Who is the richest person in the world in 2021?

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Apart from the pandemic covid-19, it’s been an amazing year in many ways. Especially if we are talking about business, the world billionaires including fluctuations in the cryptocurrencies, Rising the stock prices so many other facts and figure regarding it. According to the American Business Magazine “Forbes” on 35th annual list of the world’s wealthiest has risen to an unexpected figure of 2755 which is 660 more than last year. And all together they hold a total net worth of $ 13.1 trillion (Rs 97,57,86,25,00,00,000.10 Cr) which is also $ 5.1 trillion (Rs 37,98,86,25,00,00,000.06 Cr) larger then the last year.

 Including 210 from China and Hong Kong and 98 from the U.S There are total 493 New World billionaire has been added to that list. Israeli American physician and the widow of founder and chairman of  Las Vegas Sands Sheldon Adelson, Miriam Adelson is the richest newcomer with a fortune of $ 38.2 billion (Rs 28,45,42.25 Cr). Below are the ten individuals currently considered the wealthiest list as per the real data published on Forbes on 6th April 2021.

Forbes used stock prices and exchange rates from 5th March 2020 to calculate net worths for the 2020 list & has measured 18th March 2020 wealth & on 27th March Forbes has finalized this year’s ranking. So lets us find out the answer Who is the richest person in the world in 2021?

20.Michael Bloomberg :-

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AGE: 79 Years

CITIZENSHIP: UNITED STATES.

SOURCE OF WEALTH: Bloomberg LP, Self Made.

Net Worth : $ 59 Billion (Rs 43,81,20.43 Cr).

  • He co-founded financial information and media company Bloomberg LP in 1981.
  • He now owns 88% of the business, which has revenues north of $10 billion (Rs 7,42,57.20 Cr).
  • He is also an active philanthropist & has donated more than $5 billion (Rs  3,71,28.10 Cr) to gun control, climate change and other causes.
  • He was The mayor of New York City for 12 years & is one of just four individuals to have served that long.

19.Rob Walton

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AGE: 76

CITIZENSHIP: UNITED STATES

SOURCE OF WEALTH: WALMART

Net Worth : $ 59.5 Billion (Rs 44,18,54.14 Cr).

  • He is the eldest son of Walmart founder Sam Walton.
  • He took over as chairman upon his father’s death in 1992.
  • He and other stockholders of Sam Walton  own about half of Walmart’s stock.

18.Jim Walton

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AGE: 73

CITIZENSHIP: UNITED STATES

SOURCE OF WEALTH: WALMART

Net Worth : $ 60.2 Billion (Rs 44,70,43.39 Cr)

  •  He and other stockholders of Sam Walton own about half of Walmart’s stock.
  • He and sister Alice are spearheading a program that will issue $300 million (Rs 22,27.82 Cr) in bonds to help charter schools invest in facilities.

17.Alice Walton

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AGE: 71

CITIZENSHIP: UNITED STATES

SOURCE OF WEALTH: WALMART

Net Worth: $ 61.8 Billion (Rs 45,89,35.76 Cr)

The daughter of Sam Walton, gained $7.4 billion (Rs 5,50,36.05 Cr)  in the past year, as the  Walmart stock rose more than 5% since mid-March 2020. The retailing multinational company introduced free delivery as part of an Amazon Prime-like membership program, helping boost online sales by 69% in the year through January.

16.Carlos Slim

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AGE: 81

CITIZENSHIP: Mexico

SOURCE OF WEALTH: Telecom, Self Made

Net Worth: $ 62.8 Billion (Rs 46,63,44.63 Cr).

  • He is Mexico’s richest man, he along with  his family control América Móvil, Latin America’s biggest mobile telecom firm.
  • Apart from this he also has foreign telecom partners. He bought a stake in Telmex, Mexico’s only phone company, in 1990. Telmex is now part of América Móvil.

15.Ma Huateng

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AGE: 49

CITIZENSHIP: China

SOURCE OF WEALTH: Internet media, Self Made

Net Worth: $ 65.8 Billion (Rs 48,85,79.80 Cr).

  • He is the chairman of Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings, which ranks among the nation’s largest businesses by market capitalization.
  • The group listed its music-streaming subsidiary, Tencent Music, on the New York Stock Exchange in December 2018.
  • He co-founded Tencent in 1998.

14 Steve Ballmer

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AGE: 65

CITIZENSHIP: American 

SOURCE OF WEALTH:  Microsoft, Self Made

Net Worth: $ 68.7 Billion (Rs 51,01,55.55 Cr).

  • He is the  former CEO of Microsoft, who led the company from 2000 to 2014.
  • He joined Microsoft in 1980 as an employee  after dropping out of Stanford’s MBA program.
  • He looked after Microsoft after the first dot-com crash and through efforts to catch up to Google in search capabilities and Apple in mobile phones.
  • In the same year he retired from Microsoft he bought the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion (Rs 1,48,49.62 Cr).
  • He has also been active in philanthropy since 2014, has given over $2 billion  (Rs 1,48,49.62 Cr).into a donor-advised fund, with a focus on lifting Americans out of poverty.
  • In 2018, he invested $59 million (Rs 4,38.05 Cr) in Social Solutions, which makes software for nonprofits and government agencies.

13.Zhong Shanshan

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AGE: 66

CITIZENSHIP: China

SOURCE OF WEALTH:  Nongfu Spring & Wantai Biological Pharmacy.

Net Worth $ 68.9 Billion (Rs 51,19,00.12 Cr)

  • He was born  in Zhong & dropped out of elementary school during China’s chaotic Cultural Revolution.
  • He later served  as a construction worker, a newspaper reporter and a beverage sales agent before starting his own business.
  • He also acquired Beijing Wantai Biological Pharmacy, which went public on the Shanghai Stock Exchange in April 2020.

12.Francoise Bettencourt Meyers

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AGE: 67

CITIZENSHIP: FRANCE

SOURCE OF WEALTH: L’OREAL

Net Worth: $73.6 Billion (Rs 54,65,90.76 Cr).

Inherited her fortune from her mother, Liliane Bettencourt ( 2017), whose father, Eugene Schueller, founded cosmetics giant L’Oréal. The $33.6 billion (Rs  25,00,18.77 Cr) in 2020. Although the stock still rose 38% thanks to recovering cosmetics demand, especially for skincare products. She has given her service as the board member of L’Oreal since 1997.

11.Amancio Ortega 

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AGE: 85

CITIZENSHIP: Spanish

SOURCE OF WEALTH: Inditex &  Zara clothing and accessories shops.

Net Worth : $ 79.4 Billion (Rs 59,11,01.63 Cr)

  •  The Spanish business giant is one of the wealthiest clothing retailers in the world.
  • A dominating in fast fashion, & who had confounded Inditex, known for its Zara fashion chain, with his ex-wife Rosalia Mera (died in 2013) in 1975.
  • He owns about 60% of Madrid-listed Inditex, which has 8 brands, including Massimo Dutti and Pull & Bear, and 7,500 stores around the world.
  • Ortega basically earns more than $400 million (Rs29,71.05 Cr)   in dividends a year.
  • He has invested his fortune into real estate in Madrid, Barcelona, London, Chicago, Miami and New York.

10.Mukesh Ambani:-

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AGE: 64

CITIZENSHIP: Indian

SOURCE OF WEALTH: diversified

Net Worth : $ 84.5 Billion (Rs 62,74,56.44 Cr)

He is an Indian billionaire businessman Chairman Managing Director and the largest shareholder of Indian multinational company Reliance Industries Limited. He is the tenth wealthiest person in the world and the only Indian Billionaire businessman who has made his top 10 positions in the list. Reliance is this Fortune Global 500 company and India’s most valuable company in market capitalization. According to Forbes, he is the richest person in Asia and the thirteenth richest person in the world as of July 2021. He has acquired highly successful companies with Reliance under his leadership including Reliance Retail and telecommunications company Jio. He is also a number of The Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum & a member of the Global Advisory Council of Bank of America.

9.Sergey Brin:-

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AGE: 47

CITIZENSHIP: United States

SOURCE OF WEALTH: Google, Self Made

Net Worth :$ 89 Billion (Rs 66,08,61.49 Cr)

Russian born American business magnate, Computer scientist and internet entrepreneur. He is the ninth wealthiest person in the world. Along with his friend Larry Page, He co-founded Google. After both they founded the company in 1998 he served as co-president alongside Page until Eric Schmidt took over as CEO in 2001.

8.Larry Page:-

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AGE: 48

CITIZENSHIP: United States

SOURCE OF WEALTH: Google, Self Made

Net Worth : $ 91.5 Billion (Rs 67,94,25.01 Cr)

He is an American Computer scientist and Internet entrepreneur. He is the eighth wealthiest person in the world. During his study at Stanford University in 1995, he along with his friend Sergey Brin developed an idea for data extraction capabilities while accessing the Internet. In 1998 they founded Google. Google is the largest internet search engine in the world which is responsible for more than 70% of global online search requests. In 2006 it acquired the online video streaming platform YouTube. He is also the founding investor of Planetary Resources, a space exploration and asteroid-mining company.

7.Larry Ellison:-

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AGE: 76

CITIZENSHIP: United States

SOURCE OF WEALTH: Software, Self Made

Net Worth : $ 93 Billion (Rs 69,06,00.33 Cr)

An American businessman and investor who has co-founded the American multinational technology company Oracle. He is the seventh wealthiest person in the world. Apart from Co-founding Oracle he also holds the position of executive chairman and chief technology officer in the same company. It is the second-largest software company that provides a wide variety of cloud computing programs as well as other software. The company has also acquired a variety of multinational company including human resources management systems provider PeopleSoft in 2005. Customer relationship management applications provider Siebel in 2006. Over the decade he has invested his fortune in real estate also. He has purchased the entire Hawaiian island of Lanai for $300 million (Rs 22,34.62 Cr) including a hydroponic farm and luxury spa.

6.Warren Buffett:-

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AGE: 90

CITIZENSHIP: United States

SOURCE OF WEALTH: Berkshire Hathaway, Self Made

Net Worth : $ 96 Billion (Rs 71,29,14.72 Cr)

An American business tycoon investor philanthropist and the current Chairman and CEO of American multinational holding company Berkshire Hathaway. He is the sixth wealthiest person in the world. It’s the first year since 1993 that his company has not appeared in the top five. Around 1967 he expands his company to insurance and other investments. Currently, Berkshire Hathaway is a half-trillion-dollar company, with a single share of stock trading at more than $390,000 (Rs 2.90 Cr) per share in early 2021. Around the world, he is known as the “Oracle of Omaha,”. Apart from investing, he has donated most of his fortune to philanthropic purposes. From 2006 to 2020 he donated $ 41 billion (Rs 30,53,98.75 Cr) towards the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation & his children’s charities.

5.Mark Zuckerberg:-

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AGE: 37

CITIZENSHIP: United States

SOURCE OF WEALTH: Facebook, Self Made

Net Worth : $ 97 Billion (Rs 72,03,27.82 Cr)

An American media magnet, Internet entrepreneur & philanthropist. He is most famous as a name of the co-founder of the American Multinational social media platform Facebook. He is the fifth wealthiest person in the world. He is the chairperson and CEO of Facebook. His company has 2.85 billion active users around the globe and is the largest social media Networking service platform. The Company also host other social networking services including Video and Image sharing Platform Instagram, Mobile messaging service provider WhatsApp, & Virtual reality headset producer Oculus. The Facebook share prices have been risen to 80% in the past year as around the globe people around the globe has used it most for social connectivity.

4.Bill Gates:-

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AGE: 65

CITIZENSHIP: United States

SOURCE OF WEALTH: Microsoft, Self Made

Net Worth : $124 Billion (Rs 92,07,69.44 Cr)

An American business magnate, a software developer, investor, and philanthropist. He comes in the fourth position on this list. He is the fourth wealthiest person in the world. He is the co-founder of the American multinational technology company Microsoft. During his Microsoft days, he holds the position of chairman, chief Executive officer, president and chief software architect. Till May 2014 he was the largest individual shareholder of Microsoft.

3.Elon Musk:-

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AGE: 50

CITIZENSHIP: United States

SOURCE OF WEALTH: Tesla, SpaceX, Self Made

Net Worth : $150 Billion (Rs 1,11,39,61.50 Cr)

A South African born American businessman, founder, CEO & Chief Engineer at SpaceX, CEO and the product architect of American electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla. Apart from this, he is also the founder of an American infrastructure and tunnel Construction services company The Boring company. He is the founder of the Neurotechnology developing company “Neuralink” & Artificial intelligence research laboratory “Open AI”. This multidirectional business magnet comes third in this list. As per the data, he is the third wealthiest person in the world.His company SpaceX  has now become $ 74 billion (Rs 55,12,07.50 Cr) company in February 2021.

2. Bernard Arnault:-

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AGE: 72

CITIZENSHIP: France

SOURCE OF WEALTH: LVMH

Net Worth : $151 Billion (Rs 1,12,12,59.56 Cr)

A French investor, businessman, and the chairman and chief executive of LVMH Moet Hennessy – Louis Vuitton SE, the world’s largest luxury goods company. He is the second wealthiest person in the world. on 3rd January 2021, his company LVMH has completed a business deal with the American company jeweller Tiffany & Co for $15.8 billion (Rs 11,76,90.25 Cr) believed to be the biggest luxury brand acquisition ever. The company has also spent $ 3.2 billion (Rs 2,38,36.00 Cr) for Hospitality group “Belmond” which manage forty-six hotels, trains and river cruises.

1.Jeff Bezos:-

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AGE: 57

CITIZENSHIP: United States

SOURCE OF WEALTH:Amazon, Self Made

Net Worth : $ 151 Billion (Rs 1,12,12,59.56 Cr)

The founding members of e-commerce platform Amazon, the world’s largest retailer, and Blue Origin is the world’s wealthiest person for the consecutively four years in the list. During the covid-19 pandemic his net worth grow up to 38% for $ 386 billion (Rs 2,87,52,17.50 Cr).He and his wife MacKenzie Scott divorced in 2019 after 25 years of successful marriage life he has transferred a quarter of his 16% Amazon stake to her.

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