Warren Buffett Becomes World’s Second Richest Person After Nearly $8 Billion Surge In His Fortune Since Election Day
Billionaire investor Warren Buffett campaigned for Hillary Clinton before last month’s presidential election, but his Berkshire Hathaway investment firm has benefited from the stock market rally since Trump’s win.
Buffett’s fortune has risen more in dollar terms –up $7.9 billion– than any other billionaire since Election Day. With a $73.9 billion net worth, he is now the second richest person in the world behind Microsoft founder Bill Gates, overtaking Spanish billionaire Amancio Ortega by $400 million as of the market close on Friday. – READ MORE