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Elon Musk burst into the Forbes rating and almost took first place



The American edition of Forbes has published the 35th richest people on the planet. The number of billionaires has grown to an unprecedented level of 2,755, 660 more than a year ago. Their combined net worth is $ 13.1 trillion, up from $ 8 trillion a year earlier.

The list included 493 newcomers, including 210 from China and Hong Kong and 98 from the United States. The richest newcomer with income of $ 38.2 billion was Miriam Adelson of Nevada, who inherited her husband’s casino empire after his death. Other notable newcomers include film and TV producer Tyler Perry, co-founder of the dating app Bumble Whitney Wolfe Herd, the world’s youngest self-made billionaire woman, and Guillaume Pousaz ), founder of the payment firm

The first place in the ranking for the fourth year in a row is occupied by the founder of Amazon and Blue Origin Jeff Bezos (Jeff Bezos), whose fortune increased from $ 113 billion to 177 billion in a year. The second place is taken by the founder of Tesla and SpaceX Elon Musk with a fortune of $ 151 billion, while a year earlier he was ranked 31st with a fortune of $ 24.6 billion. The top three is closed by the president of Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy Bernard Arnault with a fortune of $ 150 billion, which was in fourth place a year earlier.

The top five include Microsoft founder Bill Gates with $ 124 billion and Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg with an estimated fortune of $ 97 billion.

When compiling this rating, stock quotes as of March 5, 2021 were taken into account.

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