion has been amassed by the ten richest people in the world in less than a year.

To put that into perspective, that’s more than sevenfold the wealth accumulated between 2019 and 2020 (at $76 billion). Take Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla who has witnessed his wealth increase at least 500% in the last year. Meanwhile, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, has earned a cool extra $68.6 billion.

With data from the Forbes Real-Time Billionaires List, this infographic navigates how the wealth of various uber-affluent groups have changed since the beginning of the pandemic.

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Expanding Empires: The Richest People in the World

Over $567 billion has been amassed by the ten richest people in the world in less than a year.

To put that into perspective, that’s more than sevenfold the wealth accumulated between 2019 and 2020 (at $76 billion). Take Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla who has witnessed his wealth increase at least 500% in the last year. Meanwhile, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, has earned a cool extra $68.6 billion.

With data from the Forbes Real-Time Billionaires List, this infographic navigates how the wealth of various uber-affluent groups have changed since the beginning of the pandemic.


First published: March 8, 2021 (link)

Source files included: .ai, .eps, .pdf

Data source: New York Times, Forbes (2020), CNN

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