World’s richest persons’ list keeps changing day to day as per the latest market trends. Most of their net worth is volatile and depends upon the financial performance of the company. Today, we present you with the top 10 richest persons in the world based on Forbes data taken on 9 April 2021. The list also includes the key operations of the top five wealthiest business persons.
1. Jeff Bezos – $192.5 billion
Amazon founder and CEO, Jeff Bezos has occupied the top position among the world’s richest person list. He is in the top position for a long time. In between, Elon Musk dethroned him to become the richest person but he could not stay there for a long time. It was a matter of few days for Jeff to grab the top position again.
He has a total wealth of $192.5 billion. Though he transferred 25% of his Amazon stake to his wife as per the divorce settlement agreement it did not change its position.
Bezos founded Amazon, the worldwide retail giant in 1994 from his garage in Seattle. Corona pandemic has helped Bezos to earn more wealth due to an exponential demand for online products. Jeff Bezos also ranks first among the people and organizations who did charity in 2020.
2. Bernard Arnault & Family – $169.5 billion
LVMH – France Chairman and CEO Bernard Arnault has a net worth of $169.5 billion. He is the second richest person in the world. His business empire has a total of 70 brands. Louis Vuitton and Sephora are the well-known brands of Bernard business. In 2020, he added $100 billion wealth to his name. He is also the richest person in Europe.
3. Elon Musk – $168.3 billion
No one was taking Elon Musk and his ideas seriously before 2020. Last year has changed his fortunes dramatically. Tesla and SpaceX, his two most successful ventures, have added a lot of wealth to his name. He has revolutionized the electric vehicle industry by Tesla, whereas SpaceX valuation has crossed $100 billion in 2021. Tesla has become the most valuable automaker company in the world with a whopping valuation of $342 billion.
In January, he also became the richest person in the world. He was occupying the second rank for few months, but recently Bernard replaced him to become the 2nd richest person in the world. As per Forbes data, he has a total wealth of $168.3 billion.
4. Bill Gates – $129.6 billion
Bill Gates, the founder of software giant Microsoft, is one of the popular names in and out of the business industry. In recent times, he has dedicated most of the wealth and time to philanthropy works. The co-founder of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has a total wealth of $129.6 billion.
He gave away the maximum stakes of Microsoft for other investments. Currently, he just has a 1% of stake from Microsoft. In April, he joined the $100 billion club due to the Microsoft share surge.
5. Mark Zuckerberg – $114.0 billion
Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO and co-founder of Facebook has a net worth of $114.0 billion. He has a 15% stake in Facebook. He crossed the $100 billion mark due to the popularity of Instagram Reels.
Here is the list of the remaining richest persons ranked from 6 to 10 based on April 9, 2021, Forbes record: