Elon Musk ranked second in the 2021 Forbes 35th Billionaire List.
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According to “Forbes” reports, Musk’s wealth increased the most, reaching 151 billion US dollars, an increase of 126.4 billion US dollars from last year’s 24.6 billion US dollars. Last year, Tesla and SpaceX executives ranked 31
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However, Musk is still behind Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos (Jeff Bezos), who became the world’s richest man for the fourth consecutive year. Due to the soaring stock price of Amazon, his net worth will reach $177 billion in 2021, compared with a year ago. An increase of 64 billion US dollars.
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Entering the top five is LVMH CEO Bernard Arnault (Bernard Arnault), with assets of 150 billion US dollars; Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates (Bill Gates), with 124 billion US dollars; Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (Mark Zuckerberg), for $97 billion.
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At the same time, Berkshire Hathway chief executive Warren Buffett fell out of the top five for the first time since 1993, even though his net worth is still as high as $96 billion.
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He made the top ten, including Oracle CEO Larry Ellison ($93 billion), Google co-founder Larry Page ($91.5 billion) and Sergey Brin ($89 billion) And Mukesh Ambani, Chairman of Reliance Industries Ltd. ($84.5 billion).
The total value of these ten people is $1.15 trillion, an increase of two-thirds from last year’s $686 billion.
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Last year, the total number of billionaires on the Forbes list increased by 660, reaching an unprecedented 2,755 people, with a total value of 13.1 trillion US dollars, higher than the 8 trillion US dollars on the 2020 list. About 86% of all billionaires are richer than a year ago.
The United States leads the United States with 742 billionaires, while China narrows the gap with 698 billionaires, including 71 billionaires in Hong Kong and 1 billionaire in Macau. India ranks third in the number of billionaires, with a total of 140.
There are 493 new immigrants on the list, including 210 from China and Hong Kong and 98 from the United States. The richest newcomer is Miriam Adelson ($38.2 billion), the widow of casino tycoon Sheldon Adelson, who died in January. Other notable newcomers include film and television producer Tyler Perry and Rhubarb Easy dating app co-founder Whitney Wolfe Heard, the youngest self-made man in the world Female billionaire.
Media companies say that some of these newcomers have gained wealth through cryptocurrency, special purpose acquisition companies (SPAC), traditional IPOs and COVID-related healthcare.
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About 106 members of the list are under 40 years old, two-thirds of them are self-made.
The youngest billionaire on the list is 18-year-old Kevin David Lehmann from Germany. His father Guenther Lehmann put him in the pharmacy chain dm-drogerie mkt. The shares were transferred to him. Meanwhile, the oldest self-made billionaire is 99-year-old Mercury Insurance founder George Joseph (George Joseph).
The record 1,975 billionaires are self-made, accounting for 72% of the 2021 list, up from 1,457 in 2020 (70% of the list).
Forbes is also the smallest company in a decade, with 61 people, including Kardashian family member and makeup entrepreneur Kylie Jenner and West Virginia Governor Jim Justice.
The 2021 list is compiled using stock prices and exchange rates since March 5 to calculate net assets.