The list of richest persons in the world may differ from year to year because it depends on their financial performance and their latest net worth. Here is the latest real-time Forbes list of the top 5 wealthiest persons globally and their net worth with some latest facts. So let's get to know the latest Richest people in the world.
1. Elon Musk - $202.1 billion
Elon Musk is revolutionizing transportation on both earth and space. He is the CEO of "Tesla"- The Company which produces Electric cars all over the world and "SpaceX"- the Company that makes rockets for space. Tesla and SpaceX are valued at nearly $800 billion and $100 billion, respectively. In October 2021, Tesla became the world's most valuable automaker.
2. Jeff Bezos - $191.7 billion
Jeff Bezos is the CEO and Founder of Amazon and ranks the second richest person with a net worth of 191.7 billion dollars. Remarkably, he remains in the second position even after divorcing his wife in 2019 and transferring a quarter of his stakes to her. In this pandemic condition, Amazon has a large upgoing because many people have started to buy online stuff.
3. Bernard Arnault & Family - $174.8 billion
Bernard Arnault- The CEO and the chairman of LVMH- France, is the third richest person on this list, and his net worth is 174.8 billion dollars. Bernard Arnault and their family have more than 70 brands all around the globe considering its most valuable brands as Louis Vuitton and Sephora. In December 2020, he earned 100 billion dollars and became the Richest man in Europe.
4. Bill Gates - $131 billion
Bill Gates is co-founder of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Bill Gates founded Microsoft and Paul Allen. Eventually, Bill Gates sold his stakes in retaining 1% of the shares and investing the rest in stocks and other assets. He entered the $100 billion club in April 2020. In April 2020, Microsoft's share price surged post-earnings which was the reason behind joining the 100 billion dollars club. The bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is the world's most extensive private charitable Foundation.
5. Larry Ellison - $123.1 billion
Larry Ellison co-founded a software firm named Oracle in 1977. But in 2014, he quit as the CEO of the Company, and since then, he has been working as the chairman of the board and chief technology advisor of the Company. Larry Ellison also purchased 3 million shares of Tesla in 2018 and has also been on the board of Tesla since December 2018. Larry Ellison also owns nearly all of the Hawaiian island Lanai.
These were the top 5 wealthiest persons globally, but still, there are so many more, along with Mark Zuckerberg, Warren Buffet, and Mukesh Ambani. They come later in this list, and Warren Buffet is known as the Oracle of Omaha. Mark Zuckerberg owns mainly the most well-known social media sites, including Facebook, Whatsapp, and Instagram. On the other hand, Mukesh Ambani is the Richest Person in Asia.