Richest people in the world lost $35 billion because of political scandals in the United States


Moscow. May 18. INTERFAX.RU – Richest people in the world lost last Wednesday, $35 billion for shook the markets of political instability in the United States, according to Bloomberg. The shares of Microsoft owned by its founder, the richest man in the world bill gates ($86.6 billion) fell $1 billion, Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos lost $1.7 billion and moved up in the ranking of the wealthiest people from the second to the third line. The state of Spanish billionaire Amancio Ortega was reduced by $355 million, and he took the place of Bezos with $83.2 billion.

Global stock indices fell amid the scandal in the United States associated with the dismissal of FBI Director James Comey and suspicions of links of a President Donald trump with Moscow. U.S. stock indexes fell Wednesday at a record pace in 8 months: the Dow Jones Industrial Average on may 17 failed on 372,82 paragraph (1,78%) and amounted to 20606,93 points. Standard & Poor’s 500 decreased by 43.65 points (1,82%) – to 2357,03 points. The Nasdaq Composite lost 158,63 paragraph (2,57%) and amounted to 6011,24 points.

Stronger than all suffered the Creator of Facebook mark Zuckerberg: the social network’s shares fell by 3.3% and decreased by $2 billion According to Bloomberg, it ranked fifth in the ranking of the richest people in the world with a fortune of $62.3 billion

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