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A missing person among the billionaires

Guest post by TIA intern Sean McBride  |  May 9, 2018

The Bloomberg Billionaires Index provides a window into the finances of the 500 wealthiest people in the world. To crack the Top 500 list, an individual must have a minimum net worth of $4 billion—no small feat.

Each billionaire is categorized by his or her net worth, country of origin, business sector and the estimated day-to-day changes in net worth. All 500 members have a profile in which their fortune is broken down, including how Bloomberg calculated the net worth.

It can be great tool to begin to research how the world’s wealthiest have accumulated their riches.

However, there is one thing missing from the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, and it stands out like a sore thumb.

Michael Bloomberg, former New York City mayor, an investor, philanthropist and the founder of Bloomberg L.P. is not featured on the list.

Bloomberg reportedly is worth an estimated $51.9 billion, which should place him in the No. 10 spot, but he is mysteriously absent from the list. His absence raises some questions.

Here’s one of them. Who else is missing from this list?

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