As we enter the New Year, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, the wealth of the world’s 10 richest people has reached $ 100 billion. Some of these people, like Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos, have had $ 100 billion in assets for some time. Gates first achieved that goal in 1999, while Bezos achieved it in 2017. However, most are new to the club.
The 10 richest billionaires have added $ 402.17 billion to their net worth in 2021, led by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who became the world’s richest man this year and in short his net worth has surpassed $ 300 billion. Musk has amassed $ 121 billion in 2021, down from the $ 140 billion he raised in 2020.
In this context, we refer to the 10 richest people in the world:
1- Elon Musk:
$ 277 billion (added $ 121 billion to his assets)
Tesla’s co-founder has made a massive increase in his fortune thanks to the rapid growth of the electric car maker. Shares of Tesla have risen about 60% this year, and the company’s market capitalization reached $ 1 trillion for the first time in October.
2- Jeff Bezos:
$ 195 billion (added $ 5 billion to his assets)
The former richest man in the world did not add the same amount of money that Musk made to his fortune, but at least he was able to end this year by adding billions of dollars to his net worth. Bezos resigned as CEO of Amazon last July, and Bezos said he will spend most of his time working on initiatives such as the Earth Fund, the Blue Origin space agency, the Washington Post and the Amazon Day One.
3- Bernard Arnold:
$ 176 billion (added $ 61 billion to his assets)
The CEO of LVMH, a luxury goods group that owns brands such as Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior and Givenchy, added $ 61 billion to its net worth in 2021. At 72, he is the richest man in Europe.
4- Bill Gates:
$ 139 billion (added $ 7 billion to his assets)
Despite donating tens of billions of dollars over the past few decades, Gates’ fortunes continue to grow, thanks to the strong performance of Microsoft shares, which he co-founded and still owns 1% of the stock.
Gates has long since left the management of his company and spends most of his time at his charity.
5- Lorry page
$ 130 billion (added $ 47 billion to his assets)
Thanks to Alphabet’s strong performance in 2021, the Google co – founder added $ 47 billion, surpassing the $ 2 trillion market in November and recently winning CNBC’s Big Tech of the Year award.
6. Mark Zuckerberg:
$ 128 billion (added $ 24 billion to his assets)
Zuckerberg, 37, has increased his net worth to $ 24 billion this year. Zuckerberg owns 13% of Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, which has grown more than 20% in value this year.
7- Sergey Brin:
$ 125 billion ($ 45 billion added to his net worth)
The other Google co-founder’s net worth increased by $ 45 billion, topping $ 100 billion for the first time. Brin owns approximately 38 million shares in Alphabet.
8. Steve Palmer
$ 122 billion (added $ 41 billion to his assets)
The former Microsoft CEO and owner of the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team will become $ 41 billion richer by the end of 2021 than he was at the beginning of this year. Palmer has benefited from the popularity of technology stocks such as Microsoft, which have grown in value by more than 50% this year.
9- Larry Allison
$ 109 billion (added $ 29 billion to his assets)
Oracle recorded its second-highest profit in December 20 years ago, and was co-chaired by founder and founder Larry Ellison. The 77-year-old entered the club with a net worth of more than $ 100 billion last year, adding $ 29 billion to his net worth due to his strong corporate revenue.
10. Warren Buffett:
$ 109 billion (added $ 21 billion to his assets)
Berkshire Hathaway’s CEO said earlier this year that he was halfway toward his stated goal of giving up most of his wealth, but that his company’s share performance was increasing. Omaha’s Godfather has amassed $ 21 billion in assets.
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