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World’s Richest Have Lost Nearly $1 Trillion In Stock Market Crash

By Staff

On Thursday alone, the 500 wealthiest people in the world from New York to Hong Kong, have collectively lost $331 billion, according to Bloomberg Billionaires Index after global stock markets entered the bear market, falling over 20 percent each.


Dow Jones Industrial Average posted its largest one-day percentage drop since 1987 on Thursday.

World’s Richest Have Lost Nearly $1 Trillion In Stock Market Crash

Mukesh Ambani, the chairman of Reliance Industries Limited and the richest person in India lost $3.4 billion on Thursday from stock market crash that pushed the share price of his company to new 52-week low. Earlier this week, Ambani lost his tag of the richest Asian to Jack Ma.

Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon Inc and the richest person in the world lost $8.1 billion on Thursday.

This week could marks the end of a decade of bull run seen in the world markets due to coronavirus scare. Just two months ago, the world's richest had amassed a record $6.1 trillion. However, fear of the pandemic and a plunge in oil prices have sent the markets into a free fall.

According to the live index maintained by Bloomberg, the richest have lost 16 percent or around $950 billion in collective net worth in 2020, till date. The group's year-to-date losses have fallen to $950 billion.

Story first published: Friday, March 13, 2020, 11:05 [IST]
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