World’s Billionaires List: The Richest in 2021

With an empire of space to e-commerce, here are the wealthiest people in the world.



The wealthiest people in the world are the life changers and influencers in modern society. They manage to be leaders in the most important companies that offer products and services to a large number of people worldwide. 

Forbes billionaire list is here to answer the question “Who is the richest person in the world?” In this article, you will find out more about the world’s billionaires and their impact on modern business

Top 10 Richest Men in the World

1. Elon Musk

Elon Musk is the richest man in the world with a net worth of $278 billion. He has had experiences with different companies and startups. He left Stanford University to create a company called Zip2. This was one of the earliest navigation services. After this venture, Musk created the business around X.com, which later became PayPal. Both companies were sold to other businesspersons. Musk is the CEO of Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX), Tesla Motors (now Tesla), Neuralink, and The Boring Company

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Image: Elon Musk

2. Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos is the founder of Amazon and he started this business in a garage while selling books. Later on, the company grew and Amazon now sells all kinds of goods. In 2020, the company shares were up 76% thanks to the sales during the Corona crisis. Bezos is also an owner of Blue Origin and The Washington Post. 

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Image: Jeff Bezos

3. Bernard Arnault

Bernard Arnault is the CEO of LVMH, the luxury goods company that gathers some of the most recognizable brands like Louis Vuitton, Sephora, Marc Jacobs, and Hennessey. Arnault’s wealth of $170 billion largely comes from his stake in Christian Dior SE. This holding company controls 41.2% of LVMH.

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Image: Bernard Arnault

4. Bill Gates

Bill Gates is one of the real time billionaires that shares his wealth with philanthropic organizations. He has $137 billion in net worth and he is the founder of Microsoft. He founded the company in 1975 when he was at Harvard University. 

Bill Gates

Image: Bill Gates

5. Larry Page

As one of Google’s founders, Larry Page started his first company in his dorm room while attending Stanford University. This first invention was dedicated to analyzing backlinks in search engines. Later on, Larry Page founded Google in 1998 with his friend Sergey Brin. Google is a subsidiary of Alphabet, which is a holding company. 

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Image: Larry Page

6. Sergey Brin

Sergey Brin is close to his business partner Larry Page when it comes to net wealth. Brin was a co-founder of Google and he served as co-president from 1998 to 2001. Later on, after founding Alphabet, Sergey Brin was the company’s president from 2015 to 2019. Brin is also focused on other ventures that include innovative technologies and self-driving cars. 

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Image: Sergey Brin

7. Mark Zuckerberg

As a founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg dropped out of Harvard University to focus entirely on the new business. Facebook is now Meta, and Zuckerberg is the CEO and chair of the company that had more than 2.9 billion users as of Q3 2021. Meta is a holding company that gathers Instagram, WhatsApp, Oculus, Portal, and Novi. 

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Image: Mark Zuckerberg

8. Steve Ballmer

Steve Ballmer was an employee of Microsoft and he took the place of Bill Gates as the CEO in 2000. Ballmer was the CEO of Microsoft from 2000 until 2014. In 2011, he purchased Skype, and in 2014, Ballmer purchased the L.A. Clippers basketball team.

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Image: Steve Ballmer

9. Larry Ellison

Larry Ellison worked as a computer programmer for several companies when he dropped out of the University of Chicago. Later on, he joined Precision instruments where he was the vice president. In 1977, Ellison founded Software Development Laboratories (SDL). The company later released Oracle. It was the first database program to utilize Structured Query Language. Ellison’s net worth is $109 billion.

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Image: Larry Ellison

10. Warren Buffett

As the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett is on the Forbes billionaire list. Berkshire Hathaway is a half-trillion-dollar company and Buffett made his fortune by buying shares of the relevant companies. He is also known for his philanthropic endeavors.

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Image: Warren Buffett

Final Thoughts

The wealthiest people in the world are rich and famous. They serve as role models for many people. They can change our lives and they continue to be important people in the governments, politics, and businesses around the world. 

Anna Domanska
Anna Domanska is an Industry Leaders Magazine author possessing wide-range of knowledge for Business News. She is an avid reader and writer of Business and CEO Magazines and a rigorous follower of Business Leaders.

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