Warren Buffett: Back in the top five
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The net worth of US investor legend Warren Buffett has surpassed the $ 100 billion mark.
The reason is the rise in the share price of its investment holding company Berkshire Hathaway to new record highs.
Buffetts owns a sixth in the company.
According to the Forbes magazine list, the 90-year-old Buffett is now the fifth richest person in the world.
In first place is Amazon boss Jeff Bezos, in second place is Tesla boss Elon Musk.
Bernard Arnault and his family from the luxury goods company LVMH and Microsoft founder Bill Gates follow in third and fourth place.
With a fortune of $ 100 billion, Buffett is still one of the poorest wealthiest: According to Forbes, the net worth of front runner Jeff Bezos is currently around $ 180 billion, and that of Elon Musk is around $ 165 billion.
Buffett has headed Berkshire Hathaway since 1965 and has built the company into one of the world's largest investors with numerous high-yield investments.
According to Forbes, Buffett's net worth is $ 100.3 billion.
According to Forbes, Berkshire Hathaway owns more than 60 companies, including the US insurer Geico and the battery manufacturer Duracell.
The investment company also has stakes in numerous other companies, such as the technology group Apple or financial groups such as American Express and Goldman Sachs.
Buffett is known as the "Oracle of Omaha" because of the success of his investments.
Together with Bill Gates, he founded the Giving Pledge initiative in 2010, in which wealthy donors pledge to donate more than half of their wealth to charity.
According to Forbes, Buffett has donated more than $ 41 billion so far.
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