Coronavirus has wreaked havoc on the world economy. Many institutions have closed. Many workers have lost their jobs. Meanwhile, a new type of coronavirus, Omicron, has struck again. But Corona’s push has rarely changed the position of the rich. At this time the poor people have become poorer and the rich have become richer. The wealth of the rich has quadrupled.
According to Forbes Magazine, 1,700 new names have been added to the list of 2,060 billionaires in the world. There are many of them who are literally called the rich of the rich. These wealthy people have amassed a fortune of at least ten billion dollars a year. In all, the top ten millionaires in 2021 have a combined net worth of 458 billion.
According to the magazine, the seven richest people on the list are residents of the United States, most of whom are directly or indirectly involved in the technology business. A total of ৪ 304 billion has been added to the wealth of these rich people in 2021. The other four millionaires are from India, France, China, and Hong Kong.
Here are the top 10 richest people in Forbes this year.
1. Elon Musk
Elon Musk owns Tesla and SpaceX. The total wealth of this millionaire of the United States is 265.4 billion dollars. Musk’s net worth in 2021 is more than ৯ 109.6 billion. In November, he touched the বিল 300 billion microphones. Although it did not last long. After Tesla posted a poll to sell shares on Twitter, his assets began to dwindle. Mask was also on Forbes’ list of the richest people in 2020 with a net worth of about ০ 110 billion.
2. Gautam Adani and his family
The total wealth of this rich Indian is 81.1 billion. In 2021, he has a net worth of 52.5 million. His organization – Adani Group is mainly involved in infrastructure development, power plants, and real estate business. Shares of Adani Gas rose 400 percent this year, power company Adani Transmission rose 330 percent and conglomerate Adani Enterprise rose 250 percent.
3. Larry Page
Shares of Alphabet, Google’s parent company, rose 61 percent in 2021. As a result, Larry Page, co-founder, and chairman of the company, ranks third on the Forbes list. Its total assets amount to 126.3 billion dollars. In 2021, he has earned more than 49.1 billion. He founded the company in 1997 with Sergei Brin.
4. Larry Ellison
At number four on the Forbes list is Larry Ellison, co-founder, and chairman of the technology company. His net worth is ৫ 135.6 billion. He has earned more than 48.5 dollars in 2021. He is Tesla’s second top shareholder after Elon Musk. He has acquired 1.5 percent ownership of the company by purchasing 3 million shares of Tesla. As of December 10, 2021, Tesla has a net worth of ১৫ 15 billion.
5. Sergei Brin
The co-founder of Google is currently on the board of Alphabet, although he is not involved in the management of the company. His net worth is ১ 121.6 billion. In 2021, he has earned more than 48.6 billion dollars. He is currently running an airship company called LTA Research & Exploration. He has also invested in research into Parkinson’s disease, which is managed by his family. In May 2016, he sold shares of Alphabet.
6. Bernard Arnold and his family
The French billionaire was the world’s richest man earlier this year. He is the chairman of LBMH Group, a luxury goods company. World-renowned brands include Louis Vuitton, Moyet-Hennessy, Fendi, Christian Dior, and Givenchy. Its total assets amount to 193.9 billion. In 2021, he and his family will earn more than 43 billion dollars.
7. Steve Ballmer
Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has a net worth of ৭ 106.5 billion. In 2021, its revenue is more than 32.3 billion dollars. The basketball team he owns, the Los Angeles Clippers, is up 20 percent from last year. However, the biggest contributor to Forbes’ ranking of seventh place this year is the increase in the share price of Microsoft by 56 percent.
8. Zhang Eming
The Chinese millionaire owns a balanced company. He is the 22 percent shareholder of the company. He retired from the post in May this year. Originally a social networking platform, TickTock was an application for bit dance. Tiktak’s huge popularity all over the world has brought him to this position. His net worth is 59.4 billion. In 2021, his total income is more than 31.6 billion.
9. Robin Zheng
The Hong Kong millionaire has a net worth of ৭ 57.6 billion. In 2021, he has earned more than 26.6 dollars. He is the owner of Contemporary Amperex Technology, an electronic car battery manufacturer. His company supplies batteries for BMW, Volkswagen, and Tesla electric cars. Founded in 2011, the company’s share price has risen 56 percent.
10. Bill Gates
It was a difficult year for Gates. Many believe that his divorce from his ex-wife Melinda has reduced his wealth. However, he acknowledged that their numbers were not enough to defeat Al Qaeda. Despite all this, he is in tenth place on the list of Forbes, earning only 16.9 billion dollars in 2021. The former richest man currently has a net worth of 139.2 billion. However, after the divorce, he handed over at least ২ 6.2 billion worth of assets to Melinda.