Top Ten Billionaires 2021

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According to the Forbes World’s Billionaires List(as of 7 April 2021)

1. Jeff Bezos: $177bn

The former hedge fund manager started Amazon in his garage in 1994. Bezos has invested heavily in space technology too, and also owns The Washington Post newspaper. It was announced that he will step down as Amazon CEO in Q3 2021 and transition to a new role of executive chair.

2. Elon Musk: $151bn

Musk is the CEO of Tesla and the founder and CEO of SpaceX. He divides his time between SpaceX, Tesla and projects like Hyperloop, a proposed ultra-high-speed train line.

3. Bernard Arnault & family: $150bn

Arnault is the wealthiest European on the list. The Frenchman oversees an empire of more than 70 brands including Louis Vuitton and Sephora.

4. Bill Gates: $124bn

The Microsoft founder has been a permanent fixture near the top of the rich list for the past 20 years, despite selling and then giving away much of his stake in the company. He now owns just 1% and focuses predominantly on his philanthropic work.

5. Mark Zuckerberg: $97bn

Zuckerberg made his fortune after launching Facebook in 2004 at the age of 19, while studying psychology and computer science at Harvard University.

6. Warren Buffett: $96bn

Now in his ninth decade, the Berkshire Hathaway chief executive, known as the “Oracle of Omagh”, is one of the most successful investors of all time. Like Gates, he has pledged to give away more than 99% of his fortune to charity.

7. Larry Ellison: $93bn

The American business magnate is co-founder, chairman and chief technology officer of Oracle. He owns around 35.4% of the software giant.

8. Larry Page: $91.5bn

Internet entrepreneur Page is one of the co-founders of Google. He stepped down as CEO of Google’s parent company Alphabet Inc. in December 2019 but remains a board member.

9. Sergey Brin: $89bn

Along with Larry Page, Brin was a co-founder of Google. Until December 2019, he was president of Alphabet Inc.

10. Mukesh Ambani: $84.5bn

Indian businessman Ambani is chairman of Reliance Industries Ltd - India's most valuable company by market value.

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