Czech billionaire Petr Kellner, owner of PPF Investment Group, was listed in the list of 100 richest people in the world, according to the Hurun Global Rich List 2019 published on February 26.
Kellner was ranked 88th to 99th. Kellner's property, according to the server, rose by 17% to CZK315bn ($14bn) year-on-year.
In October 2018, Forbes ranked Kellner the richest Czech in its annual rich list. The market value of Kellner’s property was estimated at $310bn. Czech PM Andrej Babis whose assets are estimated at $7.5bn ranked second.
The richest man in the world is Jeff Bezos from Amazon, according to Hurun, followed by Microsoft founder Bill Gates. Bezos´ assets grew by a fifth to $147bn y/y, Gates´ by 7% to $96bn.
“The world today has just over 6,000 dollar billionaires, assuming that for everyone we found, we have probably missed at least one if not more, particularly from the Gulf states. While some go to extraordinary lengths to conceal their wealth, for the most part, billionaires just prefer to be discreet, to prevent competitors muscling in on a good business or to protect their families,” said Hurun Report Chairman and chief Researcher Rupert Hoogewerf.