The Richest People in the World 2021

Founder, Chairman, CEO and President of Amazon Jeff Bezos speaks during an event about Blue Origin's space exploration plans in Washington, US, May 9, 2019/ Reuters

Jeff Bezos is the world’s richest for the fourth year running, worth $177 billion, while Elon Musk rocketed into the number two spot with $151 billion, as Tesla and Amazon shares surged.

1

Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos founded e-commerce giant Amazon in 1994 out of his garage in Seattle. He stepped down as CEO to become executive chairman on July 5, 2021.

2

Elon Musk

Elon Musk is working to revolutionize transportation both on Earth, through electric car maker Tesla — and in space, via rocket producer SpaceX.

3

Bernard Arnault & family

One of the world’s ultimate taste-makers, Bernard Arnault oversees an empire of 70 brands including Louis Vuitton and Sephora.

4

Bill Gates

Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates, now divorcing, chair the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the world’s largest private charitable foundation.

5

Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook, the social network Zuckerberg runs, has become a go-to communications tool during the coronavirus pandemic lockdown.

6

Warren Buffet

Known as the “Oracle of Omaha,” Warren Buffett is one of the most successful investors of all time.

7

Larry Ellison

Larry Ellison is chairman, chief technology officer and cofounder of software giant Oracle, of which he owns about 35%.

8

Larry Page

Larry Page stepped down as CEO of Alphabet, the parent of Google, in December 2019 but remains a board member and a controlling shareholder.

NET WORTH

$91.5 B

9

Sergey Brin

Sergey Brin stepped down as president of Alphabet, parent company of Google, in December 2019 but remains a controller shareholder and a board member.

10

Mukesh Ambani

Mukesh Ambani chairs and runs $74 billion (revenue) Reliance Industries, which has interests in petrochemicals, oil and gas, telecom and retail.

NET WORTH

$84.5 B

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