According to 2020’s update, it was recorded that we have 2,095 billionaires on Earth, with an approximated total net worth of $8 trillion. out of all this, the top 10 richest people in the world account for $1,153 billion, or roughly 14.41%, which simply means they embody 0.48% of billionaires. Here is the list of the people considered as the richest at the time of this update; _____ April 12, 2021, _____ according to the Forbes World’s Billionaires List.
1. Jeff Bezos
Jeff Bezos is the first wealthiest man on earth with a net worth of $177 billion. He aged 57 years and resides in Seattle, Wash.
Jeff Bezos is the founder and CEO of Amazon. He founded it shortly after he resigned from the hedge fund giant D.E. Shaw. He is the world richest today, he maintained his position even after divorcing his wife MacKenzie in 2019 and transferring a quarter of his stake in Amazon to her.
Amazon.com started from selling out books and has now turn into a global market, and it’s now arguably the largest retailer in the world. He gained the advantage of covid-19, by getting more people shopping online.
2. Elon Musk
Elon Musk is the second richest man, with a net worth of $151 billion. He resides in Austin, Texas
Elon Musk is into diverse of company lately. Musk found Tesla Motors (now Tesla).
Musk’s rocket company, SpaceX is now valued at nearly $100 billion. Tesla has become the world’s most valuable automaker with a market capitalization of $342 billion in Feb 2021.
3. Bernard Arnault
Bernard Arnault is the third richest man, with a net worth of $150 billion and he resides in Paris, France.
Bernard Arnault is the CEO and chairman of LVMH, the largest extravagance goods company. He got his money from his business across a domain of over 70 brands including Louis Vuitton and Sephora.
He is a French businessman and Europe’s richest man, he earned a $100 billion fortune in December last year.
4. Bill Gates
Bill Gates is the 65 years old fourth world richest man, with a net worth of $124 billion.
Bill Gate is the co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He founded Microsoft with a friend, Paul Allen. As Microsoft is the largest software in the world, It produces its own line of the personal computer. Books are also published through Microsoft Press, its also provides email services through its Exchange server. It also sells video game systems.
Bill Gates entered the $100 billion club last year in April when Microsoft’s share price surged post-earnings.
5. Mark Zuckerberg
Mark Zuckerberg is the 36 years old fifth richest person with the the net worth of $97 billion.
Mark Zuckerberg is the co-founder, CEO, and chairman of Facebook. Zuck started the development of Facebook alongside his fellow students Eduardo Saverin, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes at Harvard university in 2004. He dropped out of Harvard to focus on his dream when facebook was been used by other universities.
Facebook is the world’s largest social networking service, enabling its users to create a personal profile, connect with friends and family, join or create groups, and much more.
Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, founded the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative in 2015, while each served as co-CEO.