Who Is the Richest Person in the World? It's really not surprising.

More than 400 names were added to the global list of billionaires in 2021. Who came out on top? 

Elon Musk

According to Forbes’ list of billionaires, Elon Musk is currently the richest man in the world. The founder of Tesla and SpaceX now has a net worth of $263.8B, increasing $112.8B from 2021.

About Elon Musk

Born in South Africa on June 28, 1971, he describes his family as “quite wealthy” when he was young. His father was a pilot, engineer, and property developer, and on top of that, he co-owned a Zambian emerald mine.

Number 2

Bernard Arnault rose this year to second place with $191.5B net worth, adding $40B to his 2021 net worth. With this jump, he takes the spot from Amazon mogul Jeff Bezos who currently stands at $184.8B.

 3. Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos occupied the top spot being the wealthiest person for some time. But this year, the Amazon mogul clutches on to third place with a $184.8B net worth, which is a 9 billion dollar difference from last year.

 4. Bill Gates

Bill Gates’ name always appeared on the shortlist of the wealthiest people on earth. He captures the fourth-richest spot in this year’s billionaires list with a $133.3B net worth.

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