Top 10 richest people in the world | Top 10 billionaires in the world

The list of world's richest persons can vary from month to month, depending on their latest net worth and financial performance. Here is the latest list of the world's top 10 richest persons, based on the real-time Forbes list of march 20, 2021 and some interesting facts about each of them.

1. Jeff Bozos - $193.4 billion

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bozos has a net worth of $193.4 billion and ranks as the first richest person on the earth today. His position remains the same even after divorcing his wife Mackenzie in 2019 and transferring a quarter of his stake in Amazon to her. Bozos founded the behemoth Amazon in 1994 out of his garage in Seattle. The e-commerce giant has reaped the benefits of this corona virus pandemic, with more number of people shopping online.

About Jeff Bozos:- 

He founded the e-commerce giant company Amazon in 1994 out of his garage in Seattle. He is the CEO of this company and owns 11.1% stake.

He would have been richer if he had not divorced his wife Mackenzie in 2019 after 25 years of marriage. He had to transfer a quarter of his Amazon stake to his wife.

2. Elon Musk - $171.6 billion

Elon Musk is working to revolutionize transportation both on Earth, through electric car maker Tesla - and in space, via rocket producer SpaceX. Elon Musk's rocket company is now valued at nearly $100 billion, currently, his net worth is $171.6 billion. Musk’s rocket company, SpaceX is now valued at nearly $100 billion. Tesla has become the world’s most valuable automaker with a market capitalization of $342 billion.

About Elon R Musk: Elon Reeve Musk is an engineer, technology entrepreneur, industrial designer and a philanthropist. Elon Musk holds the citizenship of three countries-- South Africa (1971–present), Canada (1989–present) and United States (2002-present).

He is the founder, CEO and Chief Designer at SpaceX; co-founder, CEO and product architect of Tesla, Inc.; founder of The Boring Company; co-founder of Neural ink; and co-founder and initial co-chairman of Open AI. 

3. Bernard Arnault - $155.1 billion

LVMH – France Chairman and CEO Bernard Arnault rank third in the world in terms of riches. His net worth is $155.1 billion ensuing from his business across an empire of more than 70 brands including Louis Vuitton and Sephora. French businessman and Europe’s richest man Bernard Arnault earned the $100 billion fortune last year in December.

4. Bill Gates - $123.2 billion

The co-founder of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates has a net worth of $123.2 billion. Having founded the software giant Microsoft along with Paul Allen, Bill Gates eventually sold away much of his stakes in the company retaining just 1% of the shares and investing the rest in stocks and other assets. Bill Gates entered the $100 billion club last year in April when Microsoft share price surged post-earnings. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is the world’s largest private charitable foundation.

Microsoft Corp co-founder Bill Gates slipped to the 4th position in the current year.

5. Mark Zuckerberg - $98.5 billion

The co-founder, CEO and chairman of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg champions the social network that has become a go-to communications avenue today. His net worth is $98.5 billion and today he owns about 15% stakes in Facebook after the firm went public in May 2012. Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire. His net worth zoomed past the $100 billion mark — all thanks to Instagram Reels — the alternative to TikTok which was banned in India earlier this year and is facing troubles in the US as well.

Currently, Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest (at the age of just 36) billionaire in the top 20 list. Zuckerberg's net worth is $101.8 billion and he ranks at the number 5 in the world.

6. Zhong Shanshan - $94.8 billion

The Chinese billionaire is the founder of the largest beverage company in China and his net worth is $94.8 billion. He held a variety of jobs, including construction worker and news reporter before building his own business, Nongfu Spring. He is also the Chairman of a pharma company, Wantai.

7. Warren Buffet - $92.4 billion

Popularly known as the Oracle of Omaha, Warren Buffet is seen as one of the most successful investors of all times. He runs Berkshire Hathaway that owns over 60 companies including the famous ones Geico insurance, Duracell, Dairy Queen Restaurant. His net worth is $92.4 billion. The son of a US congressman, he bought his first stock at the age of 11.

8. Larry Page - $91.6 billion

Larry Page, the co-founder of Google has a net worth of $91.6 billion and ranks in the ninth position among the world’s richest persons. He has also invested in Planetary Resources, the famed space exploration company, and is also funding “Flying Car”, startup companies Kitty Hawk and Opener.

9. Sergey Brin - $88.8 billion

The co-founder and board member of Alphabet, Sergey Brin has a net worth of $88.8 billion which ranks him in the tenth position among the world’s richest persons. He co-founded Google along with Larry Page in 1998 which went public in 2004 and became Alphabet in 2015.

10. Larry Ellison - $86.6 billion

Larry Ellison has a net worth of $86.6 billion which he earned from Oracle, the software firm he co-founded in 1977. He quit as the CEO of the company in 2014 and since then he functions as the chairman of the board and chief technology advisor of the company. Ellison has also been on the board of Tesla since December 2018 after he purchased 3 million shares earlier that year. He owns nearly all of Hawaiian island Lanai.

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