- 1 1. Elon Musk – net worth $219 billion
- 2 2. Jeff Bezos – net worth $177 billion
- 3 3. Bernard Arnault – net worth $158 billion
- 4 4. Bill Gates – net worth $129 billion
- 5 5. Warren Buffett – net worth $118 billion
- 6 6. Larry Page – net worth $111 billion
- 7 7. Sergey Brin – net worth $107 billion
- 8 8. Larry Ellison – net worth $106 billion
- 9 9. Steve Ballmer – net worth $91.4 billion
- 10 10. Mukesh Ambani – net worth $91.7 billion
- 11 Other remarkably rich people from the top ten list from previous years
- 12 Amancio Ortega – net worth $71.8 billion
- 13 Carlos Slim Helu – net worth $50 billion
- 14 Mark Zuckerberg – net worth $44.6 billion
- 15 Michael Bloomberg – net worth $40 billion
- 16 Charles Koch – net worth $39.6 billion
- 17 David Koch – net worth $39.6 billion
- 18 Where are the women?
- 19 Liliane Bettencourt & family – net worth $36.1 billion
It is always interesting to see how positions change on this list as economic things changes around the world. This is also one of the hardest lists to get, because currently you need to have at least tens of billions net worth to enter the list. But nobody says that it’s impossible! Let’s see who is the richest person in the world? Here is the list of top 10+ richest people in the world.
1. Elon Musk – net worth $219 billion
Elon Musk is the world’s richest man, with a net worth of $219 billion. He is the founder, CEO and CTO of SpaceX, co-founder of Tesla Motors, and chairman of SolarCity. He also founded The Boring Company, a tunnel construction company.
Musk was born in South Africa and moved to Canada aged 17 to attend Queen’s University. He subsequently 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.
2. Jeff Bezos – net worth $177 billion
The 2nd place belongs to the founder and CEO of Amazon, Mr. Jeff bezos. His net worth is amazing $177 billion. It looks like that not only Amazon customers enjoy amazingly reasonable prices, but also Mr.Bezos enjoys amazingly good earnings.
That just means that it works! Well done. We’re also contributing to Mr.Bezos’ net worth by being Amazon Web Services clients as well as Amazon.com customers. How it all started? Quite simply, Mr. Bezos quit a New York hedge fund job in 1994 with the simple idea to sell books online. So, what we can learn from that? Take risks, and enjoy rewards.
3. Bernard Arnault – net worth $158 billion
Bernard Arnault is the third richest man in the world, with a net worth of over $100 billion. He is the chairman and CEO of LVMH, the world’s largest luxury goods company. Arnault has been a major force in the global luxury goods market for over two decades.
He is known for his keen eye for talent and his ability to spot trends early on. Arnault has helped turn around a number of major luxury brands, including Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, and Fendi. He is also a major art collector and has one of the largest private art collections in the world. Arnault is a major philanthropist and has donated billions of dollars to charitable causes. He is also a French national and a member of the French Academy of Fine Arts.
4. Bill Gates – net worth $129 billion
The world’s 4th richest man is founder of Microsoft, and Harward University dropout Bill Gates with amazing net worth of $129 billion (according to the Forbes).
That´s so much money that ordinary people might have some challenge to envision how much it actually is. However, Gates is not selfish at least what comes to using his enormous resources. He is the head of world largest private charity foundation, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which does good job around the world. Gates owns currently only 2.5% of Microsoft, the company he once founded, and that is well know to most of use because of Windows operating system.
5. Warren Buffett – net worth $118 billion
The 5th place goes to the founder and owner of Berkshire Hathaway investment company in the USA, Warren Buffet. Mr. Buffett have managed to grow his portfolio to amazing values, he is self made billionaire with enormous net worth of $118 billion.
He says his best investment was buying Benjamin Graham’s book called, “The Intelligent Investor,” in 1949. We just placed and order, hoping to get some real tips how to invest our pennies! Mr. Buffett also recently said: “For 240 years it’s been a terrible mistake to bet against America, and now is no time to start.” It is worth of taking note as Mr. Buffett is one of the most successful investors in modern history.
6. Larry Page – net worth $111 billion
Larry Page is the 6th richest man in the world, with a net worth of $111 billion. He is the co-founder of Google, and now serves as the CEO of Alphabet, Google’s parent company. Page is also a board member of Tesla Motors.
7. Sergey Brin – net worth $107 billion
Sergey Bring is the 7th richest man in the world, with a net worth of $107 billion. He is the founder and CEO of the Russian internet company Yandex.
Bring was born in Moscow and graduated from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology with a degree in applied mathematics and computer science. He then worked as a software engineer for several companies, before founding Yandex in 1997.
8. Larry Ellison – net worth $106 billion
The eight place holder is founder, and ex-CEO of Oracle, Mr. Larry Ellison with $106 billion net worth. Mr. Ellison is not only dropout from Harward University but also University of Illinois.
It seems quite standard requirement to achieve a position at the world’s richest list to be university dropout, as for example Mr. Gates, and Mr. Zuckerberg also are. So, if you’re still studying, stop it right now, and start doing business! That’s the way to get on our lists.BTW He started in 1977 building databases for the CIA! Today he still is Oracle’s chairman and chief technology officer.
9. Steve Ballmer – net worth $91.4 billion
Steve Ballmer is an American business magnate and investor who is the co-founder of Microsoft Corporation. Ballmer served as Microsoft’s CEO from January 2000 to August 2013, making him the longest-serving CEO in Microsoft’s history. During his tenure as CEO, Ballmer oversaw the company’s expansion from a startup to one of the largest corporations in the world, with a market capitalization of over $700 billion. He is currently the owner of the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers.
Ballmer was born in Detroit, Michigan, and attended Harvard University, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in economics. He worked for Procter & Gamble and American Can Company prior to joining Microsoft in 1980. He played an important role in the company’s growth from a small startup to a multinational corporation, helping to launch many of Microsoft’s most important products including Windows and Office.
10. Mukesh Ambani – net worth $91.7 billion
Mukesh Ambani is an Indian business magnate who is the chairman, managing director, and largest shareholder of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), a Fortune Global 500 company and India’s most valuable company by market value. He is also the founder of Reliance Jio, one of the largest telecom operators in India. Ambani ranks among the world’s richest people, with a personal wealth of $51.4 billion as of March 2021.
Ambani was born on 19 April 1957, the youngest of three children of Dhirubhai Ambani and Kokilaben Ambani, into a Gujarati Hindu family of modest means. He received his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai (then UDCT), and did his masters from Stanford University. He returned to India in 1980, to join Reliance Industries as an assistant to his father. In 2016, he was elevated to the position of chairman and managing director after the death of his older brother Rasiklal Ambani.
Other remarkably rich people from the top ten list from previous years
Amancio Ortega – net worth $71.8 billion
Ortega is the riche man from Spain, he is founder of fashion brand and retail company Zara.
Mr. Ortega’s net worth is whopping $71.8 billion (according to the Forbes), making him also the richest man in the Europe and the wealthiest retailer. His other businesses includes Massimo Dutti and Pull&Bear. Secret of his success in the retail filed is limiting advertising, expanding aggressively, and his own supply chain. So, if you are Zara’s customer, you are helping to Mr. Ortega to at least keep the second position at the list!
Carlos Slim Helu – net worth $50 billion
Carlos Slim Helu, main owner of pan-Latin American mobile phone operator, America Movil.
He was the worlds second richest man in 2015, but what ever the placement is in this list, we think you don’t have to be worried about what to eat tomorrow. BTW he is the largest shareholder of The New York Times, holding some true editorial power in his portfolio.
Mark Zuckerberg – net worth $44.6 billion
Another Harward University dropout holding position at this list, famous Facebook founder, and CEO, Mr. Mark Zuckerberg. His net worth is $44.6 billion.
He founded Facebook in 2004 when he was just 19. So, who says you need university degrees to be successful. TheRichestListed.com top lists proves that again and again. BTW. Mr. Zuckerberg promised with his wife to spend $3 billion on the next decade to cure or prevent all diseases by the end of the century. That sounds somewhat a great thing, but we’re skeptical as long as humans are humans and not androids or something like that. Bacteria & viruses causing problems have been there long before us, so wiping them out with billions could be impossible mission. Hopefully it is not!
Michael Bloomberg – net worth $40 billion
The founder of Bloomberg LP, Mr. Michael Bloomberg own a place on this page with net worth of $40 billion.
He is a former New York City mayor and has donated whopping $4 billion to gun control, climate change and other causes. So, he does a lot of good things with his well earned cash piles.
Charles Koch – net worth $39.6 billion
That’s actually interesting story as it is not ordinary startup to riches. Mr. Koch took over his fathers innovative refinery company after father passed away in 1967, and expanded business to real conglomerate known as Koch Industries. But he did not stopped there, instead he expanded even more to multiple industries including carpet cleaners. Charles is fair guy, wishing to give a new change also for ex-convicts, as he implemented the “Ban the Box” policy. Essentially meaning that he removed the question that asks for a job candidate’s criminal history on the initial job application.
David Koch – net worth $39.6 billion
Because Koch brothers are fair guys, both have the same net worth, and the main source of riches is Koch Industries which was founded by their father Fred Koch.
But brothers have not only enjoyed life, but they have expanded steadily and build a huge corporation which generates steady profit on multiple industries. David is known a high profile philanthropist, or what you can say about a man who has donated nearly $1 billion?
Where are the women?
If we take a look on the world’s riches people list, all listed looks quite nice guys, meaning positive and happy people. That’s great! Only one thing seems a bit problematic, they all are male. There are no single women in the top ten richest people in the world list. That’s sad. Are men so much better in business?
So we made an exemption to get just a one women on the list! That’s because the 9th place is actually split between Koch brothers, and depending how we calculate, the next place is either number ten or eleven. To be honest, it is actually number eleven because we already have ten people on the list, but anyway lets go…
Liliane Bettencourt & family – net worth $36.1 billion
Yes, you see, she is a women, and listing includes word “family”. But, who cares, now we have also a one women on the world’s richest people list! She is from France, Liliane Bettencourt, the grand dame of L’Oréal. The cosmetic brand every women knows.
Liliane own together her children whopping 33% of the cosmetics corporation that her father, Eugene Schueller, founded in 1907. According to the Forbes, net worth is $36.1.billion. Bettencourt is not only the only women in this list but she is also the richest woman in Europe. Not bad at all at the age of 94!
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So, long! I will go back, and write some articles more. I need to get on that list! The source was Wikipedia.