Richest Add Billions to Their Names | Esperance Express
The 10 richest people in the world added US $ 400 billion to their already huge fortunes in 2021.
The biggest winner was Elon Musk, who started the year with a net worth of $ 156 billion and will end it with around $ 277 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. The founder of Tesla said he plans to pay more than $ 11 billion in taxes.
Musk’s $ 121 billion earning was less than the $ 140 billion he earned in 2020, but was more than enough to make him the richest person in the world by far.
He spent part of that fortune on his rocket projects. SpaceX, the private rocket company he founded in 2002, has already launched more than 1,600 satellites, including a recent launch on December 18.
Its closest competitor and fellow billionaire rocket builder, Jeff Bezos, will enter 2022 for $ 190 billion. That’s a mere gain of $ 4.5 billion since the same period last year.
The 57-year-old, who stepped down as CEO of Amazon in July, now spends most of his free time on vacation with his girlfriend Lauren Sanchez. The couple were spotted on a yacht in St. Barts over Christmas.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg added nearly $ 25 billion to his fortune in 2020. He is worth $ 128 billion, according to Bloomberg.
Zuckerberg, who changed the name of the holding company from Facebook to Meta this year, has had a turbulent year, with whistleblower Frances Haugen accusing him of putting “profits before people”, and Hawaiians grows angry after adding 110 acres to its controversial 1,500 acres. estate in Kauai.
Microsoft founder Bill Gates started the new year with a value of $ 139 billion. It entered 2021 with a value of $ 132 billion. His ex-wife, Melinda French Gates – who ended their 27-year marriage in August – is said to have a net worth of $ 11.4 billion.
Google co-founder Larry Page cracked the 12-figure club in 2021 by adding $ 47 billion to the $ 83 billion he had this year. Google co-founder Sergey Brin also took advantage of this accolade by becoming worth $ 125 billion, thanks to a gain of $ 45 billion in 2021.
French luxury goods peddler Bernard Arnault also saw his fortune jump to $ 176 billion after making more than $ 61 billion. He is the only billionaire outside of the United States to decipher Bloomberg’s top 10 list in 2021 in terms of total wealth.
These 10 powerful players are all worth over $ 100 billion. The 11th richest person on the list, also from France, is Françoise Bettencourt Meyers, valued at nearly $ 94 billion. The heiress is the richest woman in the world.
Associated Australian Press