Elon Musk and 9 other billionaires who grew their wealth by billions

Elon Musk and 9 other billionaires who grew their wealth by billions

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.

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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.

Ten Billionaires, Led By Elon Musk, Dan Gilbert And Jeff Bezos, Got $53 Billion Richer This Week

Elon Musk. Photo credit: CNBC
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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.

Ten Billionaires, Led By Elon Musk, Dan Gilbert And Jeff Bezos, Got $53 Billion Richer This Week

Jeff Bezos. Photo credit: Getty Images
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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.

Ten Billionaires, Led By Elon Musk, Dan Gilbert And Jeff Bezos, Got $53 Billion Richer This Week

Sergey Brin. Photo credit: Business Insider
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7. Mackenzie Scott

She is Jeff Bezos' ex-wife and she is worth $62.2 billion. She got $2.6 billion richer last week.

Ten Billionaires, Led By Elon Musk, Dan Gilbert And Jeff Bezos, Got $53 Billion Richer This Week

Mackenzie Scott. Photo credit: CNBC
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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

Ten Billionaires, Led By Elon Musk, Dan Gilbert And Jeff Bezos, Got $53 Billion Richer This Week

Mark Zuckerberg. Photo credit: Deccan Herald
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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.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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