Despite this deadly, market-breaking pandemic, where a lot of countries faced an economic crisis, but according to the Bloomberg billionaires index, the richer people in the world have altogether gained about 23% profit from the year beginning. Well, the awaited list for the economy and business lovers based upon the Forbes list is as follows –
1. Jeff Bezos
The highest on the list is Jeff Bezos. The founder and CEO of Amazon, making a net worth of about $188.6 billion. In the year 2020, 4% of his stakes were transferred to MacKenzie Bezos after their divorce leaving 11% by himself. The pandemic has been beneficial to this e-commerce giant, as online shopping on Amazon increased worldwide.
2. Elon Musk
Earning a lot of fame lately, Elon Musk, the co-founder of Tesla Inc also owns the rocket producer company SpaceX. Musk ranked 35 th in the list of the world’s richest people at the beginning of the year and by the end jumped to the 2nd position in the list of top 10 richest people in the world. His net worth is claimed to be $181 billion. Through his electric car Tesla and space rocket producer SpaceX, Musk has taken the means of transportation to another level.
3. Bernard Arnault & Family
For those who don’t know him, Bernard Arnault is the chairman and the CEO of LVMH company of France. His business includes more than 70 known brands like Sephora, Louis Vuitton, etc. His net worth is estimated at $148 billion. He is Europe’s richest man and gained the title of the third richest person in the world, in December 2020.
4. Bill Gates
Bill Gates is the co-founder of Microsoft Corporation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The foundation works for global health and equal opportunities for people across the world. It is the largest private charitable foundation in the world. His net worth is approximately $121.6 billion. Till the year 2017, he was the richest person in the world until being bumped by Bezos.
5. Mark Zuckerberg
Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest person whose wealth exceeds $100 billion. He is the co-founder, CEO, and chairman of Facebook. He is the only person who is less than 40 yrs old in the Forbes list of richest people. His net worth has now increased to $ 105 billion -all the credit goes to the Covid – 19 pandemics that have made virtual life more prominent giving giants like Facebook a golden opportunity to flourish.
6. Zhong Shanshan
Zhong Shanshan, from China, owns a beverage company of bottled water called Nongfu Spring. He is also the chairman of Wantai, which is a pharmaceutical company that is leading globally in diagnosing Hepatitis E. His net worth is claimed to be $89.3 billion. Before building his business empire, he used to work as a construction worker and also as a news reporter.
7. Warren Buffet
Warren Buffet is the chairman of Berkshire Hathaway. He is the only person on this list, whose net worth dropped this year, because of the economic impact of the pandemics. He had to sell his 10% stakes in major airlines like American Airlines, Delta, etc. However, he still is the most successful investor of all time. His net worth at present is about $87.6 billion.
8. Larry Ellison
Larry Ellison is the co-founder and the chairman of Oracle, which is a software giant. He was the CEO of the company until September 2014. He owns about 35.6 % of Oracle. He is also of the stakeholders in the flourishing Tesla. He contributes to the Indian Wells Tennis event. He also owns real estate like Hawaii’s Lanai Island. His net worth is approximately $86.4 billion.
9. Larry Page
Larry Page is the co-founder of Google, which is the largest search engine operator indeed. His net worth is about $80.4 billion. He is a computer scientist and an entrepreneur. He is also the co-founder of the company Alphabet Inc. and the co-creator of Page Rank. He was declared as the world’s most daring CEO by Fortune Magazine. He was the 17th richest man in the world, till 2014, and in 2021 has become the 9th richest on the list.
10. Steve Ballmer
Steve Ballmer, popularly known as the former CEO of Microsoft company. He is an American businessman and an investor. He was once an employee at Microsoft company, and in the year 1998, he became the president of the company. In the year 2000, he became the CEO of the company. He also owns a basketball team Los Angeles clippers. His net worth is approximately $78.9 billion.