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The richest billionaires in the world have gotten richer and more powerful in the past few decades. The list of founders has also seen a lot of changes with many new billionaires coming on the scene.
The list consists of US dollar billionaire rankings from Forbes as well as their country of origin. Some notable billionaires who made this year’s list are Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, and Amancio Ortega.
Richest Billionaires in the World 2021
This list is updated every year so it is worth checking back-to-back years to see how much wealth each person has accumulated since then.
#1. Bernard Arnault
Net Worth: $186.3 billion
Bernard Arnault is the richest man in the world in 2021. The man behind LVMH, a global luxury goods conglomerate with brands such as Louis Vuitton and Moet-Hennessy, is worth $94 billion according to Forbes.
This year, he made a temporary move from France to Monaco to make it easier for him to vote in the French presidential election. He also owns the Paris Saint-Germain football club and has an estimated net worth of $15 billion.
Bernard Arnault is the only person on Forbes’ list of billionaires who operates his own business. In this way, he has managed to stay ahead of Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos by being one step ahead of their businesses instead of just focusing on manufacturing products like they do.
#2. Jeff Bezos
Net Worth: $186 billion
Jeff Bezos, the CEO, and founder of Amazon is the second richest man in the world in 2021. The founder of e-commerce giant Amazon overtook Bill Gates with a net worth of $112 billion. How did Bezos surpass Microsoft’s founder?
This section discusses how Jeff Bezos has become one of history’s most influential people with his extensive fortune that was amassed thanks to his creation and running of Amazon.
#3. Elon Musk
Net Worth: $147.3 billion
Elon Musk is the third richest man in the world in 2021 with $27 billion. He was able to rake in $2.5 billion through his company SpaceX, and another $4.7 billion from Tesla, his electric car company. Musk also has a personal net worth of over $20 billion.
Elon Musk is one of the most successful entrepreneurs in history and one of the most famous for having founded three companies – PayPal, Tesla Motors, and SpaceX – that are all run by AI writers for him to manage remotely via computer screens.
Elon has been involved with science fiction since he was a child, and he has said that “science fiction is really just wishful thinking.” He studied physics and engineering before dropping out to pursue ventures full-time
#4. Bill Gates
Net Worth: $125.5 billion
In 2021, Bill Gates would be the fourth richest man in the world with a net worth of $115 billion. His company, Microsoft, is the world’s leading software company and it has been expanding rapidly to reach its target market.
Bill Gates is one of the most influential figures in the tech industry and he has been active for more than four decades now. He was the co-founder of Microsoft (no longer active) which is now a leader in software development and deployment. Gates helped put computer science on a more global platform and were involved with countless technological breakthroughs that have shaped our modern society and changed our daily life.
Future Outlook: In 2021, Bill Gates will still be in the front running position by being one of the wealthiest men in the world.
#5. Mark Zuckerberg
Net Worth: $114.7 billion
In 2021, Mark Zuckerberg will be one of the richest men in the world. It’ll be his fifth decade on Earth and he is only 37 now.
Mark Zuckerberg, who was born in 1984, has already accumulated a net worth of $60 billion as of 2019. He is also one of the youngest billionaires in the world.
The Facebook CEO’s current net worth is up from $34 billion in 2013 when he was ranked number 8 on Forbes list of The World’s Richest People with a fortune at that time valued at $15 billion.
#6. Warren Buffet
Net Worth: $108.7 billion
How will the world look like in 2021 when Warren Buffet is still alive?
Warren Buffet is one of the richest men in the world and he is still alive. If we are to assume that he will be alive, in 2021, and will remain with his wealth unchanged, then it is safe to say that his net worth would be worth about $221 billion.
#7. Larry Ellison
Net Worth: $102.3 billion
Larry Ellison, the CEO of Oracle Corporation, is one of the richest people in the world. In 2021, he will be 94 years old but still alive. Despite all these achievements, it has been hard for him to retire.
Larry Ellison is a prominent businessman in today’s society and one of the richest people in the world at 94 years old. He is also active in philanthropy and political activities and owns a private jet worth $35 million
The article discusses how Larry Ellison can still be alive despite his age because of his successful career as an entrepreneur and philanthropist.
#8. Larry Page
Net Worth: $100.2 billion
Larry Page is one of the richest men in the world. He is the co-founder and CEO of Google and has a net worth of $60 billion dollars.
Larry Page’s net worth surged in recent years due to his success with Google. His company had just become a publicly-traded company and it was selling shares that were quickly gaining value.
He is also known for his leadership skills, which show up in his work as well as personal life. Mr. Page has been named one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people four times, which is something very few people can boast about.
#9. Sergey Brin
Net Worth: $97.1 billion
Billionaires like Sergey Brin are expected to be a huge part of the future. They will continue to create opportunities for themselves and the world, even if they are not spending on luxuries, such as cars and houses.
As technology advances, billionaires like Sergey Brin will be able to spend less time on their businesses and focus more time on philanthropy. The era of billionaires is expected to last for a long time in the future.
#10. Mukesh Ambani
Net Worth: $84.5 billion
With a net worth of $50 billion, Mukesh Ambani is one of the richest men in the world. He has seen his wealth skyrocket over the past 20 years.
Mukesh Ambani is a name that you might not know but that may soon be familiar to you. In 2021, he will still be among the top ten richest people in the world with a total personal wealth of $50 billion and an estimated company worth of $400 billion.
According to the Forbes list of billionaires, Mukesh Ambani is currently ranked as number 12 on their list with his total personal wealth at around $45 billion.
In the past few decades, there has been a shift in where billionaires are making their fortunes. The majority of today’s wealthiest people come from countries like China and Japan, which have seen rapid growth in recent years.
This trend is expected to continue into the future as these economies grow even faster than those of Western nations.
With global GDP forecasted to increase by 4% over the next five years, it seems we can expect to see more self-made millionaires enter this exclusive club for many years to come!