Millions of people lost their jobs due to coronavirus, while the richest people in the world doubled their wealth. Forbes has unveiled its list of 2021 billionaires who have doubled their servers despite the pandemic.
Forbes 2021 billionaire list announced
Elon Musk made it to the second place on the 2021 list with the money he earned in a year, despite not being in the top 10 last year. Musk surpassed Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg, who increased his fortune from $24.6 billion to $151 billion.
Bernard Arnault, owner of 70 brands including Louis Vuitton and Sephora, came third on the Forbes billionaire list. Arnault is the only fashion designer among the top 10 billionaires forbes has published. The fact that one of the fashion industry is on the list of technology companies is among the remarkable details. Arnault, who has a fortune of $150 billion, is 72.
Bill Gates, who we’re used to seeing on the billionaire list, fell to second place last year and fourth on the 2021 list. Gates, who has increased his fortune by $26 billion, is among the richest people in the world with $124 billion.
Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest of the billionaires in the top 10. Zuckerberg, who has a fortune of $97 billion, is 36. Zuckerberg, ranked fifth on the 2021 billionaire list, earned $42.3 billion in a year, rising two places.
Warren Buffett, who operates in the financial sector, is sixth on the list. Buffett, who made the top 10 on the list with a fortune of $96 billion, owns Berkshire Hathaway.
Oracle President Larry Ellison ranked seventh on the list, increasing his wealth by $34 billion compared to last year. Ellison, which has a fortune of $94 billion, fell two places from last year despite the increase in wealth.
Eighth and ninth on the list are Larry Page and Sergey Brin, who we know from Google. Page ranks eighth with $91.5 billion and Brin ninth with $89 billion.
Another interesting name in the top 10 is Mukesh Ambani. Ambani, which operates in the petrochemical, oil and gas, telecom and retail sectors, ranks tenth on the list with $84.5 billion, increasing its wealth by $47.7 billion in a year.