Bloomberg Billionaires Index reports that of the 20 wealthiest persons in the world, 14 are Americans, with eight, in the top 10. These people have come up with some of the most original and unique ideas and have done things that became an instant hit with people all over the world. Here is a list of the top 10 world’s richest men in 2021 shared by dissertation writing services and also sheds light on their accomplishments in brief.
Elon Musk – $186Bn (£136Bn):
The Tesla founder is the richest person on the planet, leaving behind Amazon founder. His wealth has multiplied by 548% in the past year, thanks to the US election. The newly elected president is expected to introduce a new green energy policy that will increase the sale of his electric cars. Musk is worth £1.5 billion more than Bezos, who was the richest man since 2017.
Jeff Bezos – $184Bn (£135Bn):
The founder, CEO, and president of the multinational technology company Amazon, Jeff Bezos is now the second richest person on this planet after Elon Musk. He was the richest person for three years, after overtaking Bill Gates in 2017. It was his divorce settlement in 2019 that cost him £38 billion. However, this did not knock him off the top spot as amazon took advantage of the lockdown with businesses and shops closed in most parts of the world, including the USA and UK. Amazon keeps on investing money into business on its website, which helps it offer the lowest prices to its customers and fight competition.
Bill Gates – $123Bn (£97Bn):
The Microsoft co-founder remained the richest man in the world from 1995 to 2017. but he was overtaken only in 1997 by Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah and in 2008 by Warren Buffett. Now he is at number 3 after Bezos. In 2020, his charity, the Bill Gates Foundation, pledged $300 million to fight the global coronavirus pandemic, including funding treatment, detection, and vaccines. It is the largest private charity in the world. The main reason why gates are no longer the richest man in the world is partly that he has given away all of its but 1% of his Microsoft shares and stepped down as the Board Director in March 2020.
Bernard Arnault – $106Bn (£77.9Bn):
The Frenchman is the richest person in fashion, being Chairman and Chief Executive of Louis Vuitton SE, the world’s largest luxury goods company. He is also an art investor and has been the richest man in the world for two brief stints, in December 2019 and January 2020.
Mark Zuckerberg – $100Bn (£73.5Bn):
Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire on the list; he shot into the ranks thanks to his front-running social media platform, Facebook that he formed while studying at Harvard University. In 2007, he became the world’s youngest-ever billionaire, aged just 23. He also owns shares in Instagram, WhatsApp, and Facebook Messenger, some of the largest and fastest-growing social media platforms in the world.
Zhong Shanshan – $91.7Bn (£67.4Bn):
ShanShan is Asia’s richest man, worth a reported $91.7 billion. He chairs bottled water company, Nongfu Spring, and Beijing Wantai Biological Pharmacy Enterprise, which makes hepatitis testing kits and vaccines.
Warren Buffett – $89Bn (£64Bn):
Buffett is the CEO of American holding company Berkshire Hathaway and has been the largest shareholder in the company since 1970. He has been a millionaire since 1962, earning his first billion at 60 years old, in 1990.
Larry Page – $67Bn (£49Bn):
A computer scientist and board member of Google’s parent company, Alphabet Inc., Page is also the co-founder of search engine google. He was originally the CEO of Google, then acted as CEO of Alphabet Inc. but stepped down as a leader in 2019.
Sergey Brin – $65Bn ($47.8Bn):
Brin is the partner of Larry Page and a fellow computer scientist who also founded Google and Alphabet Inc. He also stepped down as the leader of Alphabet Inc. in December 2019 but remains a shareholder, board member, and employee of Alphabet Inc.
Larry Ellison – $79Bn (£58Bn):
Ellison is the co-founder and executive chairman, and chief technology officer (CTO) of Oracle Corporation. In the 1970s, he worked for the company to design a database for the CIA, which he named Oracle. In 1977 he created his own data software company, Software Development Laboratories (SDL), which was renamed Oracle Systems Corporation in 1983. In 2017, he became a Director of Tesla; his wealth was largely attributed to his 36.2% shares of Oracle Corporation, and 1.7% shares of Tesla.