It's been an expensive two months for the 500 wealthiest people on the planet.
- The world's 500 biggest fortunes now encompass $5.2 trillion
- The group's wealth shrunk $436 billion since markets peaked on Jan. 26
- $10.3 billion wiped from Mark Zuckerberg's fortune after data row emerged
Their combined net worth fell $181 billion this week as the S&P 500 Index and Dow Jones Industrial Average suffered their steepest weekly drop in more than two years amid heated rhetoric over tariffs and retaliation. The group's wealth has shrunk $436 billion since markets peaked on Jan. 26.
Mark Zuckerberg bore the brunt this week with $10.3 billion wiped from his fortune on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. He dropped three places to seventh on the ranking as scandal unfolded at Facebook Inc. The social network's shares tumbled 14 percent following reports that it let Cambridge Analytica amass data on 50 million users.
The world's 500 biggest fortunes now encompass $5.2 trillion, according to the index.