Top 10 Richest people in the world according to Forbes as on March 21, 2021

Mar 21, 2021

By: Vaamanaa Sethi

Jeff Bezos —Founder of Amazon

World Rank: 1 | Net Worth: $180.6 billion | Country: United States | Bezos also acquired American newspaper ‘The Washington Post’ in 2013 for $250 million.

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Elon Musk —Founder and CEO of SpaceX and Tesla

World Rank: 2 | Net Worth: $162.4 billion | Country: United States | Co-founded online bank X.com, now known as PayPal. Musk owns 21 percent of electric car firm Tesla, but has pledged more than half his stake as collateral for loans.

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Bernard Arnault and Family - Chairman and Chief Executive of Louis Vuitton (LVMH)

World Rank: 3 | Net Worth: $160.1 billion | Country: France | He bought American jeweler Tiffany and Co. for $16.2 billion in 2019, the biggest luxury brand acquisition ever.

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Bill Gates — Co-founder of Microsoft

World Rank: 4 | Net Worth: $126 billion | Country: United States | One of the best known pioneers of the software revolution. He is also co-founder of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, world’s largest private charity.

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Mark Zuckerberg — Co-founder and Chairman of Facebook

World Rank: 5 | Net Worth: $105.8 billion | Country: United States | In 2003, at the age of 23, he became the world’s youngest self-made billionaire as he launched the social networking giant.

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Warren Buffett — Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway

World Rank: 6 | Net Worth: $96.3 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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Larry Ellison — Co-founder of Oracle Corporation

World Rank: 7 | Net Worth: $89.7 billion | Country: United States | He also owns the 41st largest island of the US, Lanai and Hawaiian islands.

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Larry Page — Co-founder of Google

World Rank: 8 | Net Worth: $88.9 billion | Country: United States | He served as CEO of Alphabet Inc. 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: 9 | Net Worth: $86.2 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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Mukesh Ambani — Chairman of Reliance Industries

World Rank: 10 | Net Worth: $81.3 billion | Country: India | He raised more than $20 million by selling one-third of Jio to a string of investors like Google and Facebook, during COVID-19 lockdown.

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