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Thailand’s 50 Richest Less Rich Due to Pandemic, But Still Pretty Rich

Thailand’s 50’s richest see their wealth dented due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, but still maintain much of their money even as millions of Thais are at the risk of unemployment.

Although some of the wealthiest billionaires saw bits of their coffers dip in Forbes’ list of Thailand’s 50 Richest 2020 released Friday, the vast majority of Thais are in immediate danger of losing both formal and informal jobs. At least 520,000 fresh graduates would be hard-pressed to find a job this year, reports say.

Topping the Forbes list, yet again, were the Chearavanont brothers of CP Group continue to take the top spot, although their combined net worth dipped $2.2 billion to $27.3 billion.

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