Jeff Bezos tops Forbes’ record-setting billionaire list for 4th consecutive year

Jeff Bezos tops Forbes’ record-setting billionaire list for 4th consecutive year


Forbes’ annual world’s billionaires list includes a record-breaking 2,755 billionaires, with Amazon.com Inc founder Jeff Bezos topping it for the fourth consecutive year, the media company said on Tuesday.


The ranks of the ultra-wealthy are expanding after a year in which the coronavirus pandemic upended world economies and threatened the livelihoods of people across the globe.


This year’s billionaires are worth a combined $13.1 trillion, up from $8 trillion last year, Forbes said.


“The very, very rich got very, very richer,” said Forbes’ Chief Content Officer Randall Lane, in an interview with Reuters Video News.


Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk jumped into second spot on the list, up from 31st last year.


Bernard Arnault, chief executive of luxury goods firm LVMH, Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg round out the top five of the world’s richest billionaires.


See the top 10 billionaires below. 


1. Jeff Bezos


NET WORTH: $177 BILLION


SOURCE OF WEALTH: AMAZON


RESIDENCE: SEATTLE


 2. Elon Musk


NET WORTH: $151 BILLION


SOURCE OF WEALTH: TESLA, SPACEX


RESIDENCE: AUSTIN, TEXAS


3. Bernard Arnault


NET WORTH: $150 BILLION


SOURCE OF WEALTH: LUXURY GOODS


RESIDENCE: PARIS


4. Bill Gates


NET WORTH: $124 BILLION


SOURCE OF WEALTH: MICROSOFT


RESIDENCE: MEDINA, WASHINGTON


5. Mark Zuckerberg


NET WORTH: $97 BILLION


SOURCE OF WEALTH: FACEBOOK


RESIDENCE: PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA


6. Warren Buffett


NET WORTH: $96 BILLION


SOURCE OF WEALTH: BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY


RESIDENCE: OMAHA, NEBRASKA


7. Larry Ellison


NET WORTH: $93 BILLION


SOURCE OF WEALTH: SOFTWARE


RESIDENCE: LANAI, HAWAII


8. Larry Page


NET WORTH: $91.5 BILLION


SOURCE OF WEALTH: GOOGLE


RESIDENCE: PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA


9. Sergey Brin


NET WORTH: $89 BILLION


SOURCE OF WEALTH: GOOGLE


RESIDENCE: LOS ALTOS, CALIFORNIA


10. Mukesh Ambani


NET WORTH: $84.5 BILLION


SOURCE OF WEALTH: DIVERSIFIED


RESIDENCE: MUMBAI, INDIA

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