Here we have some world’s richest people across last year who even have beat the pandemic. On number one we have the richest man Amazon boss Jeff Bezos an American internet entrepreneur, industrialist, media proprietor, and investor. He is the founder, CEO, and president of the multinational technology company Amazon. The first multi-billionaire on the Forbes wealth index, Bezos was named the “richest man in modern history” after his net worth increased to $191.5 billion in January 2021. According to Forbes, he is the first person in history to have a net worth exceeding $200 billion. Bezos first became a millionaire in 1997 after raising $54 million through Amazon’s initial public offering (IPO).
Elon Musk is the world’s second-richest person after Jeff Bezos. He is the founder, CEO, CTO, and chief designer of SpaceX; early investor, CEO, and product architect of Tesla, Inc.; founder of The Boring Company; co-founder of Neuralink; and co-founder and initial co-chairman of OpenAI. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) in 2018. Also that year, he was ranked 25th on the Forbes list of The World’s Most Powerful People and was ranked joint-first on the Forbes list of the Most Innovative Leaders of 2019. A multi-billionaire Musk became the richest person in the world in net worth increased to $183.2 billion in January 2021.
Bernard Arnault is the chairman and chief executive of LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton SE, the world’s largest luxury-goods company. In April 2018, he became the richest person in fashion, topping Zara’s Amancio Ortega. Arnault briefly surpassed Jeff Bezos to become the richest person in the world in December 2019. He again became the world’s richest person for a short time in January 2021 with a net worth of $150.1 billion.
Bill Gates is an American business magnate, software developer, and philanthropist. He is best known as the co-founder of Microsoft Corporation. During his career at Microsoft, Gates held the positions of chairman, chief executive officer (CEO), president and chief software architect, while also being the largest individual shareholder until May 2014. He is one of the best-known entrepreneurs and pioneers of the microcomputer revolution of the 1970s and 1980s. As of January 2021, Gates had an estimated net worth of US$121.5 billion, making him the fourth-wealthiest person in the world, behind Elon Musk, Bezos, and Bernard Arnault.
Mark Elliot Zuckerberg is an American media magnate, internet entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He is known for co-founding Facebook, Inc. and serves as its chairman, chief executive officer, and controlling shareholder. He also is a co-founder of the solar sail spacecraft development project Breakthrough Starshot and serves as one of its board members. Zuckerberg took the company public in May 2012 with majority shares. In 2007, at age 23, he became the world’s youngest self-made billionaire. As of January 2021, Zuckerberg’s net worth is $10.4 billion making him the 5th-richest person in the world.
Zhong Shanshan is a Chinese billionaire businessman. Zhang founded and chairs Nongfu Spring, the largest beverage company in China. He is also the owner of the Chinese pharma giant ‘Wantai’. He is the richest person in China and in December 2020, he became Asia’s richest man, topping India’s Mukesh Ambani. In January 2021 he overtook Warren Buffett to become the world’s 6th richest person net worth is $89.3 billion.
Warren Buffett is an American investor, business tycoon, philanthropist, and the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. Buffett became a billionaire when Berkshire Hathaway began selling class A shares on May 29, 1990, with the market closing at $7,175 a share. He is considered one of the most successful investors in the world and has a net worth of over US$88.2 billion as of January 2021.
Larry Ellison is an American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist who is a co-founder, the executive chairman, and chief technology officer (CTO) of Oracle Corporation. As of October 2019, he was listed by Forbes magazine as the fourth-wealthiest person in the United States and as the sixth-wealthiest in the world, with a fortune of $69.1 billion, increased from $54.5 billion in 2018. In January 2021, his net worth increased by $85.7 billion.
Larry Page the 13th-richest person in the world Forbes placed him 9th in the list of Billionaires as of Jan 2021. An American computer scientist and Internet entrepreneur. He is best known as one of the co-founders of Google along with Sergey Brin with a net worth of $83.0 billion, January 2021.
Mukesh Ambani is an Indian billionaire businessman, and the chairman, managing director, and largest shareholder of Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL), a Fortune Global 500 company and India’s most valuable company by market value. He is the second richest person in Asia. after Zhong Shanshan with a net worth of US$81.8 billion in January 2021.