The 10 richest man in the world
The list of the world's richest people varies from year to year, depending on their recent net worth and financial performance. Here is the latest release of the top 10 richest people in the world, based on the real-time Forbes list as of August 5, 2021, and some interesting facts about each of them.
1. Bernard Arnault & Family - $198.4 billion
Bernard Arnault, Chairman and CEO of LVMH-France, is the first and richest man in the world today. His net worth is $198.4 billion and his businesses span more than 70 brands, including Louis Vuitton and Sephora. Last December, French businessman and Europe's richest man, Bernard Arnault, acquired a fortune of $100 billion.
2. Jeff Bezos - $193.8 billion
With a net worth of $193.8 billion, Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon, is the second richest man on the planet today. His position remains the same even after divorcing his wife MacKenzie in 2019 and transferring a quarter of his shares in Amazon to her. Bezos founded the behemoth Amazon in 1994 in a Seattle garage. The e-commerce giant has benefited from this coronavirus pandemic, with more and more people shopping online.
3. Elon Musk - $184.7 billion
Elon Musk is working to revolutionize transportation on Earth through electric car maker Tesla and in space through rocket maker SpaceX. Elon Musk's rocket company is now worth nearly $100 billion, and his net worth currently stands at $184.7 billion. Musk's rocket company, SpaceX, is now valued at nearly $100 billion. Tesla has become the world's highest-valued automaker, with a market cap of $342 billion in February 2021.
4. Bill Gates - $131.6 billion
As co-founder of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates' net worth is $131.6 billion. Bill Gates co-founded software giant Microsoft with Paul Allen, eventually selling most of his stake in the company, keeping only 1 percent, and investing the rest in stocks and other assets. Bill Gates entered the $100 billion club last April, when Microsoft shares soared after earnings. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is the world's largest private philanthropic foundation.
5. Mark Zuckerberg - $129.2 billion
As co-founder, CEO and chairman of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg embraces the social network that has become the preferred means of communication. He has a net worth of $129.2 billion and today owns about 15% of Facebook, which went public in May 2012. Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire. His net worth exceeds the $100 billion mark - all thanks to Instagram Reels - the alternative to TikTok, which was banned in India earlier this year and is facing trouble in the U.S.
6. Larry Ellison - $117.1 billion
Larry Ellison has a net worth of $117.1 billion, which he acquired from Oracle, the software company he co-founded in 1977. He stepped down as the company's chief executive in 2014 and has since served as chairman of the board and chief technology adviser. The company. Ellison has served on Tesla's board since December 2018 after purchasing 3 million shares of stock earlier that year. He owns almost all of Lanai, Hawaii.
7. larry page - $115.7 billion
With a net worth of $115.7 billion, Google co-founder Larry Page ranks ninth among the world's richest people. He has also invested in Planetary Resources, the famous space exploration company, as well as in the "flying car" and the startups Kitty Hawk and Opener.
8. Sergey Brin - $112 billion
Sergey Brin, co-founder and board member of Alphabet, has a net worth of $112 billion, ranking him 10th among the world's richest people. He co-founded Google in 1998 with Larry Page, and Google went public in 2004 and became Alphabet in 2015.
9. Warren Buffett - $101.3 billion
Warren Buffett is widely known as the Oracle of Omaha and is considered one of the most successful investors of all time. He runs Berkshire Hathaway, which owns more than 60 companies, including the famous Geico Insurance, Duracell, and Dairy Queen restaurants. His net worth is $101.3 billion. As the son of a U.S. Congressman, he purchased his first stock at age 11.
10.Francoise Bettencourt Meyers & family - $92.3 billion
Francoise Bettencourt Meyers is a French billionaire with a net worth of $92.3 billion, making her the richest woman in the world. She is the only daughter and heir of Liliane Bettencourt, whose family owns the L'Oréal brand.