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Richest List: Wealthiest People In the World (Millionaires and Billionaires)

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The CEOWORLD magazine’s Richest List is the definitive list of wealth in the world, profiling and ranking the world’s wealthiest citizens by their estimated net worths. The list provides a short summary on some of the known business activities of the individuals and families, together with commentary on how their ranking has changed from the previous year if listed.

The World's Billionaires - Richest People On Earth, 2021

1Elon Musk$296 billionUnited StatesTechnology
2Jeff Bezos$201 billionUnited StatesTechnology
3Bernard Arnault$164 billionFranceConsumer
4Bill Gates$136 billionUnited StatesTechnology
5Larry Page$127 billionUnited StatesTechnology
6Mark Zuckerberg$124 billionUnited StatesTechnology
7Sergey Brin$122 billionUnited StatesTechnology
8Steve Ballmer$117 billionUnited StatesTechnology
9Larry Ellison$112 billionUnited StatesTechnology
10Warren Buffett$103 billionUnited StatesDiversified
11Mukesh Ambani$91.1 billionIndiaEnergy
12Francoise Bettencourt Meyers$90.1 billionFranceConsumer
13Gautam Adani$78.1 billionIndiaIndustrial
14Zhong Shanshan$75.1 billionChinaDiversified
15Amancio Ortega$70.5 billionSpainRetail
16Michael Bloomberg$70 billionUnited StatesMedia & Telecom
17Jim Walton$65.0 billionUnited StatesRetail
18Rob Walton$64.5 billionUnited StatesRetail
19Alice Walton$63.1 billionUnited StatesRetail
20Phil Knight & family$62.9 billionUnited StatesConsumer
21Charles Koch$59.4 billionUnited StatesIndustrial
22Julia Flesher Koch & family$59.4 billionUnited StatesIndustrial
23MacKenzie Scott$59.2 billionUnited StatesTechnology
24Zeng Yuqun$59.1 billionHong KongIndustrial
25Carlos Slim$58.9 billionMexicoDiversified
26Michael Dell$55.8 billionUnited StatesTechnology
27Francois Pinault$50.0 billionFranceConsumer
28Jacqueline Badger Mars$47.5 billionUnited StatesFood & Beverage
29John Mars$47.5 billionUnited StatesFood & Beverage
30Ma Huateng$47.5 billionChinaTechnology
31Zhang Yiming$44.5 billionChinaTechnology
32Len Blavatnik$41.8 billionUnited StatesDiversified
33Stephen Schwarzman$41.1 billionUnited StatesFinance
34Jack Ma$39.9 billionChinaTechnology
35William Ding$36.2 billionChinaTechnology
36Azim Premji$35.8 billionIndiaTechnology
37Klaus-Michael Kuehne$35.2 billionGermanyIndustrial
38Takemitsu Takizaki$35.1 billionJapanTechnology
39Leonard Lauder$34.4 billionUnited StatesConsumer
40Giovanni Ferrero & family$33.7 billionItalyFood & Beverage
41Tadashi Yanai$32.7 billionJapanRetail
42Pallonji Mistry$31.5 billionIrelandIndustrial
43Leonardo Del Vecchio$31.5 billionItalyConsumer
44Gerard Wertheimer$31.4 billionFranceConsumer
45Alain Wertheimer$31.4 billionFranceConsumer
46Leonid Mikhelson$30.3 billionRussiaEnergy
47Li Shu Fu$29.9 billionChinaIndustrial
48Li Ka-shing$29.9 billionHong KongReal Estate
49Vladimir Potanin$29.8 billionRussiaCommodities
50He Xiangjian$29.8 billionChinaConsumer
51Dan Gilbert$28.9 billionUnited StatesReal Estate
52Jensen Huang$28.9 billionUnited StatesTechnology
53Dieter Schwarz$28.5 billionGermanyRetail
54Shiv Nadar$27.8 billionIndiaTechnology
55Alexey Mordashov$27.4 billionRussiaIndustrial
56Eric Schmidt$27.3 billionUnited StatesTechnology
57Vladimir Lisin$26.9 billionRussiaIndustrial
58Miriam Adelson$26.5 billionUnited StatesEntertainment
59Abigail Johnson$26.1 billionUnited StatesFinance
60Dustin Moskovitz$25.9 billionUnited StatesTechnology
61Thomas Struengmann$25.4 billionGermanyHealth Care
62Andreas Struengmann$25.4 billionGermanyHealth Care
63James Simons$25.3 billionUnited StatesFinance
64Huang Shilin$25.2 billionChinaIndustrial
65Wang Chuan-Fu$24.9 billionChinaConsumer
66John Menard$24.7 billionUnited StatesRetail
67Radhakishan Damani$24.7 billionIndiaRetail
68Pang Kang$24.3 billionChinaFood & Beverage
69Colin Huang$24.1 billionChinaTechnology
70Wei Jianjun$24.0 billionChinaConsumer
71Scott Farquhar$23.7 billionAustraliaTechnology
72Mike Cannon-Brookes$23.7 billionAustraliaTechnology
73Yang Huiyan$23.6 billionChinaReal Estate
74Thomas Peterffy$23.6 billionUnited StatesFinance
75Masayoshi Son$23.5 billionJapanTechnology
76Henry Cheng$23.4 billionHong KongRetail
77Lee Shau Kee$23.0 billionHong KongReal Estate
78James Dyson$22.6 billionUnited KingdomConsumer
79Lukas Walton$22.4 billionUnited StatesRetail
80Susanne Klatten$22.3 billionGermanyIndustrial
81Carl Icahn$22.2 billionUnited StatesDiversified
82Ken Griffin$21.7 billionUnited StatesFinance
83Qin Yinglin$21.5 billionChinaFood & Beverage
84Alisher Usmanov$21.5 billionRussiaDiversified
85Thomas Frist$21.1 billionUnited StatesHealth Care
86Vagit Alekperov$21.0 billionRussiaEnergy
87Ernesto Bertarelli & family$21.0 billionSwitzerlandDiversified
88Jorge Paulo Lemann$20.8 billionBrazilFood & Beverage
89Iris Fontbona & family$20.7 billionChileCommodities
90Stefan Quandt$20.5 billionGermanyIndustrial
91Elaine Marshall$20.4 billionUnited StatesIndustrial
92Li Xiting$20.2 billionSingaporeHealth Care
93Aliko Dangote$20.2 billionNigeriaIndustrial
94Peter Woo$20.0 billionHong KongReal Estate
95Zhang Zhidong$20.0 billionChinaTechnology
96Richard Liu$19.9 billionChinaTechnology
97Gustaf Douglas & family$19.7 billionSwedenDiversified
98Wang Xing$19.6 billionChinaTechnology
99Gennady Timchenko$19.2 billionRussiaDiversified
100Donald Newhouse$19.1 billionUnited StatesMedia & Telecom

Richest People In the World

World’s Richest People.World’s Richest Women.
Richest Child Actors Of All Time.Richest People In Africa.
Richest Women In India.Richest Musicians
Richest Race Car Drivers.Richest Rappers.
Richest Models.Richest Hockey Players.
Richest Film Directors.Richest Basketball Players.
Richest Comedians.Richest Soccer Players.
Richest Professional Sports Team Owners.Richest football clubs.
Luxury Superyacht charter in Greece and the Greek Islands.Crewed MegaYacht charter in Greece and the Greek Islands.
Wealthiest Families In The World.Richest Families In The United States.

Detailed findings & methodology: CEOWORLD magazine put together a panel of experts to go over data points culled from virtually every reputable wealth tracking media outlet including Bloomberg, The Richest, Money Inc, Cheat Sheet, GOBankingRates, Celebritynetworth, Wealthygorilla, Forbes, and more. Based on a consensus from these sources, the final decision for ranking was judged editorially. All data is for the most recent period available. Some were not included in the official statistics for various reasons, primarily due to the lack of necessary data. Just remember, these values and fluctuations are estimations based on a host of variables and publicly available documents. The margin of sampling error for the full data sample is plus or minus 1.2 percentage points. In addition to sampling error, one should bear in mind that as in all survey research, there are possible sources of error—such as coverage, nonresponse, and measurement error——that could affect the results. All figures in US dollars.

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