Economic crisis, trade wars and crumbling exchanges have now caught the super-rich cold: For the first time since 2008 club of billionaires worldwide has become slightly smaller and a little poorer last year, shows the new Billionaires Report.
According to the auditors PwC, the total assets of billionaires shrank by 4.3% in 2018 to $ 8.5 trillion. This also reduced the number of super-rich – from 2,158 billionaires in 2017 to 2,101 in the previous year.
41 Austrian billionaires
In the trend ranking 2019 of the richest Austrians 41 billionaires are there – the number 1: VW Patriarch Wolfgang Porsche owns 37 billion euros. Because the Porsche
But Piech's treasury is distributed to a dozen family members, and Red Bull Croesus Dietrich Mateschitz remains the richest individual with € 15.6 billion. For the first time in the top 10: real estate duo Rene Benko now has 4.1 billion euros to spend.