New Delhi: Under the leadership of Tesla CEO Elon Musk, the world’s 10 richest people have earned around $402.17 billion (India has forex reserves of about $635 billion) in 2021.
According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Musk added $121 billion to his net worth in 2021, becoming the world’s richest person. His net worth has crossed $300 billion.
As of December 29, Musk’s net worth was $277 billion.
However, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos in second place did not add much to his wealth. As CNBC reports, he added only $5 billion to his wealth to remain in second place with $195 billion.
Third place was taken by Bernard Arnault with 176 billion (he added $61 billion in 2021).
Arnault is the CEO of luxury goods conglomerate LVMH, which owns brands such as Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior and Givenchy.
In fourth place, philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates raised his net worth to $139 billion, up from $7 billion in 2021.
Google co-founder Larry Page was the fifth-richest person with a net worth of $130 billion (and adding another $47 billion due to Alphabet’s strong performance in 2021).
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is in sixth place with a net worth of $128 billion. He added a net worth of $24 billion this year.
Zuckerberg owns a 13 percent stake in Meta (formerly Facebook), whose value has risen more than 20 percent this year.
In seventh place, another Google co-founder Sergey Brin added $45 billion in 2021 with a net worth of $125 billion.
Steve Ballmer, the former CEO of Microsoft and owner of the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers, added $41 billion to reach his net worth of $122 billion in 2021, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.
Cloud major Oracle chairman and founder Larry Ellison ranked ninth with a net worth of $109 billion (and adding $29 billion in 2021), while Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett added $21 billion in 2021 to rank 10th with a net worth of $109 billion. are.
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