are there Lithuanians on this list?


It’s been a great year for the planet’s billionaires, whose fortunes have continued to rise as global stock markets have turned their backs on war, political unrest and lingering inflation. Forbes published the list of the world’s richest people.

There are now more billionaires than ever before, with a total of 2,781, up 141 from last year and 26 more than in 2021. They are wealthier than ever, with a combined worth of $14.2 trillion. dollars, i.e. 2 trillion dollars more than in 2023 and 1.1 trillion dollars more than the previous record, also set in 2021.

Two-thirds of the list’s members have more wealth than a year ago. A large part of the increase goes to the 20 largest, whose assets from 2023 increased by 700 billion dollars, and the United States, which now has a record 813 billionaires with a total worth of $5.7 trillion. dollars.

China remains in second place with 473 (including Hong Kong) worth $1.7 trillion, despite weak consumer spending and a real estate slump that helped wipe out about $300 billion. dollar assets. India, with 200 billionaires (also a record number), ranks third.

From the Baltic states, the only Estonian (Kristo Käärmann) made it to this list of billionaires. There are no Lithuanians in this list.

Who is Kristo Käärmann?

According to Wikipedia, Kristo Käärmann is an Estonian businessman who founded the money transfer company TransferWise. One of the richest citizens of Estonia. TransferWise in 2011 Founded in London by Estonians Taavet Hinrikus and Kristo Käärmann. The former previously worked at the Estonian-founded online chat company Skype, and the latter at the auditing and consulting company Deloitte.

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