One of the most influential news agencies, Bloomberg, has traditionally updated the list of the richest people in the world. The top three favorites have changed in it. There are no Russians in the top ten richest people, but there is an American of Russian descent.
1. Jeff Bezos
The first three leaders are led by an American businessman and president of Amazon, Jeff Bezos. He is recognized as the richest man on the planet for the third year in a row. The American's fortune is estimated at $ 183 billion.
2. Bill Gates
One of the founders of Microsoft, Bill Gates, is in second place with $ 128 billion. During the pandemic, he managed to increase his fortune by several tens of billions at once.
3. Elon Musk
Elon Musk, the founder of promising American corporations SpaceX and Tesla, took third place. His fortune is estimated at $ 120 billion. Immediately after the announcement of the updated ten of the richest people in the world, Tesla shares jumped in price by 10% thanks to getting into the S&P 500. Thus, Musk's fortune increased significantly. This year has been very successful for the American. What is the launch of the crewed spacecraft Crew Dragon into orbit in May? Experts believe that next year Musk will press Bill Gates.
4. Mark Zuckerberg
The fourth place, according to Bloomberg, was taken by the founder of Facebook. His fortune is estimated at $ 103 billion.
5. Bernard Arnault
Frenchman Bernard Arnault closed the five favorites. The fortune of the president of Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy is $ 102 billion. The ambitious Frenchman is constantly expanding the corporation by absorbing famous fashion brands. It is likely that next year Bernard Arnault will not only remain on the list of the richest people in the world, but also overtake Zuckerberg.
6. Warren Buffett
Warren Buffett, one of the largest American investors, is in sixth position. The capital of the head of Berkshire Hathaway is estimated at $ 87 billion. Buffett is considered one of the most generous philanthropists in the world.
7. Larry Page
The seventh line is occupied by the developer and founder of the Google search engine Larry Page. American capital - $ 81.8 billion
8 Sergei Brin
Another Google founder, Sergey Brin, was not far behind his colleague Larry Page. The fortune of the American of Russian descent is estimated at $ 79.2 billion.
9. Steve Ballmer
On the ninth line is the former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer with a capital of $ 76.4 billion. He left the corporation in 2014, but continues to be included in the lists of the richest people on the planet with enviable constancy.
10. Mukesh Ambani
The top ten is closed by Indian Mukesh Ambani, who is the main owner of Reliance Industries. It is a fairly large holding company operating in the field of energy, petrochemicals and telecommunications. Ambani's capital is $ 75.5 billion. Since the beginning of the pandemic, his assets have almost doubled. In India, he is the richest man.