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Forbes list 2021: These are the richest people in the world

Every year the US business magazine Forbes introduces the richest people in the world. What remains unchanged is that the list of the richest people only includes men. The first places are also dominated by entrepreneurs from the USA. In 2021 there will be some changes among the top ten. This is mainly due to the Corona crisis and the industries that have benefited from it. Some billionaires have suffered heavy losses, while others - especially from the tech industry - have expanded their business areas due to the pandemic.

Who was able to join the top ten? Whose wealth has increased and which has decreased? An overview.

These are the richest people in the world in 2021

Place 10: Amancio Ortega, Spain

Ortega is a Spanish entrepreneur in the clothing sector and is considered the second richest man in Europe. With his wife at the time, Rosalía Mera, he founded what is now the Inditex group of companies, of which he is the majority shareholder and chairman of the board. His assets currently amount to $ 88.3 billion. As recently as March, the Spaniard fell out of the ranking of the world's richest people, but has now regained tenth place. In doing so, he displaces the Indian Mukesh Ambani, who is no longer one of the ten richest people on earth.

9th place:Sergey Brin, UNITED STATES

Sergey Brin still ranks ninth in the ranking of the world's richest people in 2021. He is a computer scientist and co-founder of Google. Brin currently has a net worth of, according to Forbes $ 96.6 billion. Brin thus recorded a plug of almost ten billion dollars within around three months. As of March 2021, that net worth was $ 86.7 billion. In 2021 he entered the ranking of the richest people on earth. He is considered the richest immigrant, Brin was born in Russia, the USA.

8th place: Larry Page, USA

The former CEO of Google parent Alphabet returned to the Forbes list in 2021after he was ousted by Amancio Ortega in the October 2020 ranking. Page has net worth of as of May 2021 $ 99.6 billion. That puts him around three billion US dollars ahead of Sergey Brin. As of March 2021, the former Google CEO's net worth was $ 89.3 billion. He replaced Steve Ballmer, who had previously claimed ninth place for himself, but had fallen out of the ranking of the ten richest people in the world.

7th place: Larry Ellison, USA

In seventh place in the ranking of the richest people in the world in 2021 is Larry Ellison - also an American. The Oracle founder has made up one place compared to 2020, but is still further behind stock market legend Warren Buffett. Ellison is currently $ 102.3 billion heavy. In March, the American also claimed seventh place - at the time with a fortune of 96.2 billion US dollars, an increase of around ten billion US dollars compared to 2020.

6th place: Warren Buffett, USA

Compared to the beginning of the year, the stock exchange legend Warren Buffett has made up two places in the ranking of the world's richest people. The American, also known as the "Oracle of Omaha", heads the holding company Berkshire Hathaway and will be arriving in May 2021 Assets of $ 109.1 billion. In March of this year, the American was able to claim fifth place with a fortune of 100.3 billion US dollars. Buffett has a good twenty billion US dollars more than in 2020.

5th place: Mark Zuckerberg, USA

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg landed in the ranking of the world's richest people in May 2021 in fifth place, making one place up. According to the current Forbes list, the American has a fortune of $ 114.4 billion he is only 37 years old.

The Facebook founder has also increased his fortune by billions of dollars in the past few months. In the ranking of the richest people in the world from March 2021, his fortune still amounted to 96.7 billion US dollars. This is partly due to the good development of the Facebook share, which quickly recovered from the corona shock and ultimately benefited from it.

4th place: Bill Gates, USA

Microsoft founder Bill Gates has lost his second place from last year and will drop to fourth place in Forbes' list of the richest people in the world in 2021. Gates was able to increase his fortune in the wake of the corona epidemic. He currently owns $ 127.9 billion - three months ago it was $ 125.6 billion.

3rd place: Elon Musk, USA

The founder of Tesla is also one of the ten richest people in the world in 2021. In addition to Tesla, Elon Musk is also known for founding the space company SpaceX. Here, too, he is CEO. For a short time, Elon Musk was even considered the richest person in the world. He and Jeff Bezos change places based on their company's stocks.

Due to the rapid increase in Tesla shares at the beginning of the year, Elon Musk fought his way up to second place in the ranking from March. The Tesla CEO's net worth at the time was $ 165.1 billion. Due to the recent development of the Tesla share, Musk has now to give up his second place and ranks third with a current fortune of $ 146.5 billion. In 2019, Musk was worth $ 93.5 billion.

2nd place: Bernard Arnault, France

The richest European is Bernard Arnault from France. Bernard Arnault and his family will have total assets of $ 182.7 billion. In the ranking from three months ago, the Frenchman was still in third place in the ranking. At that time, Bernard Arnault had $ 160.1 billion - an increase of $ 22.6 billion in three months.

The entrepreneur of the Holding Groupe Arnault invests primarily in luxury items and brands such as Dior, Louis Vuitton, Givenchy, Fendi and Marc Jacobs. He is also the owner of the business newspaper Les Échos. Due to the enormous increase in wealth, the Frenchman currently ranks second among the richest people in the world in 2021.

1st place: Jeff Bezos, USA

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos stays in 2021 with a current fortune of$ 189.5 billionthe richest person in the world. Bezos has increased his fortune by around $ 10 billion compared to the March ranking. As of January, his net worth was $ 179.6 billion.

Bezos has significantly increased his assets during the current corona crisis, as the Amazon group has benefited greatly from the corona pandemic and the increased demand in online trading. The Amazon share had also risen on the stock exchanges in recent months.

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The richest people in the world in 2021 in the table

placeSurnamecountrycapital
1.Jeff BezosUnited States$ 189.5 billion
2.Bernard ArnaultFrance$ 182.6 billion
3.Elon MuskUnited States$ 146.5 billion
4.Bill GatesUnited States$ 127.9 billion
5.Mark ZuckerbergUnited States$ 114.4 billion
6.Warren BuffettUnited States$ 109.1 billion
7.Larry EllisonUnited States$ 102.3 billion
8.Larry PageUnited States$ 99.6 billion
9.Sergey BrinUnited States$ 96.6 billion
10.Amancio OrtegaSpain$ 88.3 billion
Total--1,256.8 trillion U.S. dollar

Source: Forbes