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The world’s top 25 richest billionaires now worth more than $50 billion each

Top 5 richest billionaires now hold fortunes in excess of $100 billion (Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Bernard Arnault, and Mark Zuckerberg) and the next 20 wealthiest billionaires are worth at least $50 billion. The world’s 500 wealthiest people added $1.8 trillion to their combined net worth this year and are now worth $7.6 trillion.

Jeff Bezos remains the world’s richest person. Combined the 25 richest gained about $555.38 billion in 12 months, as of January 1, 2021. Elon Musk gained the most on the list – added $142 billion to his fortune. Bezos’s wealth has grown by roughly $75.4 billion over the same period, putting his net worth estimate at roughly $190 billion as the year came to an end.

The world’s top 25 richest billionaires

  1. Jeff Bezos: $190 billion
  2. Elon R Musk: $170 billion
  3. Bill Gates: $132 billion
  4. Bernard Arnault: $114 billion
  5. Mark Zuckerberg: $104 billion
  6. Warren Buffett: $87.6 billion
  7. Larry Page: $82.4 billion
  8. Steve Ballmer: $80.4 billion
  9. Sergey Brin: $79.8 billion
  10. Larry Ellison: $79.7 billion
  11. Zhong Shanshan: $78.2 billion
  12. Mukesh Ambani: $76.7 billion
  13. Francoise Bettencourt Meyers: $75.8 billion
  14. Amancio Ortega: $66.5 billion
  15. Rob Walton: $62.6 billion
  16. Colin Huang: $62.6 billion
  17. Jim Walton: $62.5 billion
  18. Alice Walton: $62.4 billion
  19. MacKenzie Scott: $58.5 billion
  20. Charles Koch: $56.9 billion
  21. Julia Flesher Koch: $56.9 billion
  22. Pony Ma: $56.4 billion
  23. Carlos Slim: $56.3 billion
  24. Phil Knight: $53.9 billion
  25. Jack Ma: $50.6 billion

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