As of 2021, Earth’s estimated net worth of $13.1 trillion would have been 2,755 billionaires. Out of that, $1,153 billion or roughly 8.8 per cent are the top 10 wealthiest in the world, which is impressive in terms of representing approximately 0.36 per cent of billionaires. Below are the 10 people who were currently considered the richest by the Forbes World Millions List when this article was updated – in July 2021.
Age: 57 years
Seattle Residence: Seattle
Amazon’s Founder and Chairman (AMZN)
Worth Net: 177 billion dollars
Ownership stake in Amazon: 11% (174 billion dollars);
Additional assets: Blue Origin ($7.15 billion in assets), Washington Post ($250 million in private assets), and Cash ($9.75 billion).
In 1994, in the garage of Seattle, Jeff Bezos founded Amazon.com shortly after resigning from D.E. Shaw, the hedge fund giant.
Indeed, he originally thought of his former boss David E. Shaw had an idea of an online bookstore that didn’t interest him.
Age: 50 years old.
Residence: Austin, Texas
CEO and co-founder: Tesla
Net Word: 151 billion dollars
Ownership Stake of Tesla: 20% (114 billion dollars).
Other assets: Space Exploration Technology and the Boring Company (101 million private assets) Space Exploration Technology.
Over the years, Elon Musk has been holding his hands in various companies. Musk was initially registered at Stanford University but postponed his participation in the Zip2 launch. Some of the money was reinvested to create X.com, an online payment system that was eventually converted into PayPal. Although both of these systems were eventually sold to another, Musk has maintained its status as CEO of Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX), his third project designer.
Age: 72 years.
Paris: Paris Residence:
Chairman and CEO: (LVMUY)
$150 billion Net Worth:
Ownership Stake of Christian Dior: 97.5% ($109 billion)
Other assets: Moelis & Company equity, Hermès equity, ($2.23 billion in public assets), Carrefour equity and $4.50 billion in cash.
Bernard Arnault, a French national, is President and CEO of LVMH, the largest luxury goods company in the world. The company has some of Earth’s largest brands, such as Louis Vuitton, Hennessey, Marc Jacobs, Sephora and much more. 27 However, the majority of his wealth comes from his huge interest in the LVMH-controlled holding firm Christian Dior SE. 28 Their shores in Christian Dior SE are held by its family holding company, Group Arnault SE, plus an additional 6.2 per cent in LVMH.
Residence: Medina, D.C.
Microsoft Corp, co-founder (MSFT)
$124 Billion Net Worth
Owning stake: 1.2% ($25.8 billion) Ownership Stake:
Other assets: Canadian national railway capital (USD $11.8 billion), John Deere equity, Republic Services equity, Ecolab equity, Givaudan equity (USD $4.39 billion), FEMSA equity ($2.22billon of public capital), Waste Management Equity (USD 1.93 billion), Berkshire Hathaway equity (USA $1,722billion), and FEMSA equity (USD $222billion of public properties) and many others.
Age: 37 years old
Residence: Palo Alto, Calif
Co-founder, CEO and Chairman: Facebook (FB)
Net Worth: 97 billion dollars
Ownership Stake in Facebook: 13% ($115 billion)
Other assets: 2,93 billion dollars of cash and 225 million dollars of real property.
In 2004, during Harvard University, Mark Zuckerberg first developed Facebook along with fellow students Eduardo Saverin, Dustin and Chris Hughes. Since Facebook was used at other universities, Zuckerberg left Harvard to concentrate completely on his growing business. Today, the CEO and chair of Facebook are Zuckerberg, which as of Q1 2021 had more than 2.8 billion active monthly users.