The Top Ten Wealthiest People in the World
Based on their most recent net worth and financial performance, the world’s wealthiest people can change from year to year on the Forbes Global Rich List. Here is the most recent list of the world’s top 10 wealthiest people, compiled from the most recent Forbes list, which was published on July 12, 2021, as well as some interesting facts about each of them.
10. Francoise Bettencourt Meyers
Francoise Bettencourt Meyers is a French billionaire and the richest woman on the planet, with a net worth of $87.8 billion. She is the world’s richest woman. She is the only daughter and heiress of Liliane Bettencourt, and she is the sole heir to the L’Oréal cosmetics company, which is owned by her family.
9. Warren Buffett
Affectionately referred to as “the Oracle of Omaha,” Warren Buffet is widely regarded as one of the most successful investors in history. He is the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, which owns over 60 companies, including well-known names such as Geico insurance, Duracell, and the Dairy Queen restaurant chain. His net worth is estimated to be $101.8 billion. He began investing in stocks when he was 11 years old, as the son of a US congressman.
8. Sergey Brin
Sergey Brin, the co-founder and board member of Alphabet, has a net worth of $105.9 billion, which places him in the tenth position among the world’s wealthiest people, according to Forbes. In 1998, he and Larry Page co-founded Google, which went public in 2004 and was rebranded as Alphabet the following year.
7. Larry Page
Larry Page, the co-founder of Google, has a net worth of $109.3 billion and is the ninth richest person on the planet, according to Forbes magazine. He has also invested in Planetary Resources, the well-known space exploration company, and is currently funding the “Flying Car,” as well as the startup companies Kitty Hawk and Opener, among other things.
6. Larry Ellison
Larry Ellison has a net worth of $122.8 billion, which he has accumulated through his ownership of Oracle, a software company that he co-founded in 1977.
He resigned from his position as CEO of the company in 2014, and he has since served as chairman of the board and chief technology advisor to the company. Ellison has also served on the board of directors of Tesla since December 2018, following the purchase of 3 million shares of the company earlier in the year. He owns a large portion of the Hawaiian island of Lanai.
5. Mark Zuckerberg
Mark Zuckerberg, the co-founder, CEO, and chairman of Facebook, is a staunch supporter of the social network, which has emerged as a go-to communication channel in today’s world. His net worth is $126.2 billion, and he currently owns approximately 15 percent of Facebook, which went public in May 2012, after the company went public.
Mark Zuckerberg is the world’s youngest billionaire at the age of 27. Because of Instagram Reels, his net worth has soared past the $100 billion mark — an alternative to TikTok, which was recently banned in India and is currently facing legal challenges in the United States.
4. Bill Gates
Bill Gates, the co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has a net worth of $129.2 billion, according to Forbes. In spite of the fact that he and Paul Allen co-founded the software behemoth Microsoft, Bill Gates eventually sold off most of his stakes in the company, keeping only one percent of the stock while investing the remainder in stocks and other assets.
Bill Gates became the first person to reach the $100 billion mark in April of last year when the stock of Microsoft surged following its earnings report. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is the largest private charitable foundation in the world, with a budget of $1 billion.
3. Elon Musk
Electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla and rocket manufacturer SpaceX are among the projects Elon Musk is working on to revolutionize transportation on Earth and in space. Musk’s rocket company is now valued at nearly $100 billion, and his net worth is currently $162.8 billion, according to Forbes. Musk’s rocket company, SpaceX, is now worth nearly $100 billion, according to Forbes. Tesla has surpassed General Motors as the most valuable automaker in the world, with a market capitalization of $342 billion as of February 2021.
2. Bernard Arnault
Bernard Arnault, Chairman, and CEO of LVMH – France is the world’s wealthiest person today, according to Forbes magazine. His empire of more than 70 brands, including Louis Vuitton and Sephora, has generated a net worth of $188.6 billion, which he uses to fund his charitable foundation. Bernard Arnault, a French businessman and the richest man in Europe, amassed his $100 billion fortune in December of the previous year.
1. Jeff Bezos
Jeff Bezos, the founder, and CEO of Amazon has a net worth of $212.4 billion and is the world’s second-richest person, according to Forbes magazine. His position has not changed despite the fact that he divorced his wife MacKenzie in 2019 and transferred a quarter of his Amazon stock to her. Bezos started Amazon in his Seattle garage in 1994, and it has grown into a global behemoth. With more people shopping online as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the e-commerce giant has reaped the benefits of the epidemic.