65 Billionaires, Whose Net Worth exceeds Georgia’s Economy
According to the 2017 data, Georgia’s GDP with current prices amounts to 38 billion GEL and 15.1 Billion USD.
Forbes released its annual list of the richest people on the planet, with a total of 2208 billionaires. Their combined total wealth exceeds 9.1 trillion USD. The net worth of the 400 richest Americans exceeds 2.9 trillion USD, which is more than the UK’s GDP.
According to the 2017 data, Georgia’s GDP with current prices amounts to 38 billion GEL and 15.1 Billion USD. Based on Forbes’ list of billionaires, currently, there are 65 billionaires in the world whose net worth exceeds Georgia’s GDP i.e. is over 15 billion dollars.
First on the list is Jeff Bezos, whose net worth, according to the November data comes to 137 billion dollars, that is, 9 times more than Georgia’s economy. At the end of the list of billionaires whose net worth is more than Georgia’s economy, is Donald Bren, the net worth of the 86 year-old American is 16.4 billion USD.
The net worth of one of the founders of H&M, Stefan Persson is estimated to have the net worth of 16.7 billion dollars, also exceeding Georgia’s GDP. The founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg’s net worth is 3.7 times more than Georgia’s economy.
Bill Gates’ wealth is 6.3 times more than Georgia’s net worth, and the net worth of the third richest person on the planet is 5.6 times more than Georgia’s.
If we take the date from 2016, we can see that the net worth of the richest person on the planet, then Bill Gates ($75 billion) exceeded the GDP of Myanmar by 1 billion dollars. During the same period, Amancio Ortega possessed the same net worth as the GDP of Ethiopia ($67 billion), the net worth of Buffet was same as the GDP of Luxemburg ($60.8 billion), the net worth of this year’s leader Jeff Bezos, equaled the GDP of Belarus ($45.2 billion) back in 2016.
According to the 2018 data, Jeff Bezos’ wealth is same as the GDP of Ukraine ($95 billion), Warren Buffet’s net worth equals Kenya’s GDP ($75.1 billion), and Carlos Slim’s net worth equates to Libya’s GDP ($54 billion).