World’s richest not immune to COVID-19 fallout

The global market turbulence caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has trimmed the tribe of people on the planet with fortune reaching least $1 billion, but 15 of them - led by the "brown taipan" Manuel Villar - are left standing in the Philippines in this challenging year. Forbes Magazine, which has been listing billionaires for the last 34 years, counted 2,095 billionaires out of 7.8 billion people on Earth this 2020. This is 58 fewer than its listing last year and 226 less than in early March, before various governments locked down key cities to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. In the Philippines, the roster of billionaires is led for the second straight year by Villar, with an e...Keep on reading: World’s richest not immune to COVID-19 fallout

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