Top 10 Richest People In The World
Last updated: Monday May 17th, 2021
1. Jeff Bezos
Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has a net worth of $188.5 billion and ranks as the first richest person on the earth today. His position remains the same even after divorcing his wife MacKenzie in 2019 and transferring a quarter of his stake in Amazon to her. Bezos founded the behemoth Amazon in 1994 out of his garage in Seattle. The e-commerce giant has reaped the benefits of this coronavirus pandemic, with more number of people shopping online.
2. Elon Musk
3. Bernard Arnault & his family
LVMH – France Chairman and CEO Bernard Arnault rank third in the world in terms of riches. His net worth is $163.7 billion ensuing from his business across an empire of more than 70 brands including Louis Vuitton and Sephora. French businessman and Europe’s richest man Bernard Arnault earned the $100 billion fortune last year in December.
4. Bill Gates
The co-founder of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates has a net worth of $129.2 billion. Having founded the software giant Microsoft along with Paul Allen, Bill Gates eventually sold away much of his stakes in the company retaining just 1% of the shares and investing the rest in stocks and other assets. Bill Gates entered the $100 billion club last year in April when Microsoft share price surged post-earnings. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is the world’s largest private charitable foundation.
5. Mark Zuckerberg
The co-founder, CEO and chairman of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg champions the social network that has become a go-to communications avenue today. His net worth is $111.6 billion and today he owns about 15% stakes in Facebook after the firm went public in May 2012. Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire. His net worth zoomed past the $100 billion mark — all thanks to Instagram Reels — the alternative to TikTok which was banned in India earlier this year and is facing troubles in the US as well.
6. Warren Buffet
7. Larry Ellison
8. Larry Page
Larry Page, the co-founder of Google has a net worth of $96.1 billion and ranks in the ninth position among the world’s richest persons. He has also invested in Planetary Resources, the famed space exploration company, and is also funding “Flying Car”, startup companies Kitty Hawk and Opener.
9. Sergey Brin
The co-founder and board member of Alphabet, Sergey Brin has a net worth of $93.2 billion which ranks him in the tenth position among the world’s richest persons. He co-founded Google along with Larry Page in 1998 which went public in 2004 and became Alphabet in 2015.
10. Mukesh Ambani
The founder chairman of Reliance Industries, Mukesh Ambani has a net worth of $ 77.3 billion. He runs the biggest oil and gas companies in India in addition to a very popular and influential telecom network in India.
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