For the first time in the history of mankind, the world’s top 10 wealthiest people control more than $1.3 TRILLION in personal net worth. That’s one trillion, three hundred and one billion dollars. Controlled by ten men. Let that sink in.
The world’s 8 wealthiest people together hold fortunes of more than $1301 billion and have added $181.63 billion combined this year.
With a net worth of $202 billion, Jeff Bezos is by far the wealthiest person on the planet. To put it further into perspective, Jeff Bezos’ net worth is bigger than the gross domestic product of Qatar, Hungary, or Ukraine, according to data from the International Monetary Fund. Tesla CEO Elon Musk, LVMH CEO Bernard Arnault, Microsoft founder Bill Gates, and Zuckerberg hold the next spots, respectively.
Thanks to soaring stock prices at Tesla, Elon Musk, the quirky South African-born entrepreneur has seen his personal wealth soar to unimaginable heights of $175 billion. Rounding out the group of 8 centibillionaires are Musk, French luxury goods tycoon Bernard Arnault with $155 billion, Bill Gates of Microsoft with a net worth of $146 billion, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg with a net worth of $123 billion, Google co-founder Larry Page with a net worth of $109 billion, Sergey Brin with a net worth of $105 billion and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Warren Buffett, the poorest of the 8, with $105 billion.
Centibillionaires are super-rich people who have $100 billion or more. 7 of the 8 centibillionaires are from the US while one of them is from Europe.
The $100 billion club could soon see a new entrant — The former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. He is worth $91 billion, as of April 30, 2021.
The Top 10 Richest People in the World in 2021
|Rank||Name||Total net worth||2021 Wealth Change|
|1||Jeff Bezos||$202 billion||$11.7 billion|
|2||Elon Musk||$175 billion||$5.13 billion|
|3||Bernard Arnault||$155 billion||$40.9 billion|
|4||Bill Gates||$146 billion||$13.9 billion|
|5||Mark Zuckerberg||$123 billion||$19.2 billion|
|6||Larry Page||$109 billion||$26.6 billion|
|7||Sergey Brin||$105 billion||$25.6 billion|
|8||Warren Buffett||$105 billion||$17.6 billion|
|9||Steve Ballmer||$91 billion||$10.6 billion|
|10||Larry Ellison||$90 billion||$10.4 billion|