The list of the world’s richest persons can vary from year to year depending on the net worth and financial performance. However, the richest people on the earth are not immune to Covid-19.
The global equity markets collapse as the pandemic triggered. With the markets in flux due to coronavirus, each billionaire’s net worth also fluctuates depending on the day.
Forbes recently published its annual list of billionaires in 2021. The report shows that the number of billionaires has significantly dropped due to the pandemic.
Here are the 13 Richest Person in The World in 2021, according to Forbes’ list of “The Richest in 2021”:
13. Mukesh Ambani, $80.7Bn (diversified)
Indian Ambani has a 42% controlling stake in Reliance Industries, which is the owner of the world’s largest oil refining complex. He is also the owner of property worth more than $400m.
12. Amancio Ortega, $81.1Bn (Zara)
Amancio Ortega of Spain is one of the wealthiest clothing retailers in the world, A pioneer in fast fashion, he cofounded Inditex, known for its Zara fashion chain, with his ex-wife Rosalia Mera (d. 2013) in 1975, He owns about 60% of Madrid-listed Inditex, which has 8 brands, including Massimo Dutti and Pull & Bear, and 7,500 stores around the world, Ortega typically earns more than $400 million in dividends a year, He has invested his dividends primarily into real estate in Madrid, Barcelona, London, Chicago, Miami and New York.
11. Steve Ballmer, $81.6Bn (Microsoft)
Steven Anthony Ballmer ( born March 24, 1956) is an American businessman and investor who served as the chief executive officer of Microsoft from 2000 to 2014. He is the current owner of the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
10. Francoise Bettencourt Meyers&family, $87.2Bn (L’Oréal)
Francoise Bettencourt Meyers is the granddaughter of the founder of L’Oreal and the richest woman in the world, Bettencourt Meyers and her family own around 33% of L’Oreal stock, She has served on L’Oreal’s board since 1997 and is chairwoman of the family holding company, She became France’s reigning L’Oreal heiress in 2017 when her mother Liliane Bettencourt, then the world’s richest woman, died at age 94.
9. Warren Buffett, $101.3Bn (Berkshire Hathaway)
Now in his ninth decade, the Berkshire Hathaway chief executive, known as the “Oracle of Omagh” is one of the most successful investors of all time. Like Gates he has pledged to give away more than 99% of his fortune to charity.
8. Sergey Brin, $105.4Bn (Google)
Sergey Brin is an American computer scientist and Internet entrepreneur. Together with Larry Page, he co-founded Google. Brin was the president of Google’s parent company, Alphabet Inc., until stepping down from the role on December 3, 2019. Brin and Page remain at Alphabet as co-founders, controlling shareholders, board members, and employees. As of July 2020, Brin is the 10th-richest person in the world, with an estimated net worth of US$68 billion.
7. Larry Ellison, 106.8Bn (software)
American business magnate Larry Ellison also had a whopping year. The Oracle co-founder has major shares in Tesla, which surged enormously in 2021, giving him one of the biggest paydays in recent memory.
6. Larry Page, $108.9Bn (Google)
Larry Page, byname of Lawrence Edward Page, (born March 26, 1973, East Lansing, Michigan, U.S.), American computer scientist and entrepreneur who, with Sergey Brin, created the online search engine Google, one of the most popular sites on the Internet.
5. Mark Zuckerberg, $127.7Bn (Facebook)
Mark Elliot Zuckerberg (born May 14, 1984) is an American media magnate, internet entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He is known for co-founding Facebook, Inc. and serves as its chairman, chief executive officer, and controlling shareholder.
4. Bill Gates, $128.9Bn (Microsot)
William Henry Gates III (born October 28, 1955) is an American business magnate, software developer, and philanthropist. He is best known as the co-founder of Microsoft Corporation. … During the late 1990s, Gates had been criticized for his business tactics, which have been considered anti-competitive.
3. Elon Musk, $167.3Bn (Tesla)
Elon Musk is a South African-born American entrepreneur and businessman who founded X.com in 1999 (which later became PayPal), SpaceX in 2002, and Tesla Motors in 2003. Musk became a multimillionaire in his late 20s when he sold his start-up company, Zip2, to a division of Compaq Computers.
2. Bernard Arnault & family, $189.2Bn
Bernard Arnault, (born March 5, 1949, Roubaix, France), French businessman best known as the chairman and CEO of the French conglomerate LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA, the largest luxury-products company in the world. Arnault graduated from the École Polytechnique in Paris with a degree in engineering.
1. Jeff Bezos, $201.8Bn (Amazon)
Jeffrey Preston Bezos (/ˈbeɪzoʊs/; né Jorgensen; born January 12, 1964) is an American internet entrepreneur, industrialist, media proprietor, and investor. He is best known as the founder, CEO, and president of the multi-national technology company Amazon.
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