CEOWORLD magazine - Latest - Stats Gate - The world now has 8 people with fortunes of more than $100 billion

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The world now has 8 people with fortunes of more than $100 billion

Warren Buffett

The Google founders, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, have joined the exclusive $100 billion club of super-rich people with 12-digit, according to the Bloomberg Index. The world’s 8 wealthiest people together hold fortunes of more than $1 trillion and have added $133.6 billion combined this year.

Larry Page, 48, has seen his fortune increase by $22 billion so far in 2021, to $104 billion, making him the 6th-richest person in the world. Sergey Brin, 47, had a $101 billion fortune – and increase of $20.1 billion this year. Together, Sergey Brin and Larry Page control 51% of a special class of Alphabet’s voting shares, giving them ultimate control of the company’s future direction. They own 11.4% of the $1.55 trillion company.

Jeff Bezos hit the $100 billion mark in 2017 and has seen his wealth almost double since then to $197 billion. Tesla Inc.’s Elon Musk is the world’s second-richest person, with a $183 billion fortune. Bill Gates was the first person to achieve a $100 billion fortune in 1999.

Others in the club are: Bernard Arnault, the majority shareholder of the luxury goods empire LVMH, with $146 billion; Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, who is sitting on a $113 billion fortune; and the veteran investor Warren Buffett, with $102 billion.

The world’s 8 wealthiest people

RankNameNet Worth2021 Wealth Change
1Jeff Bezos$197 billion$6.39 billion
2Elon Musk$183 billion$13.7 billion
3Bill Gates$146 billion$14.5 billion
4Bernard Arnault$146 billion$31.8 billion
5Mark Zuckerberg$113 billion$9.31 billion
6Larry Page$104 billion$22 billion
7Warren Buffett$102 billion$14.7 billion
8Sergey Brin$101 billion$21.1 billion

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