The world’s rich list has been on the roll since forever. Every year, there are new entries to the list of billionaires. The USA is the country having the most number of billionaires followed by China. So, let us have a look at some of the top billionaires of the world.
The world’s first billionaire
John D. Rockefeller is regarded as the world’s first billionaire. He earned that status in the year 1916. He was the owner of Standard Oil. Rockefeller was a financier and also philanthropist.
Forbes is an American magazine that ranks the wealthiest people on earth every year. It also ranks people based on various other factors. So, let us have a look at some of the most popular billionaires who have always made it to the Forbes list:
#1 Jeff Bezos
Jeff Bezos has a net worth of around $ 113 billion. Even during this pandemic situation, the Amazon founder and CEO did not fail to retain his position. Benzos are regarded as the richest man in modern history. Apart from Amazon, he is also the founder of Blue Origin which is an aerospace manufacturer and a spaceflight services company.
#2 Bill Gates
Bill Gates, one of the most generous men residing on this planet, has always been on the Forbes list for years now. He is the founder of Microsoft who built the company completely from scratch around 35 years ago. However, recently, he stepped down from being one of the board members of Microsoft. Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is a charitable organization founded by Bill Gates and his wife. The overall aim of the organization is to reduce global poverty and enhance health. The organization also holds over $46 billion in assets.
#3 Mark Zukerberg
Mark Zuckerberg is an internet entrepreneur who is also the co-founder of Facebook. Of late, his net worth dropped by around $ 4 billion bringing it down to a little over $ 67 billion. This is mainly because of the fact that a number of popular brands like Starbucks and Coca-Cola stopped their social media advertising. Even after that, he remains one of the richest persons on earth. He is also the co-founder of the Chan Zuckerberg initiative where he donates a major part of his fortune for charitable purposes.
#4 Warren Buffett
Warren Buffett is the CEO and chairman of Berkshire Hathaway. He is also one of the leading investors in the world. Berkshire Hathaway owns over 60 companies including Duracell, Geico, and Dairy Queen. Although he faced some major losses this year, yet his name remains in the Forbes list of top 10 billionaires.
#5 Mukesh Ambani
Mukesh Ambani has overtaken some of the greatest investing legends to become one of the richest persons in the world. Ambani is the chairman of Reliance Industries Ltd. He is also the only Asian to make a place in the world’s top 10 richest persons according to the Forbes ranking. Ambani has a net worth of $71 billion. Of late, the company has raised around Rs 1,17,588 crore for its Jio Platform. Some of the prime investors include Facebook, Vista Equity Partners, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority.
#6 Elon Musk
Elon Musk has been on the Forbes list since 2012. He is the CEO of Tesla which also happens to be one of the most valuable car companies in the world. He also owns over 13% shares of the company. His net worth rose by around $ 20 billion since March 2020 making it $ 69 billion.
So, this was all about it. We hope we were able to give you some insight into the world’s rich list. The list is however not constant and it may change every now and then.