At the end of July 2020, the dollar billionaires owned a record $ 10.2 trillion. This is evidenced by the results of a joint study by consulting and auditing company PwC and UBS Bank, published on Wednesday, October 7.
The previous peak of $ 8.9 trillion was recorded in 2017.
Now the number of billionaires has increased to 2,189 thousand compared to 2,158 thousand in 2017.
According to the report, at the beginning of April 2020, there were 2.058 thousand billionaires in the world (43 less than a year earlier), whose acquired wealth amounted to $ 8 trillion ($ 564 billion lower than a year earlier).
“As this is the exceptional year, we have decided to further expand the scope of our study and go beyond the standard time frame of analysis to take into account the recovery of the stock market after the crash caused by COVID-19 in March 2020,” the statement said.
It is noted that the richest people from March to June spent more to fight the pandemic than ever before. More than 200 billionaires have publicly announced the allocation of the total of more than $ 7.2 billion, including financial donations ($ 5.5 billion), as well as industrial goods and equipment.
At the same time, the fortunes of the American billionaires from 2009 to 2020 increased by 170% and currently amount to almost $ 3.609 trillion. In the mainland of China, the value of the assets of wealthy people soared 12.5 times – to $ 1.681 trillion. In Germany, the figure increased by 175% and reached $ 595 billion, in Russia – by 80%, to $ 467.6 billion, in France – by 439%, to $ 443 billion, in India – by 90%, to $ 423 billion, in Hong Kong – by 208%, to $ 356 billion.
The American oil and gas giant Exxon Mobil had one of the worst years in its history. Exxon shares have fallen by 45.36% since the beginning of 2020. The company has lost money for three quarters in a row, and in August they were excluded from the benchmark index of “blue chips” Dow Jones Industrial […]
Shares of General Motors, down by 3.7% since the beginning of the year, rose by 3.9% in trading after the company announced the results of the 3rd quarter, which ended on September 30. General Motors reported earnings per share increase of 65% to $ 2.83, which was higher than analysts expected $ 1.38. The amount […]
AMC Entertainment Holdings, which owns the world’s largest network of cinemas, presented its financial report for the third quarter of 2020. His company ended with a net loss of $ 906.5 million – 16.5 times worse than last year. In the third quarter, the company’s cinemas began to reopen after a five-month of lockdown due […]
Shares of Alphabet, which rose 18.2% over the past 6 months, rose 9% after closing trading on Thursday when the global advertising giant announced significant improvements in the reporting quarter. Google’s parent financial report far exceeded analysts’ expectations and showed a resumption of advertising revenue growth after reporting a drop in revenue for the first […]
The net loss of the second largest American oil and gas company Chevron, which accounts for the parent company, in the first nine months of 2020 amounted to 4.878 billion dollars against a profit of 9.534 billion dollars a year earlier, the company said. The diluted loss per share was $ 2.63 against earnings of […]
On Tuesday, JPMorgan Chase announced the launch of its mobile payment service QuickAccept, and on Wednesday, Visa launched its application called Tap to Phone. The purpose of both programs is to offer sellers an easy way to accept contactless payments from customers via a smartphone or tablet. According to Visa, in the context of the […]
Shares of AT&T, which have lost 27.6% of value since the beginning of the year, rose up to 5.8% on Thursday after the publication of better-than-expected Wall Street analysts, earnings for the 3rd quarter, which ended on September 30. AT&T reported earnings per share of $ 0.76, which is 19% below last year’s value, but […]
According to the National Bureau of Statistics of China, the country’s GDP grew by 4.9% year on year in the third quarter. China’s economy is recovering the fastest in the world from the COVID-19 pandemic – GDP decline by closing factories and quarantine in the first quarter of the year already fully compensated, and the […]
The current state of the financial sector is assessed as the best in recent years, and no negative changes are expected in the next six months. The heads of financial institutions of Ukraine gave the corresponding assessment and forecast. This follows from the results of a survey on systemic risks in the financial sector of […]Next
The international manufacturer of goods and raw materials in the bakery, patisserie and chocolate sectors Puratos built a plant in Odessa region. “Puratos will launch its own production of ingredients for the baking and confectionery industry in the Odessa region “, – said in the statement. The business of the company focused on meeting the […]Next
European airline Airbus will lay off 15,000 employees worldwide due to the restoration of the quarantine restrictions on the flights. This was stated by the Airbus Chief Operating Officer Michael Schollhorn. Prospects for the aviation industry deteriorated again due to the growing number of the coronavirus infections, he said. According to Schollhorn, the situation in […]Next
China’s industrial growth, which began in the country a year ago, has slowed markedly since the crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic. According to the Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) released by the Chinese State Statistics Office on Saturday, July 31, the figure fell to 50.4 points in July. In June, it was 50.9 points. A […]Next
The acquisition of the Creative factory by the company Kernel Group had a corruption component. Such an opinion was expressed by the expert of the Concorde Capital investment company, Alexander Paraschiy, according to the AgroPolit.com. He argues that the deal is profitable for Kernel, but would be a bane for the largest state-owned banks and […]Next
The other day, was held a working meeting of representatives of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine and the State Veterinary and Phytosanitary Service of Ukraine together with the Ministry of Environment and Water of the United Arab Emirates. UAE experts arrived in Ukraine for the inspection of domestic enterprises producing poultry […]Next
Khmelnytskyi regional territorial office of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine has fined the privately-operated enterprise “Prometey consulting firm” in the name of the branch “Slavutskyi Butter Plant”, “Ryhalsky factory of the desiccated milk ” LLC, “Bimol” LLC, “Biscuit-Milk” LLC for 36.828 thousand UAH for anticompetitive concerted actions in the milk procurement market for industrial processing. The Regional territorial office found […]Next
The robotics company Miso Robotics has launched the robot Flippy, which is able to replace part of the staff in the kitchen of the restaurant. “Flippy goes on sale in the midst of the pandemic and supports the cooking of 19 different dishes, including fries and burgers made of the artificial meat of the Impossible […]Next
On Thursday, the British drugmaker AstraZeneca said it agreed to buy a controlling stake in the biotech company Acerta Pharma for $ 4 billion. Analysts point out that the operations that were carried out in the health sector helped to make 2015 a record year for mergers and acquisitions. In the legal field, the merger […]Next
The value of bitcoin for the first time since December 2017 exceeded the mark of $ 18 thousand. The cryptocurrency rate reached $ 18,174. For the first time since December 2017, the bitcoin exchange rate exceeded 18,000. This is evidenced by data from the electronic cryptocurrency exchange Coindesk and the portal CoinMarketCap. So, on the […]Next
The largest European countries are going to exit quarantine. On Monday, Germany, the Czech Republic, France, Poland, Norway and Denmark are lifting some of the quarantine restrictions imposed to combat the coronavirus epidemic. So, in Germany, it was allowed to open commercial space less than 800 square meters in size. Car dealers and bookstores were […]Next
Recently, it was reported that the largest Romanian company Antibiotice is going to expand the scope of activities, and to develop a pharmaceutical market in Ukraine. According to the informed sources, the first office of the Romanian pharmaceutical company Antibiotice will be opened in the Vinnitsa region. This was agreed between the Antibiotice CEO and […]Next
Created by Bill Gates, Microsoft third time topped the annual ranking of the 100 most responsible US corporations. This was announced by Forbes on Wednesday, October 14. Also in the top five of the updated list, in addition to Microsoft, included only technological giants – NVIDIA, Apple, Intel Alphabet. “Forbes compiled the rating together with […]Next
The development of critical materials could attract billions of euros in investment in Ukraine, according to Prime Minister Denis Shmygal. He said this at a summit conference on the strategic partnership between Ukraine and the EU on critical raw materials and batteries. “Ukraine creates conditions for attracting investors. The current rules of access to subsoil […]Next
According to financial club, Oschasbank agreed with the credit debt of JSC Avangard-Agro (AG) restructuration. The owner of AG is Oleh Bahmatiuk. It was published in the holding quarterly status report in London exchange. According to documents, the amount of debt will be converted in Ukrainian gryvnia by the rate of 25,65 UAH per 1 […]Next
Company Guild Esports of David Beckham, specializing in cybersport, announced plans to place its shares on the London Stock Exchange in the autumn of 2020. During the IPO, the company expects to raise 20 million pounds ($ 25.86 million). It is estimated that it will be valued at 50 million pounds. The resulting funds Guild […]Next