The Richest People In The World In 2021

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Richest People in the World

Visualizing the Richest People in the World

Over $567 billion has been amassed by the 10 richest people in the world in less than a year.

To put that into perspective, that’s more than sevenfold the wealth accumulated by the top 10 in the time period prior. As just one example, Elon Musk witnessed his wealth increase at least 500% in the last year. Meanwhile, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos has earned a cool extra $68.6 billion.

With data from the Forbes Real-Time Billionaires List, we navigate how the wealth of various uber-affluent groups have changed since the beginning of the pandemic.

The 10 Richest People in the World

With a net worth of $182 billion, Jeff Bezos is the wealthiest in the world.

After 26 years, Bezos announced he would step down as Amazon CEO to become executive chairman to focus on Blue Origin, among other endeavors. The private company states that it is “opening the promise of space to all” and is planning to launch New Glenn, its first rocket in the second half of 2022.

Based on data as of March 1, 2021, here are the 10 wealthiest individuals worldwide:

Rank Name Source Net Worth Mar 2021 Net Worth Mar 2020 Change 2020-2021
1 Jeff Bezos Amazon $182B $113B $68.6B
2 Elon Musk Tesla, SpaceX $164B $25B $139.1B

Bernard Arnault & family

LVMH $157B $76B $80.8B
4 Bill Gates Microsoft $124B $98B $26.2B
5 Warren Buffett Berkshire Hathaway $95B $68B $27.6B
6 Mark Zuckerberg Facebook $95B $55B $39.9B
7 Larry Ellison software $91B $59B $31.6B
8 Larry Page Google $90B $51B $39.4B
9 Sergey Brin Google $88B $49B $38.5B
10 Daniel Gilbert Quicken Loans $83B $7B $76.2B
Total Change         $567.9B
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