Coming up with a master plan, making a unique invention, providing the world with something that has never been seen before; all these reasons may make sure you could add yourself to the list of the wealthiest people in the world.
The well-known Forbes Magazine recently opened up again and revealed the richest persons of the year to the outside world. The annual billionaire list has crowned the top earners of the past 12 months, and we are only too happy to introduce them to you. To avoid countless hours of research, we have listed the top 10 for you.
1. Jeff Bezos
The great multi-billionaire winner of the year 2021: Jeff Bezos. Bezos, 57, is the world’s most prominent entrepreneur and investor. The tech businessman was instrumental in growing e-commerce as the founder and CEO of the global company Amazon. Under his leadership, Amazon has grown into the most significant trading company on the entire internet. With a net worth of almost 149 billion euros.
2. Elon Musk
Not gold but silver for 49-year-old Elon Musk. The South African-Canadian-American entrepreneur is the founder of SpaceX and co-founder of Zip2. A year after it was founded, Tesla’s CEO, who joined the company after it was founded, can call himself a co-founder.
Elon Musk has a wealth of almost 127 billion euros and can thus crown himself as one of the wealthiest persons in the world. Although not first place, but an excellent second place and a huge wallet.
3. Bernard Arnault
French businessman Bernard Arnault can also be added to the list of the richest people in the world. The founder and chairman of Louis Vuitton, Moët and Hennessy, lives a luxurious life with a well-known wealth of about 126 billion euros.
Arnault, 72, is the CEO of LVMH, the world’s largest producer of luxury goods, making it the richest person in the fashion industry.
4. Bill Gates
The 65-year-old American born in Seattle is primarily known as an entrepreneur and philanthropist. Bill Gates is co-founder of the gigantic Microsoft and has, among other things, managed to build up capital of about 104 billion euros with the global company.
5. Mark Zuckerberg
Zuckerberg, who regularly finds his rest on the pacific oceans with his 107-meter yacht, is one of the world’s most fantastic computer programmers and co-founder of the social media platform Facebook. With more than 81 billion euros, Mark Zuckerberg has managed to defy an ultimate number 5 place in this list.
6. Warren Buffett
Warren Buffet is one of the richest businessmen and investors in the world with a net worth of more than €80 billion. The director and 38% majority shareholder of Berkshire Hathaway does not have to worry about his finances with his 90 years of life experience.
Warren is currently under the roof of his quiet hometown in Omaha, presumably enjoying a carefree retirement.
7. Larry Ellison
Software developer Larry Ellison can also enjoy his retirement in carefree luxury. The co-founder of the global software giant Oracle showed his talents at a young age. How 76-year-old Ellison started working for Ampex Corporation, where he worked as a database project for the CIA, has since grown into a Forbes billionaire.
Larry Ellison has a net worth of just over 78 billion euros and is one of the wealthiest persons in the world.
8. Larry Page
The Russian Sergey Brin, who managed to score a spot at number 9, does not have to suffer from homesickness. His colleague and co-founder of Google Inc. are allowed to add to this list with a capital of about 77 billion euros. How the 48-year-old American started with a search engine company on the internet, he grew into one of the wealthiest people in the world.
9. Sergey Brin
Sergey Mikhaylovich Brin, better known as Sergey Brin, can also be added to the list of the richest people in the world. Russian Brin is one of the founders of Google Inc. and has assets of approximately €75 billion. Sergey, 47, received his BSc with honours from the University of Maryland and his MSc from Stanford University. With a nice set of brains, the Russian businessman has made it far.
10. Mukesh Ambani
Although 63-year-old Mukesh Ambani falls just within this list, he certainly doesn’t have to worry about his finances. The businessman from India works as director and major shareholder of the family business Reliance Industries and can crown himself with one of the largest companies in India. If the best man breaks his piggy bank, the money keeps rolling. Ambani has a net worth of about 71.1 trillion euros. That’s nice cash.