Top 20 Richest People in the World 2021

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The financial year of 2020-21 saw immense growth in certain industries such as Technology and Fashion & Retail despite the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, Forbes magazine has stated that this year saw the induction of more people as billionaires in comparison to last year. At present, Jeff Bezos is the richest man in the world. 

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Top 20 Richest People in the World 2021

Every year, Forbes Magazines publishes a list of the richest people in the world. We have compiled a list of the top 20 billionaires according to the Forbes list for 2021.

NAMEAGENET WORTH ($)COUNTRYINDUSTRY
1Jeff Bezos57177BUnited States of AmericaTechnology
2Elon Musk49151 BUnited States of AmericaAutomotive
3Bernard Arnault & Family72150 BFranceFashion & Retail
4Bill Gates65124BUnited States of AmericaTechnology
5Mark Zuckerberg3697BUnited States of AmericaTechnology
6Warren Buffett9096BUnited States of AmericaFinance & Investments
7Larry Ellison7693BUnited States of AmericaTechnology
8Larry Page4891.5BUnited States of AmericaTechnology
9Sergey Brin4789BUnited States of AmericaTechnology
10Mukesh Ambani6484.5BIndiaDiversified
11Amancio Ortega8577BSpainFashion & Retail
12Francoise Bettencourt Meyers & Family6773.6 BFranceFashion & Retail
13Zhong Shanshan6668.9BChinaFood & Beverage
14Steve Ballmer6568.7BUnited States of AmericaTechnology
15Ma Huateng4965.8BChinaTechnology
16Carlos Slim Helu & Family8162.8BMexicoTelecom
17Alice Walton7161.8BUnited States of AmericaFashion & Retail
18Jim Walton7260.2BUnited States of AmericaFashion & Retail
19Rob Walton7659.5BUnited States of AmericaFashion & Retail
20Michael Bloomberg7959BUnited States of AmericaMedia & Entertainment

Top 20 Richest People Trivia 

  • Jeff Bezos is the world’s richest man for the fourth year in a row. 
  • As of today, Jeff Bezos’ net worth is $200B.
  • Mukhesh Ambani is the richest man in India. He is also the richest man in Asia. 
  • This year Forbes announced a total of 2,755 billionaires. 
  • The highest number of billionaires, i.e., 724 are from the United States of America. 
  • Austin Russell is the youngest self-made billionaire at 26. 
  • Forbes updates their list in real-time every day. 
  • 493 people have become new billionaires during the Pandemic year. 

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