Five richest Russians in one day lost a total of nearly $6.06 billion due to the fall in the markets caused by the situation with the rapid spread worldwide of the Chinese coronavirus.
As estimated by experts Forbes, co-owner of Norilsk Nickel Vladimir Potanin lost $1.4 billion (now it is the state edition is estimated at $26 billion), reports TASS.
The head of LUKOIL Vagit Alekperov has lost $1.6 billion ($23.2 billion). As the Chairman of the Board of NOVATEK Leonid Mikhelson decreased by $1.2 billion to 22.5 billion, owner of the Novolipetsk metallurgical combine Vladimir Lisin — a $910 million to $21.3 billion, co-owner of “Severstal” Alexey Mordashov for $948 million to $19.9 billion
We will remind, on February 25 it was noted that the decline in stock indices, was on Monday stripped the world’s richest people $139 billion, According to Bloomberg, businessmen from the “list of 500” suffered such losses for the first time since Oct 2016.
The head of Amazon Jeff Bezos has lost $4.8 billion, the same amount was short of the CEO of LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy), Bernard Arnault. The assets of the owner of the company Zara Amancio Ortega “lost” $4 billion, the head of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, — $3.48 billion, One of the founders of the IT giant Google Larry page has lost $2.7 billion.
Meanwhile, public companies around the world for a week has lost $5 trillion due to falling markets amid the threat of a global epidemic of coronavirus. The drop in prices this week was the strongest since the global economic crisis of 2008. Consolidated financial MSCI, which tracks the situation in the markets nearly 50 countries, on Friday fell more than 1%, and for the week fell by almost 10%, said Lenta.ru.
Outbreak of pneumonia caused by a new type of coronavirus (COVID-2019, according to the who classification), were recorded in December 2019 in the Chinese city of Wuhan. To date, the number of cases in China has exceeded 78.8 thousand people, nearly 2.8 thousand people died, but the survivors reached approximately 32.5 thousand people. Cases of infection were recorded in more than 50 countries, including in Russia. In General, the number of infected COVID-2019 in the world exceeded 83 million people.
The world health organization earlier declared the outbreak an emergency situation of international scale. However, on 27 February, the UN Secretary-General antónio Guterres said that there is a clear risk of a pandemic coronavirus and urged the government to do everything possible to stop the spread of the virus. According to the UN Secretary General, pandemic coronavirus can have a devastating impact on the global economy.
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