According to Bloomberg, Buffett added $5.8 billion to his fortune this week, leading gains for the world’s wealthiest as he leapt over Spain’s Amancio Ortega and Amazon.com Inc. founder, Jeff Bezos, to reclaim the number two spot.
In campaigning for Hillary Clinton, Buffet said: “How in the world can you stand up to a couple of parents who lost a son and talk about sacrificing because you were building a bunch of buildings?”
“Trump and his family have sacrificed nothing; building buildings is not sacrifice. I ask Donald Trump: ‘Have you no sense of decency, sir?’”
Buffett gained some billions as shares in Wells Fargo & Co. soared 13 percent in the two days after the election on perception that a Republican administration would bring less regulation.
Berkshire Hathaway Inc., owned by Buffet holds a 10 percent stake in the San Francisco-based lender.
Carlos Slim, Mexico’s wealthiest person, saw his fortune fall by $5.4 billion as the peso fell to a record 20.78 per dollar. Ortega, founder of clothing retailer Zara, lost $2.5 billion and fell to the number three spot after Buffett.
Bill Gates remains the world’s richest person, with an increase of $180 million, bringing his total fortune to $87.1 billion.
Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook chief executive officer, lost $1.6 billion of net worth while Amazon’s CEO Bezos was down by $3.9 billion.
Billionaire donors to the two campaigns overwhelmingly favoured Clinton, with 17 members of the Bloomberg index giving $21.1 million to her campaign. SHARE YOUR STORY WITH US VIA EMAIL: INFO@247NIGERIANEWSUPDATE.CO RECEIVE NEWS VIA OUR WHATSAPP, KINDLY TEXT +234 701 056 0394 TO ADD YOU CLICK HERE TO JOIN US ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL FOR NEWS UPDATE CLICK HERE TO JOIN US ON TWITTER FOR INSTANT NEWS UPDATE: @247NGNEWSUPDATE CLICK HERE TO JOIN MILLIONS AROUND THE GLOBE TO READ NEWS ON OUR FACEBOOK FAN PAGE FOR INSTANT UPDATES ON INSTAGRAM CLICK HERE RECEIVE INSTANT NEWS UPDATE VIA OUR BBM BROADCAST: D3EDEFDF PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW:>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>