The club of billionaires, according to the magazine Forbes, has lost over the past year due to the global financial crisis, almost half of his fortune - the total capital owned by billionaires from the list of Forbes, was reduced to 2, 4 trillion to 4, $ 4 trillion, soobshaet RIA " News ».
Almost one-third fell and its composition - now 793 billionaires ranking figure to 1, 125 thousand people in the past, the prosperous capital for the year.
The richest Russian - Mikhail Prokhorov - took 40 place in the ranking, his fortune is estimated at 9, $ 5 billion. In 2009, Moscow gave way to the title of "capital rich" New York (1 place) and London (2nd place). In 2008, the town was called the capital of Russian billionaires, inhabited by 74 people from the list of the richest people in the world. Now in Moscow the number of billionaires fell to 27 people.
The title of the richest man in the world according to the magazine received a 53-year-old Bill Gates (William H. Gates III), whose fortune is estimated at $ 40 billion. His main rival Warren Buffett (Warren Buffett) lost for the year of about 25 billion dollars and took second place in the ranking.
78-year-old financier Warren Buffett (Warren Buffett) lost for the year of about 25 billion dollars and took second place in the ranking of the richest people in the world according to Forbes. His condition at 37 billion dollars.
On the third line is located 69-year-old Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim Helu (Carlos Slim Helu). The scope of its activities: telecommunications.
Condition 64-year-old owner of Oracle's Lawrence Ellison (Lawrence Ellison) is estimated at $ 22, $ 5 billion, he is ranked fourth in the rankings.
In fifth place Ingvar Kamprad (Ingvar Kamprad), 83 years old, Sweden. The founder of Ikea, whose fortune is estimated at $ 22 billion.