Elon Musk leads the pack, Mukesh Ambani in top 10 — Here are the richest people on the planet

Sep 29, 2021

By: Vaamanaa Sethi

Elon Musk — Cofounder of Tesla

World Rank: 1 | Net Worth: $200.3 billion | Country: United States | According to media reports, Elon Musk could become the world’s first trillionaire by 2025. Musk claims the top spot among the richest people in the world, according to Forbes as of September 24, 2021.

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Jeff Bezos — Founder of Amazon

World Rank: 2 | Net Worth: $193.1 billion | Country: United States | Bezos had bought the American newspaper ‘The Washington Post’ in 2013 for $250 million. In July this year, Bezos made his first ever trip to space.

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Bernard Arnault and Family — Chairman and chief executive officer of Louis Vuitton (LVMH)

World Rank: 3 | Net worth: $186.2 billion | Country: France | He bought American jeweller Tiffany and Co. for $15.8 billion in 2021, the biggest luxury brand acquisition ever. Earlier this year, became the richest person for one day beating Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk.

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Bill Gates — Cofounder of Microsoft

World Rank: 4 | Net Worth: $129.3 billion | Country: United States | One of the best known pioneers of the software revolution, Gates is also the cofounder of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the world’s largest private charity.

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Mark Zuckerberg — Cofounder and chairman of Facebook

World Rank: 5 | Net Worth: $121.8 billion | Country: United States | The world’s youngest self-made billionaire also owns Instagram, Whatsapp, Oculus VR, Onavo and Beluga.

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Larry Ellison — Cofounder of Oracle Corporation

World Rank: 7 | Net Worth: $102.3 billion | Country: United States | He also owns the 41st largest island of the US, Lanai and Hawaiian islands.

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Larry Page — Cofounder of Google

World Rank: 7 | Net Worth: $116.5 billion | Country: United States | He served as chief executive of Alphabet Inc., the parent of Google, from April 2011 to July 2015. He continues to be Alphabet Inc’s board member, employee and controlling shareholder.

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Sergey Brin — Co-founder of Google

World Rank: 8 | Net Worth: $112.3 billion | Country: United States | He was the president of Alphabet Inc., until 2019 and continues to be Alphabet Inc’s board member, employee and controlling shareholder.

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Warren Buffett — Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway

World Rank: 9 | Net Worth: $100.5 billion | Country: United States | Known as one of the most successful investors in the world, Buffett has promised to give away 99 percent of his fortune to philanthropic causes.

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Mukesh Ambani — Chairman of Reliance Industries

World Rank: 10 | Net Worth: $97.8 billion | Country: India | Owner of India’s most valuable company, Ambani entered the $100 billion club as Reliance Industries’ stock hit a record high, earlier this month.

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