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

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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 Checkout.com.

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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