Most people have a pretty good idea, even if they’re not an entrepreneur or interested in the subject at all, for that matter.
As you’re reading this, you probably already have names popping into your head as to who will appear on the richest list.
1. Jeff Bezos – Net Worth
Jeff Bezos is the founder of Amazon.com Inc, one of the biggest and most popular companies on the web. Amazon started as a simple online bookstore in Jeff’s bedroom, and the initial sales were slow.
In 2021, Jeff Bezos is the richest man in the world, after adding a whopping $40 billion to his net worth the last couple of years! After recently acquiring Wholefoods, Amazon is making major moves, launching drone shipping, and a bunch of other strong ideas.
Bezos recently divorced his wife MacKenzie, after which she received 4% of Amazon, which is worth billions, yet it still hasn’t knocked him off the top spot.
Jeff Bezos is the first man ever to reach not just the $100 billion mark, but briefly the $200 billion mark, which is just insane. Many believe he’ll become the world’s first trillionaire.
As of 2021, Jeff Bezos’ net worth is estimated at $197.2 billion.
Keep reading below to view a complete summary of the richest people in 2021.
2. Elon Musk – Net Worth
Elon Reeve Musk FRS is a South-African-born, Canadian/American engineer, industrial designer, and tech entrepreneur. If you’re excited about the future of the world, you’ll probably have seen Musk everywhere.
Musk founded PayPal and is also the founder of Tesla Inc, SpaceX, The Boring Company, and Neuralink.
As of 2021, Elon Musk’s net worth is estimated to be $79.4 billion, which means his net worth has more than doubled this year, after a ridiculous jump in Tesla stock prices between April and August.
Two years ago, Musk first appeared on this list as the 24th richest person worldwide, and he’s now the 2nd.
As of 2021, Elon Musk’s net worth is estimated to be $190 billion.
3. Bernard Arnault – Net Worth
Bernard Arnault is the CEO of LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessey).
Ultimately, the company was formed by merging the two businesses. Louis Vuitton is a very successful luxury fashion brand, and Moet Hennessey is the merged champagne and cognac manufacturers.
Bernard has been making serious movements up this list in the past year. In fact, at the beginning of 2017, he was at 14th. Now, almost 5 years later, he’s placed at 3rd on the list of the 25 richest people on earth in 2021.
As of 2021, Bernard Arnault’s net worth is estimated to be $177.7 billion.
4. Mark Zuckerberg – Net Worth
We all know Mark Zuckerberg as the founder of Facebook. Facebook has become the most popular and most valuable social media company in the world. And it all started in Mark’s dorm room at Harvard University.
Mark Zuckerberg has regained the significant net worth loss he suffered after the Cambridge Analytica data scandal and various other issues causing the Facebook stock prices to fall.
Mark Zuckerberg is now the 4th richest man in the world, with an estimated net worth of $136.8 billion.
“When you give everyone a voice and give people power, the system usually ends up in a really good place. So, what we view our role as, is giving people that power.” – Mark Zuckerberg
5. Bill Gates – Net Worth
Bill Gates is the founder of Microsoft and was the richest man globally for several years running.
Gates founded Microsoft in 1975 with Paul Allen and has since become the largest PC software company worldwide.
Gates’ net worth has been pretty stagnant since he reached the $100 billion mark. He’s now dropped another place to be the 3rd richest man in the world.
As of 2021, Bill Gates’ net worth is estimated to be $132.5 billion.
“Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.” – Bill Gates