Buffett left the three richest people in the world for charity


The Head Of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Warren Buffett on Thursday dropped out of the three richest people in the world by Bloomberg Billionaires Index. With a third place Buffett ousted founder and head of the online retailer Amazon Jeff Bezos.

In the Bloomberg Billionaires Index indicated that on July 21 as Jeff Bezos was $65.1 billion, and Warren Buffett — $65 billion according to Bloomberg, before rounding the as Bezos was estimated at $65,05 billion, it was ahead of Buffett’s $32 million

The rise of Bezos in the rating Agency ties, including with active charity work 85-year-old Buffett. In mid-July, the billionaire gave to charity $2.9 billion including he made an annual donation to the Fund, billionaire bill gates and his wife Melinda gates, passing in the shares, worth about $2.2 billion.

Despite the donations, the beginning of the year as Warren Buffett grew by $2.7 billion against a rise in price of shares of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. class And 9.4%, says Bloomberg. The Agency estimated, as Jeff Bezos grew by $5.4 billion compared with the beginning of the year. In April, Amazon reported record quarterly earnings and sales growth in the first quarter by 28%. Amazon shares rose by 54 percent from February, when they amid volatility in global markets fell to $482,07 per share, resulting in the status of a billionaire, according to Bloomberg, declined to $43 billion.

In the ranking of the richest people in the world by Bloomberg on July 21, Bezos ahead of Microsoft co-founder bill gates and founder of Inditex (the brands Zara, Massimo Dutti, Bershka, etc.) Amancio Ortega. Their state Agency was estimated at $89 billion and $73 billion respectively.

Data for July 22 Bloomberg Billionaires Index at the time of publication has not happened. In the ranking of billionaires according to Forbes, which is updated in real time, according to the July 22, Jeff Bezos was in fourth place with assessment of $64,6 billion Warren Buffett has closed the first three, and his fortune was estimated at $64,8 billion As bill gates Forbes estimated at $77.9 billion, and Amancio Ortega — $72,8 billion.