While the Coronavirus pandemic heightened the monetary struggles of numerous low-wage workers, the massive stock exchange continued to increase the success of the world's wealthiest individuals.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos clutched on to his leading position on Forbes Magazine's 2021 rundown of the world's most affluent people. The financial magazine revealed on April 6, 2021, that Bezos held the No. 1 spot with assets worth $177 billion, which are an increase of $64 billion from 2020. The wealth increase was due to the mounting Amazon shares.
Elon Musk, Tesla’s CEO, soared to the No. 2 positioning from his previous 31st rank a year ago with a $151 billion net worth. His wealth rose by $126.4 billion from the previous year as a result of a 705% jump in Tesla's stock.
French art collector and Chief Executive Officer of LVMH, Bernard Arnault, held on to his No. 3 position as his 2020’s $76 billion fortune rose to $150 billion in 2021. This happened in the midst of an 86% ascent in shares of the globe's biggest luxury products firm, which encompasses brands like Dior and Louis Vuitton.
Microsoft creator Bill Gates checked in at the 4th spot with $124 billion primarily due to his stake in the Microsoft Corporation, and Deere & Company.
Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s founding father, came in at No. 5 with $97 billion, which is an increment of $42.3 billion from a year prior on account of an 80% efflux on Facebook shares.
According to Forbes, the quantity of billionaires on the list went up by 660 to 2,755 with their value being $13.1 trillion.
Here's a glance at the best 10
1. Jeff Bezos – $177 billion
2. Elon Musk – $151 billion
3. Bernard Arnault – $150 billion
4. Bill Gates – $124 billion
5. Mark Zuckerberg – $97 billion
6. Warren Buffett – $96 billion
7. Larry Ellison – $93 billion
8. Larry Page – $91.5 billion
9. Sergey Brin – $89 billion
10. Mukesh Ambani – $84.5 billion.
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