10 Richest People in the World for 2021
When it comes to the list of the richest men in the World, it needs to be updated from time to time. It is because wealth keeps moving; while some are making it, others are losing it.
According to Forbes, despite the pandemic and economic crisis faced across the World,
due to the effect of the lockdown resulting from Covid-19, the following men made more money than we could imagine, crowning them the World’s most affluent men of 2021.
Richest People in the World
- Jeff Bezos
- Age: 57
- Net worth: $ 177 billion
- Source Of Wealth: Amazon
The year 2020 was indeed very fruitful for Amazon boss Jeff Bezos. He is currently named the richest man in the World; his net worth moved from $64 billion to $177 billion due to the surging Amazon shares within a year.
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- Elon Musk
- Age: 49
- Net worth: 163.8 billion
- Source Of Wealth: Tesla, SpaceX
Last year and sometime this year, Elon Musk was the richest man globally, thanks to a 75% climb in Tesla shares. However, due to fluctuating stock, he slipped from the first position and now is the second richest man in the World.
- Bernard Arnault
- Age: 72
- Net worth: $150 billion
- Source Of Wealth: Luxury goods
Due to an 86% rise in the shares of LVMH, luxury goods tycoon Bernard Arnault has held on to his No 3 position of the richest man in the World.
Although this position does not do justice, Arnault raises from $76 billion to $150 billion in net worth within a year. Arnault is the owner of luxury brands, including Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior, among others.
- Bill Gates
- Age: 65
- Net worth: $124 billion
- Source Of Wealth: Microsoft
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gate, the richest man in the World, is now ranked No. 4. Thanks to the strong performance of Microsoft shares and other investments, Bill Gates keeps maintaining a high position on the World’s richest man list.
- Mark Zuckerberg
- Age: 36
- Net worth: $97 billion
- Source Of Wealth: Facebook
Tech entrepreneur and founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg ranks No.5 on the list.
Within a year, Facebook witnessed a rise of 80% shares, and this might have to do with people wanting to stay in touch during the lockdown. This rise increased Mark’s net worth of $42.3 billion to $97 billion.
- Warren Buffett
- Net worth: $96 billion
- Source Of Wealth: Berkshire Hathaway
Stock expert and investment legend, Warren Buffett, is the No.6 most prosperous man in the World. Better known as the Oracle Of Omaha, Warren Buffett raised his net worth by $28.5 billion within a year.
Richest People in the World for 2021
So tell me, how is that not impressive?
- Larry Ellison
- Age: 76
- Net worth: $93 billion
- Source Of Wealth: Software
The Oracle co-founder, Larry Ellison, has significant shares in Tesla, and since Tesla is doing so well, this is being reflected on Larry Ellison’s net worth.
As a result, the business magnate can be said to have had a great year, with his investments bringing him a desirable return.
- Larry Page
- Age: 48
- Net worth: $91.5 billion
- Source Of Wealth: Google
Thanks to the lockdown, which led to many individuals and organizations working from home, Google co-founder, Larry Page is now worth $91.5 billion.
So it can be said that American entrepreneur Larry Page took his wealth to a new level in 2021.
- Sergey Brin
- Age: 47
- Net worth: $89 billion
- Source Of Wealth: Google
Like his Google co-founder, Larry Page, tech guru Sergey Brin also experienced a rise in his net worth in 2021.
Thanks to the success of the World’s most popular search engine, Google, Sergey Brin is now worth $89 billion, making him among the World’s richest men.
- Mukesh Ambani
- Age: 63
- Net worth: $84.5 billion
- Source Of Wealth: Diversified
The current most prosperous person in Asia, Mukesh Ambani, is the No.10 richest man.
From India, the Reliance Industries Ltd shareholder took this position from Jack Ma of China, who was last year’s richest person in Asia but now ranked No.26.