2020 brought the most significant change in our lives because of the pandemic. It cleared away many perspectives for us. What matters and what doesn’t. Knowing the top 10 richest people in the world might make us strive harder too!
Some people had major downfalls in their business, many lost their jobs too, but then there were some of those luckiest people who worked hardest and got wealthier than before. They were successful in maintaining their wealth, even in this pandemic as well. Many of you may not be aware of the names of those wealthiest people.
But I am sure you might be interested in knowing their names, so I am making a list of the top 10 richest people in the world.
Top 10 Richest People In The World –
I am listing below the updated list of the top 10 richest people in the world by Forbes – let us find out about them and their wealth.
1. Elon Musk.
Elon Musk immigrated to Canada at the age of 17, and then he came to the United States and got admission to the University of Pennsylvania as a transfer student. He is working on something extraordinary, and that too feels like a dream. Elon is working on transportation both on Earth and in Space – via electric car Tesla and SpaceX. He recently claimed that by 2025 people can explore Mars through SpaceX. Is not it cool?
His net worth is $183.3B.
2. Bernard Arnault and Family.
Bernard Arnault from France is the Chairman of LVMH Moet Hennessy–Louis Vuitton. He is working as the CEO of LVMH. It is the world’s leading luxury product group.
Mr. Arnault is married and has five children. Out of which, four children work for in the LVMH empire. He has received the title of “Grand Officier de la Légion d’Honneur” and “Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres.”
The net worth of Bernard Arnault and his family is 155.5 billion.
3. Bill Gates.
Bill Gates, a computer programmer who wrote his first software program at the age of 13 and the co-founder of Microsoft Corporation that is the world’s largest and well-known computer software company.
Bill Gates has contributed to a number of charitable work and even owns Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation that is run by Gates and Melinda. This foundation has announced that it would spend almost $300 million to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
The net worth of Bill Gates is $121.9B.
4. Mark Zuckerberg.
Facebook, I am sure you are well aware of this social media platform or you may be an active user of it well the founder of this social network is Mark Zuckerberg.
Facebook has turned to be a tool of communication in this pandemic, followed by a severe lockdown.
Mark Zuckerberg started Facebook in 2004 for students to match pictures of their classmates with their names. Who knows Facebook could turn into a major social media platform in such a brief span of time?
His net worth is $97.9B.
5. Jeff Bezos.
Jeff Bezos stands first among the top 10 richest people in the world. His net worth is $188.7B. Jeff Bezos was the founder of the ecommerce colossus Amazon in 1994, and that started from his garage. A business that is known by everyone now started from such a little place. Is not it mind-blowing?
Jeff Bezos runs Amazon as a CEO. Because of the pandemic, we saw a tremendous shift to the digital world, including online shopping. He and his team have worked hard in this pandemic and hired almost 175,000 additional workers.
6. Zhong Shanshan.
Zhong Shanshan had worked as a construction worker, a newspaper reporter, and a beverage sales agent. Now he has become the richest Chinese billionaire businessman. The founder of the largest beverage company in China – Nongfu Spring.
His net worth is $91.8B.
7. Larry Ellison.
Lawrence Ellison, born on 17th August, is an American business investor. He is also a philanthropist and a co-founder and the executive chairman and chief technology officer of Oracle Corporation.
His net worth is $89.4.
8. Warren Buffett.
The founder of Berkshire Hathaway living in the United States. He is one of the most successful investors of all time one can ever think of. Interestingly, he bought his first stock at the age of 11, and here we are eating peanuts on our cozy couches!
His net worth is $88.6B.
9. Larry Page.
Larry Page is one of the richest people in this world. He is the CEO of Google’s parent company Alphabet, a computer scientist, and an Internet entrepreneur. He also one of the founding investors of the space exploration company.
10. Sergey Brin.
Sergey Brin, the co-founder of Google, along with Larry Page. They both co-founded it in 1998 when they were studying Computer Science at Stanford University.
Later they launched Google and introduced it to the public in 2004. From Google, it became Alphabet in 2015.
Interestingly, Brin is funding a high-tech airship project as well, and his net worth is $77.0B.
Who Is The New Richie Rich Of 21st Century?
The key lesson I have learned by going through the list of the top 10 richest people in the world is to never give up!
No matter how small your business or investment is – but never feel what you are doing is small or less important! Pay your fullest attention to your work, be more productive and hardworking, and bingo! There you go.
Work hard and make the most of a moment to see it working for you! I am sure with great ideas, clever planning, and smart investments – you can become a billionaire too, or maybe you can earn more than you have expected. Who knows…