January 20, 2022

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Another 400 billion dollars richer: These are the 10 richest people on the planet

Another 400 billion dollars richer: These are the 10 richest people on the planet

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

Musk started 2021 with a net worth of $156 billion. At the end of the day, he was $121 billion richer. This was largely due to a boom year for Tesla’s stock, which rose in value by 60% in one year. Musk is investing part of his fortune in his space company, SpaceX.

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2. Jeff Bezos: $190 billion (+ $5 billion)

Former Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is entering the new calendar year with a net worth of $190 billion, up $4.5 billion from last year. Bezos left his role as Amazon CEO in July to devote more time to his satellite company Blue Origin, The Washington Post and his charitable organizations.

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3- Bernard Arnault: $176 billion (+ $61 billion)

The third richest man in the world is French Bernard Arnault, CEO of luxury group LVMH, which owns fashion brands such as Louis Vuitton and wine companies such as Hennessy and champagne brand Moët & Chandon. His net worth grew $61 billion in 2021 to $176 billion in total. Arno by the way is the only European in the top ten, the others are Americans.

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4. Bill Gates: $139 billion (+7 billion)

These days, Microsoft founder Bill Gates is primarily concerned with his charitable foundation. But thanks to his stakes in Microsoft, he still saw his fortune increase.

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5. Larry Page: $130 billion (+$47 billion)

Larry Page, the founder of Google, also owes his wealth growth to the good performance of Alphabet, the parent company that outperforms Google and a number of other technology companies.

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men only?

The top ten richest man is the men’s crown again this year. Narrow because number 11 on the Billionaire Index is Françoise Bettencourt-Myers from France. Her net worth is around $94 billion. She owes this wealth mainly to her origin: her grandfather was the founder of the cosmetics company L’Oreal. She herself still sits on the company’s executive committee.

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

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta, the parent company of Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp, added $24 billion to his net worth in 2021. He has a 13 percent stake in Meta and that stake has increased in value by more than 20 percent this year.

7. Sergey Brin: $125 billion (+$45 billion)

Another Google founder, Sergey Brin, also saw his fortune grow thanks to the performance of Alphabet.

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

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has gotten richer this year because his shares in Microsoft and a slew of other technology companies have done so well.

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9- Larry Ellison: $109 billion (+$29 billion)

Software company Oracle has done well this year, and founder Larry Ellison notes that in his net worth. His net worth exceeded $100 billion for the first time.

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10. Warren Buffett: $109 billion (+$21 billion)

Investor Warren Buffett, 91, the principal and major shareholder of the Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate, announced earlier this year that he is giving away a significant portion of his fortune. Ironically, his business was doing so well that his net worth continued to grow.

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