is is the list of the 10 richest people in the world 2021

The wealth of the 10 richest people in the world will increase by US $ 402.17 billion (Rp 5,727.7 trillion) throughout 2021. Tesla CEO Elon Musk this year became the richest person in the world and his net worth had reached US $ 300 billion. Musk’s assets add $121 billion in 2021.

This is the list of the 10 richest people in the world in 2021 according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index as of December 29.

List of the 10 richest people in the world 2021

Elon Musk: $277 billion (+$121 billion)

The Tesla co-founder, who this year changed his title from CEO to “Technoking of Tesla,” is getting richer thanks to the rapid growth of electric car sales. Tesla shares are up about 60% this year, and the company hit a market cap of $1 trillion for the first time in October.

Musk recently sold millions of Tesla shares to pay a $12 billion tax bill related to the stock option package he received in 2012.

Jeff Bezos: US$195 billion (+US$5 billion)

The former richest man in the world hasn’t grown as much as Musk’s net worth, but Bezos’ fortune has still added $5 billion over the past year.

The 57-year-old stepped down from his role as Amazon’s CEO in July, and said he was spending more time on initiatives such as the Bezos Earth Fund, his Blue Origin spacecraft company, The Washington Post and the Amazon Day 1 Fund.

Bernard Arnault: US$176 billion (+US$61 billion)

The CEO of branded goods company LVMH, which owns brands such as Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior and Givenchy, added $61 billion to his net worth in 2021. The 72-year-old holds the title of Europe’s richest person.

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Bill Gates: US$ 139 billion (+US$ 7 billion)

Despite donating tens of billions of dollars over the past few decades, Gates’ fortune has continued to grow thanks to the strong performance of Microsoft stock, the company he founded and still owns about 1% of the company’s stock.

Gates has long since relinquished control of Microsoft and spent most of his time on his charitable foundation. In 2021, Gates also divorced his wife Melinda French Gates after 25 years of marriage.

Larry Page: US$130 billion (+US$47 billion)

The Google co-founder added $47 billion to his fortune thanks to Alphabet’s strong performance in 2021. The Google parent surpassed a $2 trillion market cap in November and was recently named Big Tech stock of the year by CNBC. Page is no longer CEO of Alphabet, but remains a member of the board of directors.

Mark Zuckerberg: $128 billion (+$24 billion)

The only member of the top 10 under the age of 40, the 37-year-old’s fortune will increase by $24 billion in 2021. Zuckerberg owns a 13% stake in Meta – the parent company of Facebook and Instagram where he is CEO – which has grown in value. more than 20% this year.

Sergey Brin: US$125 billion (+US$45 billion)

The Google co-founder’s net worth will grow by $45 billion in 2021, bringing his total wealth past $100 billion for the first time. The 48-year-old man owns about 38 million shares in Alphabet and sits on the company’s board.

Steve Ballmer: $122 billion (+$41 billion)

The former Microsoft CEO and owner of the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers grew $41 billion in wealth by the end of 2021. Ballmer’s net worth stems from the popularity of tech stocks like Microsoft, which this year grew more than 50% in value.