The tech stocks rally has brought the number of people with assets of more than $ 100 billion to eight.
Co-founders of Google, Larry Page Y Sergey Brin, Joined the exclusive club last week, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, and joined the American Tech Entrepreneurs Dominance Group. Together, the eight richest people in the world have assets of more than $ 1 trillion and have amassed $ 110 billion this year.
In 2017, Jeff Bezos From Amazon.com The co-founder is the first person to reach the first $ 100 billion milestone Microsoft, bill Gates, In 1999. Gates’ fortune plummeted with the bursting of the dot-com bubble, and he only regained the centipede title in 2019. Elon Musk From Tesla Y Mark Zuckerberg From Facebook They joined the club last year as the technology sector led the drive to create a fortune by accelerating the transition to the internet due to the corona virus infection.
The Billionaires with at least $ 100 billion in assets Most of them live in the United States. Sen of the Democratic Party. Elizabeth Warren and other progressive legislators recently renewed plans to introduce a wealth tax, but the plan is unlikely to go anywhere in the tightly divided Congress.
“The US economy is the most powerful machine in the world for wealth creation and prosperity,” said Washington, D.C. John Lettery, chairman and CEO of the Economic Innovation Group, a think tank based in the United States, told lawmakers. March 17.
U.S. stocks soared to new highs on Friday on optimism over the economic recovery. The technology-focused Nasdaq 100 index is up more than 7 percent this year, and Google’s parent alphabet. Has mobilized for the past two weeks by winning the copyright decision. Page and Brin have added more than $ 20 billion each to their fortunes this year, some of the biggest gains.
Warren Buffett briefly hit $ 100 billion in March before hitting it again last week, while French luxury group LVMH’s Bernard Arnold has been part of the elite group since 2019 and beyond.