Top Richest Billionaires in the world
The words billionaire and Trillionaire get extraordinary charm today. Although, nobody becomes a trillionaire yet. Who can be the first trillionaire? What do you guess? Jeff Bezos or Elon Musk? After the post-Covid world, almost every country going through an economic crisis. But, in news, we are constantly seeing the billionaires are earning more and more money every in this pandemic. Before a decade ago, we couldn’t even imagine, a man can be the owner of such a huge wealth. Here, I am sharing the net worth and interesting story of the World’s Top 10 Richest Billionaires in 2021.
1. Jeff Bezos – Founder and CEO of Amazon
World’s biggest e-commerce company Amazon founded by Jeff Bezos in 1994. Back in 1994 when he started the company, it was in a small rented garage in Seattle with hardly 4-5 employees. Now Amazon’s e-commerce business dominates in the United States, Germany, United Kingdom, Japan, France, Italy, Spain including India.
Bezos owns only an 11.1% stake, he gave 25% of his stake to his ex-wife MacKenzie Bezos and she becomes the wealthiest woman in the world.
This United States-based self-made billionaire currently owns a lot of companies, some of his big companies are Blue Origin (Aerospace company, Washing Post (media company), Amazon prime video (OTT platform), Amazon Web service (AWS), IMDB (rating company) and many more.
As per the data of Bloomberg his present net worth is $184 BILLION (as of 07/01/2021). Between March-April in 2020 Amazon hires 175,000 additional employees during the pandemic.
2. Elon R Musk – CEO and Co-founder of Tesla, SpaceX, Neuralink
Elon Musk is considered the most innovative person in the 21st Century. His companies Tesla Motors, SpaceX, and Boring change the concept and imagination of transportation. Musk owns a 21% stake in Tesla, the electric car company. He was also the co-founder of Paypal. But, he was ousted from his highly responsible position during his absence.
After the failure of four times, his aerospace company successfully launched rockets, and it recently got a contract from NASA. Tesla becomes popular in the e-vehicle market industry with its innovative features and long-distance battery backup. Elon Musk confirmed that Tesla is entering India in the first quarter of India, the largest lithium factory of Telsa is located in China, as China is an optimal source of Lithium.
SpaceX, Musk’s rocket company, has also reached the peak of success and its valuation reached $46 billion. This United States-based 50 years old Engineer, entrepreneur, and self-made billionaires’ net worth is $170 BILLION, as of 07/01/2021(Source Forbes).
3. Bernard Arnault & family – Chairman and CEO, LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton
Most of the billionaires are from the tech industry but Bernard Arnault and his family business is an exception. He is the richest person in France with a net worth of $153.1BILLION, as of 07/01/2021. Currently, he is the chairman and chief executive of LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton SE, the world’s largest luxury goods company.
Forbes claims he is the owner of more than 70 brands. In November 2019, LVMH signed a deal to buy American jeweler Tiffany & Co for $16.2 billion, believed to be the biggest luxury brand acquisition ever.
4. Bill Gates – Ex-CEO & Co-founder of Microsoft
Bill Gates is the inspiration philanthropist and business magnet for all over the world. He is the co-founder of the computer operating system Windows, and this is the most used operating system in computers.
In 1975, Gates and Allen formed Micro-Soft, a blend of “microcomputer” and “software” (they dropped the hyphen within a year). The company’s first product was BASIC software that ran on the Altair computer. At the age of 23, Gates became the head of the company.
In March 1986, Gates announced Microsoft publicly for initial public offering (IPO) with $21 per share, and after this, he became an instant millionaire at age 31.
Gates’s net worth is $121.6 BILLION as of 07/01/2021. Bill Gates and his wife Melinda run the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which is the world’s largest private charitable foundation.
5. Mark Zuckerberg -Founder & CEO of Facebook
World’s most popular social network Facebook, nearly 2.5 billion people use Facebook worldwide. Mark Elliot Zuckerberg is the founder and owner of Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp. At the age of 19, he founded Facebook, his intention was not to create a social media app rather he just wanted to match names with photos of his friends.
In 2017 at the age of 23, he became the world’s youngest billionaire. As of 15/01/2021, his net worth is $90 Billion. In 2008 Zuckerberg’s net worth was estimated at about $1.5 billion. After Facebook’s initial public offering (IPO) of stock in 2012, Zuckerberg’s net worth was estimated at more than $19 billion.
Recap of 5 Top Richest Billionaires in the world :
- Jeff Bezos (The Richest Man)
- Elon Musk
- Bernard Arnold
- Bill Gates
- Mark Zuckerberg
This list of 5 Top Richest Billionaires in the world is made from taking data from various websites like Forbes, Bloomberg, Business Insider. Whom do you think will be the first trillionaire in the world? Do comment below.