Who is the richest person in the world? As of the time of this article, the richest person in the world is Elon Musk with a net worth of about $200 billion. Jeff Bezos is in second place with a net worth of $131 billion. Bernard Arnault is in third place with a net worth of $124 billion. Finally, Bill Gates has a net worth of $119 billion and is in fourth place.
Warren Buffett is the fifth richest person in the world. He has $112 billion. Gautam Adani is the sixth richest person with $99.3 billion. Larry Page is the seventh richest person with $97.0 billion. Mukesh Ambani is the eighth richest person with $95.4 billion. Sergey Brin is the ninth richest person with $93.0 billion, and Steve Ballmer is tenth richest with $92.9 billion
- Elon Musk: $200 billion
- Jeff Bezos: $131 billion
- Bernard Arnault: $124 billion
- Bill Gates: $119 billion
- Warren Buffett: $112 billion
- Gautam Adani: $99.3 billion
- Larry Page: $97.0 billion
- Mukesh Ambani: $95.4 billion
- Sergey Brin: $93.0 billion
- Steve Ballmer: $92.9 billion
- Larry Ellison: $86.4 billion
- Carlos Slim: $80.1 billion
- Mark Zuckerberg: $68.0 billion
- Zhong Shanshan: $67.9 billion
- Francoise Bettencourt Meyers: $66.3 billion
- Jim Walton: $58.6 billion
- Rob Walton: $58.1 billion
- Charles Koch: $57.2 billion
- Julia Flesher Koch & family: $57.2 billion
- Alice Walton: $56.3 billion
- Michael Dell: $49.9 billion
- Jacqueline Badger Mars: $49.1 billion
- John Mars: $49.1 billion
- Klaus-Michael Kuehne: $46.9 billion
- Amancio Ortega: $46.7 billion
Some of the data used to rank wasn’t included in the official statistics. This is because there wasn’t enough data for it to be counted. But remember, these values and fluctuations are estimations based on a lot of different things that we know about.
About Elon Musk, The Richest Person in the World
Elon Reeve Musk FRS (/ˈiːlɒn/ EE-lon; born June 28, 1971) is a business magnate, industrial designer, and engineer. He is the founder, CEO, CTO, and chief designer of SpaceX; early investor, CEO, and product architect of Tesla, Inc.; founder of The Boring Company; co-founder of Neuralink; and co-founder and initial co-chairman of OpenAI. A centibillionaire, Musk is one of the richest people in the world.
Musk was born to a Canadian mother and South African father and raised in Pretoria, South Africa. He briefly attended the University of Pretoria before moving to Canada aged 17 to attend Queen’s University. He transferred to the University of Pennsylvania two years later, where he received dual bachelor’s degrees in economics and physics. He moved to California in 1995 to attend Stanford University but decided instead to pursue a business career, co-founding web software company Zip2 with his brother Kimbal. The start-up was acquired by Compaq for $307 million in 1999. Musk co-founded online bank X.com that same year, which merged with Confinity in 2000 to form the company PayPal and was subsequently bought by eBay in 2002 for $1.5 billion.
In 2002, Musk founded SpaceX, an aerospace manufacturer and space transport services company, of which he is CEO, CTO, and lead designer. In 2004, he joined electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla Motors, Inc. (now Tesla, Inc.) as chairman and product architect, becoming its CEO in 2008. In 2006, he helped create SolarCity, a solar energy services company and current Tesla subsidiary. In 2015, he co-founded OpenAI, a nonprofit research company that promotes friendly artificial intelligence. In 2016, he co-founded Neuralink, a neurotechnology company focused on developing brain–computer interfaces, and founded The Boring Company, a tunnel construction company. Musk has also proposed the Hyperloop, a high-speed vactrain transportation system.
Musk is now attempting to purchase Twitter.
About Jeff Bezos, the Second Richest Person in the World
Jeffrey Preston “Jeff” Bezos is an American technology entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist. He is the founder, CEO, and president of Amazon.com, Inc., which is a multinational technology company focusing in e-commerce, cloud computing, and artificial intelligence in Seattle, Washington. With an estimated net worth of US$182 billion as of March 2021, he is the world’s richest person. Bezos founded Amazon in 1994 after quitting his job as a senior vice president at D.E. Shaw & Co., a Wall Street firm. He started Amazon as an online bookstore that later diversified to sell various other products and services including video streaming and audio streaming.
He has also invested in media companies such as The Washington Post and Whole Foods Market. As of May 2021, he is the largest shareholder of Amazon with a 12% stake. He has also been involved in several philanthropic initiatives including the creation of The Bezos Earth Fund which provides grants to organizations working on climate change. In 2020, he donated US$10 billion to this fund. He also founded Blue Origin, a human spaceflight company that is working on developing technologies to make space travel more affordable and accessible for everyone.
Jeffrey Preston Bezos was born on January 12, 1964, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States. His mother, Jacklyn Gise Jorgensen, was a 17-year-old high school student at the time of his birth. His father, Ted Jorgensen, was a bike shop owner. Bezos was raised in Houston, Texas, and later attended River Oaks Elementary School in Houston from fourth to sixth grade. He then attended Miami Palmetto Senior High School in Miami, Florida, where he was a National Merit Scholar. He graduated from Princeton University in 1986 with Bachelor of Science degrees in electrical engineering and computer science.
After working on Wall Street for D.E. Shaw & Co., Bezos founded Amazon in 1994. The company started as an online bookstore and later diversified to sell various other products and services. It has since become the world’s largest e-commerce retailer. Amazon went public in 1997 and Bezos became a billionaire when the company’s stock price rose above US$1,000 per share for the first time in 1999. Bezos has also invested in media companies such as The Washington Post and Whole Foods Market. As of May 2021, he is the largest shareholder of Amazon with a 12% stake.
Bezos has been involved in several philanthropic initiatives. In 2000, he founded Blue Origin, a human spaceflight company that is working on developing technologies to make space travel more affordable and accessible for everyone. He has also donated to various charities including the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Pride Foundation, and National Museum of African American History and Culture. In 2020, he created The Bezos Earth Fund which provides grants to organizations working on climate change. He pledged to donate US$10 billion to this fund.
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