Khushi Bali, New Delhi
As per the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, the world’s richest people have collectively gained 23 per cent or $1.3 trillion.
1. Elon Musk
Musk is the man who has added $167 billion to his net worth in 2020. He is the Co-Founder of Tesla Inc. Earlier, he was on the 35th rank but now he’s the 1st richest person of the world. His advance up the wealth ranks has been driven largely by Tesla. His total net worth now stands at $209 billion.
2. Jeff Bezos
Jeff Bezos is the boss of Amazon. Amazon, one of the four companies whose valuations have crossed $1 trillion. The others include Microsoft, Apple and Google.
He is the 2nd richest man on Earth. He has a total net worth of $186 billion. He held 16% share of Amazon. In 2019, after giving divorce to his wife, 4% stake was transferred to his wife. Now, according to a November 2020 SEC filing, he owns about 11% of the world’s largest online retailer.
In 2020, Jeff’s net worth climbed $72.4 billion.
3. Bill Gates
Bill Gates is in the third position this time. He is the Co-Founder of Microsoft Corp. This is probably the second time when Gates is ranked lower than No. 2. Before being bumped by Jeff Bezos in 2017, Bill Gates held the top spot for years. Now, his total net worth is $134 billion.
4. Bernard Arnault
Arnault, the French luxury tycoon is the 4th richest person. His wealth falls down due to the pandemic last year. Somehow the demand for luxurious items has raised from last few months. He has a net worth of $117 billion. The wealth accrues from his business empire comprising more than 70 brands like Louis Vuitton and Sephora.
The Co-Founder of Facebook is in the 5th position. He is the youngest centibillionare in the Bloomberg billionaires list. He holds a net worth of $101 billion. His estimated yearly earning is of more than 3 billion dollars.
6. Zhong Shanshan
He founded Nongfu Spring, the largest beverage company in China. Shanshan is also known as the bottled king of China. He is the sixth richest man in the world. Having a net worth of $95.1 billion, he surpassed Mukesh Ambani and then Warren Buffett.
7. Warren Buffett
He is the CEO and the Chairman of Hathway Warren. He is the only person whose wealth shrunk last year. Now, after losing $4.09 billion total net worth, his net worth is $88.7 billion.
8. Larry Page
In the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Larry Page secured 7th position. He is the Co-Founder of Google. He has a net worth of $84.5 billion.
9. Sergey Brin
He is the other Co-Founder of Google. He has a total net worth of $81.8 billion. He is the 9th richest person in the world. He served as the president of Alphabet Inc. until December 2019.
10. Larry Ellison
He is the Co-Founder of Oracle Corporation. He serves as the company’s executive chairman and CTO also. He is the 10th richest man on the planet. He has a total net worth of $81.2 billion.