What do the richest people in the world do

Every year Forbes magazine publishes a list of the richest people in the world and updates it continuously. In April 2021 there will be changes within the top ten due to the corona pandemic. Because of the pandemic, the fortunes of the world's richest people have fallen somewhat.

Americans continue to dominate the list, with only one European in the top ten. And again no woman manages to take one of the top places. Who made up positions and was able to keep their fortunes? And for whom has it been going down in the last few months? An overview.

These are the ten richest people in the world in April 2021

10th place: Mukesh Ambani, India

In 2019, Mukesh Ambani finished 13th with around $ 55 billion. In April 2021, he reached 10th place with around 30 billion US dollars more. Mukesh Ambani is the CEO of the petrochemical company Reliance Industries and currently has total assets of $ 84.5 billion. With his new entry, he is replacing the Chinese Zhong Shanshan, who was previously in sixth place and has now dropped out of the ranking.

9th place:Sergey Brin (USA)

The computer scientist and co-founder of Google holds in the list of the richest people in the world holding a fortune of $ 89 billion continue in ninth place. When his company went public, he became a multi-billionaire for the first time and is considered the richest immigrant in the United States.

8th place: Larry Page (USA)

The former CEO of Google parent Alphabet is making up a place in the list of the richest people in the world and has a fortune of $ 91.5 billion now in eighth place. He is slightly ahead of the other Google founder Sergey Brin.

7th place: Larry Ellison (USA)

Oracle founder Larry Ellison finds himself in seventh place. With an estimated fortune of $ 93 billion he manages to land in front of Page and Brin. He is thus defending his place in the ranking.

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6th place: Warren Buffett (USA)

Another American makes it into the ranking of the richest people in the world: Warren Buffett, head of the Berkshire Hathaway holding company, has a fortune of $ 96 billion. Compared to last year, however, the "Oracle of Omaha" lost some places, which is also due to the corona crisis, which caused the stock positions to temporarily lose positions. Since October, his net worth has grown by more than $ 7 billion and he remains in the top ten.

5th place: Mark Zuckerberg (USA)

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, whose companies also include Instagram and WhatsApp, ranks fifth in the list of the world's richest people. The 36-year-old American is still scratching the 100 billion mark despite a loss of around one billion US dollars compared to October. Nevertheless, he had to lose a place in the ranking. Zuckerberg's fortune is currently approx. $ 97 billion

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4th place: Bill Gates (USA)

Microsoft founder Bill Gates has an estimated fortune of $ 124 billion. He is falling further behind Bernard Arnault and Elon Musk, who both overtook him. In the Forbes ranking of the richest people in the world, he is currently in fourth place. Gates' assets continue to rise despite the corona crisis.

3rd place: Bernard Arnault (France)

The French Bernard Arnault is still the richest European and is still slipping with a fortune $ 150 billion in the top three of the wealthiest people on earth one place back to third place. The Frenchman mainly got his money as CEO of LVMH SE, which owns 70 luxury brands, including Dior and Sephora.

The co-founder of PayPal and CEO of e-automaker Tesla has an estimated fortune of $ 151 billion and is number two in the ranking. Most notably, the Tesla stock split and its tremendous growth added billions of dollars to its assets. In addition to Tesla, Musk is the head of the space company SpaceX and the Boring Company, an infrastructure company based in California.

1st place: Jeff Bezos (USA)

With a current fortune of $ 177 billion Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is by far the richest person in the world. At the beginning of the corona crisis, which determined global economic activity as early as spring and summer 2020, he was able to significantly increase his wealth with the help of the booming online trade. However, compared to January 2021, his net worth decreased by $ 16 billion.

The world's richest people in the table in 2021

placeSurnamecountrycapital
1.Jeff BezosUnited States$ 177 billion
2.Elon MuskUnited States$ 151 billion
3.Bernard ArnaultFrance$ 150 billion
4.Bill GatesUnited States$ 124 billion
5.Mark ZuckerbergUnited States$ 97 billion
6.Warren BuffetUnited States$ 96 billion
7.Larry EllisonUnited States$ 93 billion
8.Larry PageUnited States$ 91.5 billion
9.Sergey BrinUnited States$ 89 billion
10.Mukesh AmbaniIndia$ 84.5 billion
A total of1.153 trillion dollar

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