Top 10 Richest People in the World 2021, And Their Net Worth
Top 10 Richest People in the World 2021
While listening to the richest people, there will be many names that can come to your mind. Every year there is a list that reveals the list of the richest people. It may differ in the ownership of profit made by the entrepreneurs in the year. But there is tough competition to be named as the richest men on Sarth across the world.
The richest people are discredited as to their net worth, ownership of assets and investments. It fluctuates in value every year. Here is the list that shows how these billionaires have achieved and earned this position.
1.Jeff Bezos: (Net Worth – $140 Billion)
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He attended Miami Palmetto Senior High School, and took his B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Princeton University graduating ‘summa cum laude’. He worked on Wall Street in companies such as Fitel, Bankers Trust and D. E. Shaw & Co, New York. He became the youngest Vice President at D. E. Shaw & Co. In spite of success, he decided to quit the field of finance.
He founded Amazon.com, an online book store, and later introduced features including one-click shopping, customer reviews, and e-mail order verification. He expanded it to include various other items including clothes, CDs, toys, jewellery, watches, electronics and shoes. He has constantly been improving his web site, and introducing improved facilities for his customers. His childhood dream of space travel spurred the founding of Blue Origin, an aerospace company that is developing technologies to offer space travel to customers. Bloomberg Billionaires Index listed Bezos as one of the wealthiest people in the world with an estimated net worth of $28 billion.He earned them $230 billion in revenue in the year 2018, making his net worth $140 billion as of September 2021.
2.Bernard Arnault : (Net worth- $107 billion)
Bernard Arnault is a French business magnate and investor, currently the richest person in France and one of the richest in the world. He has been serving as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton Company since 1989, and is also the main shareholder in the company. Born as the son of a businessman, Arnault was blessed with sharp business acumen from a young age.
After completing high school he enrolled at the prestigious Ecole Polytechnique and received a degree in engineering. Upon his graduation the young man joined his father’s civil engineering business as an engineer and also started planning for the company’s growth and expansion. He convinced his father to change the focus of their business to the booming real estate sector, and found significant success in the field.
He eventually started acquiring other companies and became the owner of the prestigious Christian Dior brand and Le Bon Marché department store. When LVMH was created as a result of a merger between two companies, Arnault invested millions in the shares of the new company and became LVMH's first shareholder. Eventually he was selected chairman of the executive management board and in this position he led an extensive expansion plan and transformed the company into one of the largest luxury groups in the world
3.Bill Gates: (Net Worth – $106 Billion)
Bill Gates is an American business magnate and computer programmer who is the co-founder of Microsoft, the world’s largest PC software company. Since the company’s formation in 1975, Gates has held several positions including those of the chairman, CEO and chief software architect. One of the most famous entrepreneurs of the personal computer revolution, he has been consistently ranked among the world’s wealthiest people starting from 1987.
Born as the son of a successful lawyer, Bill Gates was encouraged from a young age to be competitive. Bright and curious, he developed an interest in computers while in school and wrote his first computer program as a young teenager. After completing his schooling, he enrolled at the prestigious Harvard College though he did not stay there long enough to complete his studies.
He dropped out to pursue his passion in computers and teamed up with Paul Allen, a former schoolmate, to form Microsoft. The company proved to be highly successful and within years Gates became an internationally known entrepreneur. Among the wealthiest persons in the world, Bill Gates is a renowned philanthropist and along with his ex-wife, he has created the charity organization Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He has also authored and co-authored several books.. He has also authored and co-authored several books.
4.Warren Buffett : (Net Worth – $102 billion)
One of the world’s wealthiest people and perhaps the most influential philanthropists of our times, Warren Buffett does not really need an introduction. He is the chairman, CEO and the largest shareholder of Berkshire Hathaway, a multinational conglomerate holding company headquartered in Omaha.
He is much respected by his peers and the world alike for his personal frugality and adherence to ethical principles when it comes to successful business management. Called the ‘Oracle of Omaha’, Buffett rose from a modest beginning to become one of the richest men on earth through his sheer hard work and keen sense of investing.
He started demonstrating his financial abilities from his early years when he would go from door to door selling candies and soft drinks. He began investing as a teenager and had saved almost $10,000 dollars by the age of 20.
He had great business acumen and started out on his career as a stock broker. He developed his own investment principles which helped him acquire a lot of wealth; he was already a millionaire by the time he was in his early thirties. As his wealth grew, so did his desire to give back to the society—he is a notable philanthropist and has pledged to give away a significant portion of his fortunes to charity.
5.Mark Zuckerberg: (Net Worth – $84 billion)
Mark Elliot Zuckerberg is an internet entrepreneur and philanthropist from America. He co-founded Facebook and serves as its current chairman and chief executive officer. A New York native, Zuckerberg studied psychology and computer science at Harvard University. During this period, he and his college roommates, Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes, launched Facebook from their dormitory.
Initially meant to be for select college campuses, the site witnessed exponential growth in the following few years and became the world’s biggest social media platform. As of the third quarter of 2018, Facebook had amassed over 2.27 billion monthly active users. Zuckerberg has also been involved with several other projects, including Wirehog, a file-sharing program, and Internet.org, a conglomerate of several companies attempting to bring affordable access to selected internet services in less developed countries.
Over the course of his professional career, Zuckerberg has encountered a number of legal controversies. In April 2018, he appeared before the United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation to testify on Facebook’s use of personal data in relation to the Facebook–Cambridge Analytica data breach. Since 2010, he has been listed among the 100 wealthiest and most influential people by ‘Time’ magazine as part of its Person of the Year issue. In 2016, Forbes named him the 10th most powerful person in the world.
6.Amancio Ortega: (Net Worth – $81 billion)
Amancio Ortega, born as Amancio Ortega Gaona, is a Spanish business tycoon best recognized as the founder of the Inditex fashion group, parent company of the famous fashion brand ZARA that has more than 6000 stores in over 65 countries. As of January 2018, Ortega had acquired a net worth of about $77.6 billion, making him the richest man in Europe, and the fourth richest in the world.
He is also the wealthiest merchant in the world. Ortega, who earns more than $400 million in dividends every year, has investments in an ever-expanding real estate portfolio that includes buildings in New York, Miami, London, Barcelona, Chicago, and Madrid. On a personal note, the American entrepreneur is a media-shy person. This is the reason most people are unaware of him despite the fact that he is the founder of one of the world’s top fashion labels! Ortega, who is currently married to his second wife Flora Pérez Marcote, has three children including Sandra Ortega Mera.
7.Carlos Slim Helu: (Net Worth- $72 billion)
Carlos Slim is a Mexican born billionaire investor and famous philanthropist. He currently owns over 200 businesses in a wide variety of industries and has been named by 'Forbes' magazine, as the richest man in the world, several years in a row. He learned basic business practices from his father, from a very early age, and worked in his family's business as a teenager. After he graduated from college, he began investing in earnest and slowly began building a multi-industry empire of conglomerates and corporations; both developed and purchased by him.
Today, he has holdings in Latin American and international companies, in industries ranging from construction and manufacturing to dry goods, and tobacco. His most famous and influential holdings include his near complete monopoly over the mobile phone market, in Mexico, which at one point provided over 80% of the mobile services used in that country. Part of his vast wealth goes towards many different philanthropic projects, dedicated to preserving the environment, providing dependable and affordable health care, protecting culture and the arts, and many other humanitarian causes. He is honorary chairman for life, of his parent company, ‘Grupo Carso’, but after he underwent heart surgery, many of the daily responsibilities in the company have been passed to his children.
8.Sergey Brin and Larry Page: (Net Worth – $68 Billion, $67 billion)
Sergey Brin is an American computer scientist and internet entrepreneur, who, along with Larry Page, co-founded Google Inc in 1998. Brin migrated to the U.S from the Soviet Union, at a young age. He studied mathematics and computer science in college before going to the Stanford University to pursue a PhD in computer science. As a research scholar, his areas of interests included extraction of information from unstructured sources, search engines, and data mining of large collections of data. He met fellow research scholar Larry page with whom he worked on a research project.
The two men connected on the intellectual level and started experimenting with their new designs of search engines in the university computers. Initially, their project was called ‘BackRub’, and it was funded through the National Science Foundation. Together Brin and Page developed the PageRank algorithm, which is used by Google to rank web pages.
The successful running of their project for many months on the University computers convinced the duo to start their own company. They both put their doctoral studies on hold and with financial investment in the form of a $100,000 cheque from Sun Microsystems co-founder, Andy Bechtolsheim, formally incorporated their company, Google Inc, in California.
9.Larry Ellison : (Net Worth – $63.9 Billion)
Lawrence Joseph ‘Larry’ Ellison is an American businessman, best known as the co-founder and CEO of multi-billion dollar software company, ‘Oracle Corporation’. He was a university dropout who was highly inclined towards the newly developing computer design system and in pursuit of success moved to California from Chicago. He started out by developing databases for CIA and quickly escalated to the idea of forming his own company, after developing the database ‘Oracle’. He co-founded ‘Software Development Laboratories’, which later came to be known as ‘Oracle Corporation’, with an initial investment of $2000.
The company grew in the software market progressively since its foundation and with a fortune of about $ 52 billion Ellison is the third richest man in America. It is inspiring to note how a person with such a difficult childhood and youth, who was abandoned by his biological mother, never knew his biological father and was raised by an adoptive father who was distant and critical of him, achieved such great heights in life. Ellison is a man who achieved brilliance against all odds because of his courage, talent, strong ideas and hard work.
10.Steve Ballmer : (Net worth – $61.6 Billion)
Steven Anthony "Steve" Ballmer is an American businessman who served as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Microsoft from January 2000 to February 2014. Prior to becoming the CEO he held a number of high profile positions at Microsoft, heading several departments including operations, operating systems development, and sales and support.
He had also served as the Executive Vice President, Sales and Support, and President of Microsoft. As a college friend of Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft, Ballmer was one of the early employees of the company. In fact, he was the first business manager hired by Gates. Born into an affluent family, Steve Ballmer grew up to be an exceptionally brilliant student with extraordinary skills in mathematics.
He graduated from Harvard College and worked for a while at Procter & Gamble before joining the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He then dropped out in order to take up a position at his friend Bill Gates’ new venture and went on to enjoy phenomenal success at Microsoft. Retired from Microsoft following an illustrious career, Ballmer now focuses on another one of his passions—basketball—and is currently the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).