As the world battles with the coronavirus, a lot of companies have shut down and many people have lost their jobs, but some billionaires have been smiling to the bank as their fortunes continue to grow.
PAY ATTENTION: Click “See First” under the “Following” tab to see Briefly.co.za News on your News Feed!
Courtesy of Forbes, Briefly.co.za brings you 10 billionaires whose fortunes grew by $53.4 billion last week.
Jeff Bezos was the biggest gainer last week. The founder and CEO of Tesla grew his net worth by $15 billion.
Below is the list of 10 billionaires who got $53 billion richer last week.
1. Elon Musk
The Tesla founder and CEO is worth $91.7 billion. Musk, who is from the United States but was born in South Africa, got $15 billion richer last week.
2. Dan Gilbert
He is worth $53.5 after getting $13 billion richer last week. Gilbert, who is from the United States, got his wealth from Quicken Loans.
3. Jeff Bezos
The Amazon CEO is the world's richest man and he is worth $196.3 billion. He got $7.6 billion richer last week.
4. Larry Page
His source of wealth is Google and he is worth $70.2 billion after adding $2.8 billion to his wealth last week.
5. Richard Qiangdong Liu
His net worth is $16.2 billion. Qiangdong, whose source of wealth is E-Commerce, got $2.7 billion richer last week.
6. Sergey Brin
His source of wealth is Google and he is worth $68.3 billion. Brin, who is from the United States, had $2.7 billion added to his fortune last week.
7. Mackenzie Scott
She is Jeff Bezos' ex-wife and she is worth $62.2 billion. She got $2.6 billion richer last week.
8. Lei Jun
The founder and CEO of Xiaomi is worth $17.2 billion. He got $2.6 billion richer last week.
9. Larry Ellison
He is worth $73.5 billion after adding $2.3 billion to his wealth last week.
10. Mark Zuckerberg
He got $2.1 billion richer last week and he is worth $98.1 billion
READ ALSO: 5 Times Serena and Alexis served up major mom and daughter goals
In other news, real estate mogul Nick Candy is selling his yacht for the sum of €59.5 million and his reason is that he wants to build a bigger one.
The billionaire businessman said people tend to have a change sometimes, and at this point in his life, he is still expanding.
Enjoyed reading our story? Download BRIEFLY's news app on Google Play now and stay up-to-date with major South African news!