5 richest people in the world
According to Forbes, Elon Musk has become the richest person in the world in 2021. Also among the 5 richest people in the world were Jeff Bezos, Bernard Arnault, Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg. We talk about what brought them billions of dollars.
Elon Musk’s fortune is estimated at about $ 245 billion: over the past few years, it has grown by more than 70%. The Tesla project brought him such money – the company’s shares have risen in price greatly. There is a possibility that they will continue to grow: they began to produce more cars, the number of sales increased. However, SpaceX also brings money to the businessman, which is currently valued at $12.5 billion.
At the moment, Jeff Bezos, the creator of Amazon.com, has approximately $192 billion. The famous online store appeared in 1994 in an ordinary garage in Seattle. In early 2021, Bezos decided to move from CEO to Executive Chairman. Other sources of his income include The Washington Post and aerospace company Blue Origin.
Patron, collector and owner of the fashion house Christian Dior. He bought it in the 1980s, spending $15 million. Now Bernard Arnault oversees 75 luxury brands, including Louis Vuitton and Sephora. Although revenues initially fell due to the pandemic, in 2021 LVMH acquired jewelry brand Tiffany. This led to the fact that the millionaire’s fortune grew by more than $4 billion. Last spring, his fortune exceeded $190 billion.
Over the past year, his fortune has grown to $134 billion. He sold a large stake in Microsoft, now he owns only 1%. He reinvested the proceeds in other assets. In 2020, he became the largest owner of farmland in the US – in a few years he bought about 1,000 square meters. km of land.
Also included in the 5 richest people in the world. At the moment, his fortune is estimated at 130 billion dollars. He founded Facebook as a 19-year-old student while attending Harvard. This was in 2004. Now the businessman owns 15% of the shares of the social network. The entrepreneur supports charitable foundations: in recent years, he has allocated more than $100 million to develop drugs against coronavirus, $400 million to support honest voting.