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The richest are about 200 billion dollars poorer
Combined wealth of the 400 richest people in the world has experienced delusional decrease over the past few days, following the results of the referendum in the United Kingdom, and the decision to exit from the European Union...
On Monday, about 69.2 billion dollars was missing from their wealth. How the data tells us, European millionaires and billionaires have suffered the biggest blow - the first day they lost 29.4 billion dollars, while the next day that figure rose to 81.7 billion dollars.
The rich from the USA and Canada turf lost about 62.5 billion dollars, while the Chinese had the best luck, with a loss of "only" $ 6 billion.
The third richest man in Germany, Georg Shaeffler lost 1.9 billion dollars, while Europe's richest man, Amancio Ortega, and has lost $ 1.5 billion. Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg fared the worst in the territory of America - Gates lost $ 1.8 billion, while Zuckerberg had it a little better and went out of $ 1.6 billion.
Global stock exchanges and markets have experienced a real collapse, while the British pound is at its lowest value over the past 30 years. As panic slowly subsided, things were getting a little better - the pound has risen by almost one percent, while the European market grew by over two percentage points.
To improve the mood of investors and reassure the stock market, the UK Chancellor, George Osborne, said that the British economy will have adapt a little to the new situation, but it is strong enough to withstand this blow. He also said that the British are preparing to reduce public spending and increase tax rates, because the United Kingdom will be poorer due Brexit.
"We'll have to take care of the fiscal security of all our citizens to show them and the world that this government can live in accordance with their capabilities," said Osborne told the BBC.
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