The new year could not have been any better for the Tesla CEO Elon Musk as he dethroned Amazon founder Jeff Bezos to become the richest man on the planet. Less than a week ago, there was another change in the list brought on by the impeccable rise in the net worth of Chinese business tycoon Zhong Shanshan, the chairman of Nongfu Spring and Beijing Wantai Biological Pharmacy Enterprise.
These changes have resulted in to some significant in to the list of top 10 richest people. Here’s the fresh list for you.
Top 10 wealthiest people in the world currently – January 2021
1. Elon Musk (Net worth $195 Billion)
The Tesla chief is one of the most flamboyant and followed business tycoons and is always making new headlines with his Twitter posts and statements.
2. Jeff Bezos (Net worth $185 Billion)
On his way to becoming the first trillionaire, Bezos lost his spot to Elon Musk after keeping it since October 2017. His company Amazon Inc. is the biggest in the e-commerce industry.
3. Bill Gates (Net Worth $134 Billion)
Of course, you know him! Founded in 2000, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation currently keeps him a lot more involved in philanthropy.
4. Bernard Arnault (Net worth $116 Billion)
Arnault is the richest non-tech and non-American billionaire. His company LVMH constitutes of brands like Dior, Louis Vitton and more.
5. Mark Zuckerberg (Net worth $102 Billion)
The co-founder of Facebook became the youngest self-made billionaire when he was 23. Zuckerberg is also the only person under the age of 40 in the list of the 20 wealthiest people.
6. Zhong Shanshan (Net worth $93.1 Billion)
The Chinese Billionaire Zhong Shashang saw exponential growth in his net worth in the year 2020 after getting his companies listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. He is also the wealthiest Asian after dethroning Mukesh Ambani.
7. Warren Buffett (Net worth $88.2 Billion)
Considered as the most successful investor in the world, Warren Buffett has been in this list for a really long time.
8. Larry Page (Net worth $83.6 Billion)
The co-founder of Google, Larry Page is an Internet Entrepreneur and computer scientist.
9. Sergey Brin (Net worth $81 Billion)
The other founding member of Google, Brin stepped down as the president of Alphabet Inc. in Dec, 2019.
10. Larry Elison (Net worth $80 Billion)
The co-founder of Oracle Corporation, Lawrence Joseph Ellison is also known for his philanthropy.