The richest people in the world increased their welfare in 2017 by $1 trillion, according to Bloomberg. As of the end of trading on Tuesday, December 26, 500 billionaires controlled $5.3 trillion, compared with $4.4 trillion a year earlier.
Founder of Amazon.com Inc. Jeff Bezos in 2017 increased his assets by $34.2 billion to $99.6 billion and became the richest man on the planet, leaving behind the founder of Microsoft Corp. Bill Gates ($ 91.3 billion).
38 Chinese billionaires added $177 billion in 2017. Last year was very successful for 57 technical tycoons (+ $262 billion). Investor's euphoria created several bitcoin-billionaires.