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What financial crisis? Number of billionaires hits new high

Publié par Clifford Armion le 03/11/2010

Stephen Foley

"While for many people the effects of the worst recession since the Thirties look likely to linger and unemployment remains high across the Western world, for the planet's super-rich, things are looking very perky once again.

"The number of billionaires has soared in the past year, and dozens of people who lost that elite status in the credit crisis have won it back as stock markets and commodities prices have rebounded. But the man behind the list warns that the West is losing ground to Asia, from where the bulk of the newly-minted billionaires have emerged.

""The US still dominates," said Steve Forbes, the magazine mogul and onetime US presidential candidate, "but it is lagging. The remarkable changes in the list are reflecting the changes taking place in the global economy.""

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" What financial crisis? Number of billionaires hits new high", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), novembre 2010. Consulté le 28/02/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/what-financial-crisis-number-of-billionaires-hits-new-high