Alpár Kató | Dec 8, 2018 | 2
Hungarian bank-leader Sándor Csányi among the wealthiest people of the world
According to hvg.hu, Sándor Csányi is back on Forbes’ top list of billionaires. In fact, he is the chairman and CEO of OTP Group, one of the biggest financial services firms in Central and Eastern Europe. Based on the list, he is the 1999th richest person in the world with 1.1 billion dollars.
Csányi returned after 2016
Forbes published its newest list containing the world’s wealthiest people. According to them, there are 2,208 billionaires in the world, and their altogether fortune is worth 9.1 thousand billion dollars. This hard-to-imagine sum is 18% more than it was a year before. This supports the concept that more and
more private capital is accumulating in ever fewer hands.
Compared to the 2017 list there are 259 new names on it. In fact, most of the billionaires are American (585) while the silver medal belongs to the Chinese with 373 names.
According to their calculations, the Hungarian OTP-CEO Sándor Csányi has 1.1 billion HUF. This fortune was enough for the 1999th place. Interestingly,
Csányi was among the wealthiest people in 2016.
However, last year his money was not enough.
According to Forbes, the wealthiest person in the world at present is Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon online marketplace. Based on their estimates, his fortune is 112 billion dollars. This means that he earned 39.2 billion dollars in the last 12 months. In fact, he was in the third place last year.
Microsoft-leader Bill Gates has to settle for the silver with 90 billion dollars. His fortune increased by 4 billion dollars during 2017.
Trump and Soros among the losers
The third place goes to Warren Buffett, leader of the Berkshire Hathaway Holding. His wealth increased from 75.6 to 84 billion dollars last year.
According to Forbes, world’s fourth richest person and
Europe’s wealthiest man is Bernard Arnault.
The owner of the Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy (LVMH) has 72 billion dollars.
Facebook-founder Mark Zuckerberg maintained his fifth position with 71 billion dollars. Interestingly, the 33 years old Facebook-founder had “only” 56 billion last year.
George Soros whose wealth and an alleged migrant plan is one of the hottest topics in the Hungarian parliamentary campaign is in the 190th place on the list. Though he was 33rd last year, his fortune decreased from 25.2 billion dollars to 8 billion. This is because
he gave 18 billion dollars to his foundations.
Donald Trump is also among the losers who fell back from the 544th place to the 766th. His fortune decreased from 3.5 to 3.1 billion dollars.
Source: hvg.hu, Daily News Hungary