Jeff Bezos has topped as the Richest Person in the World for the fourth time in a row says Forbes in its Annual World Billionaires List 2021 and as reported by Forbes Amazon Chief’s Net Worth jumped to $177 billion in 2021 from $113 billion in 2020 thanks to the record jumped in Amazon shares.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk made it to the second place on the list with $151 billion adding a whooping $126.4 billion to his net worth from $24.6 billion, Musk was ranked at 31st place on the list in 2020.
French Tycoon Bernard Arnault ranked 3rd on the list with a net worth of $150 billion almost double of his net worth of $76 billion in 2020. Arnault’s LVMH, owner of brands including Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior and cosmetics retailer Sephora witnessed an impressive 86% jump in its shares in past year.
Former Microsoft Chief Bill Gates ranked at fourth place with a net worth of $124 billion with the rise in shares of the company’s he has invested in including Microsoft.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg ranked 5th on the list with a net worth of $97 billion a $42.3 billion more than a year ago thanks to the rise of about 80% to Facebook’s share in the stock market.
Top 10 Richest People in the World 2021:
|Rank||Name||Net Worth (in billion $)||Country|
|1.||Jeff Bezos||$177 billion||USA|
|2.||Elon Musk||$151 billion||USA|
|3.||Bernard Arnault||$150 billion||France|
|4.||Bill Gates||$124 billion||USA|
|5.||Mark Zuckerberg||$97 billion||USA|
|6.||Warren Buffett||$96 billion||USA|
|7.||Larry Ellison||$93 billion||USA|
|8.||Larry Page||$91.5 billion||USA|
|9.||Sergey Brin||$89 billion||USA|
|10.||Mukesh Ambani||$84.5 billion||India|
Facts from the Annual Billionaire list 2021:
This year 2,755 people made it to the list with 660 more people added to the list including 493 new comers (210 from China and Hong Kong and 98 from the U.S).
Notable Newcomers: Miriam Adelson of Nevada ($38.2 billion), Whitney Wolfe Herd (co-founder of Bumble dating app) and and Europe’s Guillaume Pousaz, founder of payments firm Checkout.com
USA leads with 724 billionaires (up from 614 in 2020), while China is closing the gap with 698 billionaires on the list (up from 456 in 2020) and India ranked on third position with 140 billionaires in the world.
The new youngest self-made billionaire is 26-year-old American Austin Russell founder of automotive sensor firm Luminar Technologies with a net worth of $2.4 billion. While the 18-year-old Kevin David Lehmann of Germany named as the youngest billionaire of the year with $3.3 billion after his father Guenther Lehmann transferred his stake in drugstore chain dm-drogerie mkt to him.