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World's Richest Lose $194 Billion In First Trading Week of 2016

  • Amazon's Jeff Bezos, last year's biggest winner, lost the most
  • Number of billionaires who shed more than $1 billion: 47

The world’s 400 richest people lost almost $194 billion this week as world stock markets began the year with a shudder on poor economic data in China and falling oil prices.

Forty-seven billionaires lost $1 billion or more during the worst week for U.S. stocks since 2011, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. The combined drop was almost seven times the $29 billion lost in the first five trading days of 2015. The 400 people on the index had a combined $3.7 trillion at the end of the week, compared with more than $4 trillion a year ago.