The list of the world's wealthiest people changes every year, depending on their most recent net worth and financial performance. Based on the real-time Forbes List on September 10, 2021, here is the most recent list of the world's top 4 richest people, along with some fascinating facts about each of them.
1. Jeff Bezos - $201.7 billion
Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon, has a net worth of $201.7 billion, making him the world's richest person today. Even after divorcing his wife MacKenzie in 2019 and surrendering a quarter of his Amazon ownership to her, his position remained unchanged. In 1994, Bezos launched the colossus Amazon from his Seattle garage. With more individuals shopping online as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, the e-commerce behemoth has enjoyed the rewards.
Elon Musk is the second richest person in the world, with a net worth of $195.3 billion.
Elon Musk is attempting to transform transportation on Earth and in space, with his electric car company Tesla and his rocket company SpaceX. Elon Musk's rocket company is now worth about $100 billion, and his personal wealth is currently $195.3 billion. SpaceX, Musk's rocket company, is currently worth roughly $100 billion. With a market value of $342 billion in February 2021, Tesla has become the world's most valuable automaker.
Bernard Arnault and his family own $187.1 billion in assets.
Bernard Arnault, Chairman and CEO of LVMH – France, is the world's third richest person today. His empire of more than 70 businesses, including Louis Vuitton and Sephora, has earned him a net worth of $187.1 billion. Bernard Arnault, a French businessman and Europe's richest man, amassed a $100 billion fortune last December.
4. Mark Zuckerberg has a net worth of $135 billion dollars.
Mark Zuckerberg, the co-founder, CEO, and chairman of Facebook, is a staunch supporter of the social media platform that has evolved into a go-to communication tool in today's world. His net worth is $135 billion, and when Facebook went public in May 2012, he now controls around 15% of the company. The youngest billionaire is Mark Zuckerberg. His net worth has surpassed $100 billion, owing to Instagram Reels, a rival to TikTok, which was banned in India earlier this year and is currently experiencing legal issues in the United States.
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