Wealthier than nations
The coronavirus pandemic has decimated wealth across the globe and is expected to push 71 million people into extreme poverty, according to the World Bank. However, billionaires, on average, saw their wealth increase by 27.5% between April and July alone, according to Swiss bank UBS. In fact, the world’s wealthiest have so much money that their fortunes often exceed the riches of entire nations. Click or scroll through some of the richest people on the planet and the countries they are richer than.
GDPs are based on the latest IMF figures and are rounded to the nearest $100 million, while each individual’s net worth is based on Forbes figures from 30 November 2020. All dollar values in US dollars.