New Delhi: According to the Bloomberg Billionaires IndexLooking forward to 2022, the 10 richest people in the world are worth over $100 billion.

Some of these people, like Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos, have been worth $100 billion for a while.

The 10 richest billionaires added $402.17 billion to their net worth in 2021. He was led by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who became the world’s richest man this year and had a net worth of $300 billion in a nutshell. He added $121 billion to his net worth in 2021 – just shy of the $140 billion he added in 2020.

By the end of 2021, the 10 richest people in the world have increased their fortunes, according to Bloomberg’s Billionaires Index. (All numbers were accurate until the end of trading on December 29).

Elon Musk: $277 billion (+$121 billion)

co-founder of tesla, IMarch regulatory filing, has enjoyed huge growth thanks to the rapid growth of its electric automaker. Tesla shares are up about 60% this year, and the company hit a $1 trillion market cap for the first time in October.

Musk has recently been selling millions of shares of Tesla to pay off the $12 billion tax bill associated with the stock option package he received in 2012.

Jeff Bezos: $195 billion (+ $5 billion)

The former richest man in the world didn’t add nearly as much to his net worth as Musk, but Bezos is still looking forward to 2021, which he entered.

Bernard Arnault: $176 billion (+$61 billion)

Luxury Goods Group LVMH, The CEO, who owns brands such as Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior and Givenchy, added $61 billion to his net worth in 2021. The 72-year-old holds the title of the richest man in Europe.

Bill Gates: $139 billion (+$7 billion)

In addition to giving away billions of dollars over the past few decades, Gates’ wealth has continued to grow, thanks to the strong performance of shares in Microsoft, the company he co-founded and still owns about 1%.

Larry Page: $130 billion (+$47 billion)

The Google co-founder added $47 billion to his fortune in 2021 thanks to Alphabet’s strong performance, surpassing a $2 trillion market cap in November and was recently crowned Big Tech Stock of the Year by CNBC . Page is no longer the CEO of Alphabet, but remains a member of the board.

Mark Zuckerberg: $128 billion (+ $24 billion)

Zuckerberg’s wealth has increased by $24 billion this year. Zuckerberg owns a 13% stake in Meta – the parent company of Facebook and Instagram of which he is CEO – whose value has risen more than 20% this year.

Sergey Brin: $125 billion (+$45 billion)

Another Google co-founder’s net worth increased by $45 billion, making it more than $100 billion for the first time. The 48-year-old owns approximately 38 million shares in Alphabet and sits on the company’s board.

Steve Ballmer: $122 billion (+$41 billion)

The former Microsoft CEO and owner of the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers is $41 billion richer at the start of the year than at the end of 2021. Ballmer’s net worth benefited from the popularity of tech stocks like Microsoft, which rose more than 50% in value this year.

Oracle reported its second biggest gain in 20 years earlier this month, and chairman and founder Larry Ellison reaped the rewards. The 77-year-old entered the $100 billion club this year, adding $29 billion to his net worth thanks to the strong earnings of his firm.

Larry Ellison: $109 billion (+$29 billion)

Oracle reported its second biggest gain in 20 years earlier this month, and chairman and founder Larry Ellison reaped the rewards.

Warren Buffett: $109 billion (+$21 billion)

Berkshire Hathaway CEO reveals he is “halfway” toward his stated goal of giving away the vast majority of his fortune earlier this yearBut the performance of his company’s stock isn’t helping.

First Published:December 31, 2021, 5:53 pm



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