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And the rich got a little poorer

World's 400 wealthiest people lost a collective US$19b in 2015, in the first annual decline for the wealth index since its debut in 2012
Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 05:50
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Warren Buffet shed US$11.3 billion (above), while Bill Gates ended the year US$3 billion down. Glencore CEO Ivan Glasenberg lost two-thirds of his fortune, while Brazilian banking billionaire Andre Esteves was hauled off to jail.
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Warren Buffet shed US$11.3 billion, while Bill Gates (above) ended the year US$3 billion down. Glencore CEO Ivan Glasenberg lost two-thirds of his fortune, while Brazilian banking billionaire Andre Esteves was hauled off to jail.
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Warren Buffet shed US$11.3 billion, while Bill Gates ended the year US$3 billion down. Glencore CEO Ivan Glasenberg (above) lost two-thirds of his fortune, while Brazilian banking billionaire Andre Esteves was hauled off to jail.
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Warren Buffet shed US$11.3 billion, while Bill Gates ended the year US$3 billion down. Glencore CEO Ivan Glasenberg lost two-thirds of his fortune, while Brazilian banking billionaire Andre Esteves (above) was hauled off to jail.

THE richest people on Earth became a bit poorer this year. The world's 400 wealthiest individuals shed US$19 billion in 2015, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Falling commodities prices and signs of a slower-growing China spooked investors around the world, leading to the first