Fiji's Prime Minister has urged billionaires around the world to return to the Pacific Islands in the hope of reviving the country's tourism industry.
"Take care of your health and take care of all the expenses, you can build a new home to avoid the paradise pandemic."
According to Sky News, Fiji’s main airport has been closed since March 25, and police patrols have imposed a curfew at 8 a.m. at 5 p.m. But Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, the country's most popular lawyer, told The Observer that the 30 "good people ... are from a well-known company" as of Sunday.
Tourists coming to the yacht are also welcome, if they are willing to spend 14 days at sea before traveling. All travelers must be quarantined before they can tour the island for free.
So who is more likely to have the money to receive the Prime Minister? According to Forbes, this is the group:
1. Jeff Bezos, $ 113 billion
Jeff Bezos founded the e-commerce giant on Amazon in 1994 from his Seattle garage. He manages it as CEO and holds an 11.1% stake.
Between March and April 2020, in the middle of the pandemic, Amazon announced that it would hire an additional 175,000 workers.
In April 2020, Bezos said it would donate $ 100 million to Feed America, a non-profit organization that operates food banks and underpants across the country.
Amazon responds to criticism from US senators and the general public for the treatment of warehouse workers during the coronavirus pandemic.
He left his wife MacKenzie in 2019 after 25 years of marriage and transferred a quarter of his stake to the Amazon.
In 2019, Amazon reported revenues of $ 280.5 billion and record net earnings of $ 11.5 billion.
Bezos owns the Washington Post and Blue Origin, an aerospace company that develops rockets for commercial use.
2. Bill Gates, $ 98 billion
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Together with his wife, Melinda, Bill Gates leads the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the largest private charitable foundation in the world.
In May 2020, the Gates Foundation announced that it would spend $ 300 million to prevent the spread of coronavirus through funding, detection, and vaccinations.
The gates sell or sell most of its stake in Microsoft, which owns about 1% of the shares, and invests in a combination of shares and other assets.
In mid-March 2020, Gates resigned as a board member of Microsoft, the software company he founded with Paul Allen (December 2018) in 1975.
The foundation works to promote global health and create equal opportunities for people around the world.
To date, Gates has donated $ 35.8 billion of Microsoft stock to the Gates Foundation.
3. Mark Zuckerberg, $ 78.6 billion
Facebook, the Zuckerberg social network worked, becoming a communication and communication tool when the coronavirus pandemic was blocked.
The Chan Zuckerberg initiative, its defensive and philanthropic arm, announces that it will quadruple the Bay Area's COVID-19 test capability.
Zuckerberg started working on Facebook at Harvard in 2004 at the age of 19 to allow students to combine the names and photos of their classmates.
He brought the public to Facebook in May 2012 and owns around 15% of the shares.
In December 2015, Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, promised to donate 99% of their participation on Facebook for the rest of their lives.
4. Bernard Arnault and his family, $ 76 billion
The net worth of French billionaire Bernard Arnault rose to about $ 2.9 billion after his luxury company LVMH posted earnings on record in 2019.
Arnault ended the day with $ 108.7 billion in its name, according to Forbes ’multi-million dollar real-time charts, following a 2.74% increase in LVMH shares.
LVMH, whose brands Louis Vuitton, Moët & Chandon and Christian Dior, posted revenue of $ 60 billion (€ 53.7 billion) for 2019, up 15% compared to 2018 The fashion business and leather goods, which reported sales of $ 22.2 billion, 20% more than in 2018.
5. Warren Buffett, $ 67.5 billion
Known as "Oracle of Omaha", Warren Buffett was one of the most successful investors of all time
Buffett runs the Berkshire Hathaway, which owns over 60 companies, including Geico, the Duracell battery retailer and the Dairy Queen restaurant chain.
Son of a congressman, he was the first to buy shares at 11 and the first to present a tax at 13.
He promised to donate over 99% of his wealth. To date, it has provided more than $ 41 billion away.
In 2010, he and Gates launched the Gift Pledge, asking billionaires to commit to dedicating half their wealth to the causes of poverty.
Now in its ninth decade, the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, known as the "Oracle of Omagh", is one of the most successful investors of all time. Like Gates, he is committed to donating more than 99% of his pure love luck.
6. Larry Ellison, $ 59 billion
Larry Ellison founded Oracle software company in 1977 to take advantage of the growing demand for customer relationship management databases.
He resigned as CEO of Oracle in 2014, but remained chairman of the board and chief technology officer.
Oracle grew in part by continuing to acquire software companies, the largest of which was $ 9.3 billion for Netsuite in 2016.
In May 2016, Ellison pledged $ 200 million to the University of Southern California for a cancer treatment center.
In 2012, Ellison spent $ 300 million to purchase almost the entire island of Lanai; To date, he has set up a hydroponic farm and luxury spa there.
Ellison joined Tesla’s board of directors in December 2018, purchasing 3 million Tesla histories earlier in the year.
7. Amancio Ortega, $ 61.9 billion
Amancio Ortega is one of the richest people in Europe and the richest clothing retailer in the world.
Accelerated pioneer, she introduced Inditex, known in the Zara fashion chain, with his wife Rosalia Mera (who died in 2013) in 1975.
It owns approximately 60% of Inditex listed in Madrid, with 8 brands, including Massimo Dutti and Pull & Bear, and 7,500 stores worldwide.
Ortega typically earns over $ 400 million in dividends annually.
It has invested in its main property divisions in Madrid, Barcelona, London, Chicago, Miami and New York.
8. Jim Walton, $ 54.6 billion
Jim Walton is the youngest son of Walmart founder Sam Walton.
He issued $ 1.2 billion in stock to Walmart in June 2019, but remains the richest Walton in part thanks to Arvest Bank’s estimated 44% stake.
Jim remained on the Walmart board for more than a decade before giving up his son Steuart, in June 2016.
Plus, he and other Sam Walton heirs own half of Walmart’s share.
Jim and his sister Alice run a program that will issue $ 300 million bonds to help charter schools invest in facilities.
9. Alice Walton $ 54.4 billion
Alice Walton is the only daughter of Walmart founder Sam Walton.
He studied healing art instead of working for Walmart like his brothers Rob and Jim.
In 2011, he opened the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in his hometown of Bentonville, Arkansas.
Crystal Bridges presents works by artists such as Andy Warhol, Norman Rockwell and Mark Rothko.
He and his brother Jim are running a program that will issue $ 300 million in bonds to help charter schools invest in facilities.
10. Rob Walton, $ 54.1 billion
Rob Walton is the eldest son of Walmart founder Sam Walton.
He took over Walmart presidency after his father died in 1992.
Walton retired as president in June 2015 and was replaced by his son-in-law Greg Penner. He just sits on the Walmart chess board.
He and other Sam Walton heirs jointly own half of Walmart stock.
Following a mass murder shooting at one of its stores, Walmart said in September 2019 that it would limit ammunition sales and lose “open transportation” of firearms.
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