The personal wealth of many billionaires has melted this year due to the global hyperinflation and economic downturn after the COVID-19 pandemic. Accordingly, many names in the Bloomberg Billionaires Index have changed places. Recent data compiled has also revealed the 10 billionaires whose personal wealth has declined the most this year.
Here are the billionaires whose personal wealth has melted the most this year!
10. Zeng Yugun – $22.5 billion
Zeng Yugun, founder of battery manufacturer Contemporary Amperex Technology, has lost $22.5 billion this year to $30.7 billion. After this development, Yugun placed 36th on the billionaires list.
9. Phil Knight – $22.5 billion
Phil Knight, the founder of sportswear brand Nike and production company Laika, also observed a $22.5 billion meltdown in his personal wealth in 2022. Knight, whose personal wealth is currently at the level of 39.8 billion dollars, fell to 29th place on the billionaires list.
8. Bill Gates – $25.3 billion
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has lost $25.3 billion from his personal wealth this year. The world-famous businessman took the 5th place in the list with his personal wealth, which decreased to the level of 112.8 billion dollars.
7. Mackenzie Scott – $34.9 billion
The fortune of the American writer Mackenzie Scott has decreased to $ 21.4 billion, with a loss of $ 34.9 billion this year. Scott, who is also the ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, sat at 62nd on the list.
6. Sergey Brin – $38.6 billion
Sergey Brin, co-founder of search engine giant Google, lost $38.6 billion from his fortune this year. Brin, whose personal wealth is currently at $84.9 billion, is ranked 11th in the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.
5. Larry Page – $39.7 billion
Larry Page, another co-founder of Google, experienced a $39.7 billion fortune meltdown. Page ranked 8th on the list, with a personal fortune of $88.7 billion.
4. Jeff Bezos – $76.7 billion
The personal wealth of Jeff Bezos, founder of e-commerce giant Amazon and space transportation company Blue Origin, has dropped dramatically to $76.7 billion this year. It was seen that Bezos is currently in the fourth place of the billionaires list with a fortune of 115.6 billion dollars.
3. Changpeng Zhao – $81.9 billion
Changpeng Zhao (CZ), the CEO of Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange in terms of trading volume, also lost $81.9 billion from his personal wealth in 2022. Zhao, who experienced a dramatic decline in his wealth due to the crypto winter that increased its influence during the year, took the 112th place on the list of billionaires with his personal wealth that decreased to 13.9 billion dollars.
2. Mark Zuckerberg – $83.5 billion
The personal wealth of Mark Zuckerberg, the founding CEO of social media giant Meta, has also melted by $83.5 billion this year. Zuckerberg, whose net worth fell to $42 billion, fell to the 27th rank of the list after this development.
1) Elon Musk – $100 billion
Elon Musk, the founding CEO of US-based electric car giant Tesla and space transportation company SpaceX, became the billionaire who lost the most in his personal wealth this year, with a $ 100 billion meltdown. Musk’s personal wealth, which recently bought Twitter, has decreased to $ 169.8 billion. Despite this, it was seen that the world-famous CEO continued to be the richest person in the world, still keeping his place at the top of the list.