The new Bloomberg reports of the 2,800 billionaires list two centibillionaires in it.Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates joins the Amazon.com Inc’s Jeff Bezos in the exclusive club of $100 billion,shows Bloomberg Billionaires Index.
The Amazon founder is now worth $145.6 billion, having added $20.7 billion this year alone, while Gates has gained $9.5 billion.
The new billionaires list indicates the widening gap of wealth in U.S, giving a hint that rich accumulates more wealth and making a wedge in between rich and poor. The worldwide trend is also proving the same as, France’s Bernard Arnault has an $86.2 billion fortune, equal to about 3 percent of his country’s economy. The net worth of Spain’s Amancio Ortega represents 5 percent of that nation’s gross domestic product.
However,the Gates has already decided to donate $34 billion to the charity works of gates and Melinda foundation and Jeff Bezos may lose money in his divorce deal with wife Mackenzie.
Bloomberg Billionaires Index lists world’s top 500 billionaires.