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Graphic charts the top ten richest persons in China and the number of dollar billionaires from 2003 to 2022.


تراجع ثروات أثرى أثرياء الصين

By Jordi Bou

November 8, 2022 - شهد الأثرياء في الصين أكبر انخفاض في ثرواتهم منذ أكثر من عقدين من الزمن، إذ أدت الحرب في أوكرانيا، وسياسات بكين الصارمة بشأن فيروس كوفيد، وتراجع أسواق الأسهم المحلية إلى تقلص الثروات.

The Hurun Rich list, which ranks China’s wealthiest people with a minimum net worth of 5 billion yuan ($690m), said only 1,305 people made the threshold this year, down 11% from last year. Their total wealth was $3.5tn, down 18% from last year.

The number of individuals with $10bn or more fell by 29, and the number of billionaires, in U.S. dollars, dropped by 239 this year, according to the list.

China's strict zero-Covid policy of using lockdowns, mass testing and quarantines to curb the spread of the virus has hampered its economic growth. At the same time, a real estate crisis has added to recession fears.

More recently, President Xi Jinping’s consolidation of power and signs that Beijing’s focus has turned to ideology rather than the economy in its decision making have sparked pessimism about the economy.

PUBLISHED: 08/11/2022; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images, Newscom