Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and Mukesh Ambani are among the top 10 richest people in the world

Mar 2, 2021

By: Navdeep Yadav

2020 has been a tough year for most of us. But it did not stop the super-rich from adding to their wealth...

The Hurun Global Rich List 2021 released today shows that the world added 412 new billionaires in 2020.

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Here is a look at the top 10 richest people in the world as per Hurun Rich List 2021

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​Elon Musk added nearly $151 billion last year.

With $197 billion in estimated net worth, Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk tops the list of the world’s richest people.

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​Jeff Bezos added nearly $50 billion last year.

The founder and CEO of the multinational technology company Amazon stood second with an estimated net worth of $189 billion.

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​Bernard Arnault slipped one position to the third-richest person.

The 71-year-old French billionaire businessman and chairman of LVMH had an estimated net worth of $114 billion.

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​Bill Gates’ net worth grew 4 percent in the past year.

However, he slipped one position to the fourth-richest man with an estimated net worth of $110 billion.

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​Mark Zuckerberg maintained his position as the fifth richest.

Social media giant Facebook’s founder had an estimated net worth of $101 billion — up 20 percent compared to last year.

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​The chairman & CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett, slipped two positions to the sixth richest person.

The ace investor has an estimated net worth of $91 billion.

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​The founder of the Nongfu Spring beverage, Zhong Shanshan, debuts on the top 10 richest people in the world.

Zhong Shanshan’s estimated net worth stood at $85 billion.

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​RIL’s Mukesh Ambani’s net worth grew 24 percent in the past one year.

Ambani is also India’s richest man with an estimated net worth of $83 billion.

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​Bertrand Puech and Steve Ballmer shared ninth position with an equal net worth of $80 billion.

Puech's estimated net worth grew 45 percent, whereas Ballmer’s grew 19 percent in the past year.

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​Larry Ellison and Larry Page shared the 11th position with an equal net worth of $80 billion.

The 47-year-old billionaires saw their estimated net worth grow 43 percent and 15 percent in the past year, respectively.

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