Reports of U.S. President Donald Trump being infected with coronavirus and hospitalized have had a significant impact on financial markets. One of the consequences was a drop in the share price of technological companies. However, the status of such businessmen as Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, and Ilon Mask for the week in the sum increased by $ 5 billion.
The CEO of Amazon, the head of Facebook, and the founder of Tesla, according to Forbes USA, were included in the list of billionaires, whose fortune has increased the most over the week.
According to the publication, after the closure of the markets on Friday, September 25, and until October 1, Tesla papers rose by 10%, Facebook – 5%, Amazon – 4%. However, news about the coronavirus discovered at Trump led the market to a “chaotic” state: Tesla shares became 7% cheaper, Amazon shares 3% cheaper and Facebook securities 2.5% cheaper. However, this downturn could not offset the growth that the billionaires showed during the week. Bezos at the end of the week became richer by $ 1.7 billion, Zuckerberg – by $ 1.9 billion, and Mask – by $ 1.4 billion. Mackenzie Scott’s fortune increased by $ 600 million.
However, the biggest growth this week was noted by Hui-Ka Yan, the head of Chinese development company Evergrande Group. He became richer by $ 7.8 billion, and his fortune reached $ 33.2 billion.