Financial world with John
Hello readers! Here I am after one month again with the newest information from the interesting world of finance! Did you like the last article? I hope you did and I will do my best to give you the most interesting and important information which will help you to better understand the business world!
An icon is dead, so what now?
As you probably know by now, one of the richest people in the world, and the richest person in the Czech Republic, is dead. But how did Petr Kellner actually die?
It was an ordinary afternoon in Alaska when a huge catastrophe occurred near the glacier called Knik. A small group of 4 came to Alaska for heliskiing, which is an extreme sport where people are “dropped” from a helicopter onto the snow on top of a mountain and they ski down in the wild. Then from the valley the helicopter takes the skiers to the top again. Petr Kellner and the others from his group were heliskiing the whole afternoon, but in the late afternoon their helicopter came down and crashed, with only one survivor - former Czech snowboarding representative David Horváth. Later he told the media that he thinks there wasn’t a technical problem with the helicopter - so the reason for the crash is a mystery?
Petr Kellner was a huge fish in the lake of business, so there are many companies which could now go bankrupt, through loss of connection with the richest Czech citizen. He was a major owner of the famous and huge company PPF Group, also O2, Nova, and HomeCredit.
There will be a lot of changes in the Czech business world because of this huge loss, which we will no doubt start to see soon. If we don't count Kellner’s family, the new richest person in Czech Republic is now Radovan Vítek.
Even the rich have feelings!
As you probably already realised, couples are breaking up more and more in the modern world. In the Czech Republic for example, based on research of the Median group, 45% of couples separate during their marriage.
Somewhat recently Bill and Melinda Gates announced their own divorce, after 27 years of marriage together. It affected the whole world because no one expected that. Also earlier this year the richest person in the world, Jeff Bezos, divorced his wife.
So let’s look deeper into the relationship of the Gates couple. What actually is the main reason why they broke up? You may be surprised, but it’s quite simple, they basically can’t develop their relationship anymore.
It has become one of the most expensive divorces in history because Bill Gates had given Melinda stocks of some of the huge companies he owns. The actual number of stocks is enormous! Based on the information from server TMZ, Melinda got about 1,8 billion USD, which is about 38,6 billion CZK, primarily through stocks of the Canadian National Railway and AutoNation.
However, this amount is tiny in comparison to the vast amount of money this couple gave to the whole world to heal, save lives and stop poverty … The couple have announced they will continue working on their foundation to help those in need.
Bill and Melinda Gates, Pinkvilla
Shops are finally open!
There has been another relaxation of restrictions in the Czech Republic. From Monday, May 10th , other shops opened, people will be able to put away their masks in outside spaces with smaller concentrations. Pupils of the second stage of primary schools in other regions also took part in rotary in-school teaching. However, restaurants with dispensing windows and fitness centers remain closed. From May 17th all the restaurants could open their “gardens” and from May 24th all of the hotels will open, all the students will go to school and it seems the pandemic is slowing down.
Despite the fact that stores have already been allowed to open, many of them will not, mainly due to bankruptcy. It was such a long time that shops were closed, and those which didn’t start selling online simply went bankrupt. But the situation is even worse with restaurants, which are limited only to dispensing windows, alongside related breweries and other businesses which depend on pubs and restaurants.
Written by John
Forbes, Petr Kellner, https://forbes.cz/nejbohatsi-cesi-2020/detail/petr-kellner/
aktuálně.cz, Vrtulník, při jehož nehodě zemřel Petr Kellner, pomalu manévroval nad hřebenem, https://zpravy.aktualne.cz/zahranici/vrtulnik-pri-jehoz-nehode-v-usa-zemrel-petr-kellner-a-dalsi/r~e2892b3e9c9611ebaedf0cc47ab5f122/
Stáňa Sedová, Právo, Rozvádí se téměř každý druhý pár,
Filip Zelenka, E15, 6. května 2021, Hodně drahý rozvod, Bill Gates převedl na manželku téměř dvě miliardy v akciích, https://www.e15.cz/byznys/hodne-drahy-rozvod-bill-gates-prevedl-na-manzelku-temer-dve-miliardy-v-akciich-1380268¨
Jiří Janda, Deník, PŘEHLEDNĚ: Otevírají obchody, služby i další školy. Co vše se mění od pondělí, https://www.denik.cz/z_domova/koronavirus-cesko-opatreni-prehledne-20210510.html